§ 21-1703.  Notice of Regulations Proposed by Departments, Boards and Commissions.
   (1)   This Section, enacted pursuant to subsection 8-407(b) of the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter ("Charter"), supersedes the notice requirements specified in that Section of the Charter. 49
   (2)   The following notice requirement applies to any proposed regulation that must be filed with the Department of Records and made available for public inspection for thirty days pursuant to subsection 8-407(a) of the Charter: 50
      (a)   The Department of Records shall give public notice of such filing by advertising as provided in subsections (b), (c) and (d) the fact that regulations relating to a particular subject have been filed with it, and that any person affected thereby may request a hearing.
      (b)   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.
      (c)   If one of the newspapers listed in subsection (b) 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 official website.
      (d)   If neither of the newspapers listed in subsection (b) 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 official website, and in accordance with applicable law.
      (e)   Notice shall also be given on the City's official website, and shall include the full text of the regulation as proposed and shall be updated to include the final version of the regulation following its adoption.
      (f)   In addition, such other notice may be given as will bring proposed regulations to the attention of interested citizens.

 

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   Amended, Bill No. 090689 (approved November 4, 2009); amended, Bill No. 100063 (approved March 17, 2010).
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   Amended, Bill No. 120960 (approved March 5, 2013); amended, Bill No. 140131 (approved May 19, 2014), effective August 17, 2014.