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File #: 150001    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 1/22/2015 In control: Committee on Law and Government
On agenda: Final action: 2/5/2015
Title: Amending Chapter 17-2100 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Conflicts Counsel Contracts", by requiring that certain City contracts dealing with the provision of services for indigent legal defense may only be made when permitted by ordinance where the contractor is the Defender Association of Philadelphia, the Support Center for Child Advocates, or Community Legal Services; all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember O'Brien, Councilmember Greenlee
Indexes: CONFLICTS COUNSEL CONTRACTS
Code sections: 17-2100 - Conflicts Counsel Contracts
Attachments: 1. CertifiedCopy15000100.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsVideo
2/19/20150 MAYOR NO ACTION TAKEN  Action details Not available
2/5/20150 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass Action details Not available
1/29/20150 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR  Action details Not available
1/29/20150 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCILPass Action details Not available
1/29/20150 CITY COUNCIL READ AND ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SECOND READING CALENDAR  Action details Not available
1/28/20150 Committee on Law and Government HEARING NOTICES SENT  Action details Not available
1/28/20150 Committee on Law and Government HEARING HELD  Action details Not available
1/28/20150 Committee on Law and Government REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED  Action details Not available
1/22/20150 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and ReferredPass Action details Not available
Title
Amending Chapter 17-2100 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Conflicts Counsel Contracts”, by requiring that certain City contracts dealing with the provision of services for indigent legal defense may only be made when permitted by ordinance where the contractor is the Defender Association of Philadelphia, the Support Center for Child Advocates, or Community Legal Services; all under certain terms and conditions.
 
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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:
 
SECTION 1.  Chapter 17-2100 of The Philadelphia Code is amended to read as follows:
 
CHAPTER 17-2100.  CONFLICTS COUNSEL CONTRACTS.
 
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§ 17-2102.  Council Review of Contracts with Certain Entities.        
 
      (1)      The exemption provided in Charter Section 2-309(6)(b)(.2) for the Defender Association of Philadelphia, the Support Center for Child Advocates, and Community Legal Services is hereby revoked for any contract that:
 
             (a) includes, in whole or in part, an expenditure for payment of legal and related services to represent indigent individuals in matters requiring the use of conflicts counsel; and
 
            (b) would otherwise be subject to the requirements of Charter Section 2-309(6)(a).
 
      (2)      Any such contract may be made only when permitted by Ordinance.
 
SECTION 2. This Ordinance shall take effect immediately.
 
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Explanation:
 
Italics indicate new matter added.
 
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