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File #: 180820    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 9/20/2018 In control: Committee on Law and Government
On agenda: Final action: 2/14/2019
Title: Providing for the submission to the qualified electors of the City of Philadelphia of an amendment to The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter to change certain gender specific references to gender neutral references, as approved by Resolution of the City Council; fixing the date of a special election for such purpose; prescribing the form of ballot question to be voted on; and, authorizing the appropriate officers to publish notice and to make arrangements for the special election.
Sponsors: Councilmember Green
Indexes: GENDER NEUTRALITY
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 18082000.pdf, 2. CertifiedCopy18082000
Title
Providing for the submission to the qualified electors of the City of Philadelphia of an amendment to The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter to change certain gender specific references to gender neutral references, as approved by Resolution of the City Council; fixing the date of a special election for such purpose; prescribing the form of ballot question to be voted on; and, authorizing the appropriate officers to publish notice and to 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 on May 21, 2019, the proposed amendment to The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter contained in Resolution No. 180834 approved by City Council on February 14, 2019, and filed in the Office of the Clerk of City 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 change certain gender specific references (such as "councilman," "councilmen," and "Councilmanic") to gender neutral references (such as "councilmember," "councilmembers," and "Council")?

SECTION 3. The Clerk of City Council is hereby directed to: (i) certify to the Board of Elections, within five (5) days of this Ordinance becoming law, a copy this Ordinance and Resolution No. 180834; 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. 180834, together with the ballot question set forth in Section 2 of this Ordinance.

SECTION 4. The Clerk of City Council is hereby directed to cause to be published one time each, during the three (3) weeks preceding the election on May 21, 2019, in three (3) newspapers of general circulat...

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