Council to Hold Public Hearing on Hotel Pool Bill in June (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council member Sidney Katz has introduced legislation that would allow hotels to open their swimming pools without a lifeguard present. There are 36 hotels with pools in Montgomery County.

Find out more in this MyMCMedia Extra video, below:

Bill 16-17 was introduced on May 16 and a public hearing is tentatively scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on June 20th. According to background information, the bill would exempt hotel pools from having a lifeguard on duty as long as warning signs are posted and an emergency alert system is in place.

After the public hearing, the bill moves on to a Council committee for review.

According to a May 9th memo from Katz, nearby jurisdictions, including Ocean City, that allow hotel guests to swim at their own risk have reported no increase in pool-related injuries.

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