Question: Should section be amended to provide that the Codified Ordinances can be kept in electronic form provided that the code is available in printed form to the public upon request of the Clerk as the Council may determine?

Proposed Language:

§ 34     Revision and Codification of Ordinances

Ordinances may be revised, codified, rearranged and published in book form or electronically under appropriate titles, chapters and sections and the revisions and codification may be made in one ordinance containing one or more subjects. The book form or electronic publication of the revisions and codification shall be a sufficient publication of the ordinance or several ordinances contained in the revisions and codification. Any electronic publication or publication in book form of a revision or codification of ordinances shall contain a certificate of the President of Council and the Clerk of the correctness of the revision, codification and publication and the electronic copy or the book so published shall be received in evidence in any court for the purpose of proving the ordinance or ordinances therein contained, the same and for the same purpose as the original book, ordinances, minutes or journals would be received. Copies of the book form of a revision or codification of ordinances which is kept electronically shall be kept on file and made available in printed form to the public upon request to the Clerk as the Council may determine.

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