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Record #: O2017-1999   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 3/29/2017 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on License and Consumer Protection
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Section 4-244-164 regarding prohibited acts by street performers
Sponsors: Hopkins, Brian , Reilly, Brendan
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 4 - Businesses, Occupations & Consumer Protection - Ch. 244 Peddlers
Attachments: 1. O2017-1999.pdf
Related files: R2019-362


SECTION 1. Section 4-244-164 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the struck-through language and inserting the underscored language as follows:

4-244-164 Duties - Prohibited Acts - Other requirements.
Except as provided in subsections (f), (g"h and (h) of this section, a A performance may take place in any public area, but only between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays and 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
A performer may not block the passage of the public through a public area. If a sufficient crowd gathers to see or hear a performer such that the passage of the public through a public area is blocked, a police officer may disperse that portion of the crowd that is blocking the passage of the public, or may order the performer to cease performing at that location until the conditions causing the congestion have abated.
A performer may not perform on the public way so as to obstruct access to private property, except with the prior consent of the owner or manager of the property.
(14 A performer shall comply in all respects with the relevant portions of the noise and vibration control provisions of the Chicago Noise Ordinance, Chapter 8-32 of the Municipal Code, and all other applicable Code provisions, which prohibit a street performer from generating any sound by any means so that the sound is louder than an average conversational level at a distance of 100 feet or more, measured either horizontally or vertically from the point of generation. Failure to comply with these noise control limitations shall constitute a violation of this subsection (d)(44 and shall subject the violator to the penalties set forth in subsection (e) of this section and to the fine set forth in Section 4-244-170(b).
Any performer whose performance in the area bounded by Lake Michigan on the east, Oak Street on the north, Congress Parkway...

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