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File #: O-20-19   
Type: Ordinance Status: Enacted
File created: 6/1/2020 In control: City Council
Final action: 6/15/2020
Enactment date: 6/30/2020 Enactment #: O-2020-020
Title: Amending Chapter 2, Article 9, Part 1 Of The Revised Ordinances Of Albuquerque, "Civil Emergency Powers," To Add New Sections Creating The Albuquerque Emergency Anti-Price Gouging Ordinance (Benton and Sena, by request)
Attachments: 1. O-19, 2. O-19final
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
6/30/2020 City Clerk Published  Action details
6/26/2020 Mayor Signed by the Mayor  Action details
6/19/2020 City Council Sent to Mayor for Signature  Action details
6/15/2020 City Council PassedPass Action details
6/1/2020 President To be heard at the Council Meeting  Action details
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY FOURTH COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. O-20-19 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Isaac Benton and Lan Sena, by request


ORDINANCE
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Amending Chapter 2, Article 9, Part 1 Of The Revised Ordinances Of Albuquerque, "Civil Emergency Powers," To Add New Sections Creating The Albuquerque Emergency Anti-Price Gouging Ordinance (Benton and Sena, by request)
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AMENDING CHAPTER 2, ARTICLE 9, PART 1 OF THE REVISED ORDINANCES OF ALBUQUERQUE, "CIVIL EMERGENCY POWERS," TO ADD NEW SECTIONS CREATING THE ALBUQUERQUE EMERGENCY ANTI-PRICE GOUGING ORDINANCE.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL, THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE:
SECTION 1. Chapter 2 ROA 1994 is amended to renumber and replace Section 2-9-1-8 and add Sections 2-9-1-9 through Section 2-9-1-17, the Albuquerque Emergency Anti-Price Gouging Ordinance, as follows:
? 2-9-1-8 FINDINGS AND INTENT.
The City Council finds that, pursuant to Chapter 2, Article 9 ROA 1994 et seq., during a declared state of emergency, it is in the public interest to prohibit price gouging in the conduct of any trade or commerce in the City. During times of emergency, some sellers may take unfair advantage of consumers by greatly increasing prices for vital goods and services. The City Council also finds that, during times of emergency, the public health, safety, and welfare are best served when the community unites to protect and serve all Albuquerque residents, including our most vulnerable populations. Price gouging during an emergency must not put vital goods and services, such as food, medicine, and emergency supplies, out of the reach of the Albuquerque residents who need them.
While under ordinary conditions the pricing of consumer goods and services is generally best left to the marketplace, when abnormal disruptions of the market result from a declared state of emergency, the public interest requires that excessive and unjustified increases in the ...

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