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File #: 2015-0363    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/8/2015 In control: Health, Housing and Human Services Committee
On agenda: Final action: 3/7/2016
Enactment date: 3/17/2016 Enactment #: 18254
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to soliciting and accepting gifts, bequests and donations for department of public health purposes; amending Ordinance 620, Section 4 (part), as amended, and K.C.C. 4A.100.100, Ordinance 12075, Section 19, and K.C.C. 4A.200.300 and Ordinance 12525, Section 7, as amended, and K.C.C. 4A.200.520, adding a new section to K.C.C. chapter 2.35A, adding a new section to K.C.C. chapter 2.80, adding a new section to K.C.C. chapter 3.04 and repealing Ordinance 17226, Section 1, and K.C.C. 2.16.081, Ordinance 17226, Section 2, and K.C.C. 2.80.057 and Ordinance 17226, Section 3, and K.C.C. 3.04.200.
Sponsors: Pete von Reichbauer
Indexes: Donations, Gifts
Code sections: 2.16.081 - ., 2.35A - ., 2.80.010 - , 3.04 - , 3.04.200 - ., 4A.200.520 - .
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 18254.pdf, 2. 2015-0363 legislative review form.pdf, 3. 2015-0363 transmittal letter.docx, 4. 2015-0363 fiscal note.xls, 5. 2015-0363_SR_PH_gifts_Cortes_Celebrezze.docx, 6. 2015-0363_SR_Dated_02172016_PH_gifts_Cortes_Celebrezze.docx, 7. 2015-0363_ATT2_S1_020916.docx, 8. 2015-0363_ATT3_T1 Code consistency.docx, 9. 2015-0363_REVISED_SR_PH_gifts_Cortes_Celebrezze.docx, 10. Amendment package 18254 3-7-16.pdf
Staff: Cortes, Katherine
Title
AN ORDINANCE relating to soliciting and accepting gifts, bequests and donations for department of public health purposes; amending Ordinance 620, Section 4 (part), as amended, and K.C.C. 4A.100.100, Ordinance 12075, Section 19, and K.C.C. 4A.200.300 and Ordinance 12525, Section 7, as amended, and K.C.C. 4A.200.520, adding a new section to K.C.C. chapter 2.35A, adding a new section to K.C.C. chapter 2.80, adding a new section to K.C.C. chapter 3.04 and repealing Ordinance 17226, Section 1, and K.C.C. 2.16.081, Ordinance 17226, Section 2, and K.C.C. 2.80.057 and Ordinance 17226, Section 3, and K.C.C. 3.04.200.
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STATEMENT OF FACTS:
1. Historically, the department of public health has received unsolicited donations in support of specific services or programs such as the health care for the homeless respite program and the preparedness unit.
2. A program to actively solicit donations could result in an increased level of support and help address the department of public health's financial challenges. The program could include adding the department of public health to the King County employee giving program so that the department of public health could solicit and accept donations from employees during the annual giving drive.
3. Under existing King County Code provisions, the department of public health is not authorized to solicit donations. Additionally, with the exception of the emergency medical services division, donations of more than two thousand dollars must be accepted by motion of the county council.
4. The procedures that govern acceptance of donations by the emergency medical services division, which were adopted in 1986 in Motion 6605, are out of date.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KING COUNTY:
NEW SECTION. SECTION 1. There is hereby added to K.C.C. chapter 2.35A a new section to read as follows:
A. The executive, the director of the department of executive services, the director of the department of public health, cou...

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