§ 21-1701.  Notice of Public Hearings on Bills; Notice of Bills Reported from Committees of Council. 46
   (1)   This Section, enacted pursuant to subsection 2-201(5) of the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter ("Charter"), supersedes the notice requirements specified in that Section of the Charter. 47
   (2)   Notice of public hearings on bills introduced in Council and notice of bills reported from Council committees shall be given by advertising as specified in subsections (3) through (5) the title of the bill, and in the case of a public hearing, the time and place of the hearing, not less than five days before the public hearing or before the bill comes up for final consideration, as the case may be.
   (3)   Notice shall be given by advertising in the following two newspapers: the daily newspaper of the City having the largest paid circulation and the official legal newspaper issued in the City. For purposes of this Chapter, the term "daily newspaper" shall not include a legal newspaper.
   (4)   If one of the newspapers listed in subsection (3) is not publishing at the time notice is required to be advertised, notice shall be given in the newspaper that is publishing and in the daily newspaper of the City having the second largest paid circulation, if such newspaper exists and is then publishing, and on the City's or City Council's official website.
   (5)   If neither of the newspapers listed in subsection (3) is publishing at the time notice is required to be advertised, notice shall be given in the daily newspaper of the City having the second largest paid circulation, if such newspaper exists and is then publishing, on the City's or City Council's official website, and in accordance with applicable law.
   (6)   In addition, such other notice may be given as will bring public hearings or reported bills to the attention of interested citizens. There need be no advertisement of ordinances after their passage.

 

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46
   Amended, Bill No. 120960 (approved March 5, 2013).
47
   Amended, Bill No. 090689 (approved November 4, 2009); amended, Bill No. 100063 (approved March 17, 2010).