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File #: 2014-0717    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Died due to expiration of legislative council session
File created: 8/29/2014 In control: Committee on Finance and Law
On agenda: Final action: 12/31/2015
Enactment date: Enactment #:
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Title: Ordinance amending the Pittsburgh City Code, Title Six, Conduct, Article I, Regulated Rights and Actions, is hereby amended by repealing the current Chapter 611, Alarms, in its entirety and replacing it with a new Chapter 611, Regulation of Alarms.
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 06 - CONDUCT
Attachments: 1. 2014-0717.doc
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Presented by Ms. Rudiak

Title
Ordinance amending the Pittsburgh City Code, Title Six, Conduct, Article I, Regulated Rights and Actions, is hereby amended by repealing the current Chapter 611, Alarms, in its entirety and replacing it with a new Chapter 611, Regulation of Alarms.
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WHEREAS, the City finds that the high occurrence of false alarms is a threat to public health, welfare, and safety by resulting in the unnecessary mobilization and diversion of City public safety and emergency personnel and equipment from other locations or activities for which assistance may be needed; and

WHEREAS, the City plans to reinstate its enforcement of false alarm penalties in order to encourage responsible ownership and use of alarm systems that will likewise assist in protecting the limited emergency response resources of the City; and

WHEREAS, City Council finds that certain revisions to the current Chapter 611 are necessary to provide additional standards to encourage alarm users and businesses to assume responsibility for proper alarm system use and to ensure ample due process for those who receive false alarm determinations;

Be it resolved by the Council of the City of Pittsburgh as follows:

Section 1.
The Pittsburgh City Code, Title Six, Conduct, Article I, Regulated Rights and Actions, is hereby amended by repealing current Chapter 611, Alarms, in its entirety and replacing it with a new Chapter 611, Regulation of Alarms as follows:
CHAPTER 611: REGULATION OF ALARMS

§ 611.01 DEFINITIONS
§ 611.02 PERMIT AND REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
§ 611.03 ANNUAL ALARM SYSTEM REGISTRATION FEES
§ 611.04 REVOCATION OF REGISTRATION AND REINSTATEMENT
§ 611.05 ALARM SYSTEM AND LOCAL ALARM REQUIREMENTS
§ 611.06 CONFIDENTIALITY
§ 611.07 RESPONSE TO ALARM DISPATCH REQUEST
§ 611.08 FALSE ALARMS PROHIBITED; EXCEPTIONS
§ 611.09 APPEALS TO ALARM ADMINISTRATOR
§ 611.10 FALSE ALARM PENALTY FEES
§ 611.11 ADDITIONAL PENALTIES
§ 611....

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