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File #: 170897    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 10/19/2017 In control: Committee on Public Health and Human Services
On agenda: Final action: 12/14/2017
Title: Amending Title 6, Chapter 6-400, of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Miscellaneous Standards and Requirements," to add warning sign requirements for public bathing establishments; all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Greenlee
Code sections: 6-400 - Miscellaneous Standards and Requirements, Title 6 - HEALTH CODE
Attachments: 1. CertifiedCopy17089701.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsVideo
1/3/20181 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Not available
12/14/20171 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass17:0 Action details Not available
12/7/20171 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
12/7/20171 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCILPass  Action details Not available
12/7/20171 CITY COUNCIL READ AND ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SECOND READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
12/4/20170 Committee on Public Health and Human Services HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Not available
12/4/20170 Committee on Public Health and Human Services HEARING HELD   Action details Not available
12/4/20170 Committee on Public Health and Human Services AMENDED   Action details Not available
12/4/20171 Committee on Public Health and Human Services REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED   Action details Not available
10/19/20170 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and ReferredPass  Action details Not available
Title
Amending Title 6, Chapter 6-400, of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Miscellaneous Standards and Requirements," to add warning sign requirements for public bathing establishments; all under certain terms and conditions.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Title 6 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended as follows:

TITLE 6. HEALTH CODE.

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CHAPTER 6-400. MISCELLANEOUS STANDARDS AND REQUIREMENTS.

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ยง6-407. Public Bathing Places; Warning Signs.

(1) Definitions. For the purpose of this Chapter, a public bathing place shall mean an outdoor or indoor place lawfully held out to the public for the purpose of swimming or bathing whether or not a fee is charged for admission or for the use of the place, including, but not limited to, those within multi-family housing complexes, hotels, and private clubs.

(2) Notice requirement. No person shall own or operate a public bathing place without providing lifeguard service at any time such public bathing place is open or accessible to the public or residents unless a warning sign appears in plain view inside the pool area which states in clearly legible lettering at least 1 inch in height: "WARNING - NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY." Such warning signs shall also state in clearly legible lettering at least 1 inch in height "NON-SWIMMERS AND CHILDREN UNDER 14 YEARS OF AGE NEED RESPONSIBLE ADULT SUPERVISION."

(3) Remedies Not Excluded.

(a) Nothing in this Section shall relieve the owner or operator of public bathing places of responsibility or liability for any accidents or injuries occurring on or around such facilities.

(b) Nothing in this Section shall relieve the owner or operator of a public bathing place of his or her obligations under the Public Bathing Law, Act of Jun. 23, 1931, P.L. 899, No. 299.

SECTION 2. This Ordinance shall be effective March 31, 2018.


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