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Councilmember David Oh – Legislation

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*Legislation Introduced
**Legislation Passed  

 

*Bill No. 190616 – Student Debt Tax Credit

Legislation to create a tax credit of up to $7,500 over five years to help recent graduates living in Philadelphia

 

**Resolution No. 190077 – Fair Funding for Community College of Philadelphia 

Legislation to hold hearings on City’s requirement to fund Community College of Philadelphia.  

Read more about this legislation.

 

*Bill No. 190212 – Transfer Ordinance to Fund Community College of Philadelphia 

Legislation to transfer $19 million from the General Fund to fund Community College of Philadelphia as required by State Law.

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**Resolution No. 130260National and Global Best Practices in Education  

Legislation to hold hearings on educational best practices on a global basis to determine how they may be implemented to establish world class public education in Philadelphia.

 

*Bill No. 160021Board of Education Reform in Preparation of Return to Local Control 

Legislation to provide a new method and new qualifications for appointing and electing the members of the Board of Education and to establish new standards and policies based on global best practices.

 

*Bill No. 161061 — School Teachers Reimbursement Fund 

Legislation to create a fund dedicated to raising money for Philadelphia School teachers so that they can get reimbursed for their out-of-pocket classroom expenses.

Read more about this legislation. 

 

**Resolution No. 160109 – Red Light Cameras and Parking Meter Increase     

Legislation to conduct hearings on revenues and costs associated with administering the Red Light Camera Enforcement Program and the parking meter rate increase that took effect in 2014 to determine how much money the School District received from these sources.

 

Resolution No. 160659 – PPA Audit 

Legislation to request the City Controller to conduct a performance audit of the Philadelphia Parking Authority.

 

**Resolution 171072-A Resolution calling on Mayor, General Assembly, Governor to Restore Local Control Over Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) 

Legislation to advocate for local control of PPA in response to the audit findings by Pennsylvania State Auditor General DePasquale.

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*Bill No. 160844 — PPA Repeal 

Legislation to return control of Philadelphia’s on-street parking functions and revenues to the City. 

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*Bill No. 190086 Office of Property Assessment (OPA) Property Assessments 

Legislation to fight inaccurate property assessments that lead to higher property taxes by rejecting inaccurate property assessments and taxes. 

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*Resolution No.180412/Bill No. 180398 — Office of Property Assessment (OPA) Accountability Bill 

Legislation to give Council the option to reject inaccurate property assessments that lead to higher property taxes.

 

**Bill No. 180430—Criminal and Defiant Trespassers 

Legislation to protect homeowners from criminal and defiant trespassers. 

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*Resolution No. 180197/Bill No. 180180 – Affordable Housing  

Legislation to provide $50 Million annually to fund affordable housing.

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**Resolution No. 170127 – Technology and Public Safety 

Legislation to hold hearings on drones and other cutting-edge technology being used in solving and preventing crimes.

Read more about this legislation.  

 

**Bill No. 130185 – Fire Fighters’ Contract  

Legislation to provide the undisputed $66 Million of the Fire Fighters’ Contract.   

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Councilman Oh has offered legislation to cut the City’s operating budget for the following Fiscal Years:  

2014 – $48 Million  

2015 – $74 Million 

2016 – $105 Million 

2017 – $103 Million 

2018 –  $60 Million 

2020 – $160 Million 

Read more about this. 

 

**Resolution No. 180787 Urging Compliance with State Law for Child Removals 

Legislation to authorize hearings on creating objective guidelines and uniform reporting standards for personnel who are tasked with protecting children in Philadelphia from abuse while preventing the tragedy of unjustified family separations.

Read more on this legislation. 

 

**Bill No. 130922 — Protections and Accommodations for Breastfeeding Employees in the Workplace 

Legislation to protect nursing mothers in the workplace. 

Read more about this legislation.  

 

*Bill No. 180140 — Sexual Harassment Disclosures Protection 

Legislation to help victims of sexual harassment in city work places. 

 

**Bill No. 170726 – Economic Opportunity Plan Enforcement 

Legislation to increase minority and women participation in City funded projects by strengthening the enforcement of City contracting law.

Read more about this legislation.  

 

*Bill No. 170928 — Amendment to 11 PM Ordinance  

Legislation to end discriminatory enforcement of the law against Chinese takeout restaurants.  

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**Resolution No. 120128 – Hearings on Global Competitiveness 

Legislation to authorize hearings on how to fully take advantage of global opportunities and the creative/innovative economy to spur economic development in Philadelphia. Held joint hearings with City Council and the Pennsylvania State Senate on Global Competitiveness and issued a report which was adopted by Council: A Hearing Findings and Recommendations on Improving the Global Competitiveness of Philadelphia. 

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*Bill No. 160022—International Trade and Investment Fund 

Legislation to create an International Trade and Investment Authority to focus on creating business opportunities and jobs through promoting Philadelphia-based trade with other nations and encourage foreign investment in Philadelphia.

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*Bill No. 170022 — Family Sustaining Jobs for Workers Without Highly-Specialized Skills 

Legislation to reward companies who are willing to locate or expand in Philadelphia by creating 1,000 new jobs that pay at least $45,000 per year with benefits.

   

**Resolution No. 180722 Lab Spaces for Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Companies 

Legislation to hold hearings on the availability of lab spaces and incubation facilities in Philadelphia for startup biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. 

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*Bill No. 160023—Wage Tax Cut  

Legislation to cut wage and net profit taxes on Philadelphia residents by $100 million over 10 years.  

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*Bill No. 160024 — Delinquent Tax Collection 

Legislation to improve performance in collecting delinquent taxes owed to the City of Philadelphia.

 

**Resolution No. 180722 Lab Spaces for Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Companies 

Legislation to hold hearings on the availability of lab spaces and incubation facilities in Philadelphia for startup biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. 

Read more about this legislation. 

 

*Bill No. 160019 — Legislative Budget Office 

Legislation to create a legislative budget office so that Council can be independent of the Mayor in making decisions about which City programs and activities get funded.

 

*Bill No. 160062 — Pension Reform 

Legislation to fix the City’s pension system by increasing the City’s annual contribution, adding independent experts and requiring website reporting to promote transparency.      

 

 **Bill No. 140653  Veterans Hiring Tax Credit 

Legislation to provide tax credit of up to $15,000 for three years to employers hiring veterans.  

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**Resolution 140671 Corporal Michael J. Crescenz Dept. of Veterans Affairs Medical Center 

Legislation to support the renaming of Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center as “The Corporal Michael J. Crescenz Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.”

 

 **Resolution No. 140070 2014 Year of the Veteran 

Legislation to declare 2014 as the Year of the Veteran in Philadelphia. 

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**Resolution No. 150716 Combating the Heroin Abuse Epidemic  

Legislation to declare 2016 The Year to Combat the Heroine Abuse Epidemic in Philadelphia. 

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**Resolution No. 161084 – Findings and Recommendations on Combating Heroin and Opioid Dependence  

Legislation to adopt the report authored by Councilman Oh: Addressing Philadelphia’s Heroin Epidemic: Findings and Recommendations

 

**Bill No. 180218 — Electric Vehicle Parking Space Program Sunset 

Legislation to free up Center City parking spaces reserved for electric vehicles only and to develop a more sustainable program.

 

**Bill No. 170311 Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations 

Legislation to allow EV owners to install curbside EV charging stations. 

 

**Resolution No. 170533 Philadelphia Film Advisory Task Force 

Legislation to grow the City’s creative economy through the film industry. 

   

**Resolution No. 170063 Task Force on the Philadelphia Music Industry 

Legislation to grow the City’s creative economy through the music industry. 

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*Bill No. 160025 — Local Performing Artists Requirement 

Legislation to grow the City’s creative economy by linking local artists to large concerts receiving money from the City. 

 

*Bill No. 160026 — Performing Artist Priority Parking Zones 

Legislation to grow the City’s creative economy by making loading and unloading easier for musicians performing at local venues.     

 

**Resolution No. 180537 Resolution calling on Governor Wolf to Pardon Eric Riddick 

Legislation to request Governor Wolf to Pardon Eric Riddick in consideration of the evidence establishing his innocence and urging the Pennsylvania General Assembly to amend the state’s Post Conviction Relief Act (PCRA). 

Watch NBC Nightly News coverage of this resolution: 

Read more about this legislation. 

 

**Resolution No. 170767 Resolution calling on President Trump and Congress to allow Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) recipients to remain in USA permanently 

Legislation to advocate for DACA recipients, also referred to as DREAMERs, who are individuals brought to the United States as minors and met several other conditions to defer deportation for a two-year period.

 

**Resolution No. 180789 Childhood Cancer Awareness Month 

Legislation that recognizes September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in Philadelphia to raise awareness and recognizes local organizations leading the fight against childhood cancer. 

Read more about this legislation. 

 

**Resolution No. 190584 – Language Access and New Voting Machines

Legislation to help many foreign-born populations in Philadelphia who require language access services in polling places.

Read more about this legislation. 

 

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