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File #: 140452    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 5/15/2014 In control: Committee on Public Health and Human Services
On agenda: Final action: 6/19/2014
Title: Amending Title 6 of The Philadelphia Code, known as the "Health Code," by amending Section 6-103, entitled "Penalties and Cease Operations Orders," by adding a new Chapter 6-1100, entitled "Nuisance Health Establishments," and by amending Section 19-2602, entitled "Licenses," providing for identification and closure of nuisance health establishments, all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember O'Neill, Councilmember O'Neill, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Henon
Indexes: HEALTH CODE, NUISANCE HEALTH ESTABLISHMENTS
Code sections: 19-2602 - Licenses, 6-103 - Penalties and Cease Operations Orders, 6-1100 - Nuisance Health Establishments, Title 6 - HEALTH CODE
Attachments: 1. CertifiedCopy14045201.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsVideo
9/10/20141 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Not available
9/10/20141 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Not available
6/19/20141 CITY COUNCIL PASSEDPass16:0 Action details Not available
6/19/20141 CITY COUNCIL PASSEDPass16:0 Action details Not available
6/12/20141 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
6/12/20141 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
6/12/20141 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCILPass  Action details Not available
6/12/20141 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCILPass  Action details Not available
6/12/20141 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK`S SECOND READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
6/12/20141 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK`S SECOND READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
6/10/20140 Committee on Public Health and Human Services HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Not available
6/10/20140 Committee on Public Health and Human Services HEARING HELD   Action details Not available
6/10/20140 Committee on Public Health and Human Services AMENDED   Action details Not available
6/10/20141 Committee on Public Health and Human Services REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED   Action details Not available
6/10/20141 Committee on Public Health and Human Services REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED   Action details Not available
5/15/20140 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and ReferredPass  Action details Not available
Title
Amending Title 6 of The Philadelphia Code, known as the "Health Code," by amending Section 6-103, entitled "Penalties and Cease Operations Orders," by adding a new Chapter 6-1100, entitled "Nuisance Health Establishments," and by amending Section 19-2602, entitled "Licenses," providing for identification and closure of nuisance health establishments, all under certain terms and conditions.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Section 6-103 of The Philadelphia Code is amended to read as follows:

§ 6-103. Penalties and Cease Operations Orders.

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(5) When the Department finds that a public nuisance exists, as provided in § 6-402(9)(a) or § 6-1103(1), and when such nuisance is not corrected and removed by the person responsible therefor, the Department may, in addition to invoking any other sanction or remedial procedure provided:

(a) Certify to the continuing existence of such nuisance to the Department of Licenses and Inspections which shall itself or by contract abate and remove such nuisance; charge the cost of such abatement and removal to the person responsible therefor; and with the approval of the Law Department, collect such cost by lien or otherwise as may be authorized by law.

(b) Apply through the Law Department, to any Court of Common Pleas or the County Court of Philadelphia for appropriate relief at law or in equity against any person responsible for such nuisance, or against any person who knowingly participates in the creation and maintenance of such nuisance by another person.

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SECTION 2. Chapter 6-1100 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby added to read as follows:

CHAPTER 6-1100. NUISANCE HEALTH ESTABLISHMENTS.

§ 6-1101. Definitions.

(1) Controlled Substance. Any drug, substance, or immediate precursor included in Schedules I through IV of the Pennsylvania Controlled Substance Drug, Device and C...

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