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Record #: O2013-5494   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 7/17/2013 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 7/17/2013
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 8-4 by adding new Section 355 and modifying Sections 8-20-300, 8-24-020 and 8-24-027 regarding school safety zones and safe passage routes
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. O2013-5494.pdf
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL
MAYOR
July 17, 2013










TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO


Ladies and Gentlemen:

I transmit herewith an ordinance amending the Municipal Code regarding student safety zones and safe passage routes.

Your favorable consideration of this ordinance will be appreciated.

Mayor

Very truly yours,
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 a new 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 of the 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 qualify 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. an...

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