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File #: 210870    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: IN COUNCIL - SECOND READING
File created: 10/28/2021 In control: Committee on Streets and Services
On agenda: Final action:
Title: Amending Chapter 10-400 of The Philadelphia Code ("Noise and Excessive Vibration") to establish a prohibition on loud noise emanating from a motor vehicle and to add a section authorizing use of an automated system for determining violations of that prohibition, all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Squilla
Indexes: NOISE
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 21087000.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsVideo
6/16/20220 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCIL   Action details Not available
6/16/20220 CITY COUNCIL READ AND ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SECOND READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
6/16/20220 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
6/14/20220 Committee on Streets and Services HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Not available
6/14/20220 Committee on Streets and Services HEARING HELD   Action details Not available
6/14/20220 Committee on Streets and Services REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED   Action details Not available
12/7/20210 Committee on Streets and Services HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Not available
12/7/20210 Committee on Streets and Services HEARING HELD   Action details Not available
12/7/20210 Committee on Streets and Services RECESSED   Action details Not available
10/28/20210 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
Title
Amending Chapter 10-400 of The Philadelphia Code ("Noise and Excessive Vibration") to establish a prohibition on loud noise emanating from a motor vehicle and to add a section authorizing use of an automated system for determining violations of that prohibition, all 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 as follows:

TITLE 10. REGULATION OF INDIVIDUAL CONDUCT AND ACTIVITY

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CHAPTER 10-400. NOISE AND EXCESSIVE VIBRATION

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? 10-403. Prohibited Conduct.

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(14) Sound Emanating From a Motor Vehicle. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in subsection (7) ("Sound Created in the Right of Way"), no person shall create or cause, or permit the creation of, sound emanating from a motor vehicle, at a level of five decibels above background level measured from a distance of 25 or more feet.

(a) This prohibition applies without regard to whether the sound derives from operation of the vehicle, from music or other amplified sound from the vehicle, or other source connected to the vehicle.

(b) This prohibition shall not apply in connection with a permitted event or activity.

(c) The owner of a motor vehicle from which a violation of this provision occurs shall be liable for a violation of this provision, without regard to whether such person was operating the vehicle at the time of the violation, unless the owner demonstrates that the vehicle was reported stolen to the Police, and remained unrecovered, at the time of the violation.

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? 10-412. Enforcement of Motor Vehicle Noise Violations.

(1) Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary in this Chapter 10-400, violations of Subsection 10-403(14) ("Sound Emanating from a Motor Vehicle") may be enforced using an Automated Vehicle-Noise Enforcement System.

(2) An Automated Vehicle-Noise Enfor...

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