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Record #: O2013-5527   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 7/24/2013 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Public Safety
Final action: 9/11/2013
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 8-4 by adding new Section 350 regarding firearm violations in proximity to transportation facilities
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm, Dowell, Pat, Osterman, Harry
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. O2013-5527.pdf
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL
MAYOR






July 24, 2013










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


Ladies and Gentlemen:

At the request of the Superintendent of Police, I transmit herewith, together with Alderman Dowell and Alderman Osterman, an ordinance amending the Municipal Code regarding firearm violations in proximity to transportation facilities.

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 8-4-350, as follows:

Reserved 8-4-350 Enhanced penalties for offenses committed in public transportation safety zones

(a) Definition. For purposes of this section, "public transportation safety zone" means:
any bus, train, or other form of transportation operated by a transportation authority that is funded, in whole or in part, with public funds;
in, or within 100 feet of, any building, real property, or parking area under the control of a public transportation authority that is funded, in whole or in part, with public funds; and
within 100 feet of any bus shelter or sign designating the location of a bus stop utilized by a transportation authority that is funded, in whole or in part, with public funds.

(b) Penalties.
The following enhanced penalties shall apply to violations of sections 8-20-075 and 8-20-085 of this Code that occur in public transportation safety zones:

the penalty for a first offense shall be a fine of not less than $1,000.00 nor more than $5.000.00, and incarceration for a term not less than 120 days nor more than six months;
the penalty for a second offense shall be a fine of not less than $5,000.00 nor more than $15,000.00, and incarceration for a term not less than 150 days nor more than six months; and
the penalty for a third or subsequent offense shall be a fine of not less than $10,000.00 nor mo...

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