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File #: 170963    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: IN MAYOR'S OFFICE
File created: 11/2/2017 In control: Committee on Public Health and Human Services
On agenda: Final action: 12/14/2017
Title: Amending Sections 6-301 and 6-503 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled, respectively, "Food Establishments" and "Licenses and Permits," to revise licensing requirements relating to food establishments, including requirements relating to restroom facilities, service and seating; all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Parker, Council President Clarke, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Blackwell
Indexes: FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS
Code sections: 6-301 - Food Establishments, 6-503 - Licenses and Permits
Attachments: 1. CertifiedCopy17096301.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsVideo
12/20/20171 MAYOR SIGNED  Action details Not available
12/14/20171 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass 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
11/2/20170 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and ReferredPass Action details Not available

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Amending Sections 6-301 and 6-503 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled, respectively, “Food Establishments” and “Licenses and Permits,” to revise licensing requirements relating to food establishments, including requirements relating to restroom facilities, service and seating; all under certain terms and conditions.

 

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

 

SECTION 1.  Section 6-301 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

 

§ 6-301.  Food Establishments.

 

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                     (2)   No person, except for the following exempt entities, shall conduct, maintain, or operate any food establishment selling food unless [he] such person has obtained [a license as provided in] one of the licenses provided for in subsection (4), below, in accordance with the provisions of § 6-503:

 

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                     (4) The license fee for the issuance of a single license for food establishments selling food is as follows:

 

                                          (a) For food establishments with permanent location where the primary business is the [service of prepared] regular and customary preparation and sale of food for consumption on or off the premises, including but not limited to, eating and drinking establishments and caterers, [$330.] as set forth in subsections (.1) and (.2), below.  Such establishments shall obtain one of the following specific licenses:

 

                                                               (.1)  Large Establishment license.  For establishments with thirty or more seats regularly available for and accessible to customers to consume food on the premises -- $415.

 

                                                               (.2)  Small Establishment license.  For establishments that do not have thirty or more seats regularly available for and accessible to customers to consume food on the premises -- $275.

 

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                     (8)                     Responsibilities of Food Establishments. Subject to the exemptions of Section 6-301(9), every food establishment that sells any non-prepackaged potentially hazardous food, as defined by the Board, shall:

 

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                                          (f) Restroom facilities.

 

                                                               (.1)  For establishments that, on or after January 1, 2018, are newly constructed or substantially altered or have their zoning use changed, have on the premises, regularly available for all customers whenever the establishment is open for business, such restroom facilities as are required by the Plumbing Code.

 

                                                               (.2) For all other establishments, by no later than May 1, 2018, if required to obtain a Large Establishment license pursuant to subsection (4)(a)(.1), have a minimum of one toilet room with sink regularly available for all customers whenever the establishment is open for business.

 

                                                               (.3) Restroom facilities shall not be considered available for all customers if customers must pass through a food preparation area to access the facilities.

 

                                                               (.4) Nothing in this subsection (f) is intended to supersede or excuse compliance with any other restroom requirements, including those set forth in the Plumbing Code.

 

                                          (g) Customer access. By no later than January 1, 2021, the Department of Licenses and Inspections shall promulgate regulations to provide for the use or removal of any physical barrier that requires the persons serving the food in any establishment required to obtain a Large Establishment license, as provided in subsection (4)(a)(.1), either to open a window or other aperture or to pass the food through a window or other aperture, in order to hand the food to a customer inside the establishment.

 

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SECTION 5.  Section 6-503 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

 

§ 6-503.  Licenses and Permits.

 

                     (1)                     Issuance and Conditions.

 

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                                          (c)                     The Department of Licenses and Inspections shall not issue any license unless:

 

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                                                               (.5)                     in the case of food establishments with permanent locations, the person applying for the license: (i) indicates on the application whether the establishment is a prepared food shop, take-out restaurant, or sit-down restaurant, as defined in Section 14-601(7) of the Zoning Code; and whether the establishment is seeking a Large Establishment license or a Small Establishment license, as provided for in Section 6-301(4)(a) (relating to license fees for food establishments); and (ii) has obtained the proper use registration permit from the Department of Licenses and [Inspections.] Inspections; and

 

                                                               (.6)                     in the case of Large Establishment licenses, as provided for in § 6-301(4)(a)(.1) (relating to license fees for food establishments), the Department or the Department of Licenses and Inspections, after inspection of the premises, certifies that all requirements for a Large Establishment license have been met; provided that the Department or the Department of Licenses and Inspections may waive the inspection requirement if it can certify compliance based on other available information.

 

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Explanation:

 

[Brackets] indicate matter deleted.

Italics indicate new matter added.

 

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