Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Bookmark and Share
Record #: O2011-6315   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 7/6/2011 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Pedestrian and Traffic Safety
Final action: 5/20/2015
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 9-80 by adding new Section 025 regarding search lights and spot lights
Sponsors: Reboyras, Ariel, Graham, Deborah L.
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 9 - Vehicles, Traffic & Rail Transportation - Ch. 80 Miscellaneous Rules
Attachments: 1. O2011-6315.pdf
Related files: R2015-407
City Council
WHEREAS, The City of Chicago ("City") is a Home rule unit of government pursuant to Article VII, Section 6 of the Constitution of the State of Illinois; and,
WHEREAS, As a home rule unit of government, the City may exercise any power and perform any function pertaining to its government and its affairs; and,
WHEREAS, Law enforcement vehicles and equipment are often fitted with audible and visual warning systems to alert other motorists of their approach or position on the road; and,
WHEREAS, Law enforcement vehicles are often sold at public auctions with a searchlight and/or spotlight, an apparatus projecting a high-intensity beam of light; and now therefore,
SECTION 1. Chapter 9-80 ofthe Municipal Code ofthe City of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting a new section 9-80-025, as follows:
9-80-025 Search lights and spot lights
(a) No person shalLdrive or move any vehicle or equipment upon any roadway with any lamp or device thereon displaying a light source projecting a high-intensity beam of light visible directly in front thereof, or display upon or in view of any public way.
(b) The provisions of this section shall not apply to authorized emergency vehicles.
SECTION 2. This ordinance shall take effect.upon its passage and due'publication.
Ariel E. Reboyras Alderman, 30th Ward