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File #: 42499    Version: Name: Changing the name of President Pro Tem to Vice President of the Common Council
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/13/2016 In control: COMMON COUNCIL ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITTEE (ended 4/2017)
On agenda: 9/6/2016 Final action: 9/6/2016
Enactment date: 4/18/2017 Enactment #: ORD-16-00080
Title: SUBSTITUTE Amending Section 2.205 of the Madison General Ordinances to change the name of President Pro Tem of the Common Council to Vice President of the Common Council.
Sponsors: David Ahrens, Mark Clear
Attachments: 1. Version 1
Fiscal Note
No appropriation required.
Title
SUBSTITUTE Amending Section 2.205 of the Madison General Ordinances to change the name of President Pro Tem of the Common Council to Vice President of the Common Council.
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DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This ordinance changes the name of the President Pro Tem of the Council to Vice President of the Council. This is not an office required or described by state law, so the City may change the name of the office. This ordinance shall be effective April 18, 2017.
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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:

1. Section 2.205 entitled “President and President Pro Tem” of the Madison General Ordinances is amended to read as follows:

“2.205 PRESIDENT AND PRESIDENT PRO TEM.
The Common Council shall at its organizational meeting on the third Tuesday of April of each year, elect one member of the Council to act as President of the Council and another member to act as Vice President Pro Tem of the Common Council, pursuant to the provision of Wis. Stat. § 62.09(8)(e). The Vice President Pro Tem of the Common Council shall act during the absence, inability or disability of the president. Among other duties of the Council President and the President Pro Tem, are those set forth in Secs. 2.04 (Order of Business), 3.35(10)(b) (Ethics Board), 4.02(4) (Board of Estimates), and 33.13 (Common Council Organizational Committee), MGO.
The Common Council President may, with the consent of the Common Council Organizational Committee, appoint ad hoc subcommittees of the Common Council, to consist of 2-3 Council members, to address issues of a temporary nature. The subcommittees shall be subject to the rules for all ad hoc bodies set out in Sec. 33.01, MGO.”

2. The City Attorney is directed to make corresponding changes to other City ordinances to reflect the change of name of “President Pro Tem” to “Vice President.”

3. This ord...

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