§ A-101.  Transfer of Functions of Abolished Governmental Agencies.
   (1)   Within the scope of their respective functions under this charter, the following departments created by this charter shall, in addition to such other powers and duties as are conferred upon them by this charter or by ordinance, exercise the powers and perform the duties of the following offices, departments and boards abolished by this charter:
 
Law Department -
City Solicitor and Department of Law;
Department of Commerce -
Department of Wharves, Docks and Ferries and Department of Public Works;
Police Department -
Director of Public Safety and Department of Public Safety;
Department of Public Health -
Department of Public Health;
Fire Department -
Fire Marshal, Department of Public Safety, and Board of Examiners for Motion Picture Licenses;
Department of Streets -
Department of Public Safety, Department of Public Works, and Board of Highway Supervisors;
Department of Recreation -
Department of Public Welfare;
Department of Public Welfare -
Department of Public Welfare;
Water Department -
Department of Public Works;
Department of Public Property -
Department of City Transit, Department of Public Works, Department of Public Safety, and Department of City Architecture;
Department of Licenses and Inspections -
Department of Public Safety, Department of Public Health, Department of Public Works, and Board of Plumbing Supervision;
Auditing Department -
Department of City Controller;
Procurement Department -
Department of Supplies and Purchases.
 
   (2)   All rights, powers and duties which have heretofore been vested in, exercised by or imposed upon any officer whose office is abolished by this charter or any department, board, commission, bureau or division abolished by this charter, or any deputy, assistant, officer, agent or other subordinate or employee thereof, and which are by this charter transferred either in whole or in part to an office, department, board or commission created by this charter, shall be vested in, exercised by and imposed upon the office, department, board or commission to which the same are transferred by this charter and not otherwise. Every act done in the exercise of such rights and powers and the performance of such duties shall have the same legal effect as if done by the former office, department, board, commission, bureau or division, or deputy, officer, agent or other subordinate or employee thereof. Every person and corporation shall be subject to the same obligations and duties, and shall have the same rights arising from the exercise of such rights or powers or in the performance of such duties as if such rights, duties or powers had been exercised or such duties performed by the office, department, board, commission, bureau or division, or deputy, officer, agent or other subordinate or employee thereof designated in the respective statutes or ordinances which are to be administered by offices, departments, boards or commissions created by this charter. Every person and corporation shall be subject to the same penalties, civil or criminal, for failure to perform any such obligation or duty or for doing a prohibited act, as if such obligation or duty arose from or such act were prohibited in the exercise of such rights, powers and duties by the office, department, board, commission, bureau or division, or deputy, officer, agent or other subordinate or employee thereof designated in the respective statutes and ordinances which are to be administered by the offices, departments, boards and commissions created by this charter.
ANNOTATION
   Sources:   See the Fiscal Code of 1929, Act of April 9, 1929, P.L. 343, Section 3.
   Purposes:   1.   Subsection (1) indicates the departments to which functions are transferred from agencies under the 1919 Charter. In cases where functions of one of the departments under the 1919 Charter are transferred to several departments under this Charter, the particular functions transferred to a particular department are determined by reference to the Charter functions of the new department. Old functions coming within the scope of new functions of the new department, are transferred to such department. Thus, of the functions of the Department of Public Safety, police functions, traffic functions, fire functions, electrical bureau functions pertaining to the maintenance of City buildings, and building safety and licensing functions are transferred to new departments within the scope of whose functions they fall, to wit, respectively, the Police Department, Department of Streets, Fire Department, Department of Public Property and Department of Licenses and Inspections.
      2.   Subsection (2) is necessary to accomplish the reorganization required by the Charter.