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File #: 21-0050    Version: 0 Name: Burglar Alarms Registration and Regulation - False Alarms
Type: Ordinance Status: In Committee
File created: 3/22/2021 In control: Public Safety and Government Operations
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment #:
Title: Burglar Alarms Registration and Regulation - False Alarms For the purpose of revising the fees assessed to alarm system users for repeated false alarms; altering the number of false alarms within year that will result in the placement of the premises into a no-response status; requiring that alarm system monitors make certain additional attempts to verify the need for a police response; making certain stylistic changes; and providing for a special effective date.
Sponsors: City Council President (Administration), John T. Bullock, Sharon Green Middleton
Indexes: Alarms, Burglar, False Alarms
Attachments: 1. 21-0050~1st Reader, 2. Fire 21-0050
Explanation: Capitals indicate matter added to existing law.
[Brackets] indicate matter deleted from existing law.

* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill

Introduced by: The Council President
At the request of: The Administration (Executive Office of the Mayor)
A Bill Entitled

An Ordinance concerning
title
Burglar Alarms Registration and Regulation - False Alarms
For the purpose of revising the fees assessed to alarm system users for repeated false alarms; altering the number of false alarms within year that will result in the placement of the premises into a no-response status; requiring that alarm system monitors make certain additional attempts to verify the need for a police response; making certain stylistic changes; and providing for a special effective date.
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By repealing and re-ordaining, with amendments,
Article 19 - Police Ordinances
Sections 8-8, 8-9, 8-11
Baltimore City Code
(Edition 2000)

Section 1. Be it ordained by the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, That the Laws of Baltimore City read as follows:

Baltimore City Code

Article 19. Police Ordinances

Subtitle 8. Burglar Alarms - Registration and Regulation

ยง 8-8. False alarm fees.

(a) User responsible.

(1) The user of an alarm system is responsible for payment to the City of the false alarm fees imposed under this section. Failure to pay a false alarm fee or any attendant late fee within 60 days of imposition is a violation of this subtitle.

(2) For purposes of this section, 2 or more false alarms that occur within the same calendar day as a result of a single event are considered a single false alarm.


(b) Resi...

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