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CHAPTER 12-3000. USE OF AN AUTOMATED RED LIGHT ENFORCEMENT SYSTEM TO PREVENT RED LIGHT VIOLATIONS 378
Added, Bill No. 000682 (approved May 29, 2003). Section 2 of Bill No. 000682 provides: "In furtherance of Council's power to amend Section 12-3005(1) of the Code to revise the list of intersections at which automated red light enforcement systems may be installed subject to the designation of such intersections by agreement of the System Administrator and the Pennsylvania Secretary of Transportation, the Streets Department is requested to conduct studies of the intersections of the Philadelphia streets and to make recommendations to City Council as to which intersections around the City are most affected by the problems of traffic passing unlawfully through steady red signals and which intersections might benefit most from application of an automated red light enforcement system." Section 3 of the Ordinance provides: "The provisions of this Ordinance shall expire on December 31, 2005, unless the provisions of Section 3116 of Title 75 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes (Motor Vehicle Code) are extended beyond that date, in which case this Ordinance shall remain in effect until expiration of that Section." The provisions of Section 3116 of Title 75 have been amended to extend until July 15, 2027. See 75 Pa. C.S. § 3116(q). Section 4 of this Ordinance provides: "This Ordinance shall not be effective unless and until the Philadelphia Parking Authority enters into an agreement with the City to reimburse the City for its costs associated with implementation and administration of the automated red light enforcement system." The Philadelphia Parking Authority entered into the referenced agreement with the City on June 3, 2004. Section 5 of the Ordinance provides: "Non-severability. The provisions of Section 12-3005(1) of the Code, as added by Section 1 of this Ordinance, providing that automated red light enforcement systems may be used only at the intersections listed in that subsection, and as that list may be amended from time to time by Ordinance, are not severable from the remaining provisions of this Ordinance, but are essentially and inseparably connected with all other provisions of this Ordinance. It is hereby declared to be the legislative intent of Council that Council would not have enacted this Ordinance or any portion of this Ordinance unless such provisions of Section 12-3005(1) of the Code were a valid part of such enactment."