In the News: PGH City Council may decline mask ordinance

Posted by on Sep 10, 2009 in In the News, Pittsburgh City Ordinances, Proposed Laws | 0 comments

In a preliminary vote, only two members of Pittsburgh City Council voted to enact an ordinance that would prohibit the wearing of any device that would obscure one’s identity when committing a crime. Some members of council believed that the ordinance would violate civil liberties while others believed that the ordinance would be a useful tool for law enforcement. For more information, go to:...

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In the News: PGH considers ordinance banning public urination

Posted by on Sep 10, 2009 in In the News, Pittsburgh City Ordinances, Proposed Laws | 0 comments

Pittsburgh City Council is currently considering an ordinance that would issue a $500 fine to anyone caught urinating outdoors on public or private property. Under the current form of the ordinance, anyone who urinates on property with the owner’s consent would not be fined. For more information, go to: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09253/996893-53.stm Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter...

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In the News: PGH City Council bans porch sofas

Posted by on Mar 17, 2009 in Laws of Questionable Merit, News Update, Pittsburgh City Ordinances | 0 comments

**UPDATE FOR “In the News: PGH City Council considers ordinance banning porch sofas“ Pittsburgh City Council has unanimously passed an ordinance banning city residents from keeping upholstered furniture designed for indoor use on an unenclosed porch. The ordinance will now go to Mayor Luke Ravenstahl for approval. (As the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette noted, the ordinance’s “veto-proof majority suggests it will become part of...

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In the News: PGH City Council considers ordinance banning porch sofas

Posted by on Mar 11, 2009 in Laws of Questionable Merit, Pittsburgh City Ordinances | 0 comments

**UPDATED 3/12/2009** In response to couch-burning incidents that were reported in the wake of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Super Bowl victory, Pittsburgh City Council, in a preliminary vote, has unanimously agreed upon an ordinance prohibiting home owners from keeping upholstered furniture designed for indoor use in any unenclosed area outside of their homes. Violators would face a fine ranging from $200.00 – $500.00. Although the...

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In the News: New Pittsburgh City gun ordinance passes without Mayor’s signature

Posted by on Dec 15, 2008 in Pittsburgh City Ordinances | 0 comments

A new City of Pittsburgh ordinance requiring gun owners to report a lost or stolen gun within 24 hours has become law. Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, noting his belief that the law is ultimately unenforceable and pre-empted by state gun laws, did not sign the bill. The ordinance took effect on Monday, December 15, 2008. Gun owners now face a $500 fine for a first offense and a $1000 fine plus possible jail time for a second offense. For more...

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In the News: Pittsburgh City Council proposes a bill punishing failure to report lost or stolen guns

Posted by on Oct 14, 2008 in Gun Crimes, Pittsburgh City Ordinances | 0 comments

The Pittsburgh City Council is proposing fines for gun owners who fail to report their lost or stolen guns within 24 hours. If the resolution is passed, offenders would face a $500 fine for the first offense and a $1000 fine or 90 days in jail for a second offense. For more information, see: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08288/919809-100.stm Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new...

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