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File #: 180936    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: REPORTED FAVORABLY, SUSPENSION
File created: 10/25/2018 In control: Committee on Public Health and Human Services
On agenda: Final action:
Title: Amending Title 6 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Health Code," relating to lead paint hazards and other violations, to provide for appeal periods and for penalties, to provide for inspections and fees, to revise definitions, and to promote lead safety, all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Reynolds Brown
Indexes: LEAD-BASED PAINT
Code sections: Title 6 - HEALTH CODE
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 18093601, As Amended.pdf
Title
Amending Title 6 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Health Code," relating to lead paint hazards and other violations, to provide for appeal periods and for penalties, to provide for inspections and fees, to revise definitions, and to promote lead safety, 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 amended to read as follows:

TITLE 6. HEALTH CODE

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CHAPTER 6-400. MISCELLANEOUS STANDARDS AND REQUIREMENTS

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? 6-403. [Residential and Occupancy Hygiene.] Lead Paint and Other Lead Hazards.

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(4) Hazardous Conditions.

(a) The Department of Public Health, upon application by any owner or person in control of a premises, or upon receipt of a credible report that a child living at the premises has a blood lead level of greater than 10 micrograms per deciliter, or such lower level as shall be established by the Board of Health as cause for significant concern, shall test or cause to be tested said premises to determine the presence of lead based coating. The Department shall make such additional determinations as to enable the Department to issue a certificate that the premises is or is not in compliance with this Section of The Philadelphia Code.

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(5) Tenant Protection Against Retaliation.

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(6) Penalties and enforcement.

[(b) (.1)] (a) Any owner or representative of the owner who violates any provision of [subsection 6-403(5)(a)] this Section 6-403 shall be subject to a fine of three hundred (300) dollars [and/or imprisonment of up to ninety (90) days] for each offense for each residential unit, except that failure to comply with any order issued under this Section shall be subject to a fine of two thousand dollars for each residential unit. Continuing violation of the same provision or continuing failure to comply with an order shall constitute a separate violation f...

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