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Proposition of a Bill

A bill shall be submitted by Mayor or the joint signature of one fifth of the members registered. A submitted bill shall not be repealed for a reason that is not decided during the session. Once rejected, the same bill cannot be proposed and submitted to the council. A bill shall contain certain requirements, including the name of the bill, proposer, submission date, reason for proposal, main contents, and the proposal text

Proposer of a Bill & Quorum

Proposer of a Bill & Quorum
Propose Name of Bill Quorum
Members

General bills including ordinance, recommendation, resolution, and rule

One fifth of the members registered

Request to convene an extraordinary session

One third of the members registered

Investigation on administrative works

Resumption of session during recess

One third of the members registered, chairman

Reference of a repealed bill at the committee to the plenary session

Inspection on the eligibility of members

One fourth of the members registered

Request for reprimand

One fifth of the members registered, chairman, chairman of committee, Insulted members

Summoning Mayor and relevant officials

One fifth of the members registered

Agreement with the budget plan

One third of the members registered

Non-confidence in chairman

One fourth of the members registered

Agreement with the amendment of a bill

Changing the council schedule

One fifth of the members registered, chairman

Closed meeting

More than three members

Petition

Introduction of more than one member(s)

Consent on various proposals

Proposer and one member in favor

Committee

Proposal of various bills

Agreement by members & resolution at the committee

Mayor

Request for reconsideration of ordinance, consent, approval, budget, and settlement bills, Request for convening an extraordinary session

Handling Procedures

When bills, including the one for ordinance, are submitted the chairman receives and refers them to Standing Committees for deliberation. The Standing Committee would make a resolution after explanation by the proposer, review by advisors, interpellation, and discussion. After the deliberation at the Committee, the bill would be brought before the next plenary session.

The bill brought to the plenary session would go through report from the standing committee, interpellation and discussion for making a resolution, and the result would be transferred to the execution agency. In the session where the standing committee is not formed, a select committee would be established for deliberation or the bill would be directly brought to the plenary session.

Procedure for general bills, such as ordinance and approval bills

  • ① Proposal & Submission

    - More than one fifth of the memvers registered, Mayor

  • ② Report to the plenary session

    - Report after reference when the meeting is in recess or out of session

  • ③ Reference of the bill to the committee for deliberation

    - The chairman ca set the deliberation period

  • ④ Submission to the committee / Deliberation / Resolution
  • ⑤ Report the result of deliberation to chairman (Official document)
  • ⑥ Submission to the plenary session / Deliberation / Resolution

    - If the bill requires a new fiscal spending, opinions from mayors should be heard in advance.

    Request for reconsideration(within 20 days after transfer date)

  • ⑦ Transfer to Mayor

    - Within 5 days from resolution

    ※ In case when resolved matter is against the law

    Request for reconsideration(within 20 days after transfer date)

  • ⑧ Proclamation (Mayor)

    - As for an ordinance bill, within 20 days

  • ⑨ Materials on the receipt of proclamation notification