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File #: 100081    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 2/12/2010 In control: Committee on Law and Government
On agenda: Final action: 6/10/2010
Title: Amending Title 10 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Regulation of Individual Conduct and Activity," by adding provisions prohibiting the intimidation of witnesses and victims of crimes, providing fines for violations, and requiring that all such fines be paid into a special fund to be used for witness relocation assistance, all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Krajewski, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Clarke
Indexes: CRIME
Code sections: Title 10 - REGULATION OF INDIVIDUAL CONDUCT AND ACTIVITY
Attachments: 1. CertifiedCopy10008100.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsVideo
6/30/20100 MAYOR SIGNED  Action details Not available
6/10/20100 CITY COUNCIL READ  Action details Not available
6/10/20100 CITY COUNCIL PASSEDPass Action details Not available
6/3/20100 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR  Action details Not available
6/3/20100 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCILPass Action details Not available
6/3/20100 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK`S SECOND READING CALENDAR  Action details Not available
6/2/20100 Committee on Law and Government HEARING NOTICES SENT  Action details Not available
6/2/20100 Committee on Law and Government HEARING HELD  Action details Not available
6/2/20100 Committee on Law and Government REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED  Action details Not available
5/5/20100 Committee on Law and Government HEARING NOTICES SENT  Action details Not available
5/5/20100 Committee on Law and Government RECESSED  Action details Not available
2/12/20100 CITY COUNCIL Referred  Action details Not available
2/12/20100 CITY COUNCIL IntroducedPass Action details Not available
Title
Amending Title 10 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Regulation of Individual Conduct and Activity," by adding provisions prohibiting the intimidation of witnesses and victims of crimes, providing fines for violations, and requiring that all such fines be paid into a special fund to be used for witness relocation assistance, all under certain terms and conditions.
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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Title 10 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended to read as follows:
TITLE 10. REGULATION OF INDIVIDUAL CONDUCT AND ACTIVITY
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CHAPTER 10-1900. WITNESS INTIMIDATION.
§10-1901. Definitions.
(1) Victim. Any person against whom any crime as defined under the laws of this State or of any other state or of the United States is being or has been perpetrated or attempted.
(2) Witness. Any person having knowledge of the existence or nonexistence of facts or information relating to any crime, including but not limited to those who have reported facts or information to any law enforcement officer, prosecuting official, attorney representing a criminal defendant or judge, those who have been served with a subpoena issued under the authority of this State or any other state or of the United States, and those who have given written or oral testimony in any criminal matter; or who would be believed by any reasonable person to be an individual described in this definition.

§10-1902. Intimidation of witnesses or victims prohibited.
(1) No person shall, with the intent to or with the knowledge that his conduct will obstruct, impede, impair, prevent or interfere with the administration of criminal justice, intimidate or attempt to intimidate any witness or victim to:
(a) Refrain from informing or reporting to any law enforcement officer, prosecuting official or judge concerning any information, document or thing relating to the commission of a crime;
(b) Give any false or misleading information or testimony rel...

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