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Record #: O2017-8598   
Type: Ordinance Status: Introduced
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
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 9 - Vehicles, Traffic & Rail Transportation - Ch. 108 Horse-Drawn Carriages
Attachments: 1. O2017-8598 (V2).pdf, 2. O2017-8598.pdf, 3. O2017-8598 (V1).pdf
Committee on License and Consumer Protection

ORDINANCE
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,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:
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.
(a) No horse-drawn carriage license shall be renewed.
Applicants holding horse drawn carriage licenses which were issued by the commissioner of businoss affairs and consumer protection prior-to the-offoctivo doto of this ordinance may apply for renewal of such licenses within 15 days following tho effective date of this ordinance. Licenses so renewed chall bo offoctivo during the initial liconsing poriod ond shall terminate on the thirty first day of December following their issuance
Application for renewal of horse drawn carriage licenses for the initial license period shall bo mado in writing.-signed and sworn to by the applicant or if applicant is a corporation...

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