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File #: 18-0285    Version: 0 Name: Police Ordinances - Repealing the Prohibition on Playing in the Street
Type: Ordinance Status: Enacted
File created: 9/17/2018 In control: Mayor
On agenda: Final action: 4/13/2020
Enactment #: 20-353
Title: Police Ordinances - Repealing the Prohibition on Playing in the Street For the purpose of repealing the legal prohibition on playing on any street, alley, lane, or other public thoroughfare; and conforming related provisions.
Sponsors: Ryan Dorsey, Brandon M. Scott, Zeke Cohen, Kristerfer Burnett, Edward Reisinger
Indexes: Ordinances, Playing, Police, Prohibition, Repeal, Street
Attachments: 1. 18-0285~1st Reader, 2. Fire 18-0285, 3. Law 18-0285, 4. BCHD 18-0285, 5. DOT 18-0285, 6. Police 18-0285, 7. 2nd Reader Floor Amendment 18-0285, 8. 18-0285~3rd Reader, 9. Ord. 20-353
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
4/13/20200 City Council Enacted with no signature from Mayor (passage of 3 council meetings)  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/24/20200 City Council Approved and Sent to the Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/10/20200 City Council 3rd Reader, for final passage  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/10/20200 Transportation Committee Recommended Favorably with Amendment  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/29/20200 Transportation Committee Recommended Favorably with AmendmentPass Action details Meeting details Not available
1/13/20200 Transportation Committee Scheduled for a Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/22/20190 City Council Reassigned  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/20/20180 City Council President Refer to Dept. of Health  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/20/20180 City Council President Refer to Police Department  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/20/20180 City Council President Refer to Dept. of Transportation  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/20/20180 City Council President Refer to Fire Department  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/20/20180 City Council President Refer to City Solicitor  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/17/20180 City Council Assigned  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/17/20180 City Council Introduced  Action details Meeting details Not available

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

Police Ordinances - Repealing the Prohibition on Playing in the Street

For the purpose of repealing the legal prohibition on playing on any street, alley, lane, or other public thoroughfare; and conforming related provisions.

body

 

By repealing

Article 19 - Police Ordinances

Section(s) 50-41 and the Part designation

“Part 6.  Playing Ball, etc.”

Baltimore City Code

(Edition 2000)

 

By repealing

Article 1 - Mayor, City Council, and Municipal Agencies

Section(s) 41-4(2)(§ 50-41)

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 50.  Street Regulations

 

[Part 6.  Playing Ball, etc.]

 

[§ 50-41.  Playing in street.]

 

[(a)  Prohibited conduct.]

 

[It is not lawful for any person to play ball, fly a kite, or throw a stone or other object or missile while in or on any street, alley, lane, or other public thoroughfare in this City.]

 

 

[(a-1)  Enforcement by citation.]

 

[(1) In addition to any other civil or criminal remedy or enforcement procedure, this section may be enforced by issuance of a civil citation under City Code Article 1, Subtitle 41 {“Civil Citations”}.

 

(2)                     The issuance of a civil citation to enforce this section does not preclude pursuing any other civil or criminal remedy or enforcement action authorized by law.]

 

[(b)  Penalties.]

 

[Any person who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, is subject to a fine not to exceed $5.]

 

                     Article 1.  Mayor, City Council, and Municipal Agencies

 

                     Subtitle 41.  Civil Citations

 

§ 41-14.  Offenses to which subtitle applies - Listing.

 

(2)                     Article 19.  Police Ordinances

. . . .

[§ 50-41.  Playing, etc., in street, etc.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  $  50]

. . . .

 

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.