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File #: 40759    Version: 1 Name: Authorizing background checks through Wisconsin Central Repository
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/6/2015 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: 1/5/2016 Final action: 1/5/2016
Enactment date: 1/14/2016 Enactment #: ORD-16-00008
Title: Amending Sections 9.14(5)(a) and 9.15(5)(a) of the Madison General Ordinances to authorize background checks through the Wisconsin Central Repository.
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin
Fiscal Note
No fiscal impact.
Title
Amending Sections 9.14(5)(a) and 9.15(5)(a) of the Madison General Ordinances to authorize background checks through the Wisconsin Central Repository.
Body
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: Several ordinances require that individuals receive a criminal background check before receiving various City licenses or permits. The Police Department is authorized by the Crime Information Bureau (CIB) to access the national crime information center to conduct background checks if the check is required under ordinance or statute. This ordinance amends language to reflect the required CIB language so that the police department is authorized to conduct background checks.
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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:
1. Subdivision (a) of Subsection (5) entitled “Investigation and Issuance” of Section 9.14 entitled “Solicitor’s and Canvasser’s Permits” of the Madison General Ordinances is amended to read as follows:
“(a) Upon receipt of each application, it shall be referred to the Chief of Police, who shall immediately institute such investigation of the applicant’s business and moral character as she or he deems necessary for the protection of the public good conduct a background check including a criminal history inquiry through the Wisconsin Central Repository and shall endorse the application in the manner prescribed in this section within thirty (30) days after it has been filed by the applicant with the Clerk.”
2. Subdivision (a) of Subsection (5) entitled “Investigation and Issuance” of Section 9.15 entitled “Licensing of Hawkers, Peddlers and Truckers” of the Madison General Ordinances is amended to read as follows:
“(a) Upon receipt of each application, it shall be referred to the Chief of Police, who shall immediately institute such investigation of the applicant’s business and moral character as she or he deems necessary for th...

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