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Record #: SR2014-636   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 9/10/2014 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Committees, Rules and Ethics
Final action: 10/8/2014
Title: Submission of public question by referendum to Chicago voters at February 24, 2015 election regarding employer and employee requirements for domestic violence offenses
Sponsors: Moore, Joseph, Burns, William D., Graham, Deborah L., Cappleman, James, Harris, Michelle A.
Topic: CITY COUNCIL - Miscellaneous
Attachments: 1. R2014-636.pdf, 2. SR2014-636.pdf

WHEREAS, Pursuant the Illinois Election Code, 10 ILCS 5/28-1, et seq., and the Illinois Municipal Code, 65 ILCS 5/1-1-8, the corporate authorities of a municipality have the authority to submit public questions to the electors of the municipality by means of a referendum; and

WHEREAS, The City Council hereby intends to submit to the residents of the City of Chicago three public questions of city-wide significance; and

WHEREAS, The City Council believes it is in the best interest of the residents of Chicago to move expeditiously as possible to submit these propositions to the voters at the next regularly scheduled municipal general election to be held on February 24, 2015; now, therefore,

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 questions to be submitted to the voters of the entire City of Chicago at the regularly scheduled municipal general election next occurring after the effective date of this resolution on February 24, 2015:
Should employers in the City of Chicago be required to provide their employees with paid leave in the event of a personal or family illness, an incident of domestic or sexual violence, or a school or building closure due to a public health emergency?

? Yes ? No

Should employees of the City of Chicago, if convicted of a domestic violence offense during employment, be referred to a treatment service and required to attend at least one session as a condition of continued employment?

? Yes ? No

Should the City of Chicago or the State of Illinois reduce the influence of special interest money in elections by financing campaigns using small contributions from individuals and a limited amount of public money?

? Yes

Section 3. The City Clerk of the City of Chicago shall certif...

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