IF the motion to disqualify disgraced legislator Chim Pui-chung is defeated, it cannot be re-introduced in the same Legco session, a Legco committee has decided. The Legislative Council Committee on Rules of Procedure yesterday decided that legislators would have to wait for the next session to put it forward again. Speaking after a closed-door meeting, chairwoman Selina Chow Liang Shuk-yee said if a two-thirds majority voted against disqualifying Chim, he would keep his Legco seat until the same motion was re-introduced and approved in the next session. If the majority agreed to dismiss him from his duties, the decision would be effective immediately. Chim was this month jailed for three years for conspiring to forge share documents. Legco will move a motion to disqualify him when it resumes on September 9. Mrs Chow said the committee also thought it had to change Rule 41(7) of Procedures, which prohibits legislators from referring to anything other than the performance of their official duties. Ms Chow said all parties in Legco had agreed not to amend the motion and to allow Chim to provide a written statement, which would be read out.