File #: 2013-0335    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/22/2013 In control: Government Accountability and Oversight Committee
On agenda: Final action: 9/16/2013
Enactment date: Enactment #: 17666
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to the council rules; and amending Ordinance 11683, Section 9, as amended, and K.C.C. 1.24.085.
Sponsors: Larry Phillips, Kathy Lambert
Indexes: Council
Code sections: 1.24.085 -
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 17666.pdf, 2. A. Legislative Review Form, 3. 2013-0335 Staff Report 9-10-13.docx, 4. Revised Staff Report.docx, 5. A. Legislative Review Form
Staff: Wagner, Nick
Clerk 07/17/2013
AN ORDINANCE relating to the council rules; and amending Ordinance 11683, Section 9, as amended, and K.C.C. 1.24.085.
The King County council seeks every opportunity to proactively enact new government reform measures in order to most effectively and efficiently deliver government services. As the legislative authority of King County government, the King County council strives to establish standards and expectations for immediate improvements to the process of enacting local legislation. The King County council has therefore developed a set of standards that will be used to evaluate any legislative proposal delivered to the council. These standards will help ensure that legislative proponents have properly examined and articulated the fiscal, legal and practical impacts of any legislative proposals that are delivered to the council. These minimum standards will also serve to ensure that legislative proposals are fully developed and will allow the legislative review process to move as efficiently and responsibly as possible.
SECTION 1. Ordinance 11683, Section 9, as amended, and K.C.C. 1.24.085 are each hereby amended to read as follows:
A. All legislative proposals submitted to the King County council by the executive shall be accompanied by a completed Legislative Review Form in the form of Attachment A to this ordinance, dated July 25, 2013, or as amended from time to time.
B. Upon receipt of proposed legislation from the executive, the sheriff, the assessor, the presiding judge, the prosecuting attorney, the director of elections or a councilmember, the clerk of the council shall assign a proposed number to the legislation. The clerk may make formatting and nonsubstantive revisions in form and style to proposed legislation before first reading and shall indicate on the revised legislation that the legislation is revised by the clerk and the da...

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