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Record #: O2014-3448   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 4/30/2014 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Finance
Final action: 5/20/2015
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Section 9-100-101 regarding installment payment plans for traffic violations
Sponsors: Ervin, Jason C., Graham, Deborah L.
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 9 - Vehicles, Traffic & Rail Transportation - Ch. 100 Admin. Adjudication of Parking or Compliance Violations
Attachments: 1. O2014-3448.pdf
Related files: R2015-407
ORDINANCE


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


SECTION 1. Section 9-100-101 of the Municipal Code of the City of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
9-100-101 Installment payment plans.

(a) The traffic compliance administrator may establish a program allowing the payment of parking, compliance, or automated speed enforcement system or automated traffic law enforcement system penalties, administrative fees, and related collection costs or attorney's fees pursuant to Section 1-19-020 or 1-19-030, in installments under the following conditions: (1) For the purposes of this section:
"Active military duty" means the period beginning on the date of entering active military duty and ending 180 days after the date of discharge from active duty.
"Administrative fee" means the expenses and time incurred by the city or its agents to administer or monitor a vehicle owner's installment plan; provided that "administrative fee" shall not include any collection cost, as that term is defined in Section 1-19-010, or attorney's fees.
"Financial circumstances" means wages, savings, credit, monthly expenditures, likelihood to default, and any other factors that the traffic compliance administrator finds relevant to a person's ability to pay parking and compliance fines and penalties.
"Notice of foreclosure" has the same meaning ascribed to that term in section 15-1211 of the Illinois Code of Civil Procedure, 735 ILCS 5/15-1211.
"Qualifying hardship participant" means a person who is: (1) a participant in one of the following programs: the Illinois Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (L.I.H.E.A.P.); the Housing Subsidy Program For Renters, administered by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development under the Federal Housing Act of 1937, as amended (Section 8 Program); the Supplemental Security Income Program administered by the United States Social Security Administration (S.S.I.); the Medicaid Pr...

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