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File #: 2015-2326    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed Finally
File created: 12/4/2015 In control: Committee on Public Safety Services
On agenda: 12/8/2015 Final action: 12/21/2015
Enactment date: 12/21/2015 Enactment #: 66
Effective date: 12/28/2015    
Title: Ordinance supplementing the City of Pittsburgh Code, Title Two ("Fiscal"), Article V ("Special Funds") by adding a new Chapter 232 to provide greater flexibility to the City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety as to the purposes for which City is permitted to spend proceeds obtained through the confiscation of narcotics and related items via asset forfeiture and deposited into the Confiscated Narcotics Proceeds Trust Fund as provided by Resolution No. 1265 of 1985.
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 02 - FISCAL
Title
Ordinance supplementing the City of Pittsburgh Code, Title Two ("Fiscal"), Article V ("Special Funds") by adding a new Chapter 232 to provide greater flexibility to the City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety as to the purposes for which City is permitted to spend proceeds obtained through the confiscation of narcotics and related items via asset forfeiture and deposited into the Confiscated Narcotics Proceeds Trust Fund as provided by Resolution No. 1265 of 1985.

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WHEREAS, Resolution No. 1265 of 1985 currently limits the City's use of proceeds derived from the confiscation of narcotics and related items to expenses associated with investigations of narcotics violations; and

WHEREAS, the Department of Public Safety has proposed an amendment to Resolution No. 1265 of 1985 allowing for the use of proceeds derived from the confiscation of narcotics and related items to be used for any and all expenses associated with investigation of narcotics violations or any other law enforcement activities so long as such use is in accordance with applicable federal guidelines and approved in writing by the Director of the Department of Public Safety;

WHEREAS, the Department of the Department of Public Safety seeks to supplement the City of Pittsburgh Code in order to add a new chapter no. 232 indicating the permitted uses of monies drawn from the Confiscated Narcotics Proceeds Trust Fund.

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

Section 1.
City of Pittsburgh Code, Title Two ("Fiscal"), Article V ("Special Funds") adding a new Chapter 232, is hereby amended and supplemented as follows:

ORDINANCE authorizing and directing the City Controller to create a Trust Fund, to be designated as the "Confiscated Narcotics Proceeds Trust Fund", for the deposit of cash and proceeds derived from the confiscation of narcotics and related items, and authorizing the use of the funds deposited therein by the Department o...

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