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File #: 32690    Version: 1 Name: Sub-unit quorum
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 12/30/2013 In control: COMMON COUNCIL ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITTEE (ended 4/2017)
On agenda: 2/25/2014 Final action: 2/25/2014
Enactment date: 3/7/2014 Enactment #: ORD-14-00048
Title: Creating Section 33.01(8)(e) of the Madison General Ordinances to codify the rules when a Sub-unit loses quorum during a meeting.
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin
Fiscal Note
No appropriation is required.
Title
Creating Section 33.01(8)(e) of the Madison General Ordinances to codify the rules when a Sub-unit loses quorum during a meeting.
Body
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS:  This ordinance codifies a portion of Robert's Rules of Order, see 11th edition of Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised, p.347, ll. 20-32, p. 349, ll. 8-21.
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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:
      Subdivision (e) of Subsection (8) entitled "Attendance, Quorum and Voting" of Section 33.01 entitled "Boards, Commissions, and Committees Procedures" of the Madison General Ordinances is created to read as follows:
"(e)      If a Sub-unit commences a meeting with a quorum, and at any time thereafter loses quorum, the Sub-unit may only take the following actions in the absence of a quorum:  fix a time to adjourn, adjourn, recess, or institute actions such as a Call of the House to obtain a quorum.  The chair of any Sub-unit is charged with monitoring the absence of quorum."