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File #: 181759    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/26/2019 In control: PUBLIC SAFETY AND HEALTH COMMITTEE
On agenda: Final action: 7/9/2019
Effective date: 7/26/2019    
Title: A substitute ordinance relating to tenants, landlords and lead-poisoning nuisances in rented domiciles.
Sponsors: COMMON COUNCIL
Attachments: 1. Atty Heiner Giese email, 2. Proof of Publication
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
7/25/20192 CITY CLERK PUBLISHED   Action details Meeting details Not available
7/19/20192 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
7/9/20192 COMMON COUNCIL SUBSTITUTED

Minutes note: N.B.: Under s. 4-21-6-a of the Milwaukee City Charter, Ald. Jose G. Perez has posted notice that he intends to take the following file from committee for the purpose of moving its passage. 181759 -- A substitute ordinance relating to tenants, landlords and lead-poisoning nuisances in rented domiciles. Ald. Perez moved to take this file from committee. The City Clerk indicated that the motion to take from committee met code requirements to do so. The entire Council moved to be added as the co-sponsor.
Pass14:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
7/9/20192 COMMON COUNCIL PASSEDPass14:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
6/6/20190 PUBLIC SAFETY AND HEALTH COMMITTEE HELD TO CALL OF THE CHAIR

Minutes note: Appearing: Ald. Perez - Sponsor Atty. Heiner Giese - Apt Association MHD Commissioner - Jeanette Kowalik
Pass5:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
6/4/20191 CITY CLERK DRAFT SUBMITTED   Action details Meeting details Not available
2/26/20190 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available

Number

181759

Version

SUBSTITUTE 2

Reference

 

Sponsor

Ald. PEREZ, LEWIS, COGGS, DODD, STAMPER, RAINEY, HAMILTON, JOHNSON, BAUMAN, MURPHY, KOVAC, ZIELINSKI, BORKOWSKI AND DONOVAN

Title

A substitute ordinance relating to tenants, landlords and lead-poisoning nuisances in rented domiciles.

Sections

66-22-3                     rn

66-22-3                     cr

66-22-4                     rn

66-22-5                     rn

66-22-6                     rn

66-22-7                     rn

66-22-8                     rn

66-22-9                     rn

66-22-10                     rn

66-22-11                     rn

66-22-12                     rn

66-22-13                     rn

66-22-14                     rn

 

Analysis

This ordinance provides that no landlord can constructively evict a tenant for seeking city services to address lead-poisoning nuisances in rented domiciles, or cooperating with the city to investigate or abate lead-poisoning nuisances.

Body

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

 

Part. 1: Section 66-22-3 to 14 of the code is renumbered 66-22-4 to 15.

 

Part. 2: Section 66-22-3 of the code is created to read:

 

66-22. Lead Poisoning Prevention and Control Regulations.

 

3. EVICTION OR RETALIATION PROHIBITED. a. No landlord shall terminate a tenancy or give notice preventing the automatic renewal of a lease, or constructively evict a tenant who is in compliance with the terms and conditions of a lease of tenancy by any means including the termination or substantial reduction of heat, water or electricity to the dwelling unit, in retaliation against a tenant because the tenant has, within the prior 12 months:

a-1. Sought advice or services to guard household members from exposure to suspected or known lead-based nuisances in a rented domicile.

a-2. Cooperated with city representatives investigating possible lead-based nuisances or abating lead-based nuisances in a rented domicile.

a-3. Arranged the abatement of known lead-based nuisances in a rented domicile.

b. Any person who violates this subchapter shall be liable upon conviction to a Class J penalty under s. 61-16. Each and every act of violation shall constitute a separate offense.

 

LRB

APPROVED AS TO FORM

 

 

____________________________

Legislative Reference Bureau

Date:  ______________________

 

Attorney

IT IS OUR OPINION THAT THE ORDINANCE

IS LEGAL AND ENFORCEABLE

 

 

____________________________

Office of the City Attorney

Date:  ______________________

 

Requestor

 

Drafter

LRB #173705 - 3

Aaron Cadle

July 9, 2019