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File #: Res 0047-2010    Version: * Name: Adding a new rule to the Rules of the Council.
Type: Resolution Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Rules, Privileges and Elections
On agenda: 3/3/2010
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution adding a new rule to the Rules of the Council.
Sponsors: Charles Barron, Letitia James, Jumaane D. Williams
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Res. No. 47  
 
 
Resolution adding a new rule to the Rules of the Council.
 
 
By Council Members Barron, James and Williams
 
Section 1.  The Rules of the Council are amended by adding a new rule 2.71, to read as follows:
2.71  - (a) The amount of discretionary capital funding agreed upon by the Speaker and the Mayor, as part of a negotiated budget, shall be equally divided amongst each member, provided, however, that upon the creation of a formula based on need pursuant to subdivision (c) of this rule, the amount of such capital funding shall be divided amongst each member based upon the application of such formula.
   (b) The amount of discretionary expense funding agreed upon by the Speaker and the Mayor, as part of a negotiated budget, shall be equally divided amongst each member, provided, however, that upon the creation of a formula based on need pursuant to subdivision (c) of this rule, the amount of such expense funding shall be divided amongst each member based upon the application of such formula.
      (c) The Speaker shall create a task force for the distribution of discretionary capital and expense funding made up of at least one member from each borough chosen by the borough delegations.  Such task force shall devise a formula to provide for the distribution of discretionary capital and expense funding that is based upon factors which shall include each district's share of the total population of the city below one hundred  twenty-five  percent  of  the  poverty  level,  and, in the case of capital funding each district's share of the total land area of the city.
      ยง2.  This resolution shall take effect immediately.