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Record #: O2015-2668   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 4/15/2015 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Transportation and Public Way
Final action: 5/20/2015
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Section 4-6-230 regarding booting of motor vehicles on private property within 29th Ward
Sponsors: Graham, Deborah L.
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 4 - Businesses, Occupations & Consumer Protection - Ch. 6 Regulated Business License
Attachments: 1. O2015-2668.pdf
Related files: R2015-407
SECTION 1. Section 4-6-230 (g) (5) of the Municipal code of Chicago is hereby amended by adding the underscored text as follows:
4-6-230 Booting of motor vehicles.
(a)      Definitions. As used in this section:
"Boot" or "booting" means the act of placing on a parked motor vehicle any mechanical device that is designed to be attached to a wheel or tire or other part of such vehicle so as to prohibit the vehicle's usual manner of movement.
"Motor vehicle" means every vehicle which is propelled by a motor.
"(Omitted text is unaffected by this ordinance)
(g]      Prohibited acts. It shall be unlawful for any licensee engaged in the
business of booting motor vehicles to:
(1)      Provide booting services at any property at which any person
having a beneficial interest in the licensee also has a beneficial
interest in the subject property;
[2)      Place a boot upon any occupied motor vehicle or upon any motor
vehicle parked in accordance with the terms of use for the
subject property;
(3] Assess a fee in excess of $140.00 to remove a boot;
(4) Use any boot of a color prohibited by the commissioner in duly promulgated rules and regulations. The commissioner may prohibit any color which might be confused with a boot used by the City as a part of the City's vehicle immobilization program; and
(5] Engage in booting operations at any location that is outside the 1st Ward, 2nd Ward, 6th Ward, 12th Ward, 15th Ward, 21st Ward, 22"d Ward, 23^ Ward, 24th Ward, 25th Ward, 26th Ward, 27*-29* Ward. 30th Ward, 32nd Ward, 33rd Ward, 34'" Ward, 36th Ward, 37th Ward, 38th Ward, 40th Ward, 42"d Ward, 43rd Ward, 44th Ward, 45th Ward, 46th Ward, 48* Ward, or 49th Ward.
Deborah Graham Alderman, 29th Ward
SECTION 2. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and publication.