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Record #: O2017-3887   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 5/24/2017 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Human Relations
Final action: 6/28/2017
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Title 2 by adding new Chapter 2-178 entitled "Prohibition on Participation in Registry Programs"
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm, Laurino, Margaret, Reboyras, Ariel, Moore, Joseph
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 2 - City Government & Administration - Ch. 178 Prohibition on Participation in Registry Programs
Attachments: 1. O2017-3887.pdf
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL
May 24, 2017










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


Ladies and Gentlemen:

At the request of.the Chicago Commission on Human Relations, I transmit herewith an ordinance amending the Municipal Code regarding a prohibition on establishing and maintaining religious registries.

Your favorable consideration of this ordinance will be appreciated.

Mayor

Very truly yours,
ORDINANCE

WHEREAS, The City of Chicago ("City") is a home rule municipality as described in Section 6(a), Article VII of the 1970 Constitution of the State of Illinois, and as such may exercise any power and perform any function pertaining to its government and affairs; and

WHEREAS, The current presidential administration has threatened to create national registries of residents based on various demographic factors in response to an unsubstantiated threat that these residents may pose; and

WHEREAS, Since January, the presidential administration has issued executive orders seeking to bar travel from certain countries based on religion and country of origin; and

WHEREAS, It is reasonable to believe that the presidential administration will follow through on its threat to develop national registries; and

WHEREAS, Such registries have been used as a prelude for discriminatory acts, and have been used to carry out religious persecution, hate crimes, and genocide; and

WHEREAS, such registries would not contribute to the health, safety, and morals of the City of Chicago; now, therefore,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:

SECTION 1. The foregoing recitals are adopted and are incorporated into and made a part of this Ordinance.

SECTION 2. Title 2 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by creating a new Chapter 2-178, as follows:

CHAPTER 2-178
PROHIBITION ON PARTICIPATION IN REGISTRY PROGRAMS 2-178-010 Definitions.
For purposes of this chapter, the following definitions apply:
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