Res. No. 35
Resolution amending Rule 7.130 of the Rules of the Council.
By Council Members Garodnick, The Speaker (Council Member Quinn), Reyna, Comrie, Fidler, Jackson, Yassky, Brewer, de Blasio, Dickens, Sears, Weprin, Lappin and Liu
Section one. Rule 7.130 of the Rules of the Council shall read as follows:
7.130 Discharge of Committee - A committee may be discharged from further consideration of any matter referred to such committee, by a majority vote of the Council. The first sponsor of a proposed local law or resolution shall give written notice at least seven business days in advance, to the committee chairperson and the Speaker of the intention to so move at the next Council meeting. Such notice shall be accompanied by a memorandum in support of the motion to discharge, which shall be signed by at least [nine] seven members, including the first sponsor.
No proposed local law or resolution that has been approved by the Council for discharge from committee shall be voted upon at the same meeting at which the vote on the motion to discharge occurred. In the event that any amendment to a proposed local law or resolution is adopted, the proposed local law or resolution shall be referred back to the committee from which it was discharged.
Once a matter has been referred to a committee, it shall not be acted upon by the Council until the committee has reported thereon or has been discharged. Notwithstanding the foregoing, a committee to which there has been referred any matter which, by law, must be considered and acted upon by the Council within a fixed period of time, shall, at the last stated meeting of the Council preceding the expiration of such time, be deemed to be discharged from further consideration thereof. A committee which has been instructed to report at a certain meeting shall be deemed to be discharged from further consideration of the matter referred to it, unless it makes a report at such meeting or receives from the Council a further extension of time to report.