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 attributable to, and deemed a violation by, the owner. A notice of violation of this section shall be deemed served upon the owner once it has been deposited in US mail with proper postage prepaid and properly addressed to the registered agent ofthe charter/sightseeing vehicle business entity or, alternatively, to the registered owner of the vehicle.

(f) Each person who violates this section shall be subject to a fine of not less than $250 nor more than $500 for the first offense, not less than $500 nor more than $1,000 for the second offense, and not less than $1,000 nor more than $1,500 for the third and succeeding offenses, during the same calendar year.

SECTION 2. This ordinance shall take effect 10 days after passage and publication.