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File #: 160618    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 6/9/2016 In control: Committee on Public Health and Human Services
On agenda: Final action: 12/1/2016
Title: Amending Section A-703.1 of Title 4 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Special Certificate of Inspection," to require certification of water quality as a condition of occupancy for certain buildings used for education, all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Parker
Indexes: WATER QUALITY
Code sections: A-703.0 - SPECIAL CERTIFICATE OF INSPECTION
Attachments: 1. CertifiedCopy16061801.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsVideo
1/24/20171 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Not available
12/1/20161 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass16:0 Action details Not available
11/17/20161 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
11/17/20161 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCILPass  Action details Not available
11/17/20161 CITY COUNCIL READ AND ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SECOND READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
11/16/20160 Committee on Public Health and Human Services HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Not available
11/16/20160 Committee on Public Health and Human Services HEARING HELD   Action details Not available
11/16/20160 Committee on Public Health and Human Services AMENDED   Action details Not available
11/16/20161 Committee on Public Health and Human Services REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED   Action details Not available
8/2/20160 CITY COUNCIL Re-Referred   Action details Not available
6/9/20160 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and ReferredPass  Action details Not available
Title
Amending Section A-703.1 of Title 4 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Special Certificate of Inspection," to require certification of water quality as a condition of occupancy for certain buildings used for education, all under certain terms and conditions.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Section A-703.1 of Title 4 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended as follows:

ยง A-703.1 Special occupancy requirement for structures in Group E occupancy: No structure in Group E occupancy, the Educational occupancy, as defined in Subcode "B" of Title 4 owned or operated by an entity to which the City provides substantial funding, shall be occupied unless a current special certificate of inspection has been issued in connection with such structure.

Exception: Day care facilities that are not part of a school are not regulated under this subsection, except that day care facilities that are not part of a school, but at which thirteen or more children are cared for must comply with the certification requirements pertaining to water quality set forth in subsection A-703.2.4.B.

A-703.2 Issuance of special certificates of inspection: Special certificates of inspection shall be issued on the following basis:

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4. The Department shall not issue a special certificate of inspection unless the building has been inspected for fire, safety, electrical, lead paint, water quality and all other property-related hazards and:

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B. the Health Department has certified that the building is in substantial compliance with applicable [water quality requirements of the Health Department and] lead paint requirements of this Code and that the building can be occupied safely without endangering life or public safety or welfare, and the Health Department or a testing agency certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has certified, within the previous five years, that the b...

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