Bill 240609

Amending Title 9 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Regulation of Businesses, Trades and Professions," to add a Chapter requiring individuals with responsibility for determination or evaluation of means and methods used during construction or demolition to provide notification to the City upon becoming aware of a violation of law or a substandard practice that presents a substantial threat of serious bodily injury or damage to property; and making technical changes; all under certain terms and conditions.

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June 13, 2024 - CITY COUNCIL
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Amending Title 9 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Regulation of Businesses, Trades and Professions," to add a Chapter requiring individuals with responsibility for determination or evaluation of means and methods used during construction or demolition to provide notification to the City upon becoming aware of a violation of law or a substandard practice that presents a substantial threat of serious bodily injury or damage to property; and making technical changes; all under certain terms and conditions.
 
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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:
 
SECTION 1. Title 9 of The Philadelphia Code is amended to read as follows:
 
TITLE 9. REGULATION OF BUSINESSES, TRADES AND PROFESSIONS.
 
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CHAPTER 9-6300 REPORTING REQUIREMENT REGARDING SUBSTANTIAL THREATS FROM CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION PRACTICES.
 
§ 9-6301. Definitions.
 
(1)                     Responsible Person. A person with significant responsibility in connection with the determination or evaluation of means and methods used during a construction or demolition project. Such person may include a general contractor, contractor, subcontractor, construction supervisor or foreperson, site safety manager, expediter, architect, engineer, owner's representative, property owner, developer or other similarly situated individual.
 
§ 9-6302. Reporting Requirement.
 
(1) A responsible person who knows, or should know, of a violation of law or substandard practice concerning the means and methods used in connection with a construction or demolition project, which violation or practice presents a substantial threat of death or serious bodily injury, shall promptly notify the City using the 911 emergency response system.
 
§ 9-6303. Penalties and Enforcement.
 
(1) A violation of Section 9-4302 is a Class III offense subject to the penalties set forth in § 1-109. The provisions of § 1-112 do not apply to this Chapter.
 
(2) In addition to any penalties imposed under this Chapter, a licensing agency may suspend or revoke any license issued by the City to a violator, or refuse to reissue such a license, for a period of time commensurate with the severity of the violation, pursuant to the procedures of § 9-103.
 
(3) A violator shall be liable for a claim for compensatory and other damages as may otherwise be provided for by law.
 
(4) The Managing Director or his designee shall where appropriate refer a violator of this Chapter to relevant criminal law enforcement or regulatory or licensing agencies.
 
SECTION 2. Section 9-105 of The Philadelphia Code is amended to read as follows:
 
CHAPTER 9-100. GENERAL PROVISIONS.
 
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§ 9-105. Penalties.
 
(1) Except as otherwise provided in [Chapters 9-600, 9-702, 9-800, 9-900, 9-1000, 9-1100, 9-1200 9-1600, 9-4000 and 9-4200, Sections 9-604, 9-622 and 9-623 of] this Title, and Section 11-707(1) of Title 11, any person who violates any provision of this Title or any regulation adopted hereunder shall, in addition to any other penalty indicated in this Title, pay a fine of no less than one hundred fifty (150) dollars nor more than three hundred (300) dollars.
 
ECTION 3: This Ordinance shall be effective immediately.
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