Record #: R2022-687   
Type: Resolution Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 6/22/2022 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Committees and Rules
Final action: 10/26/2022
Title: Amendment of City Council Rules of Order and Procedure by modifying Rule 41 regarding requirements for direct introductions into City Council committees
Sponsors: Reilly, Brendan, Tunney, Thomas, Osterman, Harry, Waguespack, Scott, Vasquez, Jr., Andre, Taliaferro, Chris, La Spata, Daniel , Hadden, Maria E. , Martin, Matthew J. , Lopez, Raymond A.
Topic: CITY COUNCIL - Rules of Order & Procedure
Attachments: 1. R2022-687.pdf
Committee on Committees and Rules


SECTION 1. Rule 41 of the Rules of Order and Procedure of the City Council, City of Chicago, for the 2019 - 2023 term is hereby amended by deleting the language struck through and inserting the language underscored, as follows:

Referring Of New Business To Committees; Report To Council When Committee Fails To Act.

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:
Ordinances fixing the time for the next regular meeting ofthe City Council.
Motions listed in Rule 21 and purely procedural motions.
Resolutions determining the membership, Chairman or Vice-Chairman of Council committees, Vice Mayor or President Pro Tempore.

(Omitted text unaffected by this resolution)

Nothing in this Rule 41 or the Rules of Order and Procedure of the City Council shall preclude the introduction or submission of ordinances, orders,, or- resolutions, petitionsA or other propositions into a committee of the City Council by an operating department, office^ or agency in order to facilitate an expeditious hearing on said matter of where an emergency exists, provided that, for anv such direct introduction, the department, office, or agency must: (i) attach to such ordinance, order, resolution, petition, or other proposition a statement of urgency explaining the nature ofthe emergency in detail; (ii) publicly post the text of such ordinance, order, resolution, petition, or other proposition no less than 48 hours before anv committee mav vote on such matter; and (iii) no later than the reguired public posting, transmit such ordinance, order, resolution, petition, or other proposition...

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