Record #: SO2017-8319   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 11/15/2017 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Public Safety
Final action: 6/27/2018
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Title 8 by adding new Section 8-4-016 governing prostitution-related loitering, repealing Section 8-8-050 and modifying Section 8-8-060 regarding solicitation for prostitution
Sponsors: Ervin, Jason C., Zalewski, Michael R., Munoz, Ricardo, Scott, Jr. Michael, Moore, David H., Curtis, Derrick G., Lopez, Raymond A., Burnett, Jr., Walter
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 8 - Offenses Affecting Public Peace, Morals & Welfare - Ch. 4 Public Peace & Welfare
Attachments: 1. SO2017-8319.pdf, 2. O2017-8319.pdf, 3. O2017-8319 (V1).pdf


SECTION 1. Section 8-4-016 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby created, inserting the language below, as follows:

8-4-016 Prostitution-related loitering.
Whenever a police officer observes one or more persons engaged in prostitution-related loitering in any public place designated for the enforcement of this section under subsection (b), the police officer shall: (i) inform all such persons that they are engaged in loitering within an area in which such loitering is prohibited; (ii) order all such persons to disperse and remove themselves from within sight and hearing of the place at which the order was issued; and (iii) inform those persons that they will be subject to arrest if they fail to obey the order promptly or engage in further prostitution-related loitering within sight or hearing of the place at which the order was issued during the next eight hours.
The Superintendent of Police shall by written directive designate areas of the city in which enforcement ofthis section is necessary because the areas are frequently associated with prostitution-related loitering. Prior to making a determination under this subsection, the Superintendent shall consult as he or she deems appropriate with persons who are knowledgeable about the effects of prostitution-related activity in areas in which this section may be enforced. Such persons may include, but need not be limited to, members of the Department of Police with special training or experience related to prostitution-related activity; other personnel of that Department with particular knowledge of prostitution-related activities in the proposed designated area; elected and appointed officials of the area; community-based organizations; and participants in the Chicago Alternative Police Strategy who are familiar with the area. The Superintendent shall develop and implement procedures for the periodic review and update of d...

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