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File #: 19-0409    Version: 0 Name: Transparency and Oversight in Claims and Litigation
Type: Ordinance Status: 2nd Reading
File created: 7/22/2019 In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment #:
Title: Transparency and Oversight in Claims and Litigation For the purpose of requiring the Baltimore City Department of Law to post on its website certain claims against Baltimore City regarding police misconduct and unlawful discrimination; requiring the Baltimore City Department of Law to report to the City Council on certain litigation involving Baltimore City; prohibiting the Baltimore City Department of Law from approving certain settlement agreements that require claimants to waive certain rights; prohibiting the Board of Estimates from approving for execution certain settlement agreements that require claimants to waive certain rights; defining certain terms; and generally relating to improved transparency and oversight of claims against Baltimore City.
Sponsors: Shannon Sneed, President Brandon M. Scott, Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, Ryan Dorsey, Bill Henry, Robert Stokes, Sr., Zeke Cohen, Kristerfer Burnett, Mary Pat Clarke, John T. Bullock, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Edward Reisinger
Indexes: Litigation, Oversight, Transparency
Attachments: 1. 19-0409~1st Reader, 2. Finance 19-0409, 3. Law 19-0409, 4. BPD 190409
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 Sneed and President Scott


A Bill Entitled

An Ordinance concerning
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Transparency and Oversight in Claims and Litigation
For the purpose of requiring the Baltimore City Department of Law to post on its website certain claims against Baltimore City regarding police misconduct and unlawful discrimination; requiring the Baltimore City Department of Law to report to the City Council on certain litigation involving Baltimore City; prohibiting the Baltimore City Department of Law from approving certain settlement agreements that require claimants to waive certain rights; prohibiting the Board of Estimates from approving for execution certain settlement agreements that require claimants to waive certain rights; defining certain terms; and generally relating to improved transparency and oversight of claims against Baltimore City.
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By adding
Article 1 - Mayor, City Council, and Municipal Agencies
Section(s) 5-1 to 5-5, to be under the new subtitle,
“Subtitle 5. Claims and Litigation”
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 1. Mayor, City Council, and Municipal Agencies

Subtitle 5. Claims and Litigation

§ 5-1. Definitions.

(a) In general.

In this subtitle, the following terms have the meanings indicated.

(b) Agency.

(1) In gene...

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