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File #: O-19-67   
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 6/17/2019 In control: City Council
Final action: 8/19/2019
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Amending Article III, Section 3, Article VI, Section 4 And Article XVI, Sections 3, 6, 7, 12, And 20 Of The Charter, Amending Chapter 2, Article 4, Part 13, ROA 1994, The Filing Of Petitions Ordinance, And Amending Chapter 2, Article 4, ROA 1994, To Add The Limitations On Seed Money And Maintenance Of Campaign In Off Years Ordinances (Sanchez, by request)
Attachments: 1. O-67.pdf
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
8/21/2019 City Council Sent to Mayor for Signature  Action details
8/19/2019 City Council PassedPass Action details
8/5/2019 City Council Postponed as AmendedPass Action details
8/5/2019 City Council AmendedPass Action details
6/17/2019 City Council Accepted Without Recommendation (Immediate Action)  Action details
6/17/2019 City Council PostponedPass Action details
6/10/2019 Finance & Government Operations Committee Sent to Council for Immediate ActionPass Action details
6/10/2019 Finance & Government Operations Committee Sent to Council Without RecommendationPass Action details
6/3/2019 City Council Introduced and Referred  Action details
6/3/2019 President Referred  Action details
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY THIRD COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. O-19-67 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Ken Sanchez, by request


ORDINANCE
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Amending Article III, Section 3, Article VI, Section 4 And Article XVI, Sections 3, 6, 7, 12, And 20 Of The Charter, Amending Chapter 2, Article 4, Part 13, ROA 1994, The Filing Of Petitions Ordinance, And Amending Chapter 2, Article 4, ROA 1994, To Add The Limitations On Seed Money And Maintenance Of Campaign In Off Years Ordinances (Sanchez, by request)
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WHEREAS, there have been recent changes to state election laws, and there is a need to clarify and adjust the City of Albuquerque's election and public financing processes to comply with State law, ensure transparency, accountability, and maintain the efficient administration of elections; and
WHEREAS, the Local Election Act states that no special election may be held within 70 days of a statewide election, and
WHEREAS, the existing requirement that an election on Charter Amendments must be held within 90 days has already, and will continue to, conflict with the Local Election Act's provision, and
WHEREAS, the Local Election Act mandates that the City require as a precondition to the receipt of public financing that a person first be qualified as a candidate; and
WHEREAS, to comply with the Local Election Act requires the City needs to establish new timeframes for public financing and the filing of candidate qualification documents; and
WHEREAS NMSA 1-22-3.2(C) allows the City to amend the Charter by ordinance to conform with the requirements of the Election Code and other applicable state or federal laws related to elections.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL, THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE:
SECTION 1. Article VI, Section 4 is amended as follows:
CITY CHARTER, ART. VI, CHARTER AMENDMENTS
SECTION 4. [ELECTION].
The election must be held [within ninety days after the date of...

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