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File #: 26401    Version: 1 Name: Passcodes
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/14/2012 In control: BUILDING CODE, FIRE CODE, CONVEYANCE CODE AND LICENSING APPEALS BOARD
On agenda: 5/15/2012 Final action: 7/3/2012
Enactment date: 7/11/2012 Enactment #: ORD-12-00090
Title: Amending Sections 27.05(2)(h)7. and 27.05(2)(h)10. of the Madison General Ordinances to require a yearly change of door lock passcodes.
Sponsors: Scott J. Resnick
Attachments: 1. Registration Forms Common Council Meeting 7-3-12.pdf
Fiscal Note
No expenditure is required.
Title
Amending Sections 27.05(2)(h)7. and 27.05(2)(h)10. of the Madison General Ordinances to require a yearly change of door lock passcodes.
Body
DRAFTER’S ANALYSIS: These amendments would require residential rental properties with two or more dwelling units and/or lodging rooms to change the passwords or passcodes on door locking mechanisms on at least a yearly basis. The purpose of this amendment is to enhance the security of residential rental property for current tenants by decreasing the opportunity for access to the property by former tenants or guests of former tenants.
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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:
1. Paragraph 7. of Subdivision (h) of Subsection (2) of Section 27.05 entitled “Safe and Sanitary Maintenance of Property” of the Madison General Ordinances is amended to read as follows:
“7. Sixty (60) days from the effective date of this amendment, Paragraphs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 of Subdivision (h) of Subsection (2) of Section 27.05 shall also apply in lodging rooms, except as provided in Paragraph 9. below. Prior to that time, the requirement that all doors providing access to a lodging room shall be equipped with a guarded latch lock shall remain in effect. In addition, the main entrance door into all lodging houses and into all residential buildings with two or more dwelling units or lodging rooms where occupants of the separate dwelling units or lodging rooms share common bathroom or kitchen facilities shall be equipped with a positive locking guarded latch lock and with an approved self-closing device. An approved guard plate shall be affixed to the exterior side of the door if the Director of the Building Inspection Division determines such a device is necessary to provide adequate security against illegal entry. All other doors into said buildings shall be equipped with a deadbolt lo...

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