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File #: 63143    Version: 1 Name: Eliminate Bicycle Registration
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/19/2020 In control: Attorney's Office
On agenda: 1/5/2021 Final action: 1/5/2021
Enactment date: 1/20/2021 Enactment #: ORD-21-00004
Title: Repealing Sections 12.78, 12.781(3), (4) & (5), amending Sections 12.79 and Sec. 1.08(3)(a) of the Madison General Ordinances to eliminate the City bicycle registration system.
Sponsors: Grant Foster
Attachments: 1. 4. TPPBBikeRegistrationUpdate_12_7_2020.pdf, 2. 4. Bike Registration Overview.pdf, 3. 63143 registrations TPPB 12.7.20.pdf, 4. FB 63143 Craig Weinhold.pdf
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution would eliminate the City’s bicycle registration system. Revenues from bicycle registrations averaged $21,000 per year across 2018 and 2019. Bicycle registration revenues are a General Fund revenue source and the loss of this revenue may require expenditure reductions or increases in other revenue sources. The elimination of fines associated with violating bicycle registration requirements is not expected to have a fiscal impact.
Title
Repealing Sections 12.78, 12.781(3), (4) & (5), amending Sections 12.79 and Sec. 1.08(3)(a) of the Madison General Ordinances to eliminate the City bicycle registration system.
Body
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: Wis. Stat. § 349.18(2) authorizes municipalities to choose whether to have an ordinance requiring local bicycle registration. Sec. 12.78 set up a City bicycle registration system that required owners and operators to register their bicycles with the City and required bicycle dealers to register bicycles purchased from their dealership. The repeal of this ordinance eliminates mandatory City bicycle registration. Instead of requiring registration with the City, the City will encourage bicycle owners to voluntarily register their bicycles through free national bicycle registrations services.

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

1. Section 12.78 entitled “Registration of Bicycles” of the Madison General Ordinances is hereby repealed.

2. Subsections (3), (4), and (5) of Section 12.781 entitled “Licensing of Bicycle Dealers” of the Madison General Ordinances are hereby repealed.

3. Section 12.79 entitled “Penalty for Violating Sections 12.74 through 12.782” of the Madison General Ordinances is amended to read as follows:

“12.79 PENALTY FOR VIOLATING SECTIONS 12.74 THROUGH 12.782.
The penalty for violating Sections 12.74 through 12.782 shall be as follows:
(1) Any pe...

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