Ordinances Pending Codification
The City Clerk's office is responsible for preparing all Resolutions and Ordinances adopted by the City Council.
Ordinances are law set forth by the City Council. All proposed ordinances must be read to the City Council by title at one meeting, and referred to a City Council Committee meeting for consideration and discussion. At the City Council Committee meeting the committee will consider and discuss the proposed ordinance, and then refer the ordinance with a recommendation to the next City Council Regular meeting (usually held immediately following the committee meeting). At the City Council Regular meeting the proposed ordinance must be finally voted upon or action thereon postponed.
Proposed ordinances must be published once in a newspaper qualified pursuant to the provisions of chapter 238 of NRS, and published in the City at least 10 days before the adoption of the ordinance. The City Council will adopt or reject the ordinance or an amendment thereto, within 30 days after the date of publication. All ordinances must be signed by the Mayor, attested by the City Clerk and published at least once by title, together with the names of the Council Members voting for or against passage, in a newspaper qualified pursuant to the provisions of chapter 238 of NRS and published in the City, before the ordinance becomes effective. Once adopted, ordinances become effective upon publication, unless otherwise set forth.
In cases of emergency or where the ordinance is of a kind specified in Henderson Municipal Code Section 7.040, by unanimous consent of the City Council, final action may be taken immediately or at a special meeting called for that purpose, and no notice of the filing of the copies of the proposed ordinance with the City Clerk need be published.
For information on ordinances not listed here, please contact the City Clerk's office at (702) 267-1400.