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File #: 44584    Version: Name: Gas Pump Locks
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/27/2016 In control: BUILDING CODE, FIRE CODE, CONVEYANCE CODE AND LICENSING APPEALS BOARD
On agenda: 11/1/2016 Final action: 11/1/2016
Enactment date: 1/1/2017 Enactment #: ORD-16-00099
Title: SUBSTITUTE Creating Section 22.06(4) of the Madison General Ordinances to require that all gas pumps be secured with a lock unique to their business.
Sponsors: Michael E. Verveer, Larry Palm, Ledell Zellers, Marsha A. Rummel, Amanda Hall
Attachments: 1. Version 1, 2. WPMCA letter dated 10.17.16

Fiscal Note

The proposed resolution has no fiscal impact.

Title

SUBSTITUTE Creating Section 22.06(4) of the Madison General Ordinances to require that all gas pumps be secured with a lock unique to their business.

Body

DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS:  Recently, there have been several incidents of “skimmers” (devices used to steal credit card information) being installed within gas pump cabinets that accept credit or debit cards for payment.  The locks that are manufactured as part of the gas pump cabinets are not unique, and keys are available for purchase by anyone.  By requiring each business to install locking mechanisms that are unique to their property, consumer credit card information will be better protected, thereby reducing the risk of identity theft.  This ordinance shall be effective January 1, 2017.

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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:

 

                     The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:

 

                     1.                       Subsection (4) of Section 22.06, entitled “Responsibilities of Equipment Owners or Users” of the Madison General Ordinances is created to read as follows: 

 

“(4)                       Every owner or operator shall secure the gas pump(s) electronic and payment processing area(s) under their control or ownership by installing a lock(s) that is unique to the pump(s) under their control.  This ordinance shall be effective January 1, 2017.”