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File #: 20-0606    Version: 0 Name: Banning Face Surveillance Technology in Baltimore
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed - End of Term
File created: 9/21/2020 In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: Final action: 12/7/2020
Enactment #:
Title: Banning Face Surveillance Technology in Baltimore For the purpose of prohibiting Baltimore City government from purchasing or obtaining certain face surveillance technology; prohibiting Baltimore City government from contracting or subcontracting with another for the purpose of face surveillance technology; prohibiting any person in Baltimore City from obtaining, retaining, accessing, or using certain face surveillance technology or any information obtained from certain face surveillance technology; providing for certain penalties; and defining certain terms.
Sponsors: Kristerfer Burnett, Zeke Cohen, Mary Pat Clarke, Shannon Sneed, Ryan Dorsey, Mayor Brandon M. Scott, Sharon Green Middleton
Indexes: Banning, Face Surveillance Technology
Attachments: 1. 20-0606~1st Reader, 2. Law 20-0606, 3. Police 20-0606, 4. DOT 20-0606, 5. BCIT 20-0606
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 Burnett

A Bill Entitled

An Ordinance concerning
title
Banning Face Surveillance Technology in Baltimore
For the purpose of prohibiting Baltimore City government from purchasing or obtaining certain face surveillance technology; prohibiting Baltimore City government from contracting or subcontracting with another for the purpose of face surveillance technology; prohibiting any person in Baltimore City from obtaining, retaining, accessing, or using certain face surveillance technology or any information obtained from certain face surveillance technology; providing for certain penalties; and defining certain terms.
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By adding
Article 5 - Finance, Property, and Procurement
Section(s) 41-4
Baltimore City Code
(Edition 2000)

By adding
Article 19 - Police Ordinances
Section(s) 18-1 through 18-3, to be under the new subtitle,
“Subtitle 18. Face Surveillance”
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 5. Finance, Property, and Procurement

Subtitle 41. Prohibited Contracts

§ 41-4. Face surveillance technology.

(a) Definitions.

(1) In general.

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

(2) Face surveillance.

“Face surveillance” means an automated or semi-automated process that assists in ...

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