|St. Louis City Board of Aldermen Rules
The Rules of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen has been converted to electronic format by the staff of the St. Louis Public Library. This electronic version has been done for the interest and convenience of the user. These are unofficial versions and should be used as unofficial copies.
To obtain official printed copies of the Rules of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen or get answers to questions email David Sweeney at SweeneyD@stlouiscity.com.
All legal research pertaining to the City Charter or Revised Code should be conducted with source documents, not the text of these Rules which may have been edited for the purposes of this publication.
Rule 79 - Annual Adoption; Amendments; Suspension
The Board of Aldermen shall adopt Rules of its proceedings,
subject to the Charter, at the beginning of each annual session by a majority
vote of all the members present at the first meeting of the regular session
which is held on the third Tuesday in April. Thereafter, during the said
session, any Rule, may be abolished, altered, amended or suspended upon
concurrence by two-thirds of the members present provided such action is not
superseded by Ordinance, the Charter, or state statute. (See City Charter, Art.
IV, Sec. 8 and Rev. Code,
Rule 80 - Parliamentary Procedure
The prevailing rules of the parliamentary procedure comprised in the Manual Digest and Rules of the House of Representatives of the United States shall govern the Board in all cases to which they are applicable insofar as they are consistent with the standing rules of the Board of Aldermen and the Charter and Ordinances of the City of St. Louis.
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