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File #: 19-0377    Version: 0 Name: Whistleblower Rights and Responsibilities
Type: Ordinance Status: Enacted
File created: 4/22/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 10/23/2019
Enactment #:
Title: Whistleblower Rights and Responsibilities For the purpose of prohibiting retaliation against whistleblowers for making covered disclosures; defining certain terms; establishing the Whistleblower Board; providing for the appointment, term, and service of Whistleblower Board members; authorizing the Whistleblower Board to adopt implementing rules, regulations, and procedures; establishing complaint procedures for whistleblowers; authorizing the Office of the Inspector General to investigate whistleblower complaints; detailing remedies and disciplinary action the Whistleblower Board can take when ruling on a whistleblower retaliation case; establishing judicial and appellate review; requiring training for supervisors and employees; and mandating that the Office of the Inspector General creates an administrative manual to further detail procedures relating whistleblower complaints.
Sponsors: Ryan Dorsey, Sharon Green Middleton, Bill Henry, Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, Robert Stokes, Sr., Brandon M. Scott, Eric T. Costello, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Zeke Cohen, Kristerfer Burnett, Mary Pat Clarke, Edward Reisinger, John T. Bullock, Shannon Sneed
Indexes: Responsibility, Rights, Whistleblower
Attachments: 1. 19-0377~1st Reader, 2. Law 19-0377, 3. Finance 19-0377, 4. HR 19-0377, 5. 2nd Reader Amendments to Committee Amendments 19-0377, 6. 2nd Reader Committee Amendments 19-0377, 7. 19-0377~3rd Reader
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
11/4/20190 Mayor Signed by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/7/20190 City Council Approved and Sent to the Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/23/20190 City Council 3rd Reader, for final passage  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/23/20190 Judiciary and Legislative Investigations Recommended Favorably with Amendment  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/17/20190 Judiciary and Legislative Investigations Recommended Favorably with AmendmentPass Action details Meeting details Not available
8/19/20190 Judiciary and Legislative Investigations Scheduled for a Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/11/20190 Judiciary and Legislative Investigations Scheduled for a Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/6/20190 Judiciary and Legislative Investigations Scheduled for a Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/25/20190 City Council President Refer to Office of the Inspector General  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/25/20190 City Council President Refer to Dept. of Human Resources  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/25/20190 City Council President Refer to Dept. of Finance  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/25/20190 City Council President Refer to City Solicitor  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/22/20190 City Council Assigned  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/22/20190 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
Whistleblower Rights and Responsibilities
For the purpose of prohibiting retaliation against whistleblowers for making covered disclosures; defining certain terms; establishing the Whistleblower Board; providing for the appointment, term, and service of Whistleblower Board members; authorizing the Whistleblower Board to adopt implementing rules, regulations, and procedures; establishing complaint procedures for whistleblowers; authorizing the Office of the Inspector General to investigate whistleblower complaints; detailing remedies and disciplinary action the Whistleblower Board can take when ruling on a whistleblower retaliation case; establishing judicial and appellate review; requiring training for supervisors and employees; and mandating that the Office of the Inspector General creates an administrative manual to further detail procedures relating whistleblower complaints.
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By repealing and reordaining, with amendments
Article 1 - Mayor, City Council, and Municipal Agencies
Subtitle 8, to be under the amended subtitle designation,
‚ÄúSubtitle 8. Whistleblower Rights and Responsibilities‚ÄĚ
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:

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