The Council Committee system operates pursuant to the County Council Rules of Procedure. The Committee System operates prior to the introduction of a bill, and when determined to be. Items referred to Committee are considered by the committee and a recommendation of the Committee is made to the full Council. The Committee may defer action on the item in order to obtain further information about the item, or refer the item together with the committee recommendation to the full Council for introduction. The recommendation may be "favorable," "no recommendation," "unfavorable," "favorable as amended," "held in Committee at request of the sponsor," "hold in Committee for further study," and "hold in Committee indefinitely." The recommendation is made by motion supported by a majority of the Committee Members present.