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File #: R-074-21    Version: Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/26/2021 In control: Committee on Committees
On agenda: 8/10/2021 Final action: 8/12/2021
Title: A RESOLUTION TO AMEND THE RULES OF THE LOUISVILLE METRO COUNCIL TO PERMIT VIRTUAL PARTICIPATION BY VIDEO TELECONFERENCE IN METRO COUNCIL AND COMMITTEE MEETINGS (AS AMENDED).
Sponsors: Markus Winkler (D-17), Jessica Green (D-1), Barbara Shanklin (D-2), Keisha Dorsey (D-3), Cindi Fowler (D-14), Donna L. Purvis (D-5)
Attachments: 1. R-074-21 V.2 FAM 081221 Amend Rules RE Virtual Meeting Participation.pdf, 2. R-074-21 V.1 072921 Amend Rules RE Virtual Meeting Participation.pdf, 3. RES 065 2021.pdf
RESOLUTION NO. ____, SERIES 2021
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A RESOLUTION TO AMEND THE RULES OF THE LOUISVILLE METRO COUNCIL TO PERMIT VIRTUAL PARTICIPATION BY VIDEO TELECONFERENCE IN METRO COUNCIL AND COMMITTEE MEETINGS (AS AMENDED).
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SPONSORED BY: COUNCIL MEMBERS WINKLER, GREEN,
SHANKLIN, DORSEY, FOWLER, AND PURVIS

WHEREAS, Council members occasionally have family, work, or other obligations that may prevent them from attending committee and/or Council meetings in person; and
WHEREAS, technology has improved to the extent that participating virtually has become a suitable alternative in those situations; and
WHEREAS, video teleconferencing would allow for maximum participation in Council and committee meeting.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF THE LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY METRO GOVERNMENT ("METRO COUNCIL") AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION I: Rule 5.06(a) is hereby amended as follows:
a) In order for a Member's vote to be counted, he/she must be physically present at the site of the meeting, unless he/she is participating virtually by video teleconference pursuant to Rule 5A., and the vote must be recorded by the Clerk., and o Once voting has concluded with respect to an item, any further voting on such item may not occur without an approved motion to reconsider pursuant to Robert's Rules of Order;
SECTION II: Section 5A of the Rules is hereby established to read as follows:
Rule 5A. Virtual Meeting Participation by Video Teleconference
5A.01 Virtual Participation Authorized
Virtual participation in committee meetings or in Council meetings may only occur by video teleconference, and only in accordance with the provisions of this Rule. For purposes of this rule, participation means to engage in debate and/or to vote on a measure.
5A.02 Timely Written Notification of Virtual Attendance Required to initiate a Video Teleconference Meeting

(a) All meetings shall be held fully in person unless a member...

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