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File #: 190580    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/9/2019 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 7/30/2019
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution directing the Department of Administration - Intergovernmental Relations Division to seek introduction and passage of legislation relating to the sale of fireworks to residents of communities in which their possession and use are prohibited.
Sponsors: ALD. JOHNSON, ALD. MURPHY, ALD. DODD, ALD. PEREZ, ALD. LEWIS, ALD. RAINEY, ALD. STAMPER, ALD. HAMILTON
Indexes: FIREWORKS, STATE LEGISLATION
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
8/8/20191 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
7/30/20191 COMMON COUNCIL SUBSTITUTED

Minutes note: Ald. Johnson moved to replace the original resolution with Proposed Sub A, and further move for adoption of the file as substituted. Motion amends file to add the following two provisions: 1. an exception for a person who lives in Milwaukee but also owns property in another community where fireworks use is permitted to be able to purchase fireworks in that community, and 2. a penalty for straw-purchasing of fireworks. ADD: Lewis, Rainey, Stamper, Hamilton
Pass14:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
7/30/20191 COMMON COUNCIL ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
7/22/20191 JUDICIARY & LEGISLATION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION

Minutes note: Appearing: Ald. Johnson - Sponsor Brenda Wood - IRD Ald. Dodd requested to be added as co-sponsor.
Pass5:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
7/16/20191 CITY CLERK DRAFT SUBMITTED   Action details Meeting details Not available
7/9/20190 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available
Number
190580
Version
SUBSTITUTE 2

Reference
060529, 070741, 180898
Sponsor
ALD. JOHNSON, MURPHY, DODD, PEREZ, LEWIS, RAINEY, STAMPER, II, HAMILTON

Title
Substitute resolution directing the Department of Administration - Intergovernmental Relations Division to seek introduction and passage of legislation relating to the sale of fireworks to residents of communities in which their possession and use are prohibited.

Analysis
This substitute resolution directs the Department of Administration - Intergovernmental Relations Division to seek introduction and passage of legislation that:

1. Prohibits the sale of fireworks to residents of communities in which their possession and use are prohibited.
2. Makes the requirements for obtaining a distributor license more stringent.
3. Provides an exception for a person who lives in Milwaukee but also owns property in another community where fireworks use is permitted to be able to purchase fireworks.
4. Provides a penalty for straw-purchasing of fireworks.

Body

Whereas, On September 26, 2006, the Common Council adopted Resolution File Number 060529, creating the Fireworks Task Force; and

Whereas, On September 25, 2007, the Common Council adopted Resolution File Number 070741, directing the Department of Administration - Intergovernmental Relations Division to seek introduction of state legislation relating to the implementation of the recommendations of the Fireworks Task Force; and

Whereas, The final report of the Fireworks Task Force found that the prevalence of illegal fireworks in the city creates substantial public health and safety risks, which are a great expense to public resources; and

Whereas, The byproducts of illegal fireworks include personal injury to persons using fireworks and to bystanders; and

Whereas, Children ages 5 to 9 face the highest risk of fireworks injuries, and the most common fireworks-related injury is burns, followed by contusions and lacerations, hands and fingers, and...

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