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File #: 21-0007    Version: 0 Name: COVID-19 Restaurant, Consumer, and Gig Worker Relief Act (Temporary Limit on Third-Party Delivery Services Fees)
Type: Ordinance Status: Enacted
File created: 1/11/2021 In control: Baltimore City Council
On agenda: Final action: 1/26/2021
Enactment #: 21-001
Title: COVID-19 Restaurant, Consumer, and Gig Worker Relief Act (Temporary Limit on Third-Party Delivery Services Fees) For the purpose of establishing certain temporary regulations on third-party food delivery platforms; defining certain terms; authorizing the Director of Finance to adopt rules and regulations to implement and enforce this subtitle; setting forth certain prohibited conduct for third-party food delivery platforms; providing for enforcement by citation; providing for certain criminal and administrative penalties; providing for this Ordinance’s severability; setting forth a certain termination date; providing for a special effective date; and generally relating to the regulation of third-party food delivery platforms and the economic well-being of Baltimore restaurants, consumers, and gig workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sponsors: Eric T. Costello, President Nicholas J. Mosby, Robert Stokes, Sr., Ryan Dorsey, Odette Ramos, Kristerfer Burnett, Danielle N. McCray, Sharon Green Middleton, John T. Bullock, Phylicia Porter, James Torrence, Zeke Cohen, Antonio Glover
Indexes: COVID-19, Restaurant, Workers
Attachments: 1. 21-0007~1st Reader, 2. Downtown Partnership - Response 21-0007, 3. BDC 21-0007, 4. Finance 21-0007, 5. 21-0007 BCHD, 6. Bill Synopsis FINAL 21-0007, 7. Law 21-0007, 8. Hearing Notes 21-0007 Jan 19 2021, 9. 21-0007~3rd Reader, 10. Signed Ordinance 21-0007
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
2/8/20210 Mayor Signed by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/25/20210 Baltimore City Council Advanced to 3rd Reader on same day  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/25/20210 Baltimore City Council Approved and Sent to the Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/25/20210 Ways and Means Recommended Favorably  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/19/20210 Ways and Means Recommended FavorablyPass Action details Meeting details Not available
1/14/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to Dept. of Health  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/14/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to Baltimore Development Corporation  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/14/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, Inc.  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 City Solicitor  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/13/20210 Ways and Means Scheduled for a Public Hearing  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: Councilmember Costello and President Mosby

A Bill Entitled

An Ordinance concerning
title
COVID-19 Restaurant, Consumer, and Gig Worker Relief Act (Temporary Limit on Third-Party Delivery Services Fees)
For the purpose of establishing certain temporary regulations on third-party food delivery platforms; defining certain terms; authorizing the Director of Finance to adopt rules and regulations to implement and enforce this subtitle; setting forth certain prohibited conduct for third-party food delivery platforms; providing for enforcement by citation; providing for certain criminal and administrative penalties; providing for this Ordinance’s severability; setting forth a certain termination date; providing for a special effective date; and generally relating to the regulation of third-party food delivery platforms and the economic well-being of Baltimore restaurants, consumers, and gig workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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By adding
Article 15 - Licensing and Regulation
Sections 21-1 through 21-15, to be under the new subtitle,
“Subtitle 21. Third-Party Food Delivery Platforms”
Baltimore City Code
(Edition 2000)

By repealing and re-ordaining, with amendments
Article 1 - Mayor, City Council, and Municipal Agencies
Section(s) 40-14(e)(2)
Baltimore City Code
(Edition 2000)

Recitals

Whereas, a state of emergency and catastrophic health emergency was proclaimed within the State of Maryland on March 5, 2020, and renew...

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