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(a) Request for Legislation and Delivery to Council.
(1) Unless a request for the Regular Order of Business is made pursuant to Section 111.03(a), new legislation shall be accepted for introduction only at Council meetings regularly scheduled for the second or fourth Monday of any month, except August, or at a Special Meeting of Council. All material for legislation shall be in the hands of the Director of Law by noon on the Wednesday preceding such meetings. The Director of Law or assistant shall review all proposed legislation prior to submission to the Clerk of Council for placement on the agenda to be in the manner prescribed by law.
(2) The Department of Law shall cause to have delivered to all Council members all legislation to be introduced at the regularly scheduled Council meetings by the Friday before the regularly scheduled Monday meetings. Council shall not consider any ordinance or resolution that has been in the hands of the Council members less than forty-eight (48) hours preceding a Council meeting. This rule may be suspended by a vote of two-thirds (2/3) of all Council members, provided, however, that the legislation to be considered must be read by the Clerk in its entirety.
(b) Presenting Ordinances and Resolutions to Council. Proposed ordinances and resolutions shall be introduced in written or printed form. Each one shall contain only one subject, which shall be clearly stated in the title. The exception is a general appropriation ordinance, which may contain the various subjects and accounts for which money is to be appropriated.
(c) Legislation Numbering, Sponsorship and Title. All ordinances and resolutions shall be known by their temporary number, sponsor and title. Ordinances and resolutions adopted by Council shall be numbered consecutively, beginning with the number one (1) each year and the number shall be followed by the year of passage.
(d) Emergency Measures. When an emergency measure is presented to Council, the nature of the emergency shall be stated and defined. Ordinances appropriating money may be passed as emergency measures. Emergency ordinances and resolutions must receive a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of all members of Council in order to retain emergency status.
(e) Reading of Legislation. All ordinances and resolutions shall, before adoption, be read once by title only, any law of the State of Ohio to the contrary notwithstanding. Provided, however, that upon a motion duly made and seconded followed by the affirmative vote of a majority of all members of Council requesting that any ordinance or resolution be read in full prior to being submitted to a vote on adoption, the Clerk shall read said ordinance or resolution one time in full.
(f) Legislation Assignment to Committee. On the day the ordinance or resolution is introduced, the measure shall be referred by the President to the appropriate Committee. Once the measure is referred to a Committee, the Committee shall report as soon as the Committee has had an opportunity to study the measure and make a recommendation, unless at that time a motion to table to the next regular meeting is supported by a majority of those members present and voting. (Ord. 74-2012. Passed 7-30-12.)