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File #: 21-0001    Version: 0 Name: Surveillance Technology in Baltimore
Type: Ordinance Status: 3rd Reader, final passage
File created: 1/11/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment #:
Title: 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; requiring the Director of Baltimore City Information and Technology to submit an annual report to the Mayor and City Council regarding the use of surveillance by the Mayor and City Council; providing for certain termination dates; providing for certain penalties; and defining certain terms.
Sponsors: Kristerfer Burnett, Zeke Cohen, Ryan Dorsey, John T. Bullock
Indexes: Surveillance, Technology
Attachments: 1. 21-0001~1st Reader, 2. Law 21-0001, 3. BCIT 21-0001, 4. Finance 21-0001, 5. Hearing Agenda - 21-0001, 6. Hearing Packet - Bill 21-0001 - Surveillance Technology in Baltimore, 7. FOP Testimony CB 21-0001, 8. Chris Kingsley - Testimony - 2.24, 9. 21-0001 MONSE, 10. BPD 21-0001, 11. SIA Concerns - Proposed Ordinance 21-0001 Banning Facial Recongition Technology, 12. SIA Concerns - Proposed Ordinance 21-0001 Banning Facial Recongition Technology, 13. DOT 21-0001, 14. BaltCity_CCB21-0001_FAV_ACLU_Young, 15. Hearing Minutes - 21-0001, 16. PSGO - Hearing Notes - 21-0001, 17. Hearing Minutes - 21-0001 (2), 18. PSGO - Hearing Notes - 21-0001 (2), 19. Baltimore FRT Ban 4.27.21, 20. SIA - Vote No on 21-0001 Banning Businees and Personal use of Facial Recongition Technology 5.11.21, 21. Hearing Minutes - 21-0001 (3), 22. PSGO - Hearing Notes - 21-0001 (3), 23. Hearing Agenda - 21-0001 (4), 24. Hearing Agenda - 21-0001 (2), 25. Hearing Agenda - 21-0001 (3), 26. cc21-0001(1)~1st (Burnett), 27. Hearing Minutes - 21-0001 (4), 28. PSGO - Hearing Notes - 21-0001 (4), 29. Joint Tech Organization 21-0001, 30. Letter to Baltimore City Council - NCPTF 21-0001, 31. Council Bill 21-0001 Letter of Support, 32. 2nd Reader Amendment 21-0001(1)~1st (comm), 33. 2nd Reader Floor Amendment 21-0001(2)~1st (Burnett - Floor)
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
6/8/20210 Public Safety and Government Operations Recommended Favorably with Amendment  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/8/20210 Baltimore City Council 3rd Reader, for final passage  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/26/20210 Public Safety and Government Operations Recommended Favorably with AmendmentPass Action details Meeting details Not available
5/17/20210 Public Safety and Government Operations Worksession  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/4/20210 Public Safety and Government Operations Worksession  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/7/20210 Public Safety and Government Operations Worksession  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/8/20210 Public Safety and Government Operations Scheduled for a Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/14/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to Dept. of Finance  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/14/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/14/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to Dept. of Transportation  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/14/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to City Solicitor  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/14/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to Mayor's Office of Information Technology  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/14/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to Police Department  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/11/20210 Baltimore City Council Assigned  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/11/20210 Baltimore City Council Introduced  Action details Meeting details Not available
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: Councilmembers Burnett, Cohen, Dorsey

A Bill Entitled

An Ordinance concerning
title
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; requiring the Director of Baltimore City Information and Technology to submit an annual report to the Mayor and City Council regarding the use of surveillance by the Mayor and City Council; providing for certain termination dates; providing for certain penalties; and defining certain terms.
body

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 18-6, to be under the new subtitle,
“Subtitle 18. 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) Scope o...

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