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(A) Submission and Form. Ordinances and resolutions shall be introduced in the Council only in written or printed format, prepared by and approved as to form and signed by the Law Director. The enacting clause of all ordinances passed by the Council shall be “Be it ordained by the Council of the City of Lima.” The enacting clause of all ordinances submitted by the initiative shall be “Be it ordained by the people of the City of Lima.” All ordinances or resolutions, other than ordinances making appropriations, and ordinances for the revision and codification of ordinances, shall be confined to one subject which shall be clearly expressed in the title. Ordinances making appropriations shall be confined to the subjects of appropriation. The Clerk of Council shall provide copies of all ordinances and resolutions to Council members and the Mayor prior to the Council meetings.
(B) Passage. Ordinances and resolutions may be passed on their first reading if approved by two-thirds of the members elected to Council. If not so approved on first reading, they shall proceed to a second reading at the next Council meeting, and may be passed on second reading by two-thirds of the members elected to Council. If not so approved on second reading, they shall proceed to a third reading at the next Council meeting, and may be passed on third reading by a majority of the members elected to Council. If not so passed on third reading they shall be deemed to be defeated.
(C) Effective Date. Except as otherwise provided in this Charter or by ordinance, all ordinances and resolutions shall be in effect from and after the date of their passage by the Council, subject to the Mayor’s right to veto and the right of referendum. (Amended 5-3-11; 5-7-13)