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File #: 21-0106    Version: 0 Name: Study and Report - Oversight of the Baltimore City Fire Department
Type: Ordinance Status: 3rd Reader, final passage
File created: 7/19/2021 In control: Baltimore City Council
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment #:
Title: Study and Report - Oversight of the Baltimore City Fire Department For the purpose of requiring that the Baltimore City Fire Department, in consultation with certain other agencies, submit a report to the Mayor and City Council evaluating the policies, practices, and internal control systems of the Department and evaluating the potential establishment of an office dedicated to compliance and investigations within the Fire Department; and providing for a special effective date.
Sponsors: Kristerfer Burnett, Zeke Cohen, Ryan Dorsey, John T. Bullock, Phylicia Porter, James Torrence
Indexes: Fire Department, Reports, Study
Attachments: 1. 21-0106~1st Reader, 2. Hearing Agenda - 21-0106, 3. Labor Commission 21-0106, 4. Law 21-0106, 5. DHR 21-0106, 6. OIG 21-0106, 7. Finance-21-0106, 8. Equity and Civil Rights 21-0106, 9. City Administrator 21-0106, 10. Hearing Minutes - 21-0106, 11. PSGO - Hearing Notes - 21-0106, 12. Hearing Packet - 21-0106 - S&R Oversight of the BCFD, 13. PSGO - Hearing Notes - 21-0106 (2), 14. Hearing Agenda - 21-0106 (2), 15. Hearing Minutes - 21-0106 (2), 16. Fire 21-0106, 17. cc21-0106(3)~1st(Burnett), 18. PSGO - Hearing Notes - 21-0106 (3), 19. Hearing Agenda - 21-0106, 20. Hearing Minutes - 21-0106, 21. cc21-0106(4)~1st(Burnett), 22. PSGO - Hearing Notes - 21-0106 (4), 23. 2nd Reader Amendment 21-0106(1)~1st(Comm)
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
1/10/20220 Baltimore City Council 3rd Reader, for final passage  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/10/20220 Public Safety and Government Operations Recommended Favorably with Amendment  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/15/20210 Public Safety and Government Operations Recommended Favorably with AmendmentPass Action details Meeting details Not available
12/9/20210 Public Safety and Government Operations Scheduled for Voting Session  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/1/20210 Public Safety and Government Operations Scheduled for a Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/4/20210 Public Safety and Government Operations Worksession  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/16/20210 Public Safety and Government Operations Scheduled for a Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/22/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to Dept. of Finance  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/22/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to Office of Civil Rights and Wage Enforcement  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/22/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to Labor Commissioner  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/22/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to Fire Department  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/22/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to Dept. of Human Resources  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/22/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to Baltimore City Administrator   Action details Meeting details Not available
7/22/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to City Solicitor  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/22/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to Office of the Inspector General  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/19/20210 Baltimore City Council Introduced  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/19/20210 Baltimore City Council Assigned  Action details Meeting details Not available
Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill

Introduced by: Councilmembers Burnett, Cohen, Dorsey

A Bill Entitled

An Ordinance concerning
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Study and Report - Oversight of the Baltimore City Fire Department
For the purpose of requiring that the Baltimore City Fire Department, in consultation with certain other agencies, submit a report to the Mayor and City Council evaluating the policies, practices, and internal control systems of the Department and evaluating the potential establishment of an office dedicated to compliance and investigations within the Fire Department; and providing for a special effective date.
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Section 1. Be it ordained by the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, That:

(a) No later than 120 days from the enactment of this Ordinance, the Baltimore City Fire Department (“Department”), in consultation with the City Board of Fire Commissioners (“Board”), the City Administrator or the Administrator’s designee, the Law Department, the Department of Finance, the Labor Commissioner, the Office of the Inspector General, and the Office of Equity and Civil Rights shall submit a report, as fully described in subsection (b) of this Section, to the Mayor and City Council setting forth a comprehensive evaluation of the cost and feasibility of establishing a compliance and investigations office within the Department.

(b) The report required by this section shall include:

(1) an analysis of the legal parameters regarding the authority that Board of Fire Commissioners has as an oversight body to investigate the conduct of the Department as outlined in Article VII, _ 51(c) of the Baltimore City Charter;

(2) an assessment of the Board’s capacity to conduct investigations and if there is a need to equip it wit...

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