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File #: 20-0615    Version: 0 Name: The Ban the Burn at Every Turn Act
Type: Ordinance Status: In Committee
File created: 9/21/2020 In control: Judiciary Committee
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment #:
Title: The Ban the Burn at Every Turn Act For the purpose of prohibiting Baltimore City from entering into contracts that would authorize the use of incinerators or waste-to-fuel facilities; and providing for a special effective date.
Sponsors: Mary Pat Clarke, Kristerfer Burnett, Edward Reisinger, Zeke Cohen, Sharon Green Middleton, Ryan Dorsey
Indexes: Ban the Burn at Every Turn Act
Attachments: 1. 20-0615~1st Reader, 2. Sustainability Commission 20-0615, 3. Finance 20-0615, 4. DPW 20-0615, 5. Law 20-0615, 6. Support Letter 20-0615
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 Clarke, Councilmember Burnett, and Councilmember Reisinger


A Bill Entitled

An Ordinance concerning
title
The Ban the Burn at Every Turn Act
For the purpose of prohibiting Baltimore City from entering into contracts that would authorize the use of incinerators or waste-to-fuel facilities; and providing for a special effective date.
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By adding
Article 5 - Finance, Property, and Procurement
Section 41-4 :
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 5. Finance, Property, and Procurement

Subtitle 41. Prohibited Contracts

§ 41-4. Contracts for waste incineration.

(a) Definitions.

(1) In general.

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







(2) Incinerator; waste-to-fuel facility.

(i) In general.

“Incinerator” or “waste-to-fuel facility” means any facility that disposes of or processes waste, uses waste to heat an industrial process, or uses waste to produce energy, and accomplishes this through:

(A) the combustion of waste;

(B) the combustion of gases produced on-site from the burning, gasification, or pyrolysis of waste; or

(C) the production of a solid, liquid, or gaseous fuel product, or a combination of two or more ...

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