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Record #: R2015-6   
Type: Resolution Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 1/21/2015 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Committees, Rules and Ethics
Final action: 5/20/2015
Title: Amendment of City Council Rules of Order and Procedure by modifying Rules 8, 14 and 41 regarding registered lobbyists, ethical considerations and new business
Sponsors: Fioretti, Bob, Waguespack, Scott, Arena, John
Topic: CITY COUNCIL - Rules of Order & Procedure
Attachments: 1. R2015-6.pdf
Related files: R2015-407
BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council ofthe City of Chicago that the Rules of Order and Procedure ofthe City Council, City of Chicago for the years 2011-2015 are hereby amended by adding the language underscored and deleting the language struck-through as follows:
RULE 8. During the session of the City Council, no one, unless by consent of the Council, shall be admitted within the bar ofthe City Council Chamber except representatives of the press, television, radio, ex-Aldermen except as provided in Rule 56, and persons invited by the Mayor or other Presiding Officer. The Mayor or Presiding Officer shall assign seats for the persons invited by them. The Committee on Committees, Rules and Ethics shall assign an area or areas for said media of communications, and such area or areas shall be for the reporters and for such cameras and recording devices or other equipment as may be necessary for use of said media of communications.
No person registered lobbyist shall, at during any meeting of the Council or meetings of anv Council committee or subcommittee, solicit any individual Alderman to vote for or against any person or proposition.
Elected officials currently holding office shall not be allowed to lobby anv member of the Council on behalf ofany individual or corporation who pays them to do so.
RULE 14. Every member who shall be present when a question is stated from the
Chair shall vote thereon, unless excused by tho Council, they have previously recused themselves
due to financial interests or other ethical considerations as required by law.
RULE 41. All ordinances, orders, petitions, resolutions, motions, communications or other propositions shall be referred, without debate, to the appropriate committees and only acted upon by the City Council at a subsequent meeting, on the report ofthe committee having the same in charge; provided, however, that the following shall not be subject to this rule:
  1. Ordinances fixing the time for the next succeeding regular meeting of the City Council.
  2. Motions listed in Rule 21 and purely procedural motions.
  3. Resolutions determining the membership, Chairman or Vice-Chairman of Council committees, Vice Mayor or President Pro Tempore.
(Language omitted for brevity and is unaffected by this resolution)
Whenever any referred matter shall not have been reported back to the City Council by the committee to which referred, within a period of sixty (60) days from the date of referral, any Alderman may move to discharge the committee from further consideration of that matterr^Ihe motion to discharge shall be made under the order of "Miscellaneous Business", and shall require the affirmative vote of a majority of all the Aldermen entitled by law to be elected and call for a vote to be taken on the matter by the entire City Council under the order of "New Business" upon delivering notice that shall be time stamped by the City Clerk, along with copies delivered to all Aldermen, at least forty-eight (48) hours in advance of the next City Council meeting.
No deferrecLmattu, wlicthei^deferred pursuant to these rules or pursuant to statute, may be called for avefeunless written notic^identifyingeaclrrnattiir to be called for a vote, is delivered to, and tinrc stamped by, the City Clerk arid cottfesdeliverpa to^all Aldermen at least forty-eight (48) hours in advanca<?f the CitvjSouncil meeting.