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File #: 190122    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: LAPSED
File created: 2/21/2019 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 the proposal set forth in a Resolution approved by Council proposing an amendment of The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter to provide that Councilmembers shall not be eligible for election for more than three terms of office; and authorizing the appropriate officers to publish notice and to make arrangements for the special election.
Sponsors: Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Gym
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 19012200.pdf
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 to provide that Councilmembers shall not be eligible for election for more than three terms of office; 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, the amendment to The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter contained in Resolution No. 190126 approved by Council on__________, 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 provide that Councilmembers shall not be eligible for election for more than three terms of office that commence on or after the first Monday of January 2020?

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. 190126 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 21, 2019; and further, at such other time and in such other manner as he may consider desirable.

SECTION 5. The Mayor i...

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