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Record #: R2019-599   
Type: Resolution Status: Introduced
Intro date: 7/24/2019 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Committees and Rules
Final action:
Title: Amendment of City Council Rules of Order and Procedure by modifying Rule 39 calling for at least one-half of committee meetings to commence on or after 6:00 P.M.
Sponsors: Thompson, Patrick D.
Topic: CITY COUNCIL - Rules of Order & Procedure
Attachments: 1. R2019-599.pdf

The resolution adopting the Rules of Order and Procedure of the City Council of the City of Chicago for the 2019-2023 term is hereby amended by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
Calling Of Committee Meetings; Quorum In Committees And Subcommittees; Reports Of "No Quorum".
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. Over the course of a calendar year, at least one-half of a committee's meetings shall commence on or after 6:00 p.m.
(Omitted text not amended by this resolution)
One-half (Y2) of the total number of members of each standing committee (excepting from such total the President Pro Tempore) shall constitute a quorum; a majority of the 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 of the 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 (!4) of the sum of the total number of the members of the 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.
In order for a committee to conduct business, a quorum of its members must be present, which shall be determined at the beginning of the meeting by calling the roll. Whenever any committee shall find itself unable to proceed with the business before it at any meeting because of the lack of a quorum, the remaining members of the committee shall be competent to adjourn or recess to a later time or date certain.

Patrick Thompson Alderman, 11...

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