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File #: 22-706   
Status: Agenda Ready
In control: PUBLIC HEARING
On agenda: 5/10/2022 Final action:
Title: MOTION TO ENACT Ordinance, the title of which is as follows: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA, PERTAINING TO INSTITUTIONAL VANDALISM AND BIAS-MOTIVATED CRIMES; AMENDING ARTICLE IV OF CHAPTER 21 OF THE BROWARD COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES ("CODE"); ESTABLISHING DIVISIONS; PROVIDING FOR APPLICABILITY AND DEFINITIONS; ESTABLISHING A BASIS FOR A CIVIL ACTION AND REPORTING OBLIGATIONS ARISING FROM INCIDENTS OF INSTITUTIONAL VANDALISM OR BIAS-MOTIVATED CRIMES; AND PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (Sponsored by Senator Nan H. Rich)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Copy of Proposed Ordinance, 2. Additional Material - Information
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Broward County Commission Regular Meeting
Director's Name: Andrew J. Meyers
Department: County Attorney

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Requested Action
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MOTION TO ENACT Ordinance, the title of which is as follows:

AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA, PERTAINING TO INSTITUTIONAL VANDALISM AND BIAS-MOTIVATED CRIMES; AMENDING ARTICLE IV OF CHAPTER 21 OF THE BROWARD COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES ("CODE"); ESTABLISHING DIVISIONS; PROVIDING FOR APPLICABILITY AND DEFINITIONS; ESTABLISHING A BASIS FOR A CIVIL ACTION AND REPORTING OBLIGATIONS ARISING FROM INCIDENTS OF INSTITUTIONAL VANDALISM OR BIAS-MOTIVATED CRIMES; AND PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
(Sponsored by Senator Nan H. Rich)

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Why Action is Necessary
A Resolution directing the County Administrator to publish notice of public hearing to consider enactment of the Ordinance was adopted by the Board of County Commissioners at its meeting of April 26, 2022.

What Action Accomplishes
Allows for the Board's consideration of the proposed Ordinance.

Is this Action Goal Related
No

Previous Action Taken


Summary Explanation/Background
The proposed Ordinance amends Article IV of Chapter 21 of the Broward County Code of Ordinances to: (i) establish definitions, including definitions of Institutional Vandalism and Bias-Motivated Crimes; (ii) prohibit Institutional Vandalism and Bias-Motivated Crimes in all geographic areas of Broward County, punishable criminally and civilly; and (iii) establish a basis for a civil action for any person or entity, including the County or a municipality, that has incurred an injury to their person or damage or loss to their property as a result of conduct in violation of the provisions related to Institutional Vandalism or Bias-Motivated Crimes.

The proposed Ordinance was considered by the Human Rights Board at its meeting of
March 28, 2022. The Human Rights Board's suggestions to expand protecte...

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