7-18A ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS
ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS
Definition of terms.
Authority to enact, amend, and repeal ordinances and resolutions--Penalties for
One subject in title.
Reading, signing, filing, and publication required.
Vote on ordinances--Entry in minutes.
Passage of resolutions--Record of votes--Publication in minutes.
Effective date of ordinances and resolutions--Exceptions.
Initiated measures--Number of voters required.
Nullification by initiated ordinance of emergency provisions prohibited--Time for
initiated measure to nullify bond purposes.
Initiative petition--Form and contents.
Affidavit required of circulators of petition.
Board action on initiative petition--Submission to voters.
Majority vote required for approval of initiated measure--Effective date.
Referendum petition--Number of signatures required--Emergency measures excepted.
Legislative decision of board subject to referendum--Administrative decision not
subject to referendum.
Time of filing referendum petition--Submission to voters required.
Description in petition of referred matters.
Signature requirements for referendum petition--Verification.
Special election on referendum petition--Submission at primary or general election.
Publication of referred measure--Contents.
Referendum ballot printing and distribution--Form and contents.
Majority vote required to approve referred measure--Effective date.
Preservation of referendum petitions--Public inspection.
Waiting period before second vote on initiated or referred question.
Ordinance book kept--Contents.
Compilation of ordinances in book form--Publication.
Revision committee appointed by board.
Publication of notice of adoption of revision--Revised ordinance effective unless
referendum invoked--Ordinances published in book form.
Admissibility of ordinances and resolutions as evidence.
Proof of compliance with procedural provisions not required unless controverted.
Actions for violations as civil cases--County as plaintiff--Pleadings--Rules of
Degree of proof when jail sentence authorized.
Appeal to circuit court from magistrate court--Trial de novo and jury trial.
Disposition of fines and penalties.
Firearms regulation ordinances prohibited.
Criminal background check of persons seeking employment with county.