DRAFTED BY DLR 26NOV12

DRAFTED BY DLR 26NOV12

INTRODUCTORY* CITY OF BALTIMORE COUNCIL BILL
Introduced by: Councilmember Clarke

A BILL ENTITLED
AN ORDINANCE concerning Wireless Telecommunications Antennae – Prohibited Contracts FOR the purpose of prohibiting contracts or other authorizations for the placement of a wireless telecommunications antenna on property that is owned or controlled by the City of Baltimore and used for the care or education of children; defining certain terms; and providing for a special effective date. BY adding Article 5 - Finance, Property, and Procurement Section(s) 41-4 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 5. Finance, Property, and Procurement Subtitle 41. Prohibited Contracts § 41-4. WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS ANTENNAE. (A) DEFINITIONS. (1) GENERAL. IN THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS HAVE THE MEANINGS INDICATED. (2) WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS ANTENNA.
“WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS ANTENNA” MEANS A DEVICE, THE SURFACE OF WHICH IS USED TO TRANSMIT OR RECEIVE RADIO-FREQUENCY SIGNALS, MICROWAVE SIGNALS, OR OTHER SIGNALS TRANSMITTED TO OR FROM OTHER ANTENNAS.

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 .

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(B) CONTRACTS PROHIBITED. NO LEASE, FRANCHISE, EASEMENT, OR OTHER CONTRACT MAY BE AWARDED, RENEWED, OR
EXTENDED TO PERMIT THE PLACEMENT OF A WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS ANTENNA

ON ANY PROPERTY THAT IS OWNED OR CONTROLLED BY THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF BALTIMORE AND USED, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, FOR THE CARE OR EDUCATION OF CHILDREN.

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 date it is enacted.

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