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File #: 210802    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 10/7/2021 In control: Committee on Public Safety
On agenda: Final action: 5/19/2022
Title: Amending Section 12-1120 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Abandoned Vehicles," to authorize Public Safety Officers to authorize the removal of abandoned vehicles, all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Council President Clarke, Councilmember Squilla
Indexes: ABANDONED CARS, PUBLIC SAFETY ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 21080200.pdf, 2. CertifiedCopy21080200
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsVideo
6/1/20220 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Not available
5/19/20220 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass16:0 Action details Not available
5/12/20220 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCIL   Action details Not available
5/12/20220 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
5/12/20220 CITY COUNCIL READ AND ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SECOND READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
5/5/20220 Committee on Public Safety HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Not available
5/5/20220 Committee on Public Safety HEARING HELD   Action details Not available
5/5/20220 Committee on Public Safety REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED   Action details Not available
11/1/20210 Committee on Public Safety HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Not available
11/1/20210 Committee on Public Safety Cancellation of Scheduled Public Hearing   Action details Not available
10/7/20210 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
Title
Amending Section 12-1120 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Abandoned Vehicles," to authorize Public Safety Officers to authorize the removal of abandoned vehicles, all under certain terms and conditions.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Title 12 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended as follows:

TITLE 12. TRAFFIC CODE

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CHAPTER 12-1100. MISCELLANEOUS REGULATIONS AND PENALTIES

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? 12-1120. Abandoned Vehicles.

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(3) Such vehicle may be removed by the Police Department or by an authorized salvor pursuant to police direction, or the direction of an authorized Public Safety Officer, as an abandoned vehicle if the vehicle is not moved after ten days' written notice for removal has been sent to the last registered owner thereof; except that if the vehicle constitutes a safety hazard, the Police Department may remove it immediately and within twelve (12) hours send a written notice to the last registered owner, stating cause of removal, the location of vehicle and the procedure to follow in reclaiming the vehicle.

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(4) If such a vehicle is not removed by the Police Department within sixty (60) days after written notice for removal has been sent to the last registered owner, the Police Department, or an authorized Public Safety Officer, shall request in writing that an authorized salvor take possession of and remove such abandoned vehicle. The Police Department, or an authorized Public Safety Officer, may request in writing an authorized salvor to take possession of and remove such vehicle prior to the expiration of the sixty (60) days' notice when, in the Departments' judgement, or in the judgement of an authorized Public Safety Officer, [they]the Department will not be able to remove the abandoned vehicle within sixty (60) days.

(5) Upon written request of the Police Department, or an authorized Public Safety Officer, as per 67 Pa. Code ? 253.5(b), an authorized salvor shal...

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