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Record #: SO2017-3910   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 5/24/2017 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Public Safety
Final action: 5/25/2018
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 8-4 by adding new Section 8-4-356 concerning enhanced penalties for offenses committed within senior and nursing home safety zones
Sponsors: Taliaferro, Chris, Mell, Deborah, Reboyras, Ariel, Ervin, Jason C., Hairston, Leslie A., Sawyer, Roderick T., Mitts, Emma, Dowell, Pat, Villegas, Gilbert, Austin, Carrie M., Waguespack, Scott, Burnett, Jr., Walter
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 8 - Offenses Affecting Public Peace, Morals & Welfare - Ch. 4 Public Peace & Welfare
Attachments: 1. SO2017-3910.pdf, 2. O2017-3910.pdf, 3. O2017-3910 (V1).pdf
ORDINANCE (AS AMENDED)
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:
SECTION 1. Chapter 8-4 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by adding a new section 8-4-356, as follows:
8-4-356 Enhanced penalties for offenses committed in senior and nursing home safety zones.
Definitions. For purposes of this section, the following definitions apply:

"Senior Living Center" means:

any elderly housing unit as defined in Section 17-17-0250;
any adult family care center that is owned or rented for the purpose of providing care for three or more adults, ages 55 or older, as defined in Section 4-6-080;
any assisted living establishment where sleeping accommodations are provided for at least three unrelated adults, at least 80% of whom are 55 years of age or older, as defined in Section 4-6-090;
any supporting living facility for persons who are 65 years of age or older as defined in Title 89 III. Adm. Code 146.Subpart B.
"Nursing Home" means any long-term care facility as that term is defined in Section 13-4-010.
"Senior and Nursing Home Safety Zone" means:

The premises comprising a Senior Living Center or Nursing
Home; or
within 500 feet of the property line of any building, real property, or parking area, controlled by a Senior Living Center or Nursing Home.
Penalties.

(1) The following enhanced penalties shall apply to violations of Sections 8-20-075 and 8-20-085 of this Code that occur in senior and nursing home safety zones:

(A) the penalty for a first offense shall be a fine of not less than
$1,000.00 nor more than $5,000.00, and incarceration for a term not less than 120 days
nor more than six months;
the penalty for a second offense shall be a fine of not less than $5,000.00 nor more than $15,000.00, and incarceration for a term not less than 150 days nor more than six months; and
the penalty for a third or subsequent offense shall be a fine of not less than $10,000.00 nor more than $20,000.00, and incarceration for a term of six months.

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