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File #: 150573-A    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 6/11/2015 In control: Committee on Law and Government
On agenda: Final action: 12/3/2015
Title: Providing for the submission to the qualified electors of the City of Philadelphia of an amendment to The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter establishing and defining the responsibilities of an independent Commission on African-American Males; fixing the date of a special election for such purpose; prescribing the form of ballot questions to be voted on; and authorizing the appropriate officers to publish notice and to make arrangements for the special election.
Sponsors: Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Johnson
Indexes: COMMISSION ON AFRICAN-AMERICAN MALES, PHILADELPHIA HOME RULE CHARTER
Attachments: 1. CertifiedCopy150573-A01.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsVideo
12/15/20151 MAYOR SIGNED  Action details Not available
12/3/20151 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass Action details Not available
11/19/20150 CITY COUNCIL READ  Action details Not available
11/19/20151 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON FINAL PASSAGE CALENDAR FOR NEXT MEETING.  Action details Not available
11/19/20151 CITY COUNCIL AMENDED  Action details Not available
10/29/20150 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR  Action details Not available
10/29/20150 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCILPass Action details Not available
10/29/20150 CITY COUNCIL READ AND ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SECOND READING CALENDAR  Action details Not available
10/27/20150 Committee on Law and Government HEARING NOTICES SENT  Action details Not available
10/27/20150 Committee on Law and Government HEARING HELD  Action details Not available
10/27/20150 Committee on Law and Government REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED  Action details Not available
6/11/20150 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and ReferredPass Action details Not available
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ont-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:12pt;color:#000000;;">Providing for the submission to the qualified electors of the City of Philadelphia of an amendment to The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter establishing and defining the responsibilities of an independent Commission on African-American Males; fixing the date of a special election for such purpose; prescribing the form of ballot questions to be voted on; and authorizing the appropriate officers to publish notice and to make arrangements for the special election.

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ont-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:12pt;color:#000000;;font-style:italic;">THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

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ont-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:12pt;color:#000000;;">SECTION 1.ont-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:7pt;color:#000000;;">                     ont-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:12pt;color:#000000;;">There shall be submitted for the approval or disapproval of the qualified electors of the City of Philadelphia at the election to be held April 26, 2016, an amendment to The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter relating to the establishment of an independent Commission on African-American Males.  The proposed amendment is contained in Resolution No. 150594, approved by Council on December 3, 2015, and filed in the Office of the Clerk of Council.

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ont-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:12pt;color:#000000;;">SECTION 2.ont-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:7pt;color:#000000;;">                     ont-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:12pt;color:#000000;;">There shall be placed on the ballot the following question to be answered “Yes” or “No” by the qualified electors participating in the election:

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ont-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:12pt;color:#000000;;">Shall The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter be amended to provide for the creation, appointment, powers and duties of an independent Commission on African-American Males, which would study and recommend responses to challenges facing African-American males in Philadelphia?

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ont-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:12pt;color:#000000;;">SECTION 3. The Clerk of Council is hereby directed to (i) certify to the Board of Elections, within five days of this Ordinance becoming law, a copy of this Ordinance and Resolution No. 150594; and (ii) 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. 150594, together with the ballot question set forth in Section 2 of this Ordinance.

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ont-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:12pt;color:#000000;;">SECTION 4.ont-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:7pt;color:#000000;;">                     ont-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:12pt;color:#000000;;">The Clerk of Council is hereby directed to cause to be published one time, during the three (3) weeks preceding the election on April 26, 2016, 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; and further, at such other time and in such other manner as the Clerk may consider desirable.

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ont-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:12pt;color:#000000;;">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 at least two (2) newspapers of general circulation in the City, and in the Legal Intelligencer, once a week for three consecutive weeks during the period of thirty days prior to the electionOne such publication may be combined with the publication of the notice required by Section 4 of this Ordinance.

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ont-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:12pt;color:#000000;;">SECTION 6.ont-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:7pt;color:#000000;;">                     ont-family:'Times New Roman';font-size:12pt;color:#000000;;">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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