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File #: RES 22-1201    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Archived
In control: Library Board
Final action: 8/3/2022
Title: Amending the By Laws (bylaws) of the Saint Paul Public Library Agency that establish the Rules of Procedure for the Saint Paul Library Board.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Attachments: 1. Library Board Bylaws, 2. Library Bylaws Updated 2022
Title
Amending the By Laws (bylaws) of the Saint Paul Public Library Agency that establish the Rules of Procedure for the Saint Paul Library Board.

Body
WHEREAS, the Saint Paul Administrative Code Section 14.02(d) states that the library board shall be subject to the same procedural rules as those established for the city council; and

WHEREAS, the Rules of Procedure for the Saint Paul City Council are published as Chapter A-1 of the Appendices to the Administrative Code; and

WHEREAS, the By Laws of the Saint Paul Public Library Agency may be amended by resolution; and

WHEREAS, it is necessary to update the Rules of Procedure within the By Laws of the Saint Paul Public Library Agency to be consistent with the Administrative Code and the Council Rules of Procedure; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the Saint Paul Library Board hereby amends the By Laws of the Saint Paul Public Library Agency to adopt the same procedural rules as those established for the City Council in the particulars as follows, with strikethrough language removed and underlined language added:

ARTICLE X.

RULES OF PROCEDURE

The powers of the Board shall be vested in the Commissioners thereof in office at any one time and, pursuant to Chapter 14.02(d) of the Saint Paul Administrative Code, the proceedings of the Board shall be governed by the Rules of Procedure for the Saint Paul City Council published as Chapter A-1 of the Appendices to the Administrative Code. established herein.
Rule 1. Parliamentary authority.

The rules of parliamentary practice set forth in Robert's Rules of Order shall govern the Board on any question or point not contained in these rules of procedure.
Rule 2. Suspension of rules.

Any of the rules may be suspended by the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the commissioners present. Rules relating to the priority of business or to business procedure may be suspended by the Chairperson requesting general consent; provided that if such consent cannot be obtained, ...

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