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File #: 17-1315    Name: ORDINANCE NO. 2017-10 (PROHIBITING CONVERSION THERAPY ON MINORS) AN ORDINANCE OF THE VILLAGE OF WELLINGTON, FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER 36; ADDING ARTICLE V (PROHIBITION OF CONVERSION THERAPY ON MINORS); ADDING SECTIONS 36-45, 36-46, 36-47, AND 36-48; TO
Type: Code Amendments
Body: Village Council
Agenda Date: 6/27/2017 Final action:
Title: ITEM: ORDINANCE NO. 2017-10 (PROHIBITING CONVERSION THERAPY ON MINORS) AN ORDINANCE OF THE VILLAGE OF WELLINGTON, FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER 36; ADDING ARTICLE V (PROHIBITION OF CONVERSION THERAPY ON MINORS); ADDING SECTIONS 36-45, 36-46, 36-47, AND 36-48; TO PROHIBIT THE PRACTICE OF CONVERSION THERAPY ON PATIENTS WHO ARE MINORS; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. REQUEST: Consideration of Ordinance No. 2017-10 adding Article V (Prohibition of Conversion Therapy on Minors) adding Sections 36-45, 36-46, 36-47 and 36-48 on Second Reading.
Attachments: 1. 1. 2017-10 (Conversion Therapy)

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ITEM:  ORDINANCE NO. 2017-10 (PROHIBITING CONVERSION THERAPY ON MINORS)

 

AN ORDINANCE OF THE VILLAGE OF WELLINGTON, FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER 36; ADDING ARTICLE V (PROHIBITION OF CONVERSION THERAPY ON MINORS); ADDING SECTIONS 36-45, 36-46, 36-47, AND 36-48; TO PROHIBIT THE PRACTICE OF CONVERSION THERAPY ON PATIENTS WHO ARE MINORS; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.  

 

REQUEST:  Consideration of Ordinance No. 2017-10 adding Article V (Prohibition of Conversion Therapy on Minors) adding Sections 36-45, 36-46, 36-47 and 36-48 on Second Reading. 

 

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EXPLANATION:  The Village of Wellington received a request from the Palm Beach County Human Rights Council requesting that the Village adopt an ordinance prohibiting the practice of conversion therapy on minors.

 

The legal department has researched the legality of such an ordinance and is of the opinion that the Village Council may adopt such an ordinance if it chooses to do so.

 

Ordinance No. 2017-10 was presented to Council on June 13, 2017 and was approved 4-1, with Mayor Gerwig dissenting.

 

BUDGET AMENDMENT REQUIRED:                     NO

 

PUBLIC HEARING:                     YES                       QUASI-JUDICIAL:                     NO 

 

FIRST READING:                                            SECOND READING:                     YES

 

LEGAL SUFFICIENCY:                     YES

 

FISCAL IMPACT:                     NO

 

WELLINGTON FUNDAMENTAL:                     Responsive Government

 

RECOMMENDATION:                     Consideration on second reading of Ordinance No. 2017-10 adding Article V (Prohibition of Conversion Therapy on Minors) adding Sections 36-45, 36-46-, 36-47 and 36-48