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Record #: R2016-322   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 5/18/2016 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Committees, Rules and Ethics
Final action: 6/22/2016
Title: Submission of public question by referendum to Chicago voters at November 8, 2016 election on whether State of Illinois should strengthen penalties for illegal trafficking of firearms and require background checks for gun dealers and their employees
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm, Reboyras, Ariel, Taliaferro, Chris, Burnett, Jr., Walter, Maldonado, Roberto, Villegas, Gilbert, Austin, Carrie M., Beale, Anthony, Ervin, Jason C., Mell, Deborah, Waguespack, Scott, Santiago, Milagros, Hopkins, Brian , Willie B. Cochran, Dowell, Pat, Zalewski, Michael R., Scott, Jr. Michael, Solis, Daniel, Mitts, Emma, Ramirez-Rosa, Carlos, Burke, Edward M., Mitchell, Gregory I., Thompson, Patrick D., Sadlowski Garza, Susan, Foulkes, Toni, Moore, David H., Hairston, Leslie A., Brookins, Jr., Howard, Sawyer, Roderick T., Moore, Joseph, Pawar, Ameya, Arena, John, Munoz, Ricardo, Tunney, Thomas, Laurino, Margaret, Osterman, Harry, Smith, Michele, Reilly, Brendan, Napolitano, Anthony V., O'Connor, Patrick, Lopez, Raymond A., Curtis, Derrick G., Harris, Michelle A., Cardenas, George A.
Topic: CITY COUNCIL - Miscellaneous
Attachments: 1. R2016-322.pdf
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OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL MAYOR
May 18, 2016










TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO


Ladies and Gentlemen:

I transmit herewith, together with various aldermen, a resolution regarding a referendum question concerning illegal trafficking of firearms and background checks.

Your favorable consideration of this resolution will be appreciated.

Mayor

Very truly yours,
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RESOLUTION

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 a public question to the electors ofthe municipality by means of a referendum; and
WHEREAS, The City Council hereby intends to submit to the residents of the City of Chicago a public question 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 this proposition to the voters at the next regularly scheduled municipal general election to be held on November 8, 2016; 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 municipal general election on November 8, 2016:

Should the State of Illinois strengthen penalties for the illegal trafficking of firearms and require background checks for gun dealers and their employees?

? Yes ? No

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 Article 28 of the Election Code,

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