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File #: O-19-84   
Type: Ordinance Status: In Council - To Be Introduced
File created: 10/7/2019 In control: Finance & Government Operations Committee
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Title: Amending Chapter Twelve, Article Two, Section Twenty-Nine Of The Revised Ordinances Of Albuquerque Offenses Relating To Public Order And Safety Within The Criminal Code Of Albuquerque To Proscribe Criminal Threats Of Mass Violence (Davis)
Attachments: 1. O-84.pdf
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY THIRD COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. O-19-84 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Patrick Davis


ORDINANCE
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Amending Chapter Twelve, Article Two, Section Twenty-Nine Of The Revised Ordinances Of Albuquerque Offenses Relating To Public Order And Safety Within The Criminal Code Of Albuquerque To Proscribe Criminal Threats Of Mass Violence (Davis)
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WHEREAS, acts of mass violence continue to occur and threaten the safety of public spaces dedicated to education, commerce, worship; entertainment, and elsewhere; and
WHEREAS, media reports indicate that many acts of mass violence were precipitated by threats or warnings on social media or other electronic, online platforms; and
WHEREAS, tools that aid in the early identification and investigation of such threats have been successful around the country in helping prevent acts of violence against the public; and
WHEREAS, the City has an existing law that prohibits criminal threats to schools or public places which has been instrumental in promoting the health, safety and welfare of the City; and
WHEREAS, the existing law should be supplemented to similarly prohibit threats of mass violence.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL, THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE:
SECTION 1. Section 12-2-29, ROA 1994, is hereby adopted as follows:
"(A) Short Title. Seection ?12-2-29 ROA 1994 shall be known and cited as the "Safe Schools and Public Places Ordinance".
(B) DEFINITIONS.
CRIMINAL THREAT TO A SCHOOL OR PUBLIC PLACE. For purposes of this section a CRIMINAL THREAT TO A SCHOOL OR PUBLIC PLACE is any true threat, other than a "bomb scare" as already proscribed under NMSA 1978 ? 30-20-16, to commit violence communicated with intent to place another in fear, or to cause the evacuation, lock down or disruption in regular, ongoing activities of any school building, public building or space, place of assembly or facility or transportation or in...

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