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File #: 160517-A    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 5/19/2016 In control: Committee on Public Safety
On agenda: Final action: 6/16/2016
Title: Amending Chapter 10-600 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Public Places - Prohibited Conduct," by adding a new Section 10-615, entitled "Disorderly Conduct and Related Offenses," to prohibit certain types of disorderly public conduct and to provide for penalties, all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Johnson
Indexes: DISORDERLY CONDUCT AND RELATED OFFENSES
Code sections: 10-600 - Public Places-Prohibited Conduct
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 160517-A01, As Amended on Floor.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsVideo
6/23/20161 MAYOR SIGNED  Action details Not available
6/16/20161 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass 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
6/9/20161 CITY COUNCIL AMENDED  Action details Not available
6/9/20160 CITY COUNCIL READ  Action details Not available
6/9/20161 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON FINAL PASSAGE CALENDAR FOR NEXT MEETING.  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
5/19/20160 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and ReferredPass Action details Not available
Title
Amending Chapter 10-600 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Public Places - Prohibited Conduct," by adding a new Section 10-615, entitled "Disorderly Conduct and Related Offenses," to prohibit certain types of disorderly public conduct and to provide for penalties, all under certain terms and conditions.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Chapter 10-600 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

CHAPTER 10-600. PUBLIC PLACES - PROHIBITED CONDUCT.

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ยง 10-615. Disorderly Conduct and Related Offenses.

(1) Definitions. The following definitions shall apply to this Section:

(a) "Disorderly Conduct." Conduct which causes public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or which recklessly creates a risk thereof, where the person engaged in such conduct:

(.i) engages in fighting or threatening, or in violent or tumultuous behavior;

(.ii) makes unreasonable noise;

(.iii) uses obscene language or makes an obscene gesture; or

(.iv) creates a hazardous or physically offensive condition by an act which serves no legitimate purpose for that person.


(b) "Obstruct." To render impassable without unreasonable inconvenience or hazard.

(c) "Public Place." Any city sidewalk, park, plaza, recreation center, or any premises open to the general public, such as a theater, stadium, concert hall, or place of business.

(2) Prohibited Conduct.

(a) Disorderly Conduct. No person shall engage in disorderly conduct in a public place.

(b) Failure to Disperse. Where three or more persons are engaged in a course of disorderly conduct in a public place which causes or may reasonably be expected to cause substantial harm or serious inconvenience, annoyance or alarm and a police officer or other person authorized to enforce ordinances has ordered the participants and other p...

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