Agenda and minutes

Standards Committee
Tuesday, 12th November, 2019 11.00 am

Venue: Committee Room, County Hall, Lewes. View directions

Contact: Andy Cottell  01273 481955

Items
No. Item

6.

Minutes of meeting held on 23 April 2019 pdf icon PDF 66 KB

Minutes:

6.1       It was RESOLVED to agree the minutes of the last meeting of the Committee held on 23 April 2019 as a correct record.

7.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

7.1       Apologies for absence were received on behalf of Councillor Belsey

8.

Amendment to Local Standards Framework pdf icon PDF 12 KB

Report by Assistant Chief Executive

Additional documents:

Minutes:

8.1       The Committee considered a report by the Assistant Chief Executive regarding proposed changes to the Local Standards Framework.

 

8.2       It was RESOLVED to:

 

1)            agree that where an Investigating Officer has completed a report in relation to an allegation of misconduct by a member, and that report concludes that there is evidence of a failure to comply with the Code of Conduct, authority is delegated to the Monitoring Officer to refer the matter for local hearing before the Standards Committee or a Hearings Sub-Committee;

2)            adopt the Hearings Procedure in relation to alleged breaches of the Code of Conduct by Members as set out in Appendix 1 to this report; and

3)            delegate authority to the Monitoring Officer to make the necessary amendments to the Constitution to give effect to the decision.