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Record #: R2018-1243   
Type: Resolution Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 11/14/2018 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Committees, Rules and Ethics
Final action:
Title: Amendment of City Council Rules of Order and Procedure by modifying Rule 39 requiring quorum roll call at start of each committee meeting
Sponsors: Lopez, Raymond A.
Topic: CITY COUNCIL - Rules of Order & Procedure
Attachments: 1. R2018-1243.pdf
Related files: R2019-362
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO, That Rule 39 ofthe Rules of Order and Procedure ofthe City Council, City of Chicago, for the 2015 - 2019 term is hereby amended by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
RULE 39. Except in cases of emergency, not less than three (3) days, exclusive of Sundays and holidays, shall intervene between the issuance of a call for a committee meeting and the date set in the call for that meeting, and each member shall attend promptly at the hour stated in the notice.
The Chairman of a committee shall have the authority to call meetings of such committee.
If a majority ofthe members ofany standing committee make written request to the Chairman of such committee to call a meeting of the committee, and if such Chairman fails to act on such request for a period of three (3) days, the said majority members shall have authority to call a meeting of such committee by filing a written notice or call to that effect with the City Clerk. A copy ofthe request made by said Aldermen to the Chairman of the committee shall be attached to such written notice or call.
One half {¥2.) ofthe total number of members of each standing committee (excepting from such total the President Pro Tempore) shall constitute a quorum; a majority ofthe members appointed to each special committee and subcommittee which may be created shall constitute a quorum of such special committee or subcommittee. However, a quorum ofthe Committee on Finance and the Committee on the Budget and Government Operations shall be fifteen (15) members. A quorum of a joint committee shall be one half {yi) of the sum ofthe total number of the members ofthe committees which make up the joint committee, but only counting once, for purposes of determining both membership and quorum, a person who is a member of more than one committee.
At the start of each committee meeting, the Presiding Officer shall call the roll to determine whether a quorum is present. ...

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