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File Number: 122415
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File Number: 122415 File Type: Ordinance Status: In Committee
Version: 0 Reference: Control: Internal Mgmt. & Fiscal Responsibility Committee
File Name: MEETING AFTER INSTALLATION Introduced: 12/6/2012
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 1/15/2013
Agenda Date: 12/18/2012 Agenda Item Number: 4G
Notes: BCC RULES See sub. 130016 Title: ORDINANCE PERTAINING TO THE RULES OF PROCEDURE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS; AMENDING SECTION 2-1 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR THE ELECTION OF THE COUNTY COMMISSION CHAIRPERSON AND VICE-CHAIRPERSON AT A REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ON A DATE AFTER THE INSTALLATION CEREMONY FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONERS; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE
Indexes: COUNTY COMMISSION
  ELECTIONS
  RULES OF PROCEDURE
Sponsors: Dennis C. Moss, Prime Sponsor
  Audrey M. Edmonson, Co-Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Internal Mgmt. & Fiscal Responsibility Committee 1/15/2013 1E2 Withdrawn
REPORT: Note: See Agenda Item 1E2 Substitute, Legislative File No. 130016.

Board of County Commissioners 12/18/2012 Tentatively scheduled for a public hearing Internal Mgmt. & Fiscal Responsibility Committee 1/15/2013

Board of County Commissioners 12/18/2012 4G Adopted on first reading 1/15/2013 P
REPORT: The foregoing proposed ordinance was adopted on first reading and scheduled for a public hearing before the Internal Management & Fiscal Responsibility Committee on Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at 2:00 p.m.

County Attorney 12/10/2012 Referred Internal Mgmt. & Fiscal Responsibility Committee 1/15/2013

County Attorney 12/6/2012 Assigned Cynthia Johnson-Stacks 12/6/2012

Legislative Text


TITLE
ORDINANCE PERTAINING TO THE RULES OF PROCEDURE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS; AMENDING SECTION 2-1 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR THE ELECTION OF THE COUNTY COMMISSION CHAIRPERSON AND VICE-CHAIRPERSON AT A REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ON A DATE AFTER THE INSTALLATION CEREMONY FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONERS; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE

BODY
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA:
Section 1. Section 2-1 of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida, is hereby amended to read as follows:1
PART 2. OFFICERS

Rule 2.01. Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson.

(a) Chairperson.

(1) Election, term, term limitation, and removal. A chairperson of the board of county commissioners shall be elected for a term of two (2) years by the vote of at least seven (7) commissioners at the >>regular<< commission meeting following the installation of the county commissioners during each even-numbered year. The chairperson’s term shall commence on January 1 of the following year. The chairperson may be removed prior to the expiration of his or her term by the vote of nine (9) commissioners. No commissioner shall serve as chairperson of the county commission for more than two consecutive years.

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(b) Vice-chairperson.

(1) Election, term, term limitation and removal. A vice-chairperson of the board of county commissioners shall be elected for a term of two (2) years by the vote of at least seven (7) commissioners at the >>regular<< commission meeting following the installation of the county commissioners during each evennumbered year. The term of office for the vice-chairperson of the board shall commence on January 1 of the following year. The vice-chairperson may be removed prior to the expiration of his or her term by the vote of at least seven (7) commissioners. No commissioner shall serve as vice-chairperson of the county commission for more than two consecutive years.

(2) Duties of vice-chairperson. Unless the chairperson appoints the vice-chairperson as a voting member of a committee, the vice-chairperson shall serve as an ex-officio non-voting member of each commission committee, but shall not count as a member of a committee on which he or she serves as a non-voting member for purposes of determining the existence of a quorum. The vice-chairperson of the board shall perform the duties of the chairperson in the event of the absence or incapacity of the chairperson. The vice-chairperson shall complete the unfinished term of any chairperson who resigns or is removed as chairperson of the commission.

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PART 3. MEETINGS

Rule 3.01. Regular meetings >>and County Commission installation ceremony<<.

(a) The commission shall hold regular meetings on the first and third Tuesday and Thursday of each month, or on such other days as may be set on the annual calendar of meetings approved by the commission. >>Notwithstanding any provision herein to the contrary, there shall be no regular meeting held on the same day as the installation ceremony of County Commissioners. The next regular meeting occurring after the general election in November shall be scheduled no later than the end of June of each even numbered year by the Chairperson of the Board of County Commissioners, in consultation with the Mayor, the County Attorney, and the Clerk of the Board. Such meeting shall take place within three (3) to (7) days after the installation ceremony of County Commissioners.<<

>>(b)<< Unless otherwise determined by the commission, regular meetings shall commence at 9:30 in the morning and shall end no later than 6:30 p.m. each day. Regular meetings may be otherwise postponed or canceled (1) by resolution or motion adopted at a regular meeting by a majority of the commission members present, (2) by the chairperson and six (6) other members of the commission serving notice containing the required seven (7) signatures upon the clerk who shall provide public notice when a meeting is canceled or (3) by the chairperson of the commission when: (a) the agenda for a meeting has not been provided to the members of the commission at least twenty-four (24) hours before the scheduled meeting; (b) the chairperson is in receipt of written communications from at least a majority of those commissioners then in office stating that said commissioners will not be attending the meeting; or (c) no action item has been placed on the agenda of a zoning or comprehensive development master plan meeting in compliance with the applicable notice requirements. All regular meetings shall be held in the commission chambers, Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 N.W. 1 Street, Miami, Florida 33128, or such location as may be approved by a majority of the commission members present and shall be open to the public and all news media.

[[(b)]]>>(c)<< The commission shall consider and determine zoning matters at its regular meetings.

[[(c)]]>>(d)<< The second reading (public hearing) of the annual budget ordinance shall be considered at a meeting at which the said budget ordinance and the levy of the millage are the only items on the agenda.

Section 3. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause or provision of this ordinance is held invalid, the remainder of this ordinance shall not be affected by such invalidity.
Section 4. It is the intention of the Board of County Commissioners, and it is hereby ordained that the provisions of this ordinance, including any sunset provision, shall become and be made a part of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida. The sections of this ordinance may be renumbered or relettered to accomplish such intention, and the word "ordinance" may be changed to "section," "article," or other appropriate word.
Section 5. This ordinance shall become effective ten (10) days after the date of enactment unless vetoed by the Mayor, and if vetoed, shall become effective only upon an override by this Board.

1 Words stricken through and/or [[double bracketed]] shall be deleted. Words underscored and/or >>double arrowed<< constitute the amendment proposed. Remaining provisions are now in effect and remain unchanged.



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