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File #: 2021-2016    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed Finally
File created: 10/11/2021 In control: Committee on Finance and Law
On agenda: 10/12/2021 Final action: 10/26/2021
Enactment date: 10/26/2021 Enactment #: 41
Effective date: 11/1/2021    
Title: An Ordinance amending and supplementing the Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances at Title I: Administrative, Article XI: Human Resources, Chapter 198: Campaign Finance Regulations so as to permit the use of funds held by a candidate committee for childcare expenses.
Sponsors: Corey O'Connor, Erika Strassburger, R. Daniel Lavelle, Deborah L. Gross, Bruce A. Kraus, Theresa Kail-Smith, Bobby Wilson, Anthony Coghill
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 01 - ADMINISTRATIVE
Title
An Ordinance amending and supplementing the Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances at Title I: Administrative, Article XI: Human Resources, Chapter 198: Campaign Finance Regulations so as to permit the use of funds held by a candidate committee for childcare expenses.

Body
The Council of the City of Pittsburgh hereby enacts:

Section 1. The Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances is hereby amended and supplemented as follows at Title I: Administrative, Article XI: Human Resources, Chapter 198: Campaign Finance Regulations:

? 198.05: CHILDCARE AS AN EXPENDITURE

(1) A candidate committee may make use of funds to pay for childcare expenses incurred by a candidate for City elected office or to reimburse a candidate for City elected office during an election cycle if said funds are used to pay for reasonable and necessary childcare for the time the candidate is engaging in campaign activity such that the childcare expenses would not otherwise be incurred but for or in absence of a campaign for City elected office.

(2) The funds eligible for use as per ? 198.05(1) shall be those received and held by a candidate committee as contributions authorized by and in line with the regulations and requirements established by ? 198.02.

(3) For the purposes of this Section, "childcare" shall be considered care provided to a candidate's child or dependent, including, but not limited to, professional or casual baby-sitting services, non-profit or for-profit organizations that provide such services, and any other costs directly related to such services that occur as a result of campaign activity for City elected office, but not including pre-primary, primary, or secondary education.

(4) Childcare expenses shall not include payments to a member of the candidate's household or family.

(a) For the purposes of this Section, "family" shall be considered a candidate's parent, step-parent, child, step-child, sibling, step-sibling, grandparent, grandchild, parent-in-law, sibling-in-law, aunt, unc...

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