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File #: 26604    Version: Name: Panhandling
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/4/2012 In control: Mayor's Office
On agenda: 9/18/2012 Final action: 9/18/2012
Enactment date: 9/27/2012 Enactment #: ORD-12-00113
Title: FOURTH SUBSTITUTE Amending Section 24.12 of the Madison General Ordinances to prohibit panhandling in the State Street Mall/Capitol Concourse and to eliminate the panhandling restriction in front of nonresidential buildings.
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin, Michael E. Verveer, Steve King
Attachments: 1. Downtown Coordinating Committee registrations 6-21-12, 2. Version 1, 3. registrations 7.18.2012 Common Council, 4. Report of the City Attorney, 5. Registration Forms from 8-7-12 Common Council Meeting.pdf, 6. Version 2, 7. Version 3, 8. Version 4, 9. Map, 10. Council Reg 9-18 8.pdf, 11. 26604 Porchlight.pdf
Fiscal Note
No significant fiscal impact is anticipated.
Title
FOURTH SUBSTITUTE Amending Section 24.12 of the Madison General Ordinances to prohibit panhandling in the State Street Mall/Capitol Concourse and to eliminate the panhandling restriction in front of nonresidential buildings.
Body
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This fourth substitute ordinance creates definitions for the Central Business District for purposes of this ordinance and what it means to procure a handout. This ordinance prohibits individuals from procuring or attempting to procure a handout within the Central Business District. This ordinance also provides a definition of liquor establishments and prohibits individuals from procuring or attempting to procure a handout within 25 feet of any liquor establishment. This ordinance changes the prohibited distance for procuring a handout at an ATM from 50 feet to 25 feet. Due to recent court decisions, this ordinance removes the restriction of procuring a handout near buildings that contain nonresidential uses and the prohibition of procuring a handout while sitting on the sidewalk.
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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:
1. Section 24....

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