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File #: 21-0041    Version: 0 Name: Board of Estimates - Basic Organization and Procurement Thresholds
Type: Ordinance Status: Enacted
File created: 2/22/2021 In control: Baltimore City Council
On agenda: Final action: 11/15/2021
Enactment #: 21-061
Title: Board of Estimates - Basic Organization and Procurement Thresholds For the purpose of repealing City Code, Article 5, Subtitle 1 {“City Comptroller”}; designating the Comptroller or the Comptroller’s designee to be the clerk of the Board of Estimates; requiring the Clerk of the Board of Estimates coordinate reports required to be filed with the Board of Estimates; requiring the Comptroller to retain the reports for an appropriate period of time; and establishing certain contract and procurement thresholds pursuant to City Charter Article VI, Section 11(b).
Sponsors: City Council President (Office of the Comptroller)
Indexes: Board of Estimates, Procurement
Attachments: 1. 21-0041~1st Reader, 2. XX Final Synopsis 21-0041, 3. MWBOO 21-0041, 4. Finance 21-0041, 5. Law 21-0041, 6. Comptroller 21-0041, 7. XX Hearing Notes 21-0041, 8. Final Synopsis 21-0041 9 28 21, 9. Final Hearing Notes 21-0041 9 28 21, 10. cc21-0041(1)~1st(comm), 11. 21-0041~3rd Reader, 12. Completed Ordinance 21-0041
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
12/6/20210 Mayor Signed by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/18/20210 Baltimore City Council Approved and Sent to the Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/4/20210 Baltimore City Council 3rd Reader, for final passage  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/4/20210 Ways and Means Recommended Favorably with Amendment  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/28/20210 Ways and Means Recommended Favorably with AmendmentPass Action details Meeting details Not available
9/28/20210 Ways and Means    Not available Meeting details Not available
9/13/20210 Ways and Means Scheduled for a Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/27/20210 Ways and Means    Action details Meeting details Not available
4/19/20210 Ways and Means Scheduled for a Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/25/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to Dept. of Finance  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/25/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to City Solicitor  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/25/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to Office of the Comptroller  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/25/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to Minority and Women's Business Opportunity Office  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/22/20210 Baltimore City Council Assigned  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/22/20210 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: The Council President

At the request of: Office of the Comptroller                                                                                     

                     

                     A Bill Entitled

 

An Ordinance concerning

title

Board of Estimates - Basic Organization and Procurement Thresholds

For the purpose of repealing City Code, Article 5, Subtitle 1 {“City Comptroller”}; designating the Comptroller or the Comptroller’s designee to be the clerk of the Board of Estimates; requiring the Clerk of the Board of Estimates coordinate reports required to be filed with the Board of Estimates; requiring the Comptroller to retain the reports for an appropriate period of time; and establishing certain contract and procurement thresholds pursuant to City Charter Article VI, Section 11(b).

body

 

By repealing

Article 5 - Finance, Property, and Procurement

Subtitle 1 {“City Comptroller”}, in its entirety

Baltimore City Code

(Edition 2000)

 

By adding

Article 5 - Finance, Property, and Procurement

Section(s) 1-1 through 1-3, to be under the new subtitle,

“Subtitle 1.  Board of Estimates”

Baltimore City Code

(Edition 2000)

 

Section 1.  Be it ordained by the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, That City Code Article 5, Subtitle 1 {“City Comptroller”} is repealed in its entirety.                     

 

Section 2.  Be it further ordained, That the Laws of Baltimore City read as follows:

 

                     Baltimore City Code

 

                     Article 5.  Finance, Property, and Procurement

 

                     Subtitle 1.  Board of Estimates

 

§ 1-1.  Clerk to the Board of Estimates.

 

(a)  In general.

 

The Comptroller or the Comptroller’s designee  shall perform the duties of Clerk to the Board of Estimates.

 

(b) Required reports.

 

(1) The Clerk to the Board of Estimates shall coordinate the submission of any report that is required to be submitted to the Board of Estimates by the Charter or this City Code.

 

(2) The Comptroller shall retain any report described in paragraph (1) for an appropriate period of time.

 

§ 1-2.  Procurement thresholds.

 

(a)  In general.

 

Pursuant to the authority of City Charter Article VI, § 11(b), the following contract and procurement thresholds are established.

 

(b) Formal advertisement.

 

All expenditures of $50,000 or more shall be formally advertised under City Charter Article VI, § 11(c).

 

(c)  Board approval.

 

All expenditures of $25,000 or more shall be subject to Board of Estimates approval under City Charter Article VI, § 11(f).

 

§ 1-3.  Rules and regulations.

 

Subject to Title 4 {“Administrative Procedure Act - Regulations”} of the General Provisions Article, the Board may adopt rules and regulations as necessary or appropriate.

 

Section 2.  And be it further ordained, That the catchlines contained in this Ordinance are not law and may not be considered to have been enacted as a part of this or any prior Ordinance.

 

Section 3.  And be it further ordained, That this Ordinance takes effect on the 30th day after the date it is enacted.