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File #: 160015-A    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 1/21/2016 In control: Committee on Commerce & Economic Development
On agenda: Final action: 9/15/2016
Title: Amending Title 19 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Finance, Taxes and Collections," to add a Chapter requiring businesses located in certain areas of the City or that receive tax or other subsidies from the City to provide certain economic development data to the City and requiring the publication by the City of such data; all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Johnson
Indexes: FINANCE, TAXES AND COLLECTIONS
Code sections: Title 19 - FINANCE, TAXES AND COLLECTIONS
Attachments: 1. CertifiedCopy160015-A02.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsVideo
9/27/20162 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Not available
9/15/20162 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass17:0 Action details Not available
9/8/20161 CITY COUNCIL READ   Action details Not available
9/8/20162 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON FINAL PASSAGE CALENDAR FOR NEXT MEETING.   Action details Not available
9/8/20162 CITY COUNCIL AMENDED   Action details Not available
6/16/20161 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
6/16/20161 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCILPass  Action details Not available
6/16/20161 CITY COUNCIL READ AND ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SECOND READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
6/10/20160 Committee on Commerce & Economic Development HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Not available
6/10/20160 Committee on Commerce & Economic Development HEARING HELD   Action details Not available
6/10/20160 Committee on Commerce & Economic Development AMENDED   Action details Not available
6/10/20161 Committee on Commerce & Economic Development REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED   Action details Not available
4/4/20160 Committee on Licenses and Inspections RECESSED   Action details Not available
1/21/20160 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and ReferredPass  Action details Not available
Title
Amending Title 19 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Finance, Taxes and Collections," to add a Chapter requiring businesses located in certain areas of the City or that receive tax or other subsidies from the City to provide certain economic development data to the City and requiring the publication by the City of such data; all under certain terms and conditions.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Title 18 of The Philadelphia Code is amended to add a Chapter as follows:

TITLE 18. COMMERCE.

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CHAPTER 18-300. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT REPORTING.

§18-301. Definitions.

As used in this Chapter, the following definitions shall apply:

(1) Financial Assistance. As defined in Section 17-1401 of the Code, but not including: (a) a grant provided to a not-for-profit organization for the purpose of providing a social service function, such as child welfare or public health services, unless a primary purpose of the grant is job creation; (b) a Water Department grant for stormwater management; (c) a grant or other financial assistance provided for the purpose of developing affordable housing.

(2) Subsidy. A reduction in any tax obligation to the City or State; a TIF; a grant of funds from any governmental source; a loan or loan guarantee from any governmental source pursuant to which interest or other cost obligations are less than the recipient would have been required to otherwise pay to obtain a loan; acquisition or the leasing of real property from a government source at less than fair market value; or the receipt of any other thing of significant monetary value from a governmental source, not including a license, permit, zoning change or other regulatory or legislative approval.

(3) Covered Business.

(a) A business located in an area of the City identified in Section 19-3201(1) of this Code and that has annual gross revenues of more than $2,000,000 in the relevant calendar year;

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