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File #: 2021-0185    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Second Reading
File created: 5/11/2021 In control: Committee of the Whole
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: AN ORDINANCE proposing an amendment to the King County Charter to update the charter, clarify terms and bring the charter into compliance with state law, as it pertains to referendum, initiative and charter ballot measure timelines; amending Sections 230.40, 230.50, 230.50.10, 230.60, 230.70, 230.75 and 800 of the King County Charter; and submitting the same to the voters of the county for their ratification or rejection at the November 2, 2021, general election.
Sponsors: Claudia Balducci
Indexes: Charter, King County
Code sections: 230.40 - ., 230.50 - ., 230.50.10 - ., 230.60 - ., 230.70 - ., 230.75 - ., 800 - *
Attachments: 1. 2021-0185_SR_CharterAmendment_referenda and initiatives.docx, 2. 2021-0185 ATT1 Proposed Ordinance.pdf, 3. 2021-0185_AMDS1.docx, 4. 2021-0185_SR_6-2-21 CharterAmendment_referenda and initiatives.docx, 5. 2021-0185_ATT2_AMDS1.docx, 6. 2021-0185_Revised SR_6-2-21 CharterAmendment_referenda and initiatives.docx
Drafter
Clerk 06/02/2021
Title
AN ORDINANCE proposing an amendment to the King County Charter to update the charter, clarify terms and bring the charter into compliance with state law, as it pertains to referendum, initiative and charter ballot measure timelines; amending Sections 230.40, 230.50, 230.50.10, 230.60, 230.70, 230.75 and 800 of the King County Charter; and submitting the same to the voters of the county for their ratification or rejection at the November 2, 2021, general election.
Body
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KING COUNTY:
SECTION 1. There shall be submitted to the qualified voters of King County for their approval and ratification or rejection, at the November 2, 2021, general election, amendments to sections 230.40, 230.50, 230.50.10, 230.60, 230.70, 230.75 and 800 of the King County Charter, to read as follows:
230.40 Referendum.
Except as provided herein, an enacted ordinance may be subjected to a referendum by the voters of the county ((by filing with the county council prior to the effective date of the ordinance)) if a proposed referendum petition is submitted as provided in Section 230.70 of this charter and then no later than forty-five days after enactment of the ordinance petitions are filed with the clerk of the county council bearing signatures of registered voters of the county equal in number to not less than eight percent of the votes cast in the county for the office of county executive at the last preceding election for county executive. In addition, except as provided herein, an enacted ordinance which pursuant to state law is effective only in unincorporated areas of the county may be subjected to a referendum by the voters of the unincorporated areas of the county ((by filing with the county council prior to the effective date of the ordinance)) if a proposed referendum petition is submitted as provided in Section 230.70 of this charter and then no later than forty-five days after enactment of the ordinance peti...

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