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Except as specifically exempted or otherwise required by this Article, an Operator of an Attended Parking Station that charges Rent for Occupancy by the hour or the fraction of an hour shall utilize RCE that meets the requirements of this Section 2205.
(a) Except for Attended Parking Station Transactions that utilize Electronic Payment, the Operator must provide a Parking Ticket issued by the RCE to the Occupant at the time the Occupant's Motor Vehicle enters the Parking Station. The Parking Ticket must state the time and date of entry, and the name and address of the Parking Station. Each Parking Ticket issued by the Operator must contain a preprinted, unique, sequential identification number that is not printed by the RCE. This preprinted ticket, once issued, shall directly correspond and be traceable to a unique identification number for the transaction that is generated by the RCE.
(b) The RCE must record the following information to a Journal Tape or Log File in the sequential order in which the events occur:
(1) Time and date of a Motor Vehicle's entry to a Parking Station;
(2) Time and date of a Motor Vehicle's exit from a Parking Station;
(3) Amount of Rent charged;
(4) Value of any discounts to Rent provided;
(5) Amount of Parking Tax collected;
(6) Identity or identification number of the Operator's employee who processed the Transaction or the identification number of the RCE Pay Station that processed the Transaction.
(c) Each Transaction must be identified in the Log File or Journal Tape by a nonresettable, sequential identification number assigned by the RCE.
(d) RCE must be capable of providing a legible Receipt to an Occupant at the time that the Occupant pays Rent. Pay Stations and cashiers must offer the Occupant a Receipt at the time that the Occupant pays Rent. A Receipt must contain the following information:
(1) Time and date of the entry of the Occupant's Motor Vehicle to the Parking Station;
(2) Time and date of the exit of the Occupant's Motor Vehicle from the Parking Station;
(3) Total amount Operator charged Occupant, including Rent and Parking Tax;
(4) Parking Station address; and
(5) Business telephone and address of Operator or Operator's agent responsible for addressing consumer complaints.
(e) Data that is entered to or maintained in a Log File or a Journal Tape must be accessible to the Operator only in a read-only format, so that the Operator, the Operator's employees, and Service Agents cannot delete or alter any of the recorded data. The RCE vendor must disable any RCE data functions that would allow an Operator or its agents or its employees to delete or modify data entered into the RCE.
(f) The Operator shall not alter or attempt to alter the data in a Log File or a Journal Tape.
(g) Every day that the Parking Station is open for business, all information and data received or generated by the RCE that is recorded to a Log File for that day must be replicated or backed-up to a data tape, disk or hard drive or digital data storage medium in a readily accessible read-only format, and said information and data must be maintained in San Francisco by the Operator in that format for not less than five years from the date of its creation.
(h) Each day that the Attended Parking Station is open for business, all information and data received or generated by RCE that is recorded to a Journal Tape for that day must be printed out. The Operator must maintain the printed data in San Francisco for not less than five years from the date of its creation.
(i) Where the Operator of an Attended Parking Station utilizes RCE that includes a computer, a network server, or an Internet-based software or database program, all employees and agents of an Operator, including but not limited to cashiers, attendants, bookkeepers, supervisors and managers, and RCE maintenance personnel, must be individually identified by the RCE, and each Transaction and data entry, including all payments received, Voided Tickets or Cancelled Transactions, and Discount Parking Rent charged, must be attributed to such individual in the Log File. The RCE must also record whenever the RCE software program is altered and by whom.
(Added by Ord. 234-06, File No. 060892, App. 9/14/2006; amended by Ord. 292-10, File No. 101100, App. 11/18/2010; Ord. 257-14 , File No. 141053, App. 12/19/2014, Eff. 1/18/2015)