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Record #: R2022-364   
Type: Resolution Status: Introduced
Intro date: 4/27/2022 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Committees and Rules
Final action:
Title: Amendment of City Council Rules of Order and Procedure by modifying Rule 14 regarding recusal requirements for City Council members
Sponsors: Smith, Michele, Harris, Michelle A., Osterman, Harry, La Spata, Daniel , Martin, Matthew J. , Dowell, Pat, O'Shea, Matthew J., Mitts, Emma, Rodriguez, Michael D., Nugent, Samantha , Hadden, Maria E. , Cappleman, James, Vasquez, Jr., Andre, Silverstein, Debra L., Rodriguez Sanchez, Rossana , Sigcho-Lopez, Byron, Taylor, Jeanette B. , Reilly, Brendan, Sadlowski Garza, Susan, Sawyer, Roderick T., Waguespack, Scott
Topic: CITY COUNCIL - Rules of Order & Procedure
Attachments: 1. R2022-364.pdf
Committee on Committees and Rules City Council Meeting April 27, 2022 Alderman Michele Smith, 43rd Ward
RESOLUTION
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO,
SECTION 1. Rule 14 of the Rules of Order and Procedure of the City Council, City of Chicago, forthe 2019-2023 term is hereby amended by inserting the language underscored, as follows:
RULE 14. Every member who shall be present when a question is stated from the Chair shall vote thereon electronically or, at the discretion of the Chair, verbally, unless excused by the Council.

MICHELE SMITH Alderman, 43rd Ward

A City Council member with a conflict of interest that requires recusal, including pursuant to Section 2-156-030 or Section 2-156-080(b)(1) or (b)(2) ofthe Municipal Code, may not, in a meeting of either the City Council or one of its committees, preside over any hearings or participate in any debate, discussion or vote, including conversation with other members ofthe City Council, regarding the matter associated with the recusal. The basis for any recusal must be publicly disclosed in detail at the time of a vote. Anv member seeking to recuse themselves from anv matter other than as required bv Sections 2-156-030 or Section 2-156-080(b)(1) or (b)(2) ofthe Municipal Code of Chicaqo shall disclose the recusal on the record ofthe meeting and abstain from participating in anv discussion concerning or voting on the matter, but mav be counted present for purposes of a quorum. The Clerk shall create a record of all recusals in each meeting and send it to the Board of Ethics, which shall post it on its website as soon as practicable.



















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