Engrossment Rules, Resolutions and Credentials

Aldermanic Committees

Sees that all bills are properly engrossed. They also examine all enrolled bills correcting any errors and report the same with the words, "truly enrolled" endorsed. Their duties also include the examination of certificates of election by newly elected Aldermen. Along with considering qualifications of Aldermen they are responsible for an annual review of the Rules of the Board of Aldermen. This committee is responsible for the enforcement of the Rules adopted by the Board.

Committee Members

Board Bills Referred to Committee

There are no board bills at this time.

Resolutions Referred to Committee

60To amend said Rules of the Board of Aldermen for the 2017-2018 Session, Article III, Rule 11, Amendment No. 1
61 Rules of the Board of Aldermen for the 2017-2018 Session, Article X, Rule 55 on page 21, Amendment No. 2.
62Rules of the Board of Aldermen for the 2017-2018 Session, Article XI, Rule 75, on page 25, Amendment No. 3.
63Rules of the Board of Aldermen for the 2017-2018 Session, Article XV, Rule 92, on page 30, Amendment No. 4
68support the passage of H.R. 40 by Congress relating to the study and examine the inhumane institution of slavery
96Malcolm X Observance Day

About Aldermanic Committees

Aldermanic committees serve an important role in reviewing proposed legislation. 

When a bill is introduced, it is referred by the President of the Board of Aldermen to a committee tasked with reviewing bills that address that topic. Committees hold meetings and hearings at the call of their chairmen and chairwomen. 

Once a bill is "in committee," the bill can be scheduled for a public hearing by that committee, at which testimony in support of or against the bill is heard. The committee will typically hold a vote on whether to recommend that the full Board of Alderman pass the bill. 

Committees may also play a role in government oversight, and they have subpoena power pursuant to the City Charter.

Meetings Videos

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