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File #: 18-0229    Version: 0 Name: Charter Amendment - Fair Election Fund
Type: Mayor and City Council Res. Status: In Committee
File created: 4/23/2018 In control: Judiciary and Legislative Investigations
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment #:
Title: Charter Amendment - Fair Election Fund For the purpose of authorizing the establishment of a continuing, nonlapsing Fair Election Fund, to be used exclusively to administer a public financing option for political campaigns for Baltimore City elected offices; authorizing the Mayor and City Council to dedicate revenue to the Fair Election Fund by ordinance; establishing a Fair election Fund Commission to administer the Fund; and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the City for adoption or rejection.
Sponsors: Kristerfer Burnett, Bill Henry, Ryan Dorsey, John T. Bullock, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Brandon M. Scott, Zeke Cohen, Shannon Sneed, Mary Pat Clarke
Indexes: Charter Amendment, Election Funds
Attachments: 1. cb18-0229~1st, 2. Law 18-0229
Explanation: Capitals indicate matter added to existing law.
[Brackets] indicate matter deleted from existing law.

* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.

Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill
(Charter Amendment)

Introduced by: Councilmember Burnett


A Resolution Entitled

A Resolution of the Mayor and City Council concerning
title
Charter Amendment - Fair Election Fund
For the purpose of authorizing the establishment of a continuing, nonlapsing Fair Election Fund, to be used exclusively to administer a public financing option for political campaigns for Baltimore City elected offices; authorizing the Mayor and City Council to dedicate revenue to the Fair Election Fund by ordinance; establishing a Fair election Fund Commission to administer the Fund; and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the City for adoption or rejection.
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By proposing to add
Article I - General Provisions
Section 15
Baltimore City Charter
(1996 Edition)

Section 1. Be it resolved by the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, That the City Charter is proposed to be amended to read as follows:

Baltimore City Charter

Article I. General Provisions

ยง 15. Special fund for fair elections.

(a) Authorization.

(1) By Ordinance, the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore may establish a continuing, nonlapsing fund for purposes of encouraging fair elections by administering a public financing option for political campaigns for Baltimore City elected offices.

(2) These purposes include:


(i) providing direct funding to candidates for publi...

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