City of Harrisburg, PA
Dauphin County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Harrisburg as indicted in section histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
CROSS-REFERENCES
Disorderly conduct: see 3rd Class Code § 2403(55) [53 P.S. § 37403(55)]; Crimes Code, 18 Pa.C.S.A. § 5503.
Disorderly establishments or practices: see 3rd Class Code § 2403(24) [53 P.S. § 37403(24)].
Noise control and abatement: see Ch. 3-343.

§ 3-341.1 Definitions.

[Ord. No. 51-1969]
The following terms as used in this chapter shall have the following meanings:
OBSTRUCTS
To render impassable without unreasonable inconvenience or hazard.
PUBLIC
Affecting or likely to affect persons in a place to which the public or a substantial group has access, including but not limited to highways, transport facilities, schools, apartment houses, places of business, places of amusement or any neighborhood.

§ 3-341.2 Prohibition.

[Ord. No. 51-1969]
Conduct is prohibited if, with intent to cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or recklessly creating a risk thereof, a person:
A. 
Engages in fighting or threatening or in violent or tumultuous behavior.
B. 
Makes unreasonable noise or offensive coarse or lewd utterances, gesture(s) or displays, or addresses abusive or lewd language to any person present.
C. 
Creates a hazardous or physically offensive condition by any act which serves no legitimate purpose to the actor.
D. 
Appears in any public place manifestly under the influence of alcohol, narcotics or other drug(s), not therapeutically administered, to the degree such person may endanger himself or herself or other persons or property or annoy persons in his or her vicinity.
E. 
Having no legal privilege to do so, intentionally or recklessly obstructs any highway or other public passage, whether alone or with others. No person shall be guilty of violating this subsection solely because people have gathered to hear such person speak or otherwise communicate or because such person is a member of such gathering.
F. 
Refuses to obey a reasonable official request or order to move:
(1) 
To prevent obstruction of a highway, sidewalk or other public passage.
(2) 
To maintain public safety by dispersing those gathered in dangerous proximity to a fire or other hazard.

§ 3-341.3 Sound trucks or other amplifying devices.

Ord. No. 69-1939
The operation for advertising purposes along, upon or over any public highway of the City of any radio, amplifier, loudspeaker, or other mechanical or electrical sound-producing instrument or device, whether installed on any automobile, sound truck, vehicle, or otherwise operated howsoever, is declared to be a public nuisance and is prohibited.

§ 3-341.4 Radio or television interference.

[Ord. No. 34-1978]
A. 
No person, firm, copartnership, association, or corporation shall knowingly or wantonly operate or cause to be operated any machine, device, apparatus, or instrument of any kind whatsoever, the operation of which shall cause reasonably preventable electrical interference with radio reception within the City limits. However, x-ray pictures, examinations or treatments may be made at any time if the machine or apparatus used therefor is properly equipped to avoid all unnecessary or reasonably preventable interference with radio reception and is not negligently operated.
B. 
This chapter shall not be held or construed to embrace or cover the regulation of any transmitting or broadcasting instrument or device licensed or authorized by or under the provisions of any act of the Congress of the United States or the facilities of any public service company, provided that all reasonable devices and practices are used to minimize the interference.[1]
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Editor's Note: Former § 3-341.5, Animals disturbing the peace, which derived from Ord. No. 15-1977 and immediately followed this section, was repealed at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1-303). See now § 3-505.2, Harboring a nuisance.

§ 3-341.99 Penalty.

[Ord. No. 15-1977[1]]
Any person who violates the provisions of this chapter after receiving one warning shall be subject to Chapter 3-399, Penalty, of these Codified Ordinances.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1-303).