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File #: 49284    Version: Name: Operating security cameras at convenience stores
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/23/2017 In control: PUBLIC SAFETY REVIEW COMMITTEE
On agenda: 4/10/2018 Final action: 4/10/2018
Enactment date: 4/24/2018 Enactment #: ORD-18-00042
Title: 2nd SUBSTITUTE Creating Section 23.52 of the Madison General Ordinances to establish guidelines for the operation of security cameras at convenience stores and amending Section 1.08 to establish a bail deposit schedule for violation of this ordinance.
Sponsors: Paul E. Skidmore, Paul R. Soglin
Attachments: 1. 2nd Substitute Body, 2. Substitute Body, 3. Version 1, 4. Pixels per Foot
Fiscal Note
The proposed ordinance establishes guidelines for the operation of security cameras at convenience stores and establishes a bail deposit schedule for violation of this ordinance. The are no direct costs for the City associated with the creation of the ordinance. It is not anticipated that there will be many citations. MPD may incur additional expenses to take in video as evidence (i.e., preservation, redaction, open records) in those instances where the cameras help to identify suspects engaged in crimes. However, efficiencies gained in getting the evidence should offset any additional processing costs. No appropriation is required.
Title
2nd SUBSTITUTE Creating Section 23.52 of the Madison General Ordinances to establish guidelines for the operation of security cameras at convenience stores and amending Section 1.08 to establish a bail deposit schedule for violation of this ordinance.
Body
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This ordinance requires all convenience stores to have security cameras. The ordinance further requires minimum lighting for the use of security cameras. Under this ordinance, convenience stores are required to have security cameras that provide an overview of transaction counter and register area, a camera that captures an individual’s face as they enter or exit the store and cameras at all fuel areas. The cameras must have an image quality of at least fifty pixels per foot and a recorded resolution of 1280 x 720. Convenience stores are required to record images at a rate of at least fifteen frames per second and store the images captured on the cameras and be capable of duplication. The ordinance further requires a notice be posted at all entrances and exits informing individuals that they are being recorded. The ordinance also establishes a penalty and bail deposits for violations. This ordinance shall be effective six months after adoption. This second substitute corrects a typographical error, clarifies that all other ordinance...

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