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File #: 2010-0249    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed Finally
File created: 3/23/2010 In control: Committee on Public Safety Services
On agenda: Final action: 5/25/2010
Enactment date: 5/25/2010 Enactment #: 17
Effective date: 6/1/2010    
Title: Ordinance amending the Pittsburgh Code Title Five: Traffic, Article III: Towing, Section 521.01: Vehicle Immobilization, Removal and Impoundment.
Sponsors: Darlene M. Harris
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 05 - TRAFFIC
Attachments: 1. 2010-0249.doc, 2. 2010-0249 VERSION 2.doc
Title
Ordinance amending the Pittsburgh Code Title Five: Traffic, Article III: Towing, Section 521.01: Vehicle Immobilization, Removal and Impoundment.

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

Section 1. The Pittsburgh Code Title Five: Traffic, Article III: Towing, Section 521.01: Vehicle Immobilization, Removal and Impoundment is hereby amended as follows:

Ordinance amending the Pittsburgh Code Title Five: Traffic, Article III: Towing, Section 521.01: Vehicle Immobilization, Removal and Impoundment, so as to increase the time allotted for accumulation of unpaid tickets from 18 to 36 months for booting.

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

Section 1. The Pittsburgh Code Title Five: Traffic, Article III: Towing, Section 521.01: Vehicle Immobilization, Removal and Impoundment is hereby amended as follows:

ยง 521.01 VEHICLE IMMOBILIZATION, REMOVAL AND IMPOUNDMENT.
Any vehicle having five (5) or more unpaid past due tickets, summonses or other process, issued against it [within an eighteen-month] a thirty-six month [period], charging that the vehicle was parked, stopped or standing in violation of the Commonwealth Vehicle Code, this Traffic Title or any other traffic ordinance of the City is deemed to be a public nuisance and the Police Department or any other City agent assigned to traffic duty is hereby authorized to:
(a) Remove the vehicle or cause to be removed at the sole cost and expense of the habitual violator;
(b) Immobilize the vehicle by means of applying a boot. If the vehicle has remained immobilized for a period of seventy-two (72) hours, and release has not been obtained, the Police or other City authority shall have the authority to remove the vehicle or cause to be removed at the sole cost and expense of the habitual violator. In any case involving the immobilization of a vehicle pursuant to this section, a notice shall be placed...

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