Domestic Partnership Benefits Proposal Moves to Full City-County Council
The proposal in the City-County Council to give benefits to to city and county employees involved in domestic partnerships has moved out of committee.
The council's Rules and Public Policy Committee voted unanimously Tuesday to send the proposal to the full council for consideration. Democratic Councillor At-Large Zach Adamson says while they don't know if Mayor Greg Ballard will support the proposal, they have amended it to strengthen the benefits program against fraud. He says they have spoken with the mayor's office who expressed concern about the possibility of fraud.
The amendment passed Tuesday requires applicants to provide a signed declaration of financial interdependance. They must also meet at least three criteria showing they are in a living partnership.
Committee Chairman Brian Mahern says he hopes to hear whether the mayor will support the measure before the full council votes on it. The next full council meeting is scheduled for August 13th.
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