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File #: 140230    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 3/27/2014 In control: Committee on Law and Government
On agenda: Final action: 2/26/2015
Title: Providing for the submission to the qualified electors of the City of Philadelphia of the proposal set forth in a Resolution approved by Council proposing an amendment of The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter relating to the creation, appointment, powers and duties of a Commission for Women; and authorizing the appropriate officers to publish notice and make arrangements for the special election.
Sponsors: Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Tasco
Indexes: PHILADELPHIA HOME RULE CHARTER
Attachments: 1. CertifiedCopy14023000.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsVideo
3/10/20150 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Not available
2/26/20150 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass16:0 Action details Not available
2/19/20150 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCILPass  Action details Not available
2/19/20150 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
2/19/20150 CITY COUNCIL READ AND ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SECOND READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
2/18/20150 Committee on Law and Government HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Not available
2/18/20150 Committee on Law and Government HEARING HELD   Action details Not available
2/18/20150 Committee on Law and Government REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED   Action details Not available
3/27/20140 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and ReferredPass  Action details Not available
Title
Providing for the submission to the qualified electors of the City of Philadelphia of the proposal set forth in a Resolution approved by Council proposing an amendment of The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter relating to the creation, appointment, powers and duties of a Commission for Women; and authorizing the appropriate officers to publish notice and make arrangements for the special election.
 
Body
THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:
 
SECTION 1.      There shall be submitted for the approval or disapproval of the qualified electors of the City of Philadelphia at the election to be held May 19, 2015, the amendment to The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter contained in Resolution No. 140244 approved by Council on February 26, 2015, and filed in the Office of the Clerk of Council.
 
SECTION 2.      There shall be placed on the ballot the following question to be answered “Yes” or “No” by the qualified electors participating in the election:
 
Shall The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter be amended to provide for the creation of a Commission for Women to be charged with promoting civic, educational and economic policies for women and providing advice and recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on policies and programs that advance equal rights and opportunities for women in the City?
 
SECTION 3.  The Clerk of Council is hereby directed to have printed in pamphlet form, in sufficient number for general distribution, the proposed amendment to The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter as set forth in Resolution No. 140244 together with the ballot question set forth in Section 2 of this Ordinance.
 
SECTION 4.      The Clerk of Council is hereby directed to cause to be published in three (3) newspapers of general circulation in the City and in the Legal Intelligencer the proposed amendment to The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter, together with the ballot question set forth in Section 2 of this Ordinance, once during the three (3) weeks preceding the election on May 19, 2015; and further, at such other time and in such other manner as he may consider desirable.
 
SECTION 5.  The Mayor is hereby authorized and directed to issue a proclamation giving at least thirty (30) days' notice of such election.  The Clerk of Council shall cause a copy of the proclamation to be published in two (2) newspapers of general circulation in the City and in the Legal Intelligencer once a week during the three (3) weeks preceding the election on May 19, 2015.
 
SECTION 6.      The appropriate officers are authorized and directed to take such action as may be required for the holding of an election on the ballot question set forth in Section 2 of this Ordinance as provided for by the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
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