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File #: 60120    Version: 1 Name: Authorizing Diretor of Dept. of Civil Rights to suspend applicaiton of any rule in the Rules of the EOC
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/26/2020 In control: Mayor's Office
On agenda: 3/31/2020 Final action: 4/21/2020
Enactment date: 4/28/2020 Enactment #: RES-20-00334
Title: Authorizing the Director of the Department of Civil Rights to suspend application of any rule in the Rules of the Equal Opportunities Commission.
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway
Attachments: 1. EOC Memo 60120

Fiscal Note

On March 23, 2020, the Mayor issued an Emergency Proclamation based on the increasing transmission of the COVID-19 virus within the City of Madison. The proposed resolution would authorize the Director of the Department of Civil Rights (or designee) to suspend the application of rules of the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission after providing notice and implementing an alternative to protect the rights and privileges of those covered by the rules. No fiscal impact is anticipated.

Title

Authorizing the Director of  the Department of Civil Rights to suspend application of any rule in the Rules of the Equal Opportunities Commission.

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WHEREAS, on March 23, 2020, pursuant to Madison General Ordinance Section 3.19,  the Mayor issued an Emergency Proclamation, based on the increasing transmission of COVID-19 within the City of Madison; and

 

WHEREAS, on March 24, 2020, the Governor of Wisconsin issued Emergency Order #12 ordering individuals to remain home except for Essential Travel; and

 

WHEREAS, as part of the Governor’s Order all Nonessential Businesses are required to close; and

 

WHEREAS, the closure of numerous businesses throughout the City has the potential to have significant negative financial impact on residents.

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that notwithstanding powers and authority given the Equal Opportunities Commission under Madison General Ordinance Section 39.03(10)(b)7., effective immediately and during the period of declared emergency, the Director of the Department of Civil Rights, or designee, shall have the authority to suspend the application of any rule in the Rules of the Equal Opportunities Commission after appropriate notice and after seeing the need for the suspension and putting in place an alternative that protects the rights and privileges of all parties or entities covered by the rule to be suspended.