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File #: 160115    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 2/11/2016 In control: Committee on Licenses and Inspections
On agenda: Final action: 6/16/2016
Title: Amending Title 9 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Regulation of Businesses, Trades and Professions," by creating a new Chapter to hold business owners responsible for nuisance behavior occurring on the business premises and within the immediate vicinity of the business, to provide for enforcement and penalties, and to provide for business owner meetings with Registered Community Organizations with respect to certain appeals, all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Squilla
Indexes: NUISANCE BEHAVIOR
Code sections: Title 9 - REGULATION OF BUSINESSES, TRADES AND PROFESSIONS
Attachments: 1. CertifiedCopy16011501.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsVideo
6/28/20161 MAYOR SIGNED  Action details Not available
6/16/20161 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass Action details Not available
6/9/20161 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR  Action details Not available
6/9/20161 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCILPass Action details Not available
6/9/20161 CITY COUNCIL READ AND ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SECOND READING CALENDAR  Action details Not available
6/6/20160 Committee on Licenses and Inspections HEARING NOTICES SENT  Action details Not available
6/6/20160 Committee on Licenses and Inspections HEARING HELD  Action details Not available
6/6/20160 Committee on Licenses and Inspections AMENDED  Action details Not available
6/6/20161 Committee on Licenses and Inspections REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED  Action details Not available
4/4/20160 Committee on Licenses and Inspections HEARING NOTICES SENT  Action details Not available
2/11/20160 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and ReferredPass Action details Not available
Title
Amending Title 9 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Regulation of Businesses, Trades and Professions," by creating a new Chapter to hold business owners responsible for nuisance behavior occurring on the business premises and within the immediate vicinity of the business, to provide for enforcement and penalties, and to provide for business owner meetings with Registered Community Organizations with respect to certain appeals, all under certain terms and conditions.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Title 9 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

TITLE 9. REGULATION OF BUSINESSES, TRADES AND PROFESSIONS.

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CHAPTER 9-4400. RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS OPERATIONS.

§ 9-4401. Definitions. The following definitions shall apply to this Chapter.

(1) Chronic Nuisance. A business with respect to which an owner has been issued a violation notice for nuisance behavior under this Chapter on three (3) or more separate days during any sixty (60) day period or on seven (7) or more separate days during any twelve (12) month period.

(2) Adequate Remedial Measures. Measures taken that are substantially likely to reduce, eliminate or prevent recurrence of the nuisance behavior at issue.

(3) Nuisance Behavior. Behavior that significantly interferes with the health, safety and welfare of the community, including, but not limited to, the following violations:

(a) Illegal consumption of alcoholic beverages (Section 10-604 of The Philadelphia Code);

(b) Illegal drug activity (The Controlled Substance Drug Device and Cosmetic Act, 35 P.S. § 780-101 et seq.);

(c) Unlawful street or sidewalk obstruction (Section 10-611(2) of The Philadelphia Code);

(d) Gambling (Section 10-611(2) of The Philadelphia Code);

(e) Loitering (Section 10-603 of The Philadelphia Code);

(f) Public urination or defecation ...

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