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File #: 19-0380    Version: 0 Name: Charter Amendment - Vetoes
Type: Mayor and City Council Res. Status: In Committee
File created: 4/29/2019 In control: Equity and Structure Committee
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment #:
Title: Charter Amendment - Vetoes For the purpose of modifying the vote by which the Council may override a mayoral veto; repealing the mayoral authority to veto “items of appropriation”; and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the City for adoption or rejection.
Sponsors: Bill Henry, Ryan Dorsey, Zeke Cohen, Edward Reisinger, Mary Pat Clarke, Sharon Green Middleton, Shannon Sneed, Kristerfer Burnett, John T. Bullock, Brandon M. Scott
Indexes: Charter Amendment, Vetoes
Attachments: 1. 19-0380~1st Reader, 2. Law 19-0380, 3. Finance 19-0380, 4. Notre Dame of Maryland University Campus Map
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 Henry

A Resolution Entitled

A Resolution of the Mayor and City Council concerning
title
Charter Amendment - Vetoes
For the purpose of modifying the vote by which the Council may override a mayoral veto; repealing the mayoral authority to veto “items of appropriation”; and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the City for adoption or rejection.
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By proposing to amend
Article IV - Mayor
Section(s) 5(b)
Baltimore City Charter
(1996 Edition)

By proposing to repeal
Article IV - Mayor
Section(s) 5(d)
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 IV. Mayor

§ 5. Approval or veto of legislation.

(b) Veto; return to Council.

(1) If the Mayor does not approve of an ordinance or resolution passed by the City Council, the Mayor shall return it with written objections to the City Council within three actual regular meetings, not more than one of which shall occur in any one calendar week, of the City Council after the delivery of the ordinance or resolution to the Mayor.

(2) [Upon] On receipt, the Mayor’s objections shall be read forthwith to the Council and entered on its Journal. After five calendar days, and within twenty calendar days after the ordinance or resolution...

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