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File #: 20-0550    Version: 0 Name: Charter Amendment - City Council Modernization and Re-Structuring Act
Type: Mayor and City Council Res. Status: In Committee
File created: 7/6/2020 In control: Equity and Structure Committee
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment #:
Title: Charter Amendment - City Council Modernization and Re-Structuring Act For the purpose of reducing the size of the City Council; requiring that the City Council Vice-President be elected by the voters of Baltimore City; specifying that in the case of a vacancy in the position of City Council President, the Vice-President shall become President; conforming and clarifying related provisions; and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the City for adoption or rejection.
Sponsors: City Council President (Administration)
Indexes: Charter Amendment, City Council, Structure
Attachments: 1. cb20-0550~1st, 2. Agenda 20-0550, 3. Law 20-0550, 4. Finance 20-0550, 5. Minutes - 20-0550, 6. Equity and Structure - Hearing Notes Bill 20-0550 (1), 7. Equity and Structure - 20-0550, 8. Meeting Agenda - 20-0550, 9. Meeting Minutes - 20-0550, 10. Equity and Structure - Hearing Notes Bill 20-0550 (2), 11. Equity and Structure - 20-0550, 12. Agenda 20-0550 (2), 13. Meeting Minutes - 20-0550, 14. Equity and Structure - Hearing Notes Bill 20-0550 (3), 15. Meeting Minutes - 20-0551, 16. Equity and Structure - Hearing Notes Bill 20-0551 (3)
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: The Council President
At the request of: The Administration (Mayor’s Office)

A Resolution Entitled

A Resolution of the Mayor and City Council concerning
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Charter Amendment - City Council Modernization and Re-Structuring Act
For the purpose of reducing the size of the City Council; requiring that the City Council Vice-President be elected by the voters of Baltimore City; specifying that in the case of a vacancy in the position of City Council President, the Vice-President shall become President; conforming and clarifying related provisions; and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the City for adoption or rejection.
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By proposing to amend
Article III - City Council
Section(s) 1, 2, 4, 10
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 III. City Council

§ 1. Legislative Department; Qualification and salary of members.

(a) Legislative Department.

The Legislative Department of the City shall be the City Council, which shall consist of a single chamber.

(b) Qualifications.

Members of the City Council, except the President whose qualifications are provided for in Section 3 and the Vice-President whose qualifications are provided for in Section 10, shall be citizens of the United States, at least 18 yea...

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