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Record #: O2017-6355   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 9/6/2017 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Committees, Rules and Ethics
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Sections 2-156-010 and 2-156-470 regarding governmental ethics requirements of legislative services provided by city contractors and modifying definitions of "City Council employee" and "city contractor"
Sponsors: Munoz, Ricardo, Hairston, Leslie A., Moore, David H., Sawyer, Roderick T.
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 2 - City Government & Administration - Ch. 156 Governmental Ethics
Attachments: 1. O2017-6355.pdf
Related files: R2019-362



SECTION 1. Section 2-156-010 of the Municipal Code of the City of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language stricken through and by inserting the language underscored, as follows:

2-156-010 Definitions.
The following definitions shall apply for purposes of this chapter:

(Omitted text is unaffected by this ordinance)

(d-1) "City council employee" shall mean an individual employed by an alderman or a city council committee, or bureau or other service agency of the city council, whether part-time or full-time, including but shall not include an individual retained as an independent contractor by any of them. For purposes of this definition and this section's definition of "city contractor," the presence or absence of a contract governing the professional relationship shall not in and of itself determine the status of an individual as either an "employee" or an "independent contractor." Rather, that status shall be determined pursuant to the 20-factor test, as from time to time amended, promulgated bv the Internal Revenue Service. It shall be the responsibility of the employing/contracting person to determine the appropriate category for the person they are employing/contracting with.
(e) "City contractor" means any person (including his agents or employees acting within the scope of their employment) who: (i) is paid from the city treasury or pursuant to city ordinance, for services to any city agency, regardless of the nature of the relationship of such individual to the city for purposes other than this chapter, or (ii) provides goods or services to an alderman, in their capacity as alderman, as an independent contractor, regardless of the source of funds used to pay that person. A "city contractor" shall not include officials and employees.

SECTION 2. Chapter 2-156 of the Municipal Code of the City of Chicago is hereby amended by adding a new Section 2-156-470, undersco...

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