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File #: 21-0050    Version: 0 Name: Burglar Alarms Registration and Regulation - False Alarms
Type: Ordinance Status: Enacted
File created: 3/22/2021 In control: Baltimore City Council
On agenda: Final action: 8/12/2022
Enactment #: 22-161
Title: Burglar Alarms Registration and Regulation - False Alarms For the purpose of revising the fees assessed to alarm system users for repeated false alarms; altering the number of false alarms within year that will result in the placement of the premises into a no-response status; requiring that alarm system monitors make certain additional attempts to verify the need for a police response; making certain stylistic changes; and providing for a special effective date.
Sponsors: City Council President (Administration), John T. Bullock, Sharon Green Middleton
Indexes: Alarms, Burglar, False Alarms
Attachments: 1. 21-0050~1st Reader, 2. Fire 21-0050, 3. DHCD 21-0050, 4. Law 21-0050, 5. BPD 21-0050, 6. Finance 21-0050, 7. Hearing Minutes - 21-0050, 8. PSGO - Hearing Notes - 21-0050, 9. Hearing Agenda 21-0050 (2), 10. Hearing Minutes - 21-0050 (2), 11. PSGO - Hearing Notes - 21-0050 (2), 12. Meeting Agenda - 21-0050 (3), 13. Meeting Minutes - 21-0050 (2), 14. PSGO - Hearing Notes - 21-0050 (3), 15. 21-0050~3rd Reader, 16. 21-0050 Signed, 17. Completed Ordinance 21-0050
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
8/15/20220 Mayor Signed by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/27/20220 Baltimore City Council Approved and Sent to the Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/21/20220 Baltimore City Council 3rd Reader, for final passage  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/21/20220 Public Safety and Government Operations Recommended Favorably  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/15/20220 Public Safety and Government Operations Recommended FavorablyPass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/13/20220 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
4/5/20210 Public Safety and Government Operations Scheduled for a Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/25/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to Dept. of Housing and Community Development  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/25/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to Fire Department  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/25/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to Office of the Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/25/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to Dept. of Finance  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/25/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to City Solicitor  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/25/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to Police Department  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/22/20210 Baltimore City Council Assigned  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/22/20210 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: The Administration (Executive Office of the Mayor)
A Bill Entitled

An Ordinance concerning
title
Burglar Alarms Registration and Regulation - False Alarms
For the purpose of revising the fees assessed to alarm system users for repeated false alarms; altering the number of false alarms within year that will result in the placement of the premises into a no-response status; requiring that alarm system monitors make certain additional attempts to verify the need for a police response; making certain stylistic changes; and providing for a special effective date.
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By repealing and re-ordaining, with amendments,
Article 19 - Police Ordinances
Sections 8-8, 8-9, 8-11
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 19. Police Ordinances

Subtitle 8. Burglar Alarms - Registration and Regulation

ยง 8-8. False alarm fees.

(a) User responsible.

(1) The user of an alarm system is responsible for payment to the City of the false alarm fees imposed under this section. Failure to pay a false alarm fee or any attendant late fee within 60 days of imposition is a violation of this subtitle.

(2) For purposes of this section, 2 or more false alarms that occur within the same calendar day as a result of a single event are considered a single false alarm.


(b) Resi...

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