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File #: 20-0520    Version: 0 Name: False Statements - States of Emergency
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed - End of Term
File created: 4/13/2020 In control: Judiciary Committee
On agenda: Final action: 12/7/2020
Enactment #:
Title: False Statements - States of Emergency For the purpose of prohibiting a person from making certain false statements during a declared state of emergency; defining certain terms; conforming and correcting related provisions; and providing for a special effective date.
Sponsors: Mayor Brandon M. Scott, Bill Henry, Sharon Green Middleton, Mary Pat Clarke, Eric T. Costello, Robert Stokes, Sr., Zeke Cohen, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Ryan Dorsey, Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, John T. Bullock, Shannon Sneed
Indexes: False Statements
Attachments: 1. 20-0520~1st Reader
DLR Draft I 08Apr20 DLR Draft I 08Apr20
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.
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City of Baltimore
Council Bill

Introduced by: President Scott

A Bill Entitled

An Ordinance concerning
title
False Statements - States of Emergency
For the purpose of prohibiting a person from making certain false statements during a declared state of emergency; defining certain terms; conforming and correcting related provisions; and providing for a special effective date.
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By repealing and re-ordaining, with amendments
Article 19 - Police Ordinances
Section(s) 21-3
Baltimore City Code
(Edition 2000)

By renumbering current
Article 19 - Police Ordinances
Sections 21-1, 21-2, and 21-3, respectively, to Sections 21-2, 21-3, and 21-5, respectively
Baltimore City Code
(Edition 2000)

By adding
Article 19 - Police Ordinances
Section(s) 21-1 and 21-4
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 21. Fraud - Impersonations and False Representations

§ 21-1. “Person” defined.

In this subtitle, “person” means:

(1) an individual;

(2) a receiver, trustee, guardian, personal representative, fiduciary, or representative of any kind; or

(3) a partnership, firm, association, corporation, or other entity of any kind.

§ 21-2. [§ 21-1.] Impersonating inspector or other official.

It shall be is unlawfu...

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