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Record No: CB 119279    Version: Council Bill No: CB 119279
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 6/25/2018
Ordinance No: Ord 125611
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to elections; raising limits of certain items on the statement of financial affairs in conformity with state law; changing deadlines and definitions related to the democracy voucher program to align better with other state and City practices; creating a crime of falsifying democracy voucher program qualification information; making technical corrections to and reorganizing and clarifying the content of the democracy voucher program; and amending Sections 2.04.165 and 2.04.370 and Chapter 2.04, Subchapter VIII of the Seattle Municipal Code.
Sponsors: Bruce Harrell
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Central Staff Memo, 3. Substantive Changes to the Elections Code, 4. Transmittal Letter, 5. Proposed Amendments 5 - 8 (added; 6/20/18), 6. Proposed Amendments 5 - 8 as amended in Committee (added; 6/20/18), 7. Signed Ordinance 125611, 8. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to elections; raising limits of certain items on the statement of financial affairs in conformity with state law; changing deadlines and definitions related to the democracy voucher program to align better with other state and City practices; creating a crime of falsifying democracy voucher program qualification information; making technical corrections to and reorganizing and clarifying the content of the democracy voucher program; and amending Sections 2.04.165 and 2.04.370 and Chapter 2.04, Subchapter VIII of the Seattle Municipal Code.
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BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 2.04.165 of the Seattle Municipal Code, last amended by Initiative 122, is amended as follows:
2.04.165 Reports of personal financial affairs((.))
A. The following shall file a statement of financial affairs:
1. Every candidate shall, within two weeks of becoming a candidate, file with the City Clerk a statement of financial affairs for the preceding ((twelve)) 12 months.
2. Every elected official and every candidate for a future election shall, after January 1((st)) and before April 15((th)) of each year, file with the City Clerk a statement of financial affairs for the preceding calendar year, unless a statement for that same ((twelve)) 12-month period has already been filed with the City Clerk. Any elected official whose term of office expires immediately after December 31((st)) shall file the statement required to be filed by this section for the year that ended on that December 31((st)).
3. Every person appointed to a vacancy in an elective office shall, within two weeks of being so appointed, file with the City Clerk a statement of financial affairs for the preceding ((twelve)) 12 months.
4. A statement of a candidate or appointee filed during the period from January 1((st)) to April 15...

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