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  1. Each question must be restated which could take an extra minute to 30 seconds (which is actually significant time for us). The motions are all adopted with 1 single vote in succession.
  2. I understand in principle what everyone has suggested. What am I saying applies if there is an extreme time constraint and it is too long to take a vote on each subsidiary motion. This is part of a parliamentary competition where we only have 15 minutes. Simply restating each motion if 3 motions are pending (i.e. main, primary amendment, secondary amendment) takes too long and if it is parliamentary-wise acceptable to make that suspend the rules, it would be much better for our team.
  3. If a member moves to take from the table and the motion is adopted, are they entitled to preference in recognition in order to debate the motion first?
  4. Good point. However, as a general rule, would the member be able to make such a statement as I have described where the motion to fix the time to which to adjourn privileged and there was other business pending.
  5. But the motion to reconsider and enter in the minutes is not debatable and assume no other business was pending, therefore debate in general would not be allowed.
  6. Is it acceptable to "move to suspend the rules and adopt all pending motions in succession with a single vote"?
  7. If a member moved to reconsider and enter in the minutes in a dilatory manner, can a member preface moving to fix the time to which to adjourn with the justification that they are doing so to rectify what they feel is a dilatory use of the motion to reconsider and enter in the minutes since the present meeting attendance Is not unrepresentative of the overall assembly? In other words, can the individual offer a statement explaining their motion before they actual move it?
  8. I checked that scenario but I don't see what would be a better motion. In that case, the motion would need to be taken from the table before postponing indefinitely which would be an extra motion.
  9. After the motion is stated by the chair but before a vote is taken, would it then be valid and the best motion to achieve the desired effect?
  10. I should have phrased the scenario better. The member moves to take from the table ..., finishes motion and it is seconded. Then Member 2 interjects.
  11. I take that statement back. I was looking at page 368 line 4 but that only applies to business that was already pending. If a general order was set without a specified time and the assembly wanted to consider new business before handling the general order, would a member need to suspend the rules to do so?
  12. I don't understand the question. If the objective is to kill a motion that is currently on the table without taking the motion from the table, what is the best way to do this. I gave a sample scenario that I think would be the best way.
  13. Can I motion to fix the time to which to adjourn be made after a previous question is ordered but before it is exhausted?
  14. If a motion was laid on the table and a member wanted to get ride of the motion without bring it back. Could they move to "suspend the rules and postpone the motion laid on the table to... indefinitely" (or some other wording)? Could this be done after a member moved to take a motion from the table such as in the following scenario?: Member 1 (after recognition): I move to take from the table the motion to... Member 2: Mr. President President: For what purpose does the member rise? Member 2: To suspend the rules in conjunction with the matter at hand. President: The chair recognizes Member 2. Member 2: I move to suspend the rules and postpone the motion currently on the table to... indefinitely. Is there another motion that would better achieve this?
  15. If a motion is postponed as a general order to the next regular meeting without a date specified, my understanding is that it would come before the assembly under unfinished business. Now, RONR specifies that new business should be considered before a general order that is set for a certain time. Does that mean if a member wanted to make a main motion and bring new business before the assembly, they could do that and override a general order set without a date even though unfinished business comes before new business? How would that be worded if possible.