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File #: 170798    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 9/21/2017 In control: Committee on Legislative Oversight
On agenda: Final action: 12/14/2017
Title: Amending Chapter 9-600 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Services and Other Businesses," by repealing Section 9-621 (relating to the sale of telephone activated pagers), all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Council President Clarke, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez
Code sections: 9-600 - Service Businesses
Attachments: 1. CertifiedCopy17079800.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsVideo
1/3/20180 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Not available
12/14/20170 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass17:0 Action details Not available
12/7/20170 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
12/7/20170 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCILPass  Action details Not available
12/7/20170 CITY COUNCIL READ AND ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SECOND READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
12/4/20170 Legislative Oversight Committee HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Not available
12/4/20170 Legislative Oversight Committee HEARING HELD   Action details Not available
12/4/20170 Legislative Oversight Committee REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED   Action details Not available
9/21/20170 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and ReferredPass  Action details Not available
Title
Amending Chapter 9-600 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Services and Other Businesses," by repealing Section 9-621 (relating to the sale of telephone activated pagers), all under certain terms and conditions.

Body
WHEREAS, On March 2, 2017, Philadelphia City Council adopted Resolution No. 170179, authorizing the creation of a "Special Committee on Regulatory Review and Reform" to identify archaic, superfluous, and confusing provisions in The Philadelphia Code and in departmental regulations; and to recommend revisions that streamline, clarify and enhance the City's regulatory environment, for the purpose of accelerating the growth of well-paying jobs in Philadelphia while ensuring the safety and well-being of its residents; and

WHEREAS, The Special Committee on Regulatory Review and Reform has identified the provisions described in the title to this proposed Ordinance as non-essential and overdue for repeal; now, therefore


THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Chapter 9-600 of The Philadelphia Code is amended to read as follows:

CHAPTER 9-600. SERVICES AND OTHER BUSINESSES.

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§ 9-621. [Sale of Telephone Activated Pagers.] Reserved.

[(1) Definitions. In this Section the following definitions shall apply:

(a) Telephone activated pager. Any pager or "beeper" that is used to receive telephone communications.

(b) Minor. Any person under the age of 18 years.

(c) Person. Any retail establishment, individual, firm, association, partnership or corporation engaged in the sale or transfer of telephone activated pagers.

(2) Prohibited Conduct.

(a) No person shall sell or otherwise transfer any telephone activated pager to a minor, unless said minor is accompanied by parent or legal guardian, who will purchase said pager at the time of purchase or transfer.

(b) No minor shall, at the time of purchase or transfer of a telephone activated pager, knowingly furnish fraudulent evide...

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