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File #: 160303    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 4/14/2016 In control: Committee on Licenses and Inspections
On agenda: Final action: 6/16/2016
Title: Amending Section 9-703 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Special Assembly Occupancies," by further providing for types of activity to be regulated and by altering the fees and requirements for a Special Assembly Occupancy license, and amending Title 4, Subcode "B" ("The Philadelphia Building Code") and Subcode "F" ("The Philadelphia Fire Code") of The Philadelphia Code, to conform a definition, all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Squilla
Indexes: SPECIAL ASSEMBLY OCCUPANCIES
Attachments: 1. CertifiedCopy16030300.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsVideo
6/28/20160 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Not available
6/16/20160 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass17:0 Action details Not available
6/9/20160 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
6/9/20160 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCILPass  Action details Not available
6/9/20160 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 REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED   Action details Not available
4/14/20160 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and ReferredPass  Action details Not available

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Amending Section 9-703 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Special Assembly Occupancies,” by further providing for types of activity to be regulated and by altering the fees and requirements for a Special Assembly Occupancy license, and amending Title 4, Subcode “B” (“The Philadelphia Building Code”) and Subcode “F” (“The Philadelphia Fire Code”) of The Philadelphia Code, to conform a definition, all under certain terms and conditions.

 

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

 

SECTION 1.  Section 9-703 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

 

§ 9-703.  Special Assembly Occupancies.

 

                     (1)                     Definitions.

 

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                                          (b)                     "Social entertainment [purposes]" shall mean provision for dancing by patrons, entertainment by live or recorded music (whether or not also presented with video content) or a disc jockey, [observing] a theatrical or other performance act or similar activities. The phrase shall not include the consumption of food and beverages, listening to a speaker or lecture, watching television programming, watching or participating in athletic events, or other similar activities.

 

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                                          (d)                     "Performance Act" shall mean any person or group of persons engaged in the act of singing, disc jockeying, rapping, dancing, playing musical instruments, and/or acting for an audience or group of patrons.  The term shall also include the presentation of streaming or recorded audio or video, whether or not obtained for a fee, where such audio or video is offered primarily for entertainment by listening or viewing, rather than for background.

                                          

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(2)                     Licenses.

 

                                          (a)                     No person shall operate a special assembly occupancy without first obtaining a special assembly occupancy license from the Department.

 

                                                               (.1)                     The fee for a special assembly occupancy license shall be [one] two hundred [(100)] (200) dollars.

 

                                                               (.2)                     Within five (5) days of filing an application for a special assembly occupancy license, the applicant shall post a notice of application provided by the Department on the exterior of each street frontage of the proposed special assembly occupancy location, in a location clearly visible to the public, for a period of thirty (30) days.

 

                                                               (.3)                     Special assembly occupancy licenses shall be [annually] renewed every two years upon payment of the renewal fee of [one] two hundred [(100)] (200) dollars and posting of the renewal application for 30 days as provided in  subsection (2)(a)(.2) hereof, and subject to the conditions set forth in subsection (2)(b) [herein] hereof.

 

SECTION 2.  Chapter 2 of Subcode “B” (“The Philadelphia Building Code”) of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

 

CHAPTER 2

DEFINITIONS

 

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Section B-202.  Definitions.

 

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SOCIAL ENTERTAINMENT [PURPOSES]. Provision for [D]dancing by patrons, entertainment by live or recorded music or a disc jockey, [observing] a theatrical or other performance act or similar activities. The phrase shall not include the consumption of food and beverages, listening to a speaker or lecture, watching television programming, watching or participating in athletic events, or other similar activities.

 

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SECTION 3.  Chapter 2 of Subcode “F” (“The Philadelphia Fire Code”) of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

 

CHAPTER 2

DEFINITIONS

 

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Section 202.  Definitions.

 

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SOCIAL ENTERTAINMENT [PURPOSES]. Provision for [D]dancing by patrons, entertainment by live or recorded music or a disc jockey, [observing] a theatrical or other performance act or similar activities. The phrase shall not include the consumption of food and beverages, listening to a speaker or lecture, watching television programming, watching or participating in athletic events, or other similar activities.

 

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Explanation:

 

[Brackets] indicate matter deleted.

Italics indicate matter added.

 

 

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