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File #: 67637    Version: Name: Introduction and Referrals Process
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/29/2021 In control: Attorney's Office
On agenda: 10/19/2021 Final action: 10/19/2021
Enactment date: 10/29/2021 Enactment #: ORD-21-00067
Title: SUBSTITUTE - Amending Sections 2.05(a)(1), 2.05(b)(1), 2.05(6) and 33.01(11)(a), renumbering 2.24 to 2.055 and repealing 2.05(2), 2.05(3) and 2.25 of the Madison General Ordinances to clarify the process for introduction and referrals.
Sponsors: Grant Foster, Tag Evers
Attachments: 1. 67637 version 1.pdf, 2. 67637 Substitute v2.pdf
Fiscal Note
No City appropriation required.
Title
SUBSTITUTE - Amending Sections 2.05(a)(1), 2.05(b)(1), 2.05(6) and 33.01(11)(a), renumbering 2.24 to 2.055 and repealing 2.05(2), 2.05(3) and 2.25 of the Madison General Ordinances to clarify the process for introduction and referrals.
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DRAFTER’S ANALYSIS: This ordinance clarifies the process for introduction and referrals of matters by modifying and creating several ordinance sections. This ordinance requires referrals to include a return date by which the Sub-unit may act, unless it obtains an extension from the Common Council, and provides that referrals may, and when made from the floor, shall include a reason for the referral consistent with the jurisdiction of the Sub-unit. This ordinance requires referrals made from the floor and objections to referrals listed on the consent agenda to be excluded from the consent agenda and acted upon separately. This ordinance restructures MGO 2.05, consolidates and amends the provisions of MGO 2.24 and 2.25 as MGO 2.055, and repeals MGO 2.25.

This substitute makes technical changes to use gender-neutral language and to correct an internal citation.

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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:
1. Subdivision (a) of Subsection (1) of Section 2.05 entitled “Introduction of Business” of the Madison General Ordinances is amended as follows:
“(a) All ordinances, resolutions or communications shall be in writing with a brief statement of their contents endorsed thereon ,Except when introduced from the floor, before an ordinance or resolution is introduced, or a report of an officer or committee is considered, a written copy of the ordinance, resolution, report, or title of same, together with the name of the member presenting the same, and shall be delivered to the Clerk filed in the office of the City Clerk by 12 noon on the Wednesday preceding the meetin...

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