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Record #: R2016-329   
Type: Resolution Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 5/18/2016 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Committees, Rules and Ethics
Final action:
Title: Submission of public question by referendum to Chicago voters at November 8, 2016 election regarding establishment of municipal identification card to expand access to city services for residents unable to acquire other forms of identification
Sponsors: Solis, Daniel, Taliaferro, Chris, Ramirez-Rosa, Carlos, Dowell, Pat, Austin, Carrie M., Villegas, Gilbert, Santiago, Milagros, Mell, Deborah, Mitts, Emma, Moreno, Proco Joe, Reboyras, Ariel, Quinn, Marty, Hopkins, Brian , Munoz, Ricardo, Burke, Edward M., Brookins, Jr., Howard, Cardenas, George A., Sadlowski Garza, Susan, Maldonado, Roberto, Ervin, Jason C., Scott, Jr. Michael, Sposato, Nicholas, O'Connor, Patrick, Laurino, Margaret, Zalewski, Michael R., Lopez, Raymond A., Osterman, Harry, Pawar, Ameya, Cappleman, James, Waguespack, Scott
Topic: CITY COUNCIL - Miscellaneous
Attachments: 1. R2016-329.pdf
Related files: R2019-362



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 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 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,



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 City of Chicago consider creating a municipal identification card that will expand access to city services for residents unable to access other forms of identification?


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