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Record #: O2019-355   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 1/23/2019 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Committees, Rules and Ethics
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 2-8 by further regulating duties of City Council committee staff
Sponsors: Smith, Michele, Sadlowski Garza, Susan, Arena, John, Waguespack, Scott, Ramirez-Rosa, Carlos, Mell, Deborah, Foulkes, Toni, Pawar, Ameya
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 2 - City Government & Administration - Ch. 8 City Council & Wards of City
Attachments: 1. O2019-355.pdf
Related files: R2019-362
Chicago City Council January 23, 2019
Referred to Committee on Committees, Rules and Ethics


SECTION 1. Chapter 2-8 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is amended by deleting the language struck through, and inserting the language underscored, as follows:

(Omitted text is not affected by this ordinance)

2-8-071 Employee duties and records.

Committee staff must only work on committee matters and cannot perform duties related to the individual responsibilities of anv alderman. Council staff may not be loaned to alderman, other committees, or anv Citv department, office, or board.

Each chairman of a committee of the city council shall maintain a daily record of the attendance of the employees of the committee. The record shall include the following: the date and day of the week; the name of each employee; a separate notation for each employee indicating whether the employee was in attendance at his or her work place. If an employee is indicated as absent, the record shall also indicate whether the absence is due to illness, vacation or other cause, and whether the employee is to be paid for that day. The record shall be certified as correct by the chairman of the committee or by any employee of the committee designated by the chairman. Records required under this section shall be available for inspection in the offices of the respective committees during regular business hours in accordance with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, as amended. A committee chairman who knowingly and intentionally fails to maintain records required by this section, or who knowingly and intentionally certifies inaccurate or incomplete records, shall be censured and removed as chairman of the affected committee; provided, however, that such removal shall occur only after a hearing on the alleged violation before the appropriate committee of the city council. Upon completion of the hearing, the committee shal...

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