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File #: 181155    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/5/2018 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 4/16/2019
Effective date: 5/3/2019    
Title: A substitute ordinance relating to the penalties for loitering-soliciting prostitutes.
Sponsors: ALD. STAMPER, ALD. COGGS, ALD. DONOVAN, ALD. PEREZ
Attachments: 1. Reducing Male Demand through Educational Programs and Abolitionist Legis....pdf, 2. Targeting Sex Buyers not Sex Sellers Arresting Demand for Prostitution.pdf, 3. Problem Oriented Policing Street Prostitution Guide.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
5/2/20192 CITY CLERK PUBLISHED   Action details Meeting details Not available
4/29/20192 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
4/16/20192 COMMON COUNCIL PASSED

Minutes note: Ald. Lewis and Rainey be added.
Pass14:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
4/5/20191 PUBLIC SAFETY AND HEALTH COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTED

Minutes note: Appearing: Ald. Stamper II Heather Hough - ACA Nick DeSiato - Chief of Staff MPD
Pass5:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
4/5/20192 PUBLIC SAFETY AND HEALTH COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR PASSAGEPass5:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
1/14/20191 CITY CLERK DRAFT SUBMITTED   Action details Meeting details Not available
11/5/20180 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available
Number
181155
Version
SUBSTITUTE 2
Reference

Sponsor
ALD. STAMPER, COGGS, DONOVAN, PEREZ AND BORKOWSKI
Title
A substitute ordinance relating to the penalties for loitering-soliciting prostitutes.
Sections
106-35 rc
Analysis
This ordinance increases the penalty range for loitering-soliciting prostitutes from $500-$5,000 to $2,500-$5,000.
Body
Whereas, According to scholarly publications, one potentially successful response to eradicating street prostitution is to target clients of prostitutes, thereby reducing the demand for street prostitution; and

Whereas, With this understanding, the Common Council desires to enhance fines for solicitation, particularly for loitering-soliciting prostitutes, to the maximum supported by State statutes; now, therefore

The Mayor and Common Council of the City of Milwaukee do ordain as follows:

Part 1. Section 106-35 of the code is repealed and recreated to read:

106-35. Loitering-Soliciting Prostitutes. 1. DEFINITIONS. In this section:

a. “Known area of prostitution” means a public place where within 5 years previous to the date of arrest for violation of this section, and within the knowledge of the arresting officer, a person had been arrested for a violation which led to a conviction in Milwaukee municipal court or Milwaukee County circuit court of an offense involving prostitution.

b. “Known prostitute” means a person who, within 5 years previous to the date of arrest for violation of this section, had within the knowledge of the arresting officer been convicted in Milwaukee municipal court or Milwaukee County circuit court of an offense involving prostitution.

c. “Public place” means an area generally visible to public view and includes, but is not limited to, streets, sidewalks, bridges, alleys, plazas, parks, driveways, parking lots and buildings open to the general public including those which serve food or drink or provide entertainment, and the doorways and entrances to buildings or dwellings a...

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