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File #: 190007    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 1/24/2019 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 establishing and defining the responsibilities of the Office of Immigrant Affairs; 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 Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Gym
Indexes: OFFICE OF IMMIGRANT AFFAIRS, PHILADELPHIA HOME RULE CHARTER
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 19000700.pdf, 2. CertifiedCopy19000700
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 the Office of Immigrant Affairs; 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 May 21, 2019, an amendment to The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter relating to the establishment of the Office of Immigrant Affairs. The proposed amendment is contained in Resolution No. 190028, approved by Council on February 14, 2019, 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 and define the functions of the Office of Immigrant Affairs, headed by a Director of Immigrant Affairs?

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. 190028; 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. 190028, 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, during the three (3) weeks preceding the election on May 21, 2019, in three (3) newspapers of general circulation in the City and in the Legal Intelligencer, the proposed amen...

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