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File #: 160868    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: IN COMMITTEE
File created: 10/6/2016 In control: Committee on Law and Government
On agenda: Final action:
Title: Providing for the submission to the qualified electors of the City of Philadelphia of an amendment to The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter establishing a Criminal Justice Reinvestment Fund, to reinvest savings from a reduced prison population into criminal justice reform programs; 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 Domb, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Bass
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 16086800.pdf
Title
Providing for the submission to the qualified electors of the City of Philadelphia of an amendment to The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter establishing a Criminal Justice Reinvestment Fund, to reinvest savings from a reduced prison population into criminal justice reform programs; 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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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 November 14, 2017, an amendment to The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter relating to the establishment of a Criminal Justice Reinvestment Fund, as contained in Resolution No. 160879, approved by Council on __________, 20__, 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 establish a Criminal Justice Reinvestment Fund, to reinvest savings from a reduced prison population into criminal justice reform programs, and to provide for restrictions on deposits to and withdrawals from such Reserve Fund?

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. 160879; 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. 160879, 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 one time, du...

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