RULES COMMITTEE AGENDA MEETING MINUTES
October 20, 2008
City Council Conference Room A
117 West Duval Street
Attendance: Committee Chair Jack Webb; Committee Member Clay Yarborough; Heather Norsworthy, Office of Council Auditor; Peggy Sidman and Jon Phillips, Office of General Counsel; Shirley Nulf and Rick Campbell, Office of City Council; Sherry Hall, Office of the Mayor; Susan Stewart, Duval Legislative Delegation Coordinator
The Committee Chair, Jack Webb, called the meeting to order at 9:30 a.m. He asked Ms. Norsworthy to take everyone through the marked agenda containing the suggested committee actions.
Changes, additions, and comments concerning the agenda as marked included:
08-659 The Chair indicated that the bill will be deferred
08-839 Legal staff requested deferral to allow time for review, with C/M Yarborough expressing some concern since he, as a sponsor, had not been apprised of the request and since the Office of General Counsel had drafted this bill and filed it in September; the Chair determined that the need for deferral would be discussed in committee.
08-908 It was stated that this legislation pertains to the Florida-Georgia football game
08-925 The addition of this bill to the agenda for emergency consideration was noted
Discussion followed concerning the J-bills. Two of them are to be considered for introduction by the Rules Committee, while a third bill with other sponsorship has already been introduced (08-905). Mr. John Keane, Police and Fire Pension Fund, explained that J-bill introduction has not been a problem in the past and he inquired as to any change in procedure. The Chair advised that the committee will vote today, and that he saw no problem with the bills being introduced.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:41 a.m.
Rick Campbell, Research Assistant
Posted 10.21.08/10:50 a.m.