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Record #: R2013-1102   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 11/26/2013 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Finance
Final action: 12/11/2013
Title: Submission of public question by referendum to Chicago voters at March 18, 2014 election concerning Firearm Concealed Carry Act
Sponsors: Burke, Edward M.
Topic: CITY COUNCIL - Elections
Attachments: 1. R2013-1102.pdf
Committee on Finance
 
RESOLUTION
 
WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 3.1-40-60 of the Illinois Municipal Code (65 ILCS 5/3.1-40-60, and Article 28 of the Election Code (10 ILCS 5/28-1 et. seq.), the Corporate Authorities of the City of Chicago may authorize advisory questions of public policy to be submitted to the voters of the entire City of Chicago; and
 
WHEREAS, in July, 2013, the Illinois State Legislature adopted the Firearm Concealed Carry Act, which included a mandated ban on concealed firearms in establishments where liquor service accounts for more than fifty percent of gross receipts; and
 
WHEREAS, the Corporate Authorities of the City of Chicago aim to create a safe environment for all Chicagoans and therefore desire to further evaluate the efficacy of banning the possession of a concealed firearm in any establishment licensed to serve alcohol, regardless of the minimum gross receipts threshold established in the Firearm Concealed Carry Act; and
 
WHEREAS, the City Council desires to solicit the opinion of Chicago voters on this question of public policy; and
 
WHEREAS, the City Council hereby intends to submit to the residents of the City of Chicago a public question concerning whether Illinois should amend its Firearm Concealed Carry Act to ban the possession of a concealed firearm in any establishment licensed to serve alcohol; NOW THEREFORE
 
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:
 
SECTION 1. The above recitals are expressly incorporated herein and made part hereof as though fully set forth herein.
 
SECTION 2. The City Council of the City of Chicago does hereby initiate and authorize the following public question to be submitted to the voters of the entire City of Chicago at the regularly scheduled election next occurring after the effective date of this resolution on March 18,2014:
 
 
"Should Illinois amend the Firearm Concealed Carry Act to ban the possession of a concealed firearm in any establishment licensed to sen>e alcohol? "
 
□ No
 
 
□ Yes
 
 
SECTION 3. The City Clerk of the City of Chicago shall certify the public question referenced herein to the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners in accordance with the provisions of Article 28 of the Election Code, 10 ILCS 5/28-1 etseq.
 
SECTION 4. This resolution shall be in full force and effect upon its passage.
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Edward M. Burke, Alderman, 14 Ward