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File #: 200056    Version: Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 1/23/2020 In control: Committee on Law and Government
On agenda: Final action: 2/13/2020
Title: Proposing an amendment to the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter to revise and clarify rules pertaining to prohibited activities of City officers and employees, including restrictions on City officials and employees with respect to political activities; and providing for the submission of the amendment to the electors of Philadelphia.
Sponsors: Councilmember Green
Indexes: PHILADELPHIA HOME RULE CHARTER
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 20005601, As Amended.pdf, 2. Signature20005601
Title
Proposing an amendment to the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter to revise and clarify rules pertaining to prohibited activities of City officers and employees, including restrictions on City officials and employees with respect to political activities; and providing for the submission of the amendment to the electors of Philadelphia.
Body
WHEREAS, Under Section 6 of the First Class City Home Rule Act (53 P.S. ?13106), an amendment to the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter may be proposed by a resolution of the Council of the City of Philadelphia adopted with the concurrence of two-thirds of its elected members; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, That the following amendment to the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter is hereby proposed and shall be submitted to the electors of the City on an election date designated by ordinance:

Bold [Brackets] indicates matter deleted by these amendments.
Bold italics indicates matter added by these amendments.


ARTICLE X
PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES OF COUNCILMEMBERS, CITY OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES AND OTHERS, AND PENALTIES
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? 10-107. Political Activities.
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(4) [No appointed officer or employee of the City shall be a member of any national, state or local committee of a political party, or an officer or member of a committee of a partisan political club, or take any part in the management or affairs of any political party or in any political campaign, except to exercise his right as a citizen privately to express his opinion and to cast his vote.]
No appointed officer or employee of the City, except for an employee of the Council, shall be a committee person, ward leader, delegate, or other officer of a political party, or an officer of a partisan political group, or take any part in the management or affairs of any political party, partisan political group or political campaign, with the following generally applicable exception.

(a) Such ...

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