XII: Rules - Rules of BoA
Rules covering the Annual Adoption, Amendments, Suspension, and Parliamentary Procedure of the Board of Aldermen Rules.
The Board of Aldermen shall adopt Rules of its proceedings, subject to the Charter, at the beginning of each annual session by a majority vote of all the members present at the first meeting of the regular session which is held on the third Tuesday in April. Thereafter, during the said session, any Rule, may be abolished, altered, amended or suspended upon concurrence by two-thirds of the members present provided such action is not superseded by Ordinance, the Charter, or state statute. (See City Charter, Art. IV, Sec. 8 and Rev. Code,3.06.110)
The prevailing rules of the parliamentary procedure comprised in the Manual Digest and Rules of the House of Representatives of the United States shall govern the Board in all cases to which they are applicable insofar as they are consistent with the standing rules of the Board of Aldermen and the Charter and Ordinances of the City of St. Louis.