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File #: 18-0275    Version: 0 Name: Unidentifiable Vehicles - Immediate Towing
Type: Ordinance Status: Enacted
File created: 8/6/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 11/9/2018
Enactment #: 18-195
Title: Unidentifiable Vehicles - Immediate Towing For the purpose of prohibiting the parking of unidentifiable vehicles on City streets; authorizing the immediate removal of unidentifiable vehicles parked on City streets; setting a certain penalty; and generally relating to unidentifiable vehicles.
Sponsors: Ryan Dorsey, President Young, Robert Stokes, Sr., Zeke Cohen, Eric T. Costello, John T. Bullock, Kristerfer Burnett, Shannon Sneed, Edward Reisinger, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Sharon Green Middleton, Bill Henry, Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, Brandon M. Scott
Indexes: Immediately , Towing, Unidentifiable, Vehicles
Attachments: 1. 18-0275~1st Reader, 2. DOT 18-0275, 3. Law 18-0275, 4. Police 18-0275, 5. 2nd Reader Amendments 18-0275, 6. 18-0275~3rd Reader, 7. Completed File_18-0275

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:  Councilmember Dorsey                                                                                           

 

                     A Bill Entitled

 

An Ordinance concerning

title

Unidentifiable Vehicles - Immediate Towing

For the purpose of prohibiting the parking of unidentifiable vehicles on City streets; authorizing the immediate removal of unidentifiable vehicles parked on City streets; setting a certain penalty; and generally relating to unidentifiable vehicles.

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By adding

Article 31 - Transit and Traffic

Section(s) 31-12

Baltimore City Code

(Edition 2000)

 

By repealing and reordaining, with amendments

Article 31 - Transit and Traffic

Section(s) 36-3

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 31.  Transit and Traffic

 

                     Subtitle 31Clear Streets and Impoundment

 

§ 31-12.  Unidentifiable vehicles.

 

(a)  Prohibited conduct.

 

It is unlawful for any person to park a vehicle or part of a vehicle on any street, lane, or alley if the vehicle:

 

 

(1)                     is not displaying currently valid registration plates; and

 

(2)                     has its VIN obscured so that it cannot be read from outside the vehicle.

 

(b)  Removal of vehicles.

 

The Commissioner is authorized to cause any vehicle in violation of subsection (a) of this section to be immediately removed and impounded as provided in this subtitle.

 

                     Subtitle 36.  Parking, etc., Fines, Penalties, and Procedures

 

§ 36-3.  $300 fines.

 

(1)                     Abandoning a vehicle in violation of § 31-8 {“Abandoned vehicles”}of this article is punishable by a fine of $300.

 

(2)                     Parking an unidentifiable vehicle in violation of § 31-12 {“Unidentifiable vehicles”}of this article is punishable by a fine of $300.

 

Section 2.  And be it further ordained, That the catchlines contained in this Ordinance are not law and may not be considered to have been enacted as a part of this or any prior Ordinance.

 

Section 3.  And be it further ordained, That this Ordinance takes effect on the 30th day after the date it is enacted.