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File #: 160333    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 4/21/2016 In control: Committee on Public Safety
On agenda: Final action: 6/16/2016
Title: Amending Chapter 10-800 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Safety," by amending Section 10-820, entitled "Cutting Weapons in Public Places," by excluding certain emergency personnel from the prohibition on the use and possession of cutting tools.
Sponsors: Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember O'Neill, Councilmember Gym
Indexes: SAFETY, WEAPONS
Code sections: 10-800 - Safety, 10-820 - Cutting Weapons in Public Places
Attachments: 1. CertifiedCopy16033300.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
6/1/20160 Committee on Public Safety HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Not available
6/1/20160 Committee on Public Safety HEARING HELD   Action details Not available
6/1/20160 Committee on Public Safety REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED   Action details Not available
4/21/20160 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and ReferredPass  Action details Not available

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Amending Chapter 10-800 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Safety,” by amending Section 10-820, entitled “Cutting Weapons in Public Places,” by excluding certain emergency personnel from the prohibition on the use and possession of cutting tools.

 

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

 

SECTION 1.  Chapter 10-800 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

 

CHAPTER 10-800.  SAFETY

 

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§ 10-820.  Cutting Weapons in Public Places.

 

                     (1)                     Definition.

 

                                          Cutting Weapon. Any knife or other cutting instrument which can be used as a weapon that has a cutting edge similar to that of a knife. No tool or instrument commonly or ordinarily used in a trade, profession or calling shall be considered a cutting weapon while actually being used in the active exercise of that trade, profession or calling.

 

                     (2)                     Prohibited Conduct. No person shall use or possess any cutting weapon upon the public streets or upon any public property at any time.

 

                                          (a)  Exception:  This restriction shall not apply to the use and possession of cutting tools by emergency personnel of the Philadelphia Fire Department, whether on or off duty.

 

                     (3)                     Penalty. The penalty for violation of this Section shall be a fine of not less than three hundred (300) dollars and imprisonment of not less than ninety days.

 

SECTION 2.  This Ordinance shall take effect immediately.

 

 

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Explanation:

Italics indicate new matter added.

 

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