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Record #: O2014-5842   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 7/30/2014 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on License and Consumer Protection
Final action: 5/20/2015
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Section 4-6-150 concerning junk peddlers
Sponsors: Dowell, Pat, Harris, Michelle A., Lane, Lona, Pawar, Ameya
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 4 - Businesses, Occupations & Consumer Protection - Ch. 6 Regulated Business License
Attachments: 1. O2014-5842.pdf
Related files: R2015-407
ORDINANCE

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

SECTION 1. Section 4-6-150 of the Municipal Code of the City of Chicago is hereby amended by the language underscored, as follows:

ARTICLE XV. JUNK PEDDLER

4-6-150 Junk peddlers.
Definitions. As used in this section:
"Fence" means and includes any place for the purchase, reception or keeping of stolen goods.
"Junk" means, but is not limited to, old iron; chain; brass; copper; tin; lead or other base metals; old rope; old bags; rags; wastepaper; paper clippings; scraps of woolens; clips; bagging; rubber and glass; empty bottles of different kinds and sizes when the number of each kind or size is less than one gross; all materials, elements and components that have been used or have been purchased to be used in building construction or rehabilitation projects; and all articles and things discarded or no longer in use.
"Junk" includes items and materials stored for resale with no more processing than sorting, crushing or separation from other items and materials.
"Junk peddler" means any person who travels, with or without a vehicle, from place to place within the city for the purpose of collecting, transporting or disposing of junk or who makes a business of purchasing junk from anyone who desires to sell it and carries it away upon purchasing it. The term "junk peddler" does not include any person issued a permit to operate a recycling facility under Article XVII of Chapter 11-4 of this Code or any agent of such person, or any person issued a permit to operate a junk facility under Article XVI of Chapter 11-4 of this Code or any agent of such person.
Application - Additional information required. In addition to the requirements set forth in Section 4-4-050, an application for, and, if requested, renewal of, a regulated business license to engage in the business of junk peddler shall be accompanied by the following information:

a statement as to whether, within three years of the date of applica...

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