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File #: 21-0033    Version: 0 Name: Imari’s LGBTQ Procurement Preference Act
Type: Ordinance Status: In Committee
File created: 2/8/2021 In control: Public Safety and Government Operations
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment #:
Title: Imari’s LGBTQ Procurement Preference Act For the purpose of creating a LGBTQ Business Enterprise (“LGBTQBE”) Program, to be administered by the Minority and Women’s Business Opportunity Office; defining certain terms; establishing the eligibility requirements for firms seeking to participate in the LGBTQBE Program; establishing revocation criteria for firms in the LGBTQBE Program; authorizing the City to employ various affirmative procurement initiatives to promote the award of City contracts to LGBTQBEs; requiring annual reports on the LGBTQBE Program; requiring periodic hearings on and review of the LGBTQBE Program; providing for the appeal of certain adverse determinations by the Minority and Women’s Business Opportunity Office; setting certain penalties; correcting, conforming, and clarifying related provisions; renumbering certain sections; and generally relating to City procurement requirements.
Sponsors: Odette Ramos, Kristerfer Burnett, Sharon Green Middleton, Ryan Dorsey, Zeke Cohen, Robert Stokes, Sr., Antonio Glover
Indexes: LGBTQ Affairs, Procurement
Attachments: 1. 21-0033~1st Reader, 2. Hearing Agenda - 21-0033, 3. Finance 21-0033, 4. BCIT 21-0033, 5. Law 21-0033, 6. SMWB Office 21-0033, 7. 21-0033 Appendix B - List of cities with similar programs, 8. 21-0033 Appendix A - Exec Order, 9. 21-0033 Imari's Act Testimony CW Ramos, 10. BCG-COUNCIL BILL 21-0033, 11. Bill 21-0033 NGLCC Baltimore MD Testimony 2021, 12. Terrence Thrweatt Jr- Imari Business Pride Act, 13. Council Bill 21-0033 Testimony Maryland Chamber of Commerce-AdNetAccountNet, 14. Sen Mary Washington 21-0033 - Support, 15. NGLCC 21-0033 - Support, 16. MD LGBT Chamber of Commerce 21-0033 - Support, 17. BCG 21-0033 - Support, 18. Testimony Sign Up - PSGO 3.24.21, 19. MWBOO 21-0033, 20. 21-0033 - Response_Comptroller, 21. Council Bill 21-0033 - Imari's LGBTQ Procurement Preference Act, 22. PSGO - Hearing Notes - 21-0033, 23. Hearing Minutes - 21-0033, 24. Hearing Agenda - 21-0033 (2), 25. cc21-0033(3)~1st (Ramos), 26. Hearing Minutes - 21-0033 (2), 27. PSGO - Hearing Notes - 21-0033 (2), 28. 2nd Reader Amendment 21-0033(1)~1st (comm)
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 Re-referred to Committee  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
2/22/20210 Public Safety and Government Operations Scheduled for a Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/11/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to Mayor's Office of Equity  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/11/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to Mayor's Office of Minority and Women-Owned Business Development  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/11/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to Office of the Comptroller  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/11/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to Mayor's Office of Information Technology  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/11/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to Minority and Women's Business Opportunity Office  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/11/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to Office of the Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/11/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to Dept. of Finance  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/11/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to City Solicitor  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/8/20210 Baltimore City Council Assigned  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/8/20210 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 Ramos

A Bill Entitled

An Ordinance concerning
title
Imari’s LGBTQ Procurement Preference Act
For the purpose of creating a LGBTQ Business Enterprise (“LGBTQBE”) Program, to be administered by the Minority and Women’s Business Opportunity Office; defining certain terms; establishing the eligibility requirements for firms seeking to participate in the LGBTQBE Program; establishing revocation criteria for firms in the LGBTQBE Program; authorizing the City to employ various affirmative procurement initiatives to promote the award of City contracts to LGBTQBEs; requiring annual reports on the LGBTQBE Program; requiring periodic hearings on and review of the LGBTQBE Program; providing for the appeal of certain adverse determinations by the Minority and Women’s Business Opportunity Office; setting certain penalties; correcting, conforming, and clarifying related provisions; renumbering certain sections; and generally relating to City procurement requirements.
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By adding
Article 5 - Finance, Property, and Procurement
Section(s) 28-122 through 28-142, to be under the amended subtitle designation,
“Subtitle 28. Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises; Small Local Business Enterprises; LGBTQ Business Enterprises” and under the new chapter designation, “Chapter 4. LGBTQ Business Enterprise Procurement Requirements”
Baltimore City Code
(Edition 2000)

By repealing and re-orda...

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