Meeting procedure was once again called to question when a memorializing resolution that had been tabled the previous month had been reintroduced in an amended form.
Prior to the start of Thursday’s meeting, the legislature’s Economic
Development and Planning Committee met to discuss an amended resolution
opposing the International Joint Commission’s BV7 plan to regulate the
water levels of Lake Ontario.
Legislator Amy Tresidder questioned the propriety of reintroducing an
amended resolution when the legislature had tabled the previous
resolution. A tabled resolution must be presented on the floor in its
Tresidder’s comments were disregarded and Legislator Louella LeClair
introduced the amended resolution during the legislature session.
Legislator Doug Malone questioned the legality of bringing the
amended resolution to the floor. He argued that the same resolution
that was tabled is the one must be presented to the floor.