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File #: 171126    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 12/14/2017 In control: Committee on Legislative Oversight
On agenda: Final action: 3/8/2018
Title: Amending Chapter 10-800 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Safety," by repealing certain provisions relating to police and fire radio broadcasts, all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Johnson
Indexes: SAFETY
Code sections: 10-800 - Safety
Attachments: 1. CertifiedCopy17112600.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsVideo
3/20/20180 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Not available
3/8/20180 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass17:0 Action details Not available
2/22/20180 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
2/22/20180 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCILPass  Action details Not available
2/22/20180 CITY COUNCIL READ AND ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SECOND READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
2/21/20180 Legislative Oversight Committee HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Not available
2/21/20180 Legislative Oversight Committee HEARING HELD   Action details Not available
2/21/20180 Legislative Oversight Committee REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED   Action details Not available
12/14/20170 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and ReferredPass  Action details Not available
Title
Amending Chapter 10-800 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Safety," by repealing certain provisions relating to police and fire radio broadcasts, 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 10-800 of The Philadelphia Code is amended to read as follows:

CHAPTER 10-800. SAFETY.

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§ 10-817. Police and Fire Radio Broadcasts.

(1) Prohibited Conduct.

(a) No person shall own, possess, sell or transfer any radio equipment or conversion equipment of any nature or type which is capable of transmitting on or otherwise interfering with police or fire radio broadcast frequencies.

(b) No person shall alter any radio equipment in any manner so that the receiver or converter makes it possible to transmit on or interfere with police or fire radio broadcast frequencies.

(c) No unauthorized person who owns or is in possession of any radio equipment or conversion equipment of any type which is capable of receiving signals on frequencies allocated for police or fire radio broadcasts shall transmit on said frequencies or otherwise interfere with any police or fire radio broadcast.

(d) No person shall use any radio equipment or conversio...

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