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File #: 190603    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: IN COMMITTEE
File created: 6/20/2019 In control: Committee on Public Safety
On agenda: Final action:
Title: Amending Title 10 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Regulation of Individual Conduct and Activity," by adding a new section to make police interactions with gun owners safer by including duties and penalties for individuals stopped by law enforcement officers who are licensed or exempted to carry a concealed firearm and are in possession of a firearm; all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Council President Clarke, Councilmember Jones
Indexes: GUNS, SAFETY
Code sections: 10-800 - Safety
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 19060300.pdf
Title
Amending Title 10 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Regulation of Individual Conduct and Activity," by adding a new section to make police interactions with gun owners safer by including duties and penalties for individuals stopped by law enforcement officers who are licensed or exempted to carry a concealed firearm and are in possession of a firearm; all under certain terms and conditions.
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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:
SECTION 1. Title 10 is amended by adding the following new section:
? 10-842. Proper Conduct During Encounters with Police.
Stops by law enforcement officials are inherently more dangerous when the individual stopped is in possession of a firearm. To better ensure the safety of the both individual and law enforcement the following shall apply:
1. An individual licensed to carry a concealed firearm who is stopped by a law enforcement officer (traffic stop or otherwise) while in possession of a firearm shall immediately disclose to the law enforcement officer that he or she is carrying a concealed firearm either on their person or in their motor vehicle.
2. An individual licensed to carry a concealed firearm shall have the license in his or her possession whenever he or she is carrying a concealed firearm.
3. Upon lawful request by a law enforcement officer, an individual licensed to carry a concealed firearm shall produce the following to the officer:
(a) The individual's license to carry a concealed firearm; and
(b) The individual's driver license or personal identification card.
4. An individual claiming an exemption under 18 Pa.C.S. Section 6106(b) (relating to firearms not to be carried without a license) shall upon lawful demand of a law enforcement officer produce satisfactory evidence of his or her qualification for exemption.
5. Penalty. Failure to comply with this section carries the following penalties:
(a) $1000 fine for first offense.
(b) $2000 fine and license revocatio...

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