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File #: 32642    Version: Name: Disposition of personalty of tenants
Type: Charter Ordinance Status: Items Referred
File created: 12/20/2013 In control: CITY ATTORNEY
On agenda: 7/1/2014 Final action: 3/31/2022
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: SUBSTITUTE CHARTER Creating Section 32.12(3) of the Madison General Ordinances relating to storage or disposition of personalty left by tenants.
Sponsors: Ledell Zellers, Marsha A. Rummel, Michael E. Verveer, Lisa Subeck
Attachments: 1. Version 1
Fiscal Note
No appropriation is required.
Title
SUBSTITUTE CHARTER Creating Section 32.12(3) of the Madison General Ordinances relating to storage or disposition of personalty left by tenants.
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DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This proposal uses the City’s statutory home rule powers to elect not to be governed by the current Wis. Stat. § 704.05(5). It provides that personal property is defined as electronic devices, including but not limited to computers, computer accessories, cell phones, cameras, televisions, radios, music players, memory cards or other electronic storage devices, bicycles, photo albums, letters, passports, driver’s licenses or other government issued identification, prescription medication or prescription medical equipment or any other item which the landlord reasonably determines has an apparent value of at least $50 or any other item that appears to have sentimental value. This personal property must be stored by the landlord for at least 6 months. The landlord may dispose of any items that are not defined as personal property. These items shall be photographed by the landlord’s representative prior to disposition, and the photographs must be kept for six months and the photographs must be made available to the tenant. The proposal also adopts a state law provision that the subsection does not apply to self-storage facilities.
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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:

The City of Madison elects not to be governed by the provisions of Wis. Stat. § 704.05(5). This election is made pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 66.0101(4).

Subsection (3) entitled “Confiscation of Personal Property” of Section 32.12 entitled “Prohibited Practices” of the Madison General Ordinances is repealed and recreated as follows:

“(3) Storage or Disposition of Personal Property Left by Tenant.
(a) For the purposes this Subsection, personal property shall be de...

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