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File #: 2010-0009    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed Finally
File created: 1/12/2010 In control: Committee on Human Resources
On agenda: Final action: 5/11/2010
Enactment date: 5/11/2010 Enactment #: 13
Effective date: 5/17/2010    
Title: Ordinance amending the Pittsburgh City Code, Title I, Administrative, Article XI: Personnel, by adding Chapter 190, Citywide Policy Against Domestic Violence.
Sponsors: Reverend Ricky V. Burgess, Patrick Dowd, Darlene M. Harris, Bruce A. Kraus, R. Daniel Lavelle, William Peduto, Natalia Rudiak, Douglas Shields, Theresa Kail-Smith
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 01 - ADMINISTRATIVE
Attachments: 1. 2010-0009.docx, 2. 2010-0009 Version 2.doc
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Ordinance amending the Pittsburgh City Code, Title I, Administrative, Article XI: Personnel, by adding Chapter 190, Citywide Policy Against Domestic Violence.

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WHEREAS, in December of 2007, the City Code was amended to add a new section Chapter 116.02, entitled "Domestic Abuse Policy for the Bureau of Police;" and

WHEREAS, the passage of this policy has allowed the City to more proactively and effectively address domestic violence issues arising in the Bureau of Police; and

WHEREAS, the City is committed to promoting the health and safety of its employees; and

WHEREAS, domestic violence affects both men and women and is the leading cause of injury to women in the United States; the City recognizes that domestic violence is a workplace issue; and

WHEREAS, because the City's policy against domestic violence should be extended to all City employees, Mayor Luke Ravenstahl has proposed enacting a similar ordinance aimed at covering the remainder of the City's workforce.

Be it resolved that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh hereby enacts as follows:

Section 1. The Pittsburgh City Code is hereby supplemented at Title 1, Article XI: Personnel, by adding Chapter 190, Citywide Policy Against Domestic Violence, as follows:


Chapter 190: Citywide Policy Against Domestic Violence

§ 190.01 Purpose
§ 190.02 Policy Contents
§ 190.03 Definitions
§ 190.04 Responsibilities of Applicable Directors and Bureau Chiefs
§ 190.05 Domestic Violence Review Board
§ 190.06 Severability

§ 190.01 Purpose

Many of the principles originally espoused in Section 116.02, Section III of this Code regarding the commission of domestic violence against intimate partners and other family or household members by members of the Bureau of Police apply equally to all City employees. In order to reduce the likelihood of domestic violence acts being committed by any City employee, to assist City employees who have experienced domestic ...

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