|St. Louis City Board of Aldermen Rules 1-2
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Rule 1 - Titles & Selection
The officers of the Board of Aldermen shall be the President, Vice-President, the Majority Floor Leader, and the Assistant Majority Floor Leader. The President shall take office upon certification of the Board of Election Commissioners. The remaining officers of the Board shall be selected on the basis of continuous seniority among Aldermen of the majority party. (See City Charter, Art. IV, Sec. 6; see Rev. Code, Sec. 3.06.100)
Rule 2 - Powers & Duties
1. The President shall preside at all meetings of the Board of Aldermen. (City Charter, Art. IV, Sec. 3) He/She shall take the Chair at the hour appointed for any meeting of the Board, call the members to order and on the appearance of a quorum, preserve decorum and decide all questions of order. The President shall appoint standing and special committees, and shall serve as a member of all committees with the same rights of other members. He/She shall assign bills to appropriate committees and refer bills, when ready,
to the Engrossment Committee.
2. The Vice-President shall, upon the absence, disability or failure to act of the President, preside over the Board of Aldermen and succeed to and perform all of the duties and functions of the President. (See City Charter, Art. IV, Sec. 6 and Art. VII, Sec. 5; See Rev. Code, Sec. 3.06.050A)
3.The Majority Floor Leader shall handle all Aldermanic administrative measures on the floor of the Board of Aldermen. He/She shall move to: defer the approval of the minutes until printed; approve minutes when printed in the Journal of the Board of Aldermen; excuse Aldermen; adjourn to a date certain; and carry out other duties assigned by the President. The Majority Floor Leader shall, upon the absence or disability of the Vice-President, succeed to and perform all duties and functions of the Vice-President.
4. The Assistant Majority Floor Leader shall, upon the absence or disability of the Majority Floor Leader, perform all duties and functions of the Majority Floor Leader.
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