Record #: O2023-904   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 1/18/2023 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Public Safety
Final action: 2/1/2023
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Section 4-68-080 regarding rules for private ambulances and Chapter 8-4 by adding new Section 8-4-076 regarding assault against emergency workers
Sponsors: O'Shea, Matthew J., Napolitano, Anthony V., Gardiner, James M. , Taliaferro, Chris, Silverstein, Debra L., Sadlowski Garza, Susan, Lee, Nicole T. , Cappleman, James, Coleman, Stephanie D. , Rodriguez, Michael D., Hairston, Leslie A., Sawyer, Roderick T., Nugent, Samantha , Sposato, Nicholas, Curtis, Derrick G., Quinn, Marty, Lopez, Raymond A., Cardona, Jr., Felix , Tabares, Silvana, Mitts, Emma
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 4 - Businesses, Occupations & Consumer Protection - Ch. 68 Ambulances, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 8 - Offenses Affecting Public Peace, Morals & Welfare - Ch. 4 Public Peace & Welfare
Attachments: 1. O2023-904.pdf


SECTION 1. Section 4-68-080 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the language underscored, and by deleting the language struck through, as follows:

4-68-080 Rules and regulations.

The Ceommissioner of the Ddepartment of Bbusiness Aaffairs and Coonsumer Protection shall write and adopt appropriate rules and regulations pertaining to the safety of operation and conditions appropriate to the exterior, interior signage, and general usage of private ambulances. Such regulations rules shall include^ but shall not be limited toA the size of lettering and identifying information displayed on the ambulance, or the volume, frequency ranges, and use of sirens. The Ddepartment of Bbusiness Aaffairs and Ceonsumer Protection may also adopt rules and regulations pertaining to applications for an ambulance license and establishing standards forthe professional conduct of ambulance personnel.

The Ddepartment of Hhealth shall write and adopt health-related rules and regulations regarding the operation and maintenance of private ambulances. These rules and regulations shall adopt the ru'es and regulations pertaining to the operation and maintenance of private ambulances which have been promulgated by the State of Illinois Department of Public Health.

SECTION 2. Chapter 8-4 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by adding a new Section 8-4-076, as follows:

8-4-076 Assault against emergency workers.

(a) For the purposes ofthis section, the following definitions shall apply: "Battery" has the meaning ascribed to the term in Section 12-3 ofthe Illinois Criminal Code, codified at 720 ILCS 5/12-3.
"Covered person" means any peace officer, fireman, emergency management worker or emergency medical services personnel.

"Emergency management worker" means
any person, paid or unpaid, who is a member of a local or county emergency services and disaster agency as defined by the Illi...

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