2. Does state law require that ordinances be read a certain number of times before they are voted on?

No. There is no state law that governs the reading of ordinances prior to their being voted on by the governing body. However, many municipalities have local rules of procedure that require a certain number of readings. Local rules of procedure can often be waived by a requisite number of governing body members. Because any requirement that ordinances be given a certain number of readings is local in nature, it can be modified or eliminated if the governing body desires.

(rev. 12/21)

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1. 1. How many years does a municipality have to prosecute an ordinance violation?
2. 2. Does state law require that ordinances be read a certain number of times before they are voted on?
3. 3. What is the difference between an ordinance and a resolution and what determines whether an ordinance or resolution should be used?
4. 4. What is a charter ordinance?
5. 5. What are the basic procedures for initiation of a charter ordinance by a municipal governing body and adoption?
6. 6. Is there a time limit for challenging an ordinance based on procedural errors?
7. 7. Is a public hearing required for all ordinances?