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File #: Rule 6 Amendment    Name:
Type: Appointment Status: Failed
File created: 8/30/2022 In control: Rules, Confirmations, and Public Elections Committee
On agenda: 9/20/2022 Final action: 9/20/2022
Title: Proposed Amendment to Rule 6 of the Metropolitan Council Rules of Procedure.
Sponsors: Sharon Hurt


Proposed Amendment to Rule 6 of the Metropolitan Council Rules of Procedure.


Mr. President -

I move to amend the 2019-2023 Metropolitan Council Rules of Procedure by amending Rule 6 as shown below:

6. Committee meetings and rules


Each committee may formulate rules for its own operation. No committee may meet except at the time stated for its meeting and noticed to the members of the committee and the public.


In order for action to be taken by a committee, a quorum shall be required consisting of at least half of the appointed committee members. If a committee lacks a quorum, a Councilmember at-large may join that committee as a voting member in order to meet the quorum. If a chair or vice-chair is not present at a committee meeting, a Councilmember at-large may act as the chair of the committee.


At the discretion of the committee chair, each committee may request reports from appropriate departments, boards or commissions in relation to the committee’s work or oversight. For legislation involving or requiring appropriation or expenditure of money, committee members may submit, through the committee chair, relevant written questions to the appropriate department, board or commission by close of business on the Thursday prior to the regular Council meeting.


The committee may defer the legislation if the response submitted is insufficient, nonresponsive, or untimely. The number of such deferrals shall not be subject to the limitations of Rule 8.



Sponsored by:


Sharon Hurt

Member of Council