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Sessions and Committees

Regular and Provisional Sessions

The Council holds a regular session every six months. A session lasts seventy days except when it includes the deliberation of annual municipal general budgets. In that case, the session may be extended to eighty days.

Moreover, upon the request of the mayor, the speaker or more than one-third of the councilors, the council is required to hold provisional sessions with- in ten days. The period of each provisional session should not exceed ten days, including holidays and recesses, and no more than eight provisional sessions can be held within 12 months.

 

Committees

The Council has seven committees (Civil Affairs Committee, Finance & Construction Committee, Education Committee, Transportation Committee, Police & Sanitation Committee, Public Works Committee and Legislation Committee) to review proposals assigned by the Plenary.

 

1.
Civil Affairs Committee-

examining proposals regarding the official functions of the City Government Secretariat and the Departments of Civil Affairs, Social Welfare, Labor, Land, Compulsory Military Service, Legal Affairs, Personnel, Government Ethics, Civil Servant Development, Commission of Research, Development & Evaluation, Indigenous Peoples, Taipei Hakka Affairs and Taipei's District Offices as well as their subordinate agencies.

2.
Finance & Construction Committee-
examining proposals regarding the official functions of the Departments of Finance, Economic Development, Budget, Accounting & Statistics, Information Technology, Taipei Feitsui Reservoir Administration and Taipei Water as well as their subordinate agencies.
3.
Education Committee-
examining  proposals regarding the official functions of the Departments of Education, Cultural Affair, Information & Tourism and Sports as well as their subordinate agencies.
4.
Transportation Committee-
examining proposals regarding the official functions of the Departments of Transportation, Rapid Transit Systems and Taipei Rapid Transit Co., Ltd. as well as their subordinate agencies.
5.
Police & Sanitation Committee-
examining proposals regarding the official functions of the Departments of Police, Fire, Health and Environmental Protection as well as their subordinate agencies.
6.
 Public Works Committee-
examining proposals regarding the official functions of the Departments of Public Works, Urban Development and  Urban Planning Commission as well as their subordinate agencies.
7.

Legislation Committee-

examining proposals regarding municipal laws.

 
 

Efficacy and Reconsideration of Resolutions

1. In case of a delay or other unsatisfactory execution of the Councils resolution on the part of the City Government, the Council may ask for an explanation.  If the Council is not satisfied with the explanation, it may report to the Executive Yuan to take appropriate actions.
2. Whenever a resolution of the Council involves Ar ticle 35, Paragraph 1 to 6 and Paragraph 10 of the Local Government Act and is deemed unsuitable for implementation, the City Government may send it back to the Council for reconsideration within 30 days after it was sent to the City Government.  Whenever a resolution of the Council involves Article 35, Paragraph 8 and 9 and is deemed unsuitable for implementation, a letter may be sent back to the Council with description of the reason.
3. The council should reconsider the resolution returned by the City Government and decide on the issue within 15 days after its arrival at the Council. During recess, the Council must reopen within seven days and decide on the issue in three days. Failing to do so, the returned resolution will be nullified.
4. Upon reconsideration, if two-thirds of the councilors present still approve this resolution, the City Government must accept it.
5. The resolution made by the Council regarding the autonomy ordinances or related matters will be null and void if it conflicts with the Constitution, laws or other regulations made under statutory authorization.