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File #: 13-1773    Version: 1 Name: Ordinance Amendment Rules Change
Type: Ordinance Amendment Status: Approved
File created: 9/26/2013 In control: Suffredin
On agenda: 10/2/2013 Final action: 10/2/2013
Title: PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT AN AMENDMENT TO THE PARLIAMENTARY RULES NOW THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners that Chapter 2 Administration, Article III, County Board, Division 2, Rules of Organization and Procedure, Sections. 2-105 and 2-107 of the Cook County Code, is hereby amended as follows: Sec. 2-105. - Organization.
Sponsors: LARRY SUFFREDIN

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PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT

 

AN AMENDMENT TO THE PARLIAMENTARY RULES

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners that Chapter 2 Administration, Article III, County Board, Division 2, Rules of Organization and Procedure, Sections. 2-105 and 2-107 of the Cook County Code, is hereby amended as follows:

Sec. 2-105. - Organization.

 (g)                     Referrals to committees. The Board may by motion refer any item before the Board to a Committee or to a subcommittee. The Chair of a committee may refer an item pending in that committee to a subcommittee of that committee. An item referred by the Board to any committee or subcommittee, or by a committee chair to a subcommittee, shall not be jointly referred to any other committee or subcommittee. Only upon the return of the item to the Board, either by report of the committee or by the Board's discharge of the item from the committee or subcommittee, may the Board refer the item to another committee or subcommittee.

All items referred to committee or subcommittee by the Board shall be designated with a Communication Number as assigned by the Clerk Secretary to the Cook County Board of Commissioners. No committee or subcommittee shall meet for any purpose other than to consider one or more items designated by Communication Numbers.

The Clerk shall refer the draft Journal of Proceedings directly to the Committee on Rules and Administration and provide a Communication Number within 21 days of a Board Meeting.

Sec. 2-107. - Parliamentary rules.

 (o)                     Submission of ordinances, resolutions and motions.

(1)                     All ordinances, resolutions, or motions, except motions of procedure, shall be submitted in writing by the President or a Commissioner and then may be read by the Clerk at the direction of the presiding officer or by leave of the Board. Each ordinance, resolution or motion, except motions of procedure, shall be numbered by the Clerk Secretary to the Cook County Board of Commissioners in the following fashion: in a method that includes:

a. The last two numbers of the year in which the ordinance, resolution or motion, except motions of procedure, was introduced; and

b. A number that represents the chronological order.

a.                     For an ordinance: the last two numbers of the year, O, and the next chronological number.

b.                     For a resolution: the last two numbers of the year, R, and the next chronological number.

c.                     For all other items, the last two numbers of the year, the name of the committee to which the item is assigned or an appropriate abbreviation, and the next chronological number.

(2)                     After an ordinance, resolution or motion has been stated by the presiding officer or read by the Clerk, it shall be deemed the property of the Board and may be withdrawn at any time before final action by leave of the Board.

(3)                     Any substantive amendment to ordinances or resolutions shall be submitted in writing by the President or a Commissioner to the Secretary prior to the noticed time of the meeting at which the ordinance or resolution is to be considered. The Secretary shall promptly distribute such amendment(s) to the President and the Commissioners.

 

Effective date:  This ordinance shall be in effect immediately upon adoption.

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