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File #: 210674    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: HELD IN COMMITTEE
File created: 9/17/2021 In control: Committee on Licenses and Inspections
On agenda: Final action:
Title: Amending Chapter 9-4400 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Responsible Business Operations," to revise what constitutes nuisance behavior, expand business owner liability and expand potential mitigation measures, all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Green
Indexes: NUISANCE BEHAVIOR
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 21067400.pdf
Title
Amending Chapter 9-4400 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Responsible Business Operations," to revise what constitutes nuisance behavior, expand business owner liability and expand potential mitigation measures, all under certain terms and conditions.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Chapter 9-4400 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

CHAPTER 9-4400. RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS OPERATIONS.

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? 9-4401. Definitions.

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(3) Nuisance Behavior. Behavior that significantly interferes with the health, safety and welfare of the community, including, but not limited to, the following violations:

(k.1) Playing music or sound from a vehicle at a volume in violation of Chapter 10-400 of the Code ("Noise and Excessive Vibration"), in a parking lot associated with the business.
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? 9-4402. Business Owner Liability

(1) Any person authorized to enforce the relevant ordinance or statute shall issue the owner of a business a violation notice for nuisance behavior that takes place during or after the business's operating hours inside the business or on the sidewalk or street or a parking lot abutting the business, provided that the owner shall not be subject to penalties in connection with an individual incident of nuisance behavior under this Chapter unless the owner was personally responsible for such behavior:

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? 9-4404. Nuisance Abatement Activities

(1) Measures that may be taken to reduce, eliminate or prevent future recurrence of nuisance behavior, or that may be required as part of an agreement on a nuisance abatement plan, may include the following:
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(f) Installing and maintaining surveillance cameras at each point of entry to and exit from the business, in designated common areas and in interior spaces, illuminated in such a manner so as to identify persons entering and exiting the business and maintaining recordin...

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