Saskatchewan, Canada, local Plebiscite [ATP] - Referendum initiated by council

General Typology

Instrument
Plebiscite [ATP]
Location
Saskatchewan, Canada
Political level
local
Local Name:
Referendum initiated by council
Normative Level:
statutory
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

Referendum initiated by council
131(1) A council may submit any proposed bylaw or resolution, or alternative proposed bylaws or resolutions, to a referendum.
(2) If a referendum approves the proposed bylaw or resolution, the council shall proceed to pass the bylaw or resolution.
(3) If a council submits a proposed bylaw or resolution to a referendum pursuant to subsection (1), the council is bound by the result of the vote for three years after the date of the vote, except to the extent the councils subsequent intervention is required to deal with an imminent danger to the health or safety of the residents of the municipality.

Result of referendum
137(1) If a proposed bylaw or resolution is approved by a vote at a referendum by a majority of the persons voting whose ballots are not rejected, the council shall pass the bylaw or resolution at the first meeting following the vote.
(2) If a majority of the persons voting at a referendum do not approve the proposed resolution or bylaw, the council is not required to pass the proposed resolution or bylaw, but the council may pass the proposed resolution or bylaw if it chooses to do so.

References: Chapter M-36.1*, The Municipalities Act , 2006 (2015)

Subject Matter:

To initiate a referendum on by-law or resolution

Actors

Author:
council
Initiator:
council
Decision maker:
electorate

Requirements

Available Time:
Turnout Quorum:
Legal source does not mention turnout quorum
Approval Quorum:
Majority of valid votes
Geographical Quorum:
Legal source does not mention geographical quorum
Excluded Issues:
Other Formal Requirements:

Procedural Elements

Wording Of Ballot Question:
Interaction With Authorities:
Supervision And Support:
Transparency And Finance:

Practice

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