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Record #: R2017-914   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 11/8/2017 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Committees, Rules and Ethics
Final action: 11/21/2017
Title: Submission of public question by referendum to Chicago voters at March 20, 2018 election to develop comprehensive strategy to address rise in opioid-related and heroin-related deaths and commit additional state resources for opioid addiction treatment
Sponsors: O'Connor, Patrick
Topic: CITY COUNCIL - Miscellaneous
Attachments: 1. R2017-914.pdf

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WHEREAS, Pursuant to 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 general primary election to be held on March 20, 2018; 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 general primary election next occurring after the effective date of this resolution, on March 20, 2018:


Should the State of Illinois develop a comprehensive strategy to address the recent rise in opioid-related and heroin-related deaths including committing additional state resources for addiction treatment and requiring health insurers to cover opioid alternatives and limitations on prescription length?


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,


Section 4. This resolution shall be in full force and effect upon its passage.