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File #: 2010-0171    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed Finally
File created: 2/23/2010 In control: Committee on Public Safety Services
On agenda: Final action: 4/21/2010
Enactment date: 4/20/2010 Enactment #: 8
Effective date: 4/23/2010    
Title: Ordinance amending the City Code at Title Seven: Business Licensing; Article V: Trade Occupations Service Businesses, by adding a new Chapter At 780, Towing Business Licensing Setting Forth Requirements for Towing Business Registration, Tow Truck Driver Registration and General Requirements Related to Non-consensual Towing of vehicles within the City of Pittsburgh. NOTE: (Chapter 780 was subsequently revised to read Chapter 764)
Sponsors: Douglas Shields
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 07 - BUSINESS LICENSING
Attachments: 1. 2010-0171.doc, 2. 2010-0171 VERSION 2.doc, 3. 2010-0171 VERSION 3.doc
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4/26/20103 Mayor Signed by the Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
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4/14/20103 Standing Committee Affirmatively Recommended as AmendedPass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/14/20103 Standing Committee AMENDED BY SUBSTITUTEPass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/7/20102 Standing Committee Held in CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/6/20102 City Council RECOMMITTEDPass Action details Meeting details Not available
3/29/20102 Standing Committee AMENDED BY SUBSTITUTEPass Action details Meeting details Not available
3/29/20102 Standing Committee Affirmatively Recommended as AmendedPass Action details Meeting details Not available
3/24/20102 Standing Committee Held in CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
3/23/20102 Committee on Hearings Public Hearing Held  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/17/20102 Standing Committee AMENDED BY SUBSTITUTEPass Action details Meeting details Not available
3/17/20102 Standing Committee Held for Cablecast Public HearingPass Action details Meeting details Not available
3/3/20101 Standing Committee    Not available Meeting details Not available
2/23/20101 City Council Read and referredPass Action details Meeting details Not available
Title
Ordinance amending the City Code at Title Seven: Business Licensing; Article V: Trade Occupations Service Businesses, by adding a new Chapter At 780, Towing Business Licensing Setting Forth Requirements for Towing Business Registration, Tow Truck Driver Registration and General Requirements Related to Non-consensual Towing of vehicles within the City of Pittsburgh.
NOTE: (Chapter 780 was subsequently revised to read Chapter 764)

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The Council of the City of Pittsburgh hereby enacts as follows:

Section 1. The Pittsburgh Code is hereby supplemented at Title Seven: Business Licensing; Article V: Trade Occupations Service Businesses, By Adding A New Chapter at 780, as follows:

CHAPTER 780: TOWING BUSINESS LICENSING; TOW TRUCK OPERATOR LICENSING; LICENSING TO ENGAGE IN NONCONSENUAL TOWING;

780.01 DEFINITIONS

(a) Automobile Club means a legal entity that, in consideration of dues, assessments, or periodic payments of money, provides assistance to members or subscribers in matters relating to motor travel or the operation, use or maintenance of a motor vehicle by supplying or arranging for emergency road service including disabled vehicle roadside assistance and towing services, approved auto repair services, and auto travel planning services including map and tour information services, accommodations reservations and motor vehicle insurance products and services.) The term does not include a tow of a vehicle initiated by a police officer investigating a traffic accident incident or a crime that involves the vehicle.

(b) City of Pittsburgh Tow Business License means a license issued by the Director of Public Safety, pursuant to this Chapter, to a Tow Business that engages in Non-consensual Tow operations within the City of Pittsburgh. Licenses may be issued for the following:

(1) License to Perform Non-consensual Tows
(2) Licenses may be issued to other Tow Businesses, such as Tow Businesses engaging solely in consensual to...

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