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File #: 13-1584    Version: Name: RULES OF ORGANIZATION AND PROCEDURE CONCERNING THE CONFIRMATION OF PRESIDENTIAL APPOINTMENTS
Type: Ordinance Amendment Status: Approved
File created: 9/5/2013 In control: Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee
On agenda: 9/11/2013 Final action: 10/2/2013
Title: SUBSTITUTE PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT Sponsored by LARRY SUFFREDIN, COOK COUNTY COMMISSIONER AN AMENDMENT TO THE RULES OF ORGANIZATION AND PROCEDURE CONCERNING THE CONFIRMATION OF PRESIDENTIAL APPOINTMENTS NOW THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners that Part I, Chapter 2, Article III, Division 2, Section 2-105(k) of the Cook County Code, is hereby amended as follows:
Sponsors: LARRY SUFFREDIN
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SUBSTITUTE PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT
 
Sponsored by
 
LARRY SUFFREDIN, COOK COUNTY COMMISSIONER
 
AN AMENDMENT TO THE RULES OF ORGANIZATION AND PROCEDURE CONCERNING THE CONFIRMATION OF PRESIDENTIAL APPOINTMENTS
 
NOW THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners that Part I, Chapter 2, Article III, Division 2, Section 2-105(k) of the Cook County Code, is hereby amended as follows:
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(k)      Confirmation of presidential appointments. All appointments and reappointments of the President requiring the advice and consent of the Board shall be referred to the Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee upon the President's submission. The Committee shall promptly hold such hearings as it deems appropriate and shall, no later than 30 days after referral, report all such appointments to the Board with a recommendation for action. If the Committee has not made a timely report on any appointment, the appointment shall, at the next regular meeting of the Board following the expiration of such 30 days, be referred to the Board with "no recommendation" by the Committee.
      At least two business days  Pprior to their confirmation hearing, each candidate for appointment or reappointment by the President or any other appointing authority shall submit a notarized, signed affidavit to the Chairman of the Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee, that:
(1)      Is signed by the candidate;
(2)      Is sworn under oath, under penalties of perjury;
(3)      Is notarized;
(4)      Attests that the candidate fulfills the requirements set forth under the requisite statute, ordinance, law or regulation that creates the appointment, including, but not limited to;
a.      Any residency requirements; and/or
b.       Any prohibitions on dual employment;
(5)      Attests that the candidate possesses no conflicts of interest that would prevent them from adequately representing the interests of the agency to which they are being appointed; and
(6)      Attests that the candidate possesses the adequate qualifications and skills to adequately represent the interests of the agency and delineates those qualifications and skills;
(7)      Notarizes and acknowledges:
a.      The candidate's actual residency address;
b.      The length of time that the candidate has resided at their actual residency;
c.       If the candidate owns any other residential property within Cook County; and
d.      If the candidate obtains any homeowners property tax exemptions for property other than their actual residency address.
If there is any change in the information contained in the affidavit after the candidate is appointed, the candidate will notify the President of the Cook County Board of Commissioners and the Chairman of the Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee in writing within seven business days of the change.
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