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File #: 1815-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/23/2020 In control: Rules & Reference Committee
On agenda: 7/27/2020 Final action: 7/30/2020
Title: To amend section 501.11 of the Columbus City Codes to give the Director of Public Safety the authority to temporarily adjust the expiration dates for all licenses issued under Title 5 during the time a local state of emergency exists as declared by the Mayor or Health Commissioner of the City of Columbus; to repeal existing section 501.11 of the Columbus City Codes, and to declare an emergency.
Sponsors: Mitchell Brown
Explanation

This ordinance amends section 501.11 of the Columbus City Codes to give the Director of Public Safety the authority to temporarily adjust expiration dates for all licenses defined under Columbus City Code Title 5 during the time a local State of Emergency exists as declared by the Mayor or Health Commissioner of the City of Columbus.
Under the current version of Title 5, licenses issued by the City of Columbus, Department of Public Safety Division of Support Services License Section expire on dates as established in code. Due to unforeseen circumstances, such as the recent COVID-19 outbreak, the License Section has been closed to the public in order to come into compliance with the Mayor’s State of Emergency and social distancing requirements. Therefore, licenses issued by the License Section that are due for renewal in accordance with expirations set in Code during the closure of the office are unable to be renewed. The Department of Public Safety, Division of Support Services, License Section is requesting the ability to extend those licenses which expired during the closure of the office to yet unknown dates after the office either opens, develops an online renewal system, or the Mayor lifts the State of Emergency.
This legislation gives the Director of Public Safety the authority to temporarily adjust the expiration dates for all licenses that the License Section issues pursuant to Title 5, in emergency circumstances such as the current COVID-19 pandemic.

EMERGENCY DESIGNATION: Emergency action is requested in order to ensure that licenses due for renewal face no further delay and are renewed without lapsing.

Title
To amend section 501.11 of the Columbus City Codes to give the Director of Public Safety the authority to temporarily adjust the expiration dates for all licenses issued under Title 5 during the time a local state of emergency exists as declared by the Mayor or Health Commissioner of the City of Columbus; to repeal exis...

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