File #: Res 0037-2006    Version: * Name: Amending Rule 9.40 of the Rules of the Council.
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Rules, Privileges and Elections
On agenda: 2/1/2006
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution amending Rule 9.40 of the Rules of the Council.
Sponsors: David Yassky, Christine C. Quinn, Diana Reyna, Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Lewis A. Fidler, Robert Jackson, Gale A. Brewer, Daniel R. Garodnick, Bill De Blasio, Inez E. Dickens, Helen Sears, David I. Weprin, Jessica S. Lappin, John C. Liu
Council Member Sponsors: 14
Attachments: 1. Committee Report, 2. Rules of the Council, 3. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2/1/06, 4. Hearing Transcript
Res. No. 37
Resolution amending Rule 9.40 of the Rules of the Council.
By Council Members Yassky, The Speaker (Council Member Quinn), Reyna, Comrie, Fidler, Jackson, Brewer, Garodnick, de Blasio, Dickens, Sears, Weprin, Lappin and Liu
Section one.   Rule 9.40 of the Rules of the Council shall read as follows:
9.40. Motion to Amend to be in Writing - a. At a Stated Meeting, any Member may offer an amendment to legislation that is being considered for a vote on the General Orders Calendar.  Before any motion to amend a proposed local law or resolution is debated, it shall be reduced to writing, delivered to the Legislative Document [Division] Unit and read. After the reading, the Member shall have up to two minutes to explain the amendment.  Members wishing to participate in the debate shall also be entitled to up to two minutes.  At the conclusion of debate, the proposed amendment shall be voted on and if approved, shall be added to the original legislation which would be laid over for a vote at a later Stated Meeting. If more than one amendment is made, they shall be considered in the order made. If the amendment is voted down, the original legislation shall then be voted on.
      b.      All motions to amend the expense or capital budgets must be in writing.