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File #: 18-5010    Version: 1 Name: MINIMUM WAGE ORDINANCES FOR PLACEMENT ON COUNTYWIDE BALLOT AT THE ELECTION OF NOVEMBER 6, 2018
Type: Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 7/19/2018 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 7/25/2018 Final action: 7/25/2018
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION A PROPOSED REFERENDUM QUESTION REGARDING THE COUNTYWIDE MINIMUM WAGE ORDINANCES FOR PLACEMENT ON COUNTYWIDE BALLOT AT THE ELECTION OF NOVEMBER 6, 2018 WHEREAS, Pursuant to the Illinois Election Code, 10 ILCS 5/28-1, et seq., and the Counties Code, 55 ILCS 5/5-1005.5, the corporate authorities of a county have the authority to submit a public question to the electors of the county by means of a referendum; and WHEREAS, 55 ILCS 5/5-1005.5 states, "By a vote of the majority of the members of the county board, the board may authorize an advisory question of public policy to be placed on the ballot at the next regularly scheduled election in the county."; and WHEREAS, the Cook County Board of Commissioners seeks to place an advisory public question before the electorate via a referendum on the November 6, 2018, countywide ballot seeking to ask Cook County residents if they are in of having municipalities match the Cook County minimum wage ordinance, as follows: "...
Sponsors: LARRY SUFFREDIN, JESÚS G. GARCÍA, BRIDGET GAINER, JOHN P. DALEY, DENNIS DEER, EDWARD M. MOODY, RICHARD R. BOYKIN, STANLEY MOORE, JEFFREY R. TOBOLSKI, DEBORAH SIMS, LUIS ARROYO JR, JERRY BUTLER

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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

 

A PROPOSED REFERENDUM QUESTION REGARDING THE COUNTYWIDE MINIMUM WAGE ORDINANCES FOR PLACEMENT ON COUNTYWIDE BALLOT AT THE ELECTION OF NOVEMBER 6, 2018

 

WHEREAS, Pursuant to the Illinois Election Code, 10 ILCS 5/28-1, et seq., and the Counties Code, 55 ILCS 5/5-1005.5, the corporate authorities of a county have the authority to submit a public question to the electors of the county by means of a referendum; and

 

WHEREAS, 55 ILCS 5/5-1005.5 states, “By a vote of the majority of the members of the county board, the board may authorize an advisory question of public policy to be placed on the ballot at the next regularly scheduled election in the county.”; and

 

WHEREAS, the Cook County Board of Commissioners seeks to place an advisory public question before the electorate via a referendum  on the November 6, 2018, countywide ballot seeking to ask Cook County residents if they are in of having municipalities match the Cook County minimum wage ordinance, as follows:

 

“Shall the minimum wage in your municipality match the $13 per hour Cook County minimum wage law for adults over the age of 18 by July 1, 2020, and be indexed to the consumer price index after that?”

 

[ ] Yes

 

[ ] No

 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Cook County Board of Commissioners that this Board present the aforementioned question to the electorate via a countywide advisory referendum on the November 6, 2018 ballot;

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Cook County Clerk shall certify the public question referenced herein and notifies the Secretary of State, and the Attorney General of this request for action in accordance with Article 28 of the Election Code.

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