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Legislation #: 200579 Introduction Date: 7/16/2020
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER BOUGH AND COUNCILMEMBER ELLINGTON
Title: Amending Chapter 70, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 70-73, Obedience to police and fire department officers, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
7/16/2020 Filed by the Clerk's office
7/16/2020 Referred to Special Committee for Legal Review
7/21/2020 Advance and Do Pass as a Committee Substitute, Debate
7/23/2020 Passed as Substituted

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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR ORDINANCE NO. 200579

 

Amending Chapter 70, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 70-73, Obedience to police and fire department officers, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter.

 

WHEREAS, Section 70-73 appears in the Chapter on Traffic and Vehicles; and

 

WHEREAS, to clarify that the “lawful order or direction” shall be a direction or order related to traffic regulation; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That Chapter 70, Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, is hereby amended by repealing Section 70-73, Obedience to police and fire department officers, and enacting in lieu thereof one new subsection of like number and subject matter, to read as follows:

 

Sec. 70-73. Obedience to authorized persons directing traffic.

 

No person shall willfully fail or refuse to comply with a traffic direction given by voice, hand, or other signal by any police officer, parking control officer, firefighter or uniformed adult school crossing guard with authority to direct, control, or regulate traffic. The term “traffic direction” shall not include any order or direction that prevents or impedes the witnessing or documenting (by video or otherwise) of the actions of such officer, firefighter or crossing guard unless such act of witnessing or documenting substantially physically impedes the officer, firefighter or crossing guard from official duties.

 

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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Tara M. Kelly

Associate City Attorney