Resolution No. 195.1

Amending The Rules Of Order To Modify Resolution Deadline

Resolution Information

Resolution No. 195
Withdrawn by Sponsor



Referred to: The Laws and Rules, Governmental Services Committee (Chairman

Roberts and Legislators Donaldson, Haynes, Heppner, and James Maloney)

Legislator Hector Rodriguez offers the following:


WHEREAS, the current process utilized for submission of certain resolutions

allows for Chairs and Deputies of Standing Committees to be automatic sponsors of

said resolutions without any knowledge of resolution content prior to the time they

are officially filed; and

WHEREAS, Legislators who sponsor resolutions have a responsibility to fully

understand the legislation they are proposing; and

WHEREAS, the current submission process allows for a Legislator to be listed

as a sponsor of a measure they may oppose; and


WHEREAS, the current process additionally leaves little time for Legislators

to review resolutions prior to consideration in some Committees; and

WHEREAS, the Legislature believes it is possible to help alleviate these

concerns by modifying resolution deadline to be two days sooner; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that Rule 3. Resolutions, Local Laws, Rules For Procedure for

Presentation and Consideration, Section C. Procedure for the submission and

consideration of Resolutions in Committee, subsection (a) Regular Resolutions

paragraph one, is hereby amended to read as follows:

(a) Regular Resolutions. Resolutions shall be deemed Regular Resolutions if they

are filed with the Clerk of the Legislature not later than 12:00 Noon five seven days

in advance of the first Regular meeting date of Committees for that Legislative

Calendar Month. Regular Resolutions once filed shall be placed on the Committee

Agenda of the next Regular meeting of the Committee of Original Jurisdiction unless

all Sponsors of the Regular Resolution request it be referred to a later meeting of the

Committee. As part of the Annual Legislative Calendar, the Clerk shall identify the

Regular Meeting dates of each Committee of the Legislature. The Clerk of the

Legislature shall provide to the Members of the Legislature the deadline for

submission of Regular Resolutions as soon as practicable for the Calendar year;

and, be it further 


RESOLVED, that pursuant to Rule 2, entitled “AMENDMENT OF RULES,”

of the Rules of Order of the Ulster County Legislature, this resolution and the

amendment proposed herein shall be read at two consecutive meetings of the Ulster

County Legislature, and, be it further

RESOLVED, that this rule change shall take effect upon an affirmative vote

of this body subsequent to two consecutive readings,

and moves its adoption.





Postponed in Committee: Laws and Rules, Governmental Services on May 14, 2018

Passed Committee: Laws and Rules, Governmental Services on ____________.



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Updated: February 1, 2019

Votes on this Resolution

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