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File #: 200367    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 6/11/2020 In control: Committee on Law and Government
On agenda: Final action: 6/25/2020
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 relating to the creation of the Citizens Police Oversight Commission; and authorizing the appropriate officers to publish notice and to make arrangements for the special election; all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Jones, Council President Clarke, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Gauthier, Councilmember Gilmore Richardson, Councilmember Green
Attachments: 1. CertifiedCopy20036700.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 to The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter relating to the creation of the Citizens Police Oversight Commission; and authorizing the appropriate officers to publish notice and to make arrangements for the special election; all under certain terms and conditions.

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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 November 3, 2020, the amendment to The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter contained in Resolution No. 200377 approved by Council on June 25, 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 for the creation of a Citizens Police Oversight Commission, and to authorize City Council to determine the composition, powers and duties of the Commission?

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. 200377; 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. 200377 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 November 3, 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...

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