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Record #: SO2012-8533   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 12/12/2012 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on License and Consumer Protection
Final action: 1/17/2013
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 4-4 by adding new Section 4-4-320 regarding license suspension and revocation for violation of debt collection laws
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm, Mitts, Emma, Solis, Daniel, Pawar, Ameya
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 4 - Businesses, Occupations & Consumer Protection - Ch. 4 General Licensing Provisions
Attachments: 1. SO2012-8533.pdf, 2. O2012-8533.pdf
SUBSTITUIE ORDINANCE


BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:

SECTION 1. Chapter 4-4 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by adding a new section 4-4-320, as follows:

4-4-320 License denial, revocation or suspension for certain offenses.
The commissioner, for good and sufficient cause, may deny an application for any license issued under this Title 4 if, during the 5-year period prior to the date of the application, the applicant admitted guilt or liability or has been found guilty or liable in any judicial or administrative proceeding of committing or attempting to commit:

a wilful violation, or two or more violations which do not include a wilful violation, of the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act, 820 ILCS 115/1, or any other federal or state law regulating the payment of wages; or
a violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. ยง1692 or the Collection Agency Act, 225 ILCS 425/1, or any other federal or state law regulating the collection of debt.
The commissioner, for good and sufficient cause, may revoke or suspend a license issued under this Title 4 if:

during the period a person holds a license; or
during the 5-year period prior to the issuance of the license,
the licensee admitted guilt or liability or has been found guilty or liable in any judicial or administrative proceeding of committing or attempting to commit a violation of any of the laws set forth in subsection (a).
This section shall not apply to any person whose final administrative adjudication or judicial judgment or conviction was entered prior to June 1, 2013.
The procedure for the revocation or suspension of a license shall be as set forth in section 4-4-280. The procedure for the denial of an application for a license shall be as set forth in section 4-4-060.


SECTION 2. This ordinance shall be in force and effect July 1,2013.
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Chicago, January 17, 2013


To the President and Members of the City Council:

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