Record #: O2017-8598   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 12/13/2017 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on License and Consumer Protection
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Section 9-108-030 to prohibit renewal of horse-drawn carriage licenses
Sponsors: Hopkins, Brian , Reilly, Brendan, Lopez, Raymond A., Napolitano, Anthony V., Silverstein, Debra L., Solis, Daniel, Pawar, Ameya, Tunney, Thomas, Mell, Deborah, Moore, Joseph, Cappleman, James, Villegas, Gilbert, Arena, John, Sposato, Nicholas
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 9 - Vehicles, Traffic & Rail Transportation - Ch. 108 Horse-Drawn Carriages
Attachments: 1. O2017-8598.pdf, 2. O2017-8598 (V5).pdf, 3. O2017-8598 (V4).pdf, 4. O2017-8598 (V3).pdf, 5. O2017-8598 (V2).pdf, 6. O2017-8598 (V1).pdf
Related files: R2019-362
Committee on License and Consumer Protection

WHEREAS, the City of Chicago is a home rule unit government pursuant to the 1970 Illinois Constitution, Article VII, Section 6(a); and

WHEREAS, pursuant to its home rule power, the City of Chicago may exercise any power and perform any function relating to its government and affairs including the power to regulate for the protection of the public health, safety, morals, and welfare; and

WHEREAS, horse-drawn carriages operating on busy city streets raise public safety, sanitary, and animal welfare issues; and

WHEREAS, there are numerous documented incidents involving horse-drawn carriages operating in congested urban environments; and

WHEREAS, horse-drawn carriages have been banned in Salt Lake City, Utah; Biloxi, Mississippi; Asheville. North Carolina; Camden, New Jersey; Palm Beach, Pompano Beach, Key West, and Treasure Island, Florida; now, therefore,
SECTION 1. The above recitals are expressly incorporated as though fully set forth herein.

SECTION 2. Chapter 9-108 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is amended by inserting the language underscored and deleting the language stricken through, as follows:

(Omitted text is unaffected by this ordinance)
9-108-030 Application Renewal prohibited.
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(a) No horse-drawn carriage license shall be renewed.
Applicants holding horse drown carriage licenses which were issued by the commissioner of business affairs and consumer protection prior-to theoffoctivo-dotoof this ordinance may apply for renewal of such licenses within 15 days following the effective date of this ordinance. Licences so renewed shall bo offoctivo during the initial licensing poriod and shall terminate on the thirty first day of December following their issuance
Application for ronowal of horse drawn carriage licenses for tho initial license period choll bo mado in writing.-signed and sworn to by the applicant or if applicant is a corpora...

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