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File #: 180741-A    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: IN COUNCIL - FIRST READING
File created: 9/13/2018 In control: Committee on Public Safety
On agenda: Final action: 12/6/2018
Title: Amending Section 10-840 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Criminal and Defiant Trespassers," to clarify and modify applicable definitions, penalties, and procedures, and to make certain technical changes, all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Council President Clarke, Councilmember Jones
Indexes: CRIMINAL DEFIANT TRESPASSERS
Attachments: 1. CertifiedCopy180741-A02.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsVideo
12/11/20182 MAYOR SIGNED  Action details Not available
12/6/20182 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass Action details Not available
11/29/20181 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCILPass Action details Not available
11/29/20181 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR  Action details Not available
11/29/20181 CITY COUNCIL READ  Action details Not available
11/29/20182 CITY COUNCIL AMENDED  Action details Not available
11/29/20182 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON FINAL PASSAGE CALENDAR FOR NEXT MEETING.  Action details Not available
11/20/20180 Committee on Public Safety HEARING NOTICES SENT  Action details Not available
11/20/20180 Committee on Public Safety HEARING HELD  Action details Not available
11/20/20180 Committee on Public Safety AMENDED  Action details Not available
11/20/20181 Committee on Public Safety REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED  Action details Not available
10/29/20180 CITY COUNCIL Re-Referred  Action details Not available
9/13/20180 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and ReferredPass Action details Not available
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Amending Section 10-840 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Criminal and Defiant Trespassers," to clarify and modify applicable definitions, penalties, and procedures, and to make certain technical changes, all under certain terms and conditions.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:


SECTION 1. Title 10 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended as follows:

TITLE 10. REGULATION OF INDIVIDUAL CONDUCT AND ACTIVITY.

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CHAPTER 10-800. SAFETY.

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ยง 10-840. Criminal and Defiant Trespassers.

(1) Legislative Findings.

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(b) Criminal and defiant trespassers have no rights to occupy residential property as against the rights of the current owner or authorized agent of said residential property. Owners of residential property in Philadelphia have full rights over and to their residential property as provided under Pennsylvania law.

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(2) Definitions. The following definitions apply to this Section 10-840.

(a) Alleged Criminal and Defiant Trespasser. A [criminal and defiant trespasser is a] person who the owner of a property or authorized agent of said [residential property] owner alleges is criminally and defiantly trespassing on the owner's residential property under this Section 10-840.

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(c) Criminal and Defiant Trespasser. A ["criminal and defiant trespasser" is a] person who is not an owner of the subject residential property; and is not a victim of domestic violence, sexual harassment, or stalking under Section 9-3201(8) of the Code that has been perpetrated by an owner of such property or by another person who is or had recently lived with such victim in such residential property; and who occupies residential property without any of the following:

(.1) title, including by [twenty-one (21) years of] adverse possession of
the residential property under Pennsylvania Law [or as acquired through Sheriff's Sa...

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