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File #: 130852    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 11/14/2013 In control: Committee on Law and Government
On agenda: Final action: 2/20/2014
Title: Amending Title 17 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Contracts and Procurement," by establishing reporting and auditing requirements for certain contracts for conflicts counsel for indigent individuals; all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember O'Brien, Councilmember Greenlee
Indexes: CONTRACTS AND PROCUREMENT
Code sections: Title 17 - CONTRACTS AND PROCUREMENT
Attachments: 1. CertifiedCopy13085201.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsVideo
3/6/20141 MAYOR NO ACTION TAKEN  Action details Not available
2/20/20141 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass Action details Not available
2/6/20141 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCILPass Action details Not available
2/6/20141 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR  Action details Not available
2/6/20141 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK`S SECOND READING CALENDAR  Action details Not available
2/4/20140 Committee on Law and Government HEARING NOTICES SENT  Action details Not available
2/4/20140 Committee on Law and Government HEARING NOTICES SENT  Action details Not available
2/4/20140 Committee on Law and Government HEARING HELD  Action details Not available
2/4/20140 Committee on Law and Government HEARING HELD  Action details Not available
2/4/20140 Committee on Law and Government AMENDED  Action details Not available
2/4/20140 Committee on Law and Government AMENDED  Action details Not available
2/4/20141 Committee on Law and Government REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED  Action details Not available
11/14/20130 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and ReferredPass Action details Not available
11/14/20130 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and ReferredPass Action details Not available
Title
Amending Title 17 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Contracts and Procurement," by establishing reporting and auditing requirements for certain contracts for conflicts counsel for indigent individuals; all under certain terms and conditions.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Title 17 of The Philadelphia Code is amended to read as follows:

TITLE 17. CONTRACTS AND PROCUREMENT

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CHAPTER 17-2100. CONFLICTS COUNSEL CONTRACTS.

ยง 17-2101. General Provisions Relating to Certain Conflicts Counsel Contracts.

(1) Definitions. In this Chapter, the following definitions shall apply:

City Conflicts Counsel Contract. Any contract, and any renewal or extension of such contract, made by the City that involves an expenditure in excess of $100,000 for payment of legal and related services to represent indigent individuals when a conflict of interest exists such that the Philadelphia Defender Association, Support Center for Child Advocates, or Community Legal Services is prohibited from providing legal representation.

Quality Control Auditor. A Pennsylvania licensed attorney, not employed by or a shareholder of the contractor, that has practiced at least seven (7) years as an indigent defense attorney, is familiar with Philadelphia criminal and delinquency court systems, and is an expert in the area of indigent defense delivery systems and the standards for effective indigent defense.

(2) Requirements. Pursuant to Section 2-310 of the Charter, the Director of Finance shall submit the following information with the proposed annual operating budget, to the President and Chief Clerk of Council with respect to each City Conflicts Counsel Contract:

(a) A detailed financial audit report of the yearly profit and loss, costs, expenditures, salaries, assets, liabilities and any other appropriate subcategories, which examines evidence supporting amounts and discl...

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