9-100-010  Purpose – Scope – Adoption of rules and regulations.
   (a)   The purpose of this chapter is to provide for the administrative adjudication of violations of ordinances defining parking, standing, compliance, automated speed enforcement system, and automated traffic law enforcement system violations, and to establish a fair and efficient system for the enforcement of such ordinances. The administrative adjudication system set forth in this chapter is established pursuant to Division 2.1 of the Illinois Municipal Code and Sections 11-208.3, 11-208.6 and 11-208.8 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
   (b)   The comptroller shall serve ex officio as the city's traffic compliance administrator and in that capacity is authorized to:
      (i)   adopt, distribute, and process parking, standing, compliance, automated traffic law enforcement system and automated speed enforcement system violation notices and additional notices, collect money paid as fines and penalties for parking, compliance automated traffic law enforcement system, and automated speed enforcement system violations;
      (ii)   establish procedures necessary for the prompt, fair and efficient operation of the administrative adjudication system; and
      (iii)   adopt rules and regulations pertaining to: the administrative adjudication process, the selection and appointment of administrative law officers, the content of forms and procedures, and the daily operation of the administrative adjudication of parking, standing, compliance, automated traffic law enforcement system, and automated speed enforcement system violations.
   (c)   The traffic compliance administrator may delegate to the department of administrative hearings his authority to appoint administrative law officers, to adopt rules and regulations pertaining to administrative adjudication proceedings and to conduct administrative adjudication proceedings, including the functions of the traffic compliance administrator set forth in Sections 9-100-070(a); 9-100-080(a), (b) and (g); 9-100-090(c); 9-100-130(c); and subsection (b)(iii) of this section.
   (d)   Subject to the availability of duly appropriated funds, the traffic compliance administrator is authorized to enter into service contracts with vendors to be selected by the traffic compliance administrator for the purpose of receiving self-release immobilization devices lawfully removed pursuant to approval by the traffic compliance administrator. Such vendors may receive the lawfully removed self-release immobilization devices directly or through subcontractors to be selected by the contractors, subject to the approval of the traffic compliance administrator. The services contract may contain such terms as the traffic compliance administrator deems necessary to effectuate the purpose of this subsection.
   The traffic compliance administrator is authorized to adopt rules for the proper administration and enforcement of this subsection.
(Prior code § 27.1-1; Added Coun. J. 3-21-90, p. 13561; Amend Coun. J. 7-12-90, p. 18634; Amend Coun. J. 3-26-96, p. 19161, effective 1-1-97; Amend Coun. J. 7-10-96, p. 24982; Amend Coun. J. 11-12-97, p. 56813; Amend Coun. J. 4-29-98, p. 66564; Amend Coun. J. 11-13-07, p. 14999, Art. I, §§ 4 and 7; Amend Coun, J. 11-16-11, p. 13798, Art. I, § 7; Amend Coun. J. 4-18-12, p. 23762, § 4; Amend Coun. J. 10-28-15, p. 11951, Art. III, § 5)