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File #: O-39-20    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 8/31/2020 In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: 9/14/2020 Final action:
Title: False Alarms - For the purpose of clarifying the procedure and penalty for excessive false alarms.
Sponsors: Gavin Buckley, Dajuan K. Gay, Elly Tierney
Indexes: Housing and Human Welfare Committee
Attachments: 1. O-39-20 False Alarms First Reader.pdf, 2. O-39-20 Staff Report.pdf, 3. O-39-20 Fiscal Impact Note.pdf
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False Alarms - For the purpose of clarifying the procedure and penalty for excessive false alarms.
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CITY COUNCIL OF THE
City of Annapolis

Ordinance 39-20

Introduced by: Mayor Buckley
Co-sponsored by: Alderman Gay and Alderwoman Tierney

Referred to
Housing and Human Welfare Committee
90 day Rule:___________

AN ORDINANCE concerning

False Alarms

FOR the purpose of clarifying the procedure and penalty for excessive false alarms.

BY repealing and re-enacting with amendments the following portions of the Code of the City of Annapolis, 2020 Edition
10.06.010
10.06.020

BY repealing the following portion of the Code of the City of Annapolis, 2020 Edition
10.06.030


SECTION I: BE IT ESTABLISHED AND ORDAINED BY THE ANNAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL that the Code of the City of Annapolis shall be amended to read as follows:

Title 10 - HEALTH AND SAFETY
Chapter 10.06 - FALSE ALARMS.

Section 10.06.010 - Definitions.

A. False alarm. Any communication generated by or as a result of an alarm system or telecommunication that results in a response and investigation by the City's Fire or Police Departments which reveals no evidence or indication of a health or safety risk or other actual hazard. False alarms shall not include signals found to be activated by unusually severe weather conditions or other causes that are identified by the Fire or Police Departments to be beyond the control of the user.
B. User. An owner or lessee of an any alarm system; an owner or lessee of any dwelling unit, place of business, or other premises that has been equipped with an alarm system; an individual who initiates a telecommunication.

Section 10.06.020 - Limit on number of false alarms-Fines for excessive false alarms.

MORE THAN TWO FALSE ALARMS PER PREMISES WITHIN A 365-DAY PERIOD IS DEEMED EXCESSIVE, AND THE USER IS GUILTY OF A MUNICIPAL INFRACTION FOR THE THIRD AND EACH ADDITIONAL FALSE ALARM IN THE SAME PERIOD AND SUBJECT TO A FINE AS ESTABLISHE...

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