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Record #: SO2014-5055   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 6/25/2014 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Public Safety
Final action: 1/21/2015
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Section 8-4-355 regarding enhanced penalties for offenses committed in student safety zones, parks or playgrounds
Sponsors: Hairston, Leslie A., Dowell, Pat, Suarez, Regner Ray, Chandler, Michael D., Sposato, Nicholas, Brookins, Jr., Howard, Sawyer, Roderick T., Holmes, Natashia, Fioretti, Bob, Beale, Anthony, Burke, Edward M., Harris, Michelle A., Pope, John, Graham, Deborah L., Mell, Deborah, Cardenas, George A., Balcer, James, Willie B. Cochran, Quinn, Marty, Thompson, JoAnn, Foulkes, Toni, Mitts, Emma, Lane, Lona, Arena, John, Pawar, Ameya, Moreno, Proco Joe, Osterman, Harry, Moore, Joseph, Solis, Daniel, Munoz, Ricardo, Tunney, Thomas, Smith, Michele, Cullerton, Timothy M., Reilly, Brendan, Colón, Rey, Reboyras, Ariel, Austin, Carrie M., Zalewski, Michael R., Cappleman, James, O'Connor, Patrick, O'Connor, Mary
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 8 - Offenses Affecting Public Peace, Morals & Welfare
Attachments: 1. O2014-5055.pdf, 2. SO2014-5055.pdf
Title:


Committee(s) Assignment:
Amendment of Municipal Code Section 8-4-355 concerning enhanced penalties for offenses committed in student safety zones, parks or playgrounds Committee on Public Safety
SUBSTITUTE
ORDINANCE


SECTION 1. Section 8-4-355 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the underscored text and deleting the struck-through text as follows:

8-4-355 Enhanced penalties for offenses committed in student safety zones, parks or playgrounds.
(a) Definitions. For purposes of this section, the following definitions apply:

(1) "Park" means any public park or playground that is not part of a school, during the times of allowed access pursuant to Section 10-36-110. and "playground" means any playground area that is part of a school, during the times of allowed access set forth in Section 10-36-120.
ft) {2} "School" means any public, private, or parochial elementary, middle, or secondary school in the City of Chicago.
(3) (3) "School zone" means:
(A) in a school or on its grounds; or
(B) within 1,000 feet of the grounds of a school.
(4) "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.
(5) "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 t...

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