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File #: 200392    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 6/25/2020 In control: Committee on Public Health and Human Services
On agenda: Final action: 10/22/2020
Title: Amending Section 10-403 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Prohibited Conduct," by prohibiting the use of consumer fireworks and providing certain penalties, under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Oh
Indexes: FIREWORKS
Code sections: 10-403 - Prohibited Conduct
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 20039201, As Amended.pdf, 2. CertifiedCopy20039201.pdf

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Amending Section 10-403 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Prohibited Conduct,” by prohibiting the use of consumer fireworks and providing certain penalties, 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 to read as follows:

 

TITLE 10. REGULATION OF INDIVIDUAL CONDUCT AND ACTIIVITY

 

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CHAPTER 10-400. NOISE AND EXCESSIVE VIBRATION

 

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§ 10-403.  Prohibited Conduct.

 

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(12) Use of Consumer Fireworks. No person shall use consumer fireworks (as defined by Section 5601.1.3 of the Fire Code) after 9 p.m. unless such use is in accordance with Sections F-5601.1.3.1 through F-5601.1.3.3 of the Fire Code.

 

[12](13)  Exemptions. The provisions of this Section shall not apply to the following:

      (a)   Aircraft;

      (b)   Airport and railroad operations;

      (c)   Licensed fireworks displays;

      (d)   Sounds lasting no more than 5 minutes in any one hour created by bells, chimes, carillons, or the human voice, or by electronic or mechanical devices that reproduce such sounds, while used in connection with a religious institution;

      (e)   Sounds created by school bells or chimes or by electronic or mechanical devices when used by schools to reproduce such sounds; and

      (f)   Sounds lasting no more than 5 minutes in any one hour created by a clock or bell tower to mark time through the use of bells or chimes or electronic or mechanical devices that reproduce such sounds[.];

      (g)   The use of consumer fireworks on federal holidays.

 

SECTION 2.  This Ordinance shall take effect immediately.

 

 

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Explanation:

 

[Brackets] indicate matter deleted.

Italics indicate new matter added.

 

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