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File #: 200008    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 1/23/2020 In control: Committee on Law and Government
On agenda: Final action: 2/13/2020
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 to the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter to provide for the creation of a Department of Labor and a Board of Labor Standards, to provide for the powers and duties of such Department and Board, and to otherwise provide for incorporation of the Department and Board into the City government; and authorizing the appropriate officers to publish notice and to make arrangements for the special election.
Sponsors: Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Brooks, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Thomas
Indexes: LABOR STANDARDS, PHILADELPHIA HOME RULE CHARTER
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 20000800.pdf, 2. CertifiedCopy20000800.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsVideo
2/26/20200 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Not available
2/13/20200 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass17:0 Action details Not available
2/6/20200 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCIL   Action details Not available
2/6/20200 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
2/6/20200 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK`S SECOND READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
2/3/20200 Committee on Law and Government     Not available Not available
2/3/20200 Committee on Law and Government     Not available Not available
2/3/20200 Committee on Law and Government     Not available Not available
1/23/20200 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available

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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 to the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter to provide for the creation of a Department of Labor and a Board of Labor Standards, to provide for the powers and duties of such Department and Board, and to otherwise provide for incorporation of the Department and Board into the City government; 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 April 28, 2020, an amendment to the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter contained in Resolution No. 200042-A, approved by Council on February 13, 2020, 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 create a Department of Labor, headed by a Cabinet-level Director, to enforce City laws that protect Philadelphia workers; to oversee labor relations, such as collective bargaining, with the City’s unionized workforce; to investigate compliance with worker protections set forth in City contracts; and to manage programs concerning City employees; and to create a Board of Labor Standards to review and adjudicate matters arising from such work?

 

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. 200042-A; 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. 200042-A, 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 April 28, 2020, 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.

 

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 election.  One such publication may be combined with the publication of the notice required by Section 4 of this Ordinance.

 

SECTION 6. 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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