Record #: SO2015-1532   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 3/18/2015 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on License and Consumer Protection
Final action: 5/6/2015
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 4-4 by adding new Section 285 regarding summary closure of establishments deemed public safety threat
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm, Reilly, Brendan, Mitts, Emma, Reboyras, Ariel, Dowell, Pat, Holmes, Natashia, Graham, Deborah L., Arena, John
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 4 - Businesses, Occupations & Consumer Protection - Ch. 4 General Licensing Provisions
Attachments: 1. SO2015-1532.pdf, 2. O2015-1532.pdf



SECTION 1. Title 4 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting a new section 4-4-285, as follows:

4-4-285 Public safety threat - Summary closure - When authorized.
(a) Definitions. As used in this section:

"Acceptable nuisance abatement plan" or "nuisance abatement plan" means any conduct, action, step or acceptance of conditions that is reasonably calculated to prevent the reoccurrence of a public safety threat under this section, as agreed to by the licensee/owner and approved by the mayor in consultation with the superintendent.

"Appropriate means to effect the summary closure" or "means of closure" means a police order, sign, lock or other barrier or device intended to seal, secure, close or otherwise render an establishment or any part thereof inaccessible to persons.

"Establishment" means any premises or place of business licensed or required to be licensed by law. The term "establishment" includes adjacent property. As used in this definition, "adjacent property" means (1) any public way located next to an establishment, if such public way is used by the licensee/owner, patrons or employees of the establishment; or (2) any private property that is located next to an establishment, if such private property is owned, leased, rented or used by the licensee/owner; or (3) any private property separated from an establishment by a public way and located next to such public way, if such private property is owned, leased, rented or used by the licensee/owner. ,

"Establishment's operating hours" means any time while the establishment is open for business or within one hour or less of the time the establishment is opened or closed for business.

"Licensee/owner" means the licensee of an establishment licensed under this Code. If an establishment is not licensed under this Code, "licensee/owner" means the owner of record of the building or premises ...

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