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Record #: O2011-2325   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 4/13/2011 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Police and Fire
Final action: 5/18/2011
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 8-4 regarding prostitution free zones and related loitering
Sponsors: Ervin, Jason C., Graham, Deborah L.
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 8 - Offenses Affecting Public Peace, Morals & Welfare - Ch. 4 Public Peace & Welfare
Attachments: 1. O2011-2325.pdf
WHEREAS, the City of Chicago is home rule until of government pursuant lo 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 lo its government and affairs including promoting the health, welfare and safely of its citizens; and
WHEREAS, over 80,000 citizens a year are arrested a year for soliciting sex in America; and
WHEREAS, the act of prostitution and prostitution related activities have left a scar on many Chicago neighborhoods
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:
SECTION 1. The above recitals are expressly incorporated herein and made part thereof as though fully set forth herein
SECTION 2. Chapter 8-4-016 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby created and has the following language added as follows:
Prostitution Free Zones
Prostitution-free zones are those areas of the City of Chicago as designated by the Superintendent of Police or via ordinance, which are areas where the number of arrests where there was probable cause to believe a person has committed prostitution related loitering for a 12-month period within the 18 months preceding its designation is significantly higher than that for other similarly sized geographic areas of the City of Chicago that are not located within a prostitution-free zone or areas where observations by police officers and public officials or citizen complaints lead the Superintendent of Police to conclude that prostitution or related offenses are taking place in such areas with significant more frequency than other similarly sized geographic areas of the City of Chicago that are not located within a prostitution-free zone.
(a) A person is subject to exclusion for a period of 90 days from any public right-of-way and park within the applicable prostitution-free zone designated if that person has been arrested based upon probable cause and a 1-year exclusion from any public ri...

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