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File #: 161002    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 11/17/2016 In control: Committee on Streets and Services
On agenda: Final action: 12/8/2016
Title: Amending Chapter 9-600 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Service and Other Businesses," by amending Section 9-605, entitled "Towing," to clarify requirements for application of the rotational tow system, and by adding penalties, under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Greenlee, Council President Clarke
Indexes: TOWING
Code sections: 9-600 - Service Businesses, 9-605 - Towing
Attachments: 1. CertifiedCopy16100200.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsVideo
12/20/20160 MAYOR SIGNED  Action details Not available
12/8/20160 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass Action details Not available
12/1/20160 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR  Action details Not available
12/1/20160 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCILPass Action details Not available
12/1/20160 CITY COUNCIL READ AND ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SECOND READING CALENDAR  Action details Not available
11/29/20160 Committee on Streets and Services HEARING NOTICES SENT  Action details Not available
11/29/20160 Committee on Streets and Services HEARING HELD  Action details Not available
11/29/20160 Committee on Streets and Services REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED  Action details Not available
11/17/20160 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and ReferredPass Action details Not available

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Amending Chapter 9-600 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Service and Other Businesses,” by amending Section 9-605, entitled “Towing,” to clarify requirements for application of the rotational tow system, and by adding penalties, under certain terms and conditions.

 

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

 

SECTION 1.  Section 9-605 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

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CHAPTER 9-600.  SERVICE AND OTHER BUSINESSES

 

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§ 9-605.  Towing.

 

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(4)                     Rotation method of tow truck selection.

 

                                          (a)                     No person shall engage in towing from the scene of an accident where police have been dispatched or otherwise respond to the scene of the accident or with respect to a disabled vehicle [that is either impeding traffic or] on the shoulder of a limited access highway unless that person has either been selected through operation of the rotational system established under this subsection, or has been selected or permitted to perform such tow from a state highway by the State Police.

 

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                     (14)                     Enforcement.

 

                                          (a)                     The Enforcement Agency or the Police Department may impound any unlicensed tow truck.  In addition, the Police Department may impound a tow truck if its driver refuses a lawful order of a police officer at an accident scene and tows or attempts to tow a vehicle from such accident scene in violation of § 9-605(4)(a) and the police officer’s order.  The owner may reclaim any impounded vehicle upon the payment of a five hundred (500) dollars impoundment fee. Such impoundment fee shall be in addition to any fines or civil penalties set forth in this Section.

 

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Explanation:

 

[Brackets] indicate matter deleted.

Italics indicate matter added.

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