Record #: O2016-5611   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 7/20/2016 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on License and Consumer Protection
Final action: 9/14/2016
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 9-114 by adding new Section 9-114-315 regarding unlawful acts by owners and operators of charter/sightseeing vehicles
Sponsors: Reilly, Brendan
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 9 - Vehicles, Traffic & Rail Transportation - Ch. 114 Public Passenger Vehicles other than Taxicabs
Attachments: 1. O2016-5611.pdf


SECTION 1. Article III of Chapter 9-114 ofthe Municipal Code is hereby amended by adding a new section 9-114-315, underscored as follows,

9-114-315 Allowing unlawful acts.

(a) For purposes of this section, the following definitions apply:

"Allow" means: (1) to permit or approve, either in writing or orally: or (2) to fail to take corrective action.

"Corrective action" means to first make a prompt demand that a passenger either refrain from committing the acts set forth in subsection (b) and (c) of this section or depart from the charter/sightseeing vehicle. If the recipient of the demand does not comply with the demand, "corrective action" means to promptly terminate the charter/sightseeing service and return anv passengers to their point of origin, or make a prompt report of the unlawful act(s) to the Chicago Police Department.

"Owner" means an owner of a charter/sightseeing vehicle or charter/sightseeing service, including an individual, firm, partnership, joint venture, association, corporation, estate, trust, trustee, or any other group or combination acting as a bus company or other business entity.

(b) No owner, or driver of a charter/sightseeing vehicle, shall allow anv passenger:

V who is under the age of 21 to possess or consume alcoholic liguor.
Z to engage in disorderly conduct.
to possess any drug paraphernalia.
to discharge a weapon.
to hurl projectiles from the vehicle.
6. to commit indecent exposure.
L to litter.
8. to unlawfully possess or use marijuana.
No owner, or driver of a charter/sightseeing vehicle, shall allow anv person who is visibly inebriated onto that vehicle unless the next stop is the point of origin.
The driver of a charter/sightseeing vehicle shall keep an itinerary identifying the point of origin and each stop for the current trip and shall present that itinerary to a Police Officer upon reguest.
A driver's violation of this section shall be attributabl...

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