Then nothing. No one on the council acted to second the motion and that was that. As a procedural matter, under the much cited but rarely followed "Roberts Rules of Order," a motion that is brought up for consideration but fails to garner a second generally dies. Strictly speaking, the death for lack of a second applies to the motion, but not necessarily to the legislation. In other words, while the bill was declared dead because of procedure, in reality it remains alive under the charter for 45 days after introduction.