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File #: 19-0380    Version: 0 Name: Charter Amendment - Vetoes
Type: Mayor and City Council Res. Status: Passed
File created: 4/29/2019 In control: Mayor
On agenda: Final action: 6/22/2020
Enactment #: 20-20
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, 5. 2nd Reader Floor Amendments 19-0380, 6. 19-0380~3rd Reader, 7. Signed Ordinance 19-0380
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
6/22/20200 City Council Enacted by an Override of Mayor's Veto  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/15/20200 Mayor Vetoed by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/6/20200 City Council Approved and Sent to the Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/9/20200 City Council 3rd Reader, for final passage  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/9/20200 Equity and Structure Committee Recommended Favorably  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/5/20200 Equity and Structure Committee Recommended FavorablyPass Action details Meeting details Not available
3/3/20200 Equity and Structure Committee Worksession  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/7/20200 Equity and Structure Committee Worksession  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/22/20200 Equity and Structure Committee Worksession  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/16/20190 City Council Reassigned  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/16/20190 Equity and Structure Committee Scheduled for a Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/22/20190 City Council Reassigned  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/2/20190 City Council President Refer to City Solicitor  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/2/20190 City Council President Refer to Dept. of Finance  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/29/20190 City Council Assigned  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/29/20190 City Council Introduced  Action details Meeting details Not available

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.

body

 

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 [shall have been] was returned by the Mayor and received by the Council, the Council shall proceed to reconsider and vote upon it.

 

(3)                     If the ordinance or resolution, after reconsideration, [shall be] is again passed by the City Council by a vote of [three-fourths] two-thirds of its members, it [shall become] becomes an ordinance or resolution of the City.  In [such] these cases, after the reconsideration, the votes on the question of the passage of the ordinance or resolution over the veto of the Mayor shall be determined by yeas and nays, and the names of the persons voting for and against passage of the ordinance or resolution over the veto of the Mayor shall be entered on the Journal of the City Council.

 

[(d)  Items of appropriation.]

 

[If an ordinance or resolution duly passed by the City Council shall embrace different items of appropriation, the Mayor may approve the provisions thereof relating to one or more items of appropriation and disapprove the others, and in such case those the Mayor shall approve shall become effective and those which the Mayor shall not approve shall be reconsidered by the City Council, and shall become effective if again passed over the veto of the Mayor by the vote as above prescribed for the passage over the veto of the Mayor of entire ordinances or resolutions.  The procedures governing the Mayor’s veto of an item of appropriation and the Council’s reconsideration of that item shall be the same as those in this section that govern the passage, veto, reconsideration and override of ordinances and resolutions.]

 

Section 2.  And be it further resolved, That this proposed amendment to the City Charter be submitted to the legal and qualified voters of Baltimore City, for adoption or rejection, in accordance with Article XI-A, § 5 of the Maryland Constitution, in the form specified by the City Solicitor.