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Record #: R2022-1145   
Type: Resolution Status: Introduced
Intro date: 11/7/2022 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Committees and Rules
Final action:
Title: Submission of public question by referendum to Chicago voters at February 28, 2023 municipal general election reinstating and strengthening 1994 assault weapons ban to end non-military manufacture and sale of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines
Sponsors: Cardenas, George A.
Topic: CITY COUNCIL - Miscellaneous
Attachments: 1. R2022-1145.pdf

RESOLUTION

 

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 as expeditiously as possible to submit this proposition to the voters at the municipal general election to be held on February 28, 2023; 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 ofthe entire City of Chicago at the regularly scheduled election next occurring after the effective date of this resolution on February 28, 2023:

 

Should Congress reinstate and strengthen the 1994 assault weapons ban to end the non-military manufacture and sale of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines?

 

Yes                      No

 

full force and effect upon its passage.

Section 4.

Georde Cardeijas Alderirian, 12th Ward

 

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.