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Record #: SO2013-5431   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 6/26/2013 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Public Safety
Final action: 5/20/2015
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 8-4 by adding new Section 8-4- 355 and modifying Sections 8-20-300,8-24-020 and 8-24-027 regarding school safety zones
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 8 - Offenses Affecting Public Peace, Morals & Welfare - Ch. 20 Weapons, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 8 - Offenses Affecting Public Peace, Morals & Welfare - Ch. 24 Firearms & Other Weapons, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 8 - Offenses Affecting Public Peace, Morals & Welfare - Ch. 4 Public Peace & Welfare
Attachments: 1. O2013-5431.pdf, 2. SO2013-5431.pdf
Related files: R2015-407
SUBSTITUTE ORDINANCE
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:
SECTION 1. The Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by adding ajiew Section 8-4-355, as follows:
Reserved 8-4-355 Enhanced penalties for offenses committed in student safety zones. (a) Definitions. For purposes of this section, the following definitions apply:
"School" means any public, private, or parochial elementary, middle, or secondary school in the City of Chicago.
"School zone" means:
(A) in a school or on its grounds: or
(B) within 1.000 feet of the grounds of a school.
"School activity" means any extracurricular event occurring in a school (the "host school") or on its grounds that is announced to the public via the Internet at least one day in advance. The online announcement shall state the starting and ending times ofthe event. If the event does not have a set ending time, the announcement shall state an estimated ending time. If an event is not announced online at least one day in advance, or if the online announcement does not state both the starting time and the set or estimated ending time, the event does not gualify as a "school activity" for purposes of this section.
"Safe passage route" means any portion of the public way designated by the Mayor of the City of Chicago, or his designee, for use by students travelling to and from a particular school (the route's "associated school'"). The locations of safe passage routes and the identities of their associated schools shall be made available to the public via the Internet.
"Student safety zone" means:

any school zone between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on any day the school is in session:
the school zone of any host school during any school activity, and within 60 minutes before the starting time and 60 minutes after the set or estimated ending time of such school activity, as announced online pursuant to subsection (a)(3) of this section:
any safe passage route between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 7:00...

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