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Record #: O2016-4877   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 6/22/2016 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on License and Consumer Protection
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Section 4-6-230 regarding reasonable convenience fees on non-cash payments to remove boots from motor vehicles
Sponsors: Mitts, Emma
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 4 - Businesses, Occupations & Consumer Protection - Ch. 6 Regulated Business License
Attachments: 1. O2016-4877.pdf
Related files: R2019-362

SECTION 1. Section 4-6-230 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
4-6-230 Booting of motor vehicles.
(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:
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;
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;
assess a fee in excess of $140.00 to remove a boot. Nothing provided in this subsection (g)(3) shall prohibit a licensee from charging a reasonable convenience fee on non-cash fee payments to remove a boot, subject to applicable laws and applicable contractual provisions addressing- such transactions. The convenience fee shall be charged only to cover any portion of the processing fee that the licensee incurs to accept non-cash payments to remove a boot through a credit card processing eguipment:
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 part ofthe City's vehicle immobilization program; and
engage in booting operations at any location that is outside the 1st Ward, 2nd Ward, 4th Ward, 6th Ward, 12th Ward, 15th Ward, 21st Ward, 22nd Ward, 23rd Ward, 25th Ward, 26th Ward, 27th Ward, 30th Ward, 32nd Ward, 33rd Ward, 34th Ward, 36th Ward, 37th Ward, 38th Ward, 40th Ward, 42nd Ward, 43rd Ward, 44th Ward, 45th Ward, 46th Ward, 48th Ward, or 49th Ward.
(Omitted text is unaffected by this ordinance) SECTION 2. This ordinance anaUaake effect uponits passage and publication.

r Emma Mitts ' Alderman, 37th Ward