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File #: 35363    Version: 1 Name: Reenact nuisance house party ordinance
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/26/2014 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: 9/2/2014 Final action: 9/2/2014
Enactment date: 9/13/2014 Enactment #: ORD-14-00149
Title: Reenacting Section 25.10 of the Madison General Ordinances to reenact the nuisance house party ordinance and extend the sunset date of said ordinance.
Sponsors: Shiva Bidar, Lisa Subeck, Michael E. Verveer
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
9/2/20141 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, and 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
8/26/20141 Attorney's Office/Approval Group RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - REPORT OF OFFICER  Action details Meeting details Not available
Fiscal Note
No additional appropriation is required. The Ordinance will extend the sunset and maintain current practice.
Title
Reenacting Section 25.10 of the Madison General Ordinances to reenact the nuisance house party ordinance and extend the sunset date of said ordinance.
Body
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This proposal extends the sunset date of the nuisance house party ordinance until October 8, 2014. Because the ordinance expired as of August 31, 2014, this is accomplished by reenacting the ordinance with a new sunset date.
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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:
Section 25.10 entitled “Nuisance Party Prohibited” of the Madison General Ordinances is reenacted to read as follows:
“25.10 NUISANCE PARTY PROHIBITED.
(1) Findings. The Madison Common Council finds that there are parties occurring on premises located throughout the city, which are unsafe and are public nuisances to our community. These parties involve large amounts of alcohol beverages that are illegally sold and/or provided to individuals in attendance, including underage individuals. These parties often result in excessive noise levels, dangerous overcrowding of the premise and excessive consumption of alcohol, as well as other law violations.
(2) Nuisance parties create a substantial risk to the health and safety of the community and disrupt the peace and tranquility of the neighborhood. This ordinance provides a method for Police to quickly and efficiently abate a nuisance party and provides penalties to those responsible for hosting the parties.
(3) Definitions. For purposes of this section:
(a) “Nuisance Party” means a social gathering at which alcohol is present and/or consumed, that, by reason of the conduct of persons in attendance, results in violations of the Madison General Ordinances (“MGO”) and/or Wisconsin State Statutes (“Wis. Stat.”) and is one in which such vio...

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