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File #: 11747-21    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Motion Status: Approved
File created: 2/5/2021 In control: Chief Clerk
On agenda: Final action: 2/9/2021
Title: Motion of the Council of Allegheny County amending and supplementing the Rules of Council, Article II, Rule N, in order to establish a uniform mechanism for the introduction of amendments to legislative items pending before Council or any of its committees.
Sponsors: Tom Duerr, Bob Macey, Cindy Kirk, Patrick Catena
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Motion of the Council of Allegheny County amending and supplementing the Rules of Council, Article II, Rule N, in order to establish a uniform mechanism for the introduction of amendments to legislative items pending before Council or any of its committees.

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Whereas, Allegheny County Council does, from time to time, amend legislative items pending before it, both at regular meetings of the full Council and at meetings of the various committees of Council; and

Whereas, a basic procedure for amending legislative items is contained within the Rules of Council, at Article II, Rule F.5 (relating to committee quorums) and Article II, Rule N (relating to amendment form); and

Whereas, neither Article II, Rule F.5 nor Article II, Rule N contain guidelines for the timing or distribution of proposed amendments;

Whereas, it is the desire of Council to clarify the interaction of these two Rules via reference in Article II, Rule N; and

Whereas, it is further the desire of Council to establish a uniform mechanism governing the introduction of amendments in order to allow adequate time for both staff preparation and thorough, informed consideration of amendments by the Council and/or committee members;

The Council of the County of Allegheny therefore hereby moves as follows:

For the reasons delineated herein, the Rules of Council, Article II, Rule N., is hereby amended as follows:

N. Amendments

1. Motions, ordinances, and resolutions may be amended by an affirmative vote of the majority of the seated members of Council when they are offered at a meeting of the full Council. Such amendments may also be approved by affirmative vote of a majority of the members present of a committee to which an amendment is presented for discussion and voting, subject to the quorum requirements contained within Section F.5 of this Article. All amendments to motions, ordinances, and resolutions shall be subject to the following requirements:

a. All amendments to be propo...

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