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File #: 210206    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 3/11/2021 In control: Committee on Law and Government
On agenda: Final action: 6/10/2021
Title: Providing for the submission to the qualified electors of the City of Philadelphia of an amendment to Article VIII, Chapter 5 of The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter, entitled "Referenda Approved by the Voters," by adding a new section providing that the citizens of Philadelphia call upon the Pennsylvania General Assembly and the Governor to pass legislation that will decriminalize, regulate, and tax the use, and sale to adults aged 21 years or older, of cannabis for non-medical purposes.
Sponsors: Councilmember Green
Indexes: PHILADELPHIA HOME RULE CHARTER
Attachments: 1. CertifiedCopy21020600.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsVideo
6/23/20210 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Not available
6/10/20210 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass17:0 Action details Not available
4/22/20210 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCIL   Action details Not available
4/22/20210 CITY COUNCIL READ AND ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SECOND READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
4/22/20210 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
4/21/20210 Committee on Law and Government     Not available Not available
4/21/20210 Committee on Law and Government     Not available Not available
4/21/20210 Committee on Law and Government     Not available Not available
3/11/20210 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
Title
Providing for the submission to the qualified electors of the City of Philadelphia of an amendment to Article VIII, Chapter 5 of The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter, entitled "Referenda Approved by the Voters," by adding a new section providing that the citizens of Philadelphia call upon the Pennsylvania General Assembly and the Governor to pass legislation that will decriminalize, regulate, and tax the use, and sale to adults aged 21 years or older, of cannabis for non-medical purposes.

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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 2, 2021, the amendment to The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter contained in Resolution No. 210215, approved by Council on June 10, 2021, 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 call upon the Pennsylvania General Assembly and the Governor to pass legislation that would decriminalize, regulate, and tax the use, and sale to adults aged 21 years or older, of cannabis for non-medical purposes?

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. 210215; 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. 210215 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 (3) weeks preceding the election on November 2, 2021, in three (3) newspapers of general circulation in...

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