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File #: 180523    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 5/17/2018 In control: Committee on Streets and Services
On agenda: Final action: 6/14/2018
Title: Amending Chapter 10-500 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Property - Damaging, Defacing and Interfering With," to prohibit camping on property without the owner's permission, under certain conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez
Indexes: PROPERTY DAMAGING, DEFACING AND INTERFERING WITH
Code sections: 10-500 - Property-Damaging, Defacing and Interfering With
Attachments: 1. CertifiedCopy18052300.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsVideo
6/28/20180 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Not available
6/14/20180 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass17:0 Action details Not available
6/7/20180 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
6/7/20180 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCILPass  Action details Not available
6/7/20180 CITY COUNCIL READ AND ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SECOND READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
6/4/20180 Committee on Streets and Services HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Not available
6/4/20180 Committee on Streets and Services HEARING HELD   Action details Not available
6/4/20180 Committee on Streets and Services REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED   Action details Not available
5/17/20180 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and ReferredPass  Action details Not available

Title

Amending Chapter 10-500 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Property - Damaging, Defacing and Interfering With,” to prohibit camping on property without the owner’s permission, under certain conditions.

 

Body

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

 

SECTION 1.  Chapter 10-500 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

 

CHAPTER 10-500. PROPERTY – DAMAGING, DEFACING AND INTERFERING WITH.

 

§ 10-501.  Prohibited Conduct.

 

                     *     *     *

 

                     (3)  No person shall camp on any private property without the written permission of the owner or manager of the property.  To “camp” means to use any property for temporary or permanent outdoor living accommodation purposes, including:  sleeping or making preparations to sleep; laying down or using for the purpose of sleeping any tent, tarpaulin, lean-to, sleeping bag, bedroll, mattress, blankets, or any form of cover or protection from the elements other than clothing; storing personal belongings; or making any fire.

 

                     [(3)] (4) * * *

 

§ 10-502.  Penalties.

 

                     (1)                     The penalty for violation of § 10-501(1) or § 10-501[(3)](4) of this Chapter shall be a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $300 except that acts of graffiti shall be subject to a fine of $300. * * *

 

                     (2)                     The penalty for violation of subsection 10-501(2) of this Chapter shall be a fine of not less than fifty (50) dollars, nor more than three hundred (300) dollars.

 

                     (3)                     The penalty for violation of subsection 10-501(3) of this Chapter (relating to camping) shall be a fine of twenty dollars ($20).

 

                     [(3)] (4) * * *

 

 

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Explanation:

 

[Brackets] indicate matter deleted.

Italics indicate new matter added.

 

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