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File #: 19-0442    Version: 0 Name: Legislation - Equity Assessment and Fiscal Note Requirement
Type: Ordinance Status: In Committee
File created: 9/9/2019 In control: Budget and Appropriations Committee
On agenda: Final action:
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Title: Legislation - Equity Assessment and Fiscal Note Requirement For the purpose of requiring that certain legislation be accompanied by an equity assessment and fiscal note prior to being voted on by a legislative committee; establishing that the Office of Council Services prepare the required equity assessment and fiscal notes; defining certain terms; providing for the time for submission of the equity assessment and fiscal note; providing for the content of a fiscal note; and providing for a special effective date.
Sponsors: President Brandon M. Scott, Ryan Dorsey, Leon F. Pinkett, III, John T. Bullock, Bill Henry, Zeke Cohen, Danielle McCray, Robert Stokes, Sr., Edward Reisinger, Eric T. Costello, Kristerfer Burnett, Shannon Sneed, Mary Pat Clarke, Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer
Indexes: Assessment, Equity, Fiscal , Legislation, Requirement
Attachments: 1. 19-0442~1st Reader
Introductory*

City of Baltimore
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Introduced by: President Scott

A Bill Entitled

An Ordinance concerning
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Legislation - Equity Assessment and Fiscal Note Requirement
For the purpose of requiring that certain legislation be accompanied by an equity assessment and fiscal note prior to being voted on by a legislative committee; establishing that the Office of Council Services prepare the required equity assessment and fiscal notes; defining certain terms; providing for the time for submission of the equity assessment and fiscal note; providing for the content of a fiscal note; and providing for a special effective date.
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BY adding

Article 1 - Mayor, City Council, and Municipal Agencies
Section(s) 1-3.1
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 1. City Council

§ 1-3.1. Equity assessment and fiscal note requirement.

(a) Definitions.

(1) In general.

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

(2) Bill.

“Bill” means any:

(i) proposed ordinance; or

(ii) proposed resolution of the Mayor and City Council.

(3) Equity.

“Equity” has the meaning stated in § 39-1(c) {“Definitions: Equity”} of this article.

(4) Equity assessment.

“Equity assessment” has the meaning stated in § 39-1(d) {“Definitions: Equity assessment”} of this article.

(b) Bill requirements.

(1) In general.

Except as provided in paragraph (3) of this subsection, a legislative committee may not vote on a bill unless accompanied by:

(i) a comprehensive equity assessment evaluating the bill’s impacts on equity, if any; and

(ii) ...

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