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File #: 200017    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: HELD IN COMMITTEE
File created: 1/23/2020 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 four terms of office; and authorizing the appropriate officers to publish notice and to make arrangements for the special election.
Sponsors: Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Brooks, Councilmember Gauthier, Councilmember Squilla
Indexes: PHILADELPHIA HOME RULE CHARTER
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 20001700.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 four 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 April 28, 2020, the amendment to The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter contained in Resolution No. 200058 approved by Council on__________, 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 provide that Councilmembers shall not be eligible for election for more than four terms of office that commence on or after the first Monday of January 2024?

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. 200058 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 April 28, 2020; and further, at such other time and in such other manner as he may consider desirable.

SECTION 5. The Mayor is ...

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