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Record #: O2013-4209   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 6/5/2013 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on License and Consumer Protection
Final action: 5/20/2015
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 8-4 by adding new Section 8-4-052 regarding unlocking of stolen cellular phones
Sponsors: O'Connor, Patrick, Laurino, Margaret, O'Connor, Mary, Mitts, Emma, Thomas, Latasha R.
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 8 - Offenses Affecting Public Peace, Morals & Welfare - Ch. 4 Public Peace & Welfare
Attachments: 1. O2013-4209.pdf
Related files: R2015-407
 
 
 
ORDINANCE
 
 
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:
 
 
SECTION 1. Chapter 8-4 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by adding a new section 8-4-052, underscored as follows:
 
8-4-052 STOLEN CELLULAR PHONES
 
a)   For the purposes of this section:
  1. The term "unlock" shall include any process by which the software or hardware of a wireless communication device is modified so as to permit the device's use with multiple service providers.
  2. The term "wireless communication device" shall include any device through which personal wireless services, as defined in 47 U.S.C. 332 (c)(7)(C)(i), are transmitted.
 
 
b)   Any person who unlocks, or attempts to unlock, a wireless communication device in exchange for a fee or other compensation must:
  1. Reguire the reguesting party to provide a driver's license or other government-issued identification showing the party's name, date of birth, and address.
  2. Record the Mobile Eguipment Identifier (MEID), International Mobile Station Eguipment Identity (IMEI) or Electronic Serial Number (ESN) ofthe wireless communication device.
  3. Provide, on a weekly basis, the information reguired in Subsections (b)(1) and (b)(2) to the superintendent of police by submitting a LeadsOnline electronic reporting form. If the person does not have internet access, however, the person can seek permission from the superintendent of police to use an alternative reporting system acceptable to the superintendent.
 
 
c) This section shall be enforceable by the department of police and the department of business affairs and consumer protection. Any person violating this section shall be fined not less than $500.00 nor more than $1,000.00 for each offense.
 
 
 
SECTION 2. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect ten days following its passage and publication.
 
 
 
 
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