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This model ordinance will ensure the protection of civil rights and liberties through several provisions. It places limits on intelligence collection and surveillance activities and restricts the use of profiling based on a person's race, religion, country of origin, and gender. It requires transparency in the data collection methods of law enforcement and prohibits local officials from enforcing federal immigration programs. In addition, it provides for civil action if a person is subjected to law enforcement activities that are not in accordance with the ordinance.
This ordinance of the Council amends, modifies, and re-enacts Article 99 of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Huntington, as Revised, Concerning People's Bill of Rights, codifying: rights related to bearing arms, free speech, due process, and privacy; and the prohibition of unconstitutional profiling or searches.
This ordinance creates a Transportation Demand Management program that promotes efficient utilization of existing transportation facilities, reduces traffic congestion and mobile source pollution, and ensures that new developments are designed in ways to maximize the potential for alternative transportation usage. The program combines services, incentives, facilities, and actions to reduce single occupancy vehicle trips which will relieve traffic congestion, allow parking flexibility, and reduce air pollution.
This ordinance: establishes guidelines and procedures for I-9 forms and assessment for services, including requiring city employees to only solicit immigration information or inquire about immigration status when specifically required to do so by law or program guidelines as a condition of eligibility for the service sought and prohibiting city employees from discriminating against any current or potential service users on the basis of any of the protected categories listed in the city's civil rights ordinance, or on the basis of immigration status; prohibits city employees from using city resources related to immigration violations where the person has not committed any other crime, except when responding to a lawful subpoena; and allows submission of certain international forms of photo identification in place of a Minnesota driver's license; limits the actions city police and fire departments may take related to detection of immigration status and enforcement of federal immigration law.
This model ordinance declares the covered jurisdiction to be a drone-free zone. The ordinance provides penalties for violating the drone-free zone and states that no evidence acquired by the violation of the ordinance may be used in a criminal prosecution. The ordinance prohibits a city official from purchasing, leasing, borrowing, or using a drone.
This model ordinance restricts the use of drones in the enacting jurisdiction's airspace. The ordinance allows drone use for activities other than law-enforcement activities such as rescue missions, fire response, hazardous material spills, and natural disaster response. The ordinance defines specific situations where drones may be used by a law enforcement agency. It also provides for specific circumstances where an individual may use a drone if he or she receives a license issued by the jurisdiction's government body. The ordinance regulates aerial surveillance and the use of evidence obtained by drones. In addition, it includes penalties for violating the ordinance.