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  1. Suspend the rules to adopt multiple motions at once

    By moving for adoption of the pending motion as though all pending motions were lost, it would seem to me as though you are essentially bringing up the question of the main motion before handling any subsidiary motions. In other words, you could invert the motion ladder of precedence.
  2. Suspend the rules to adopt multiple motions at once

    So then it would seem to me that you can, through the motion to suspend the rules, bring up and vote on the question that is not immediately pending (effectively skipping the immediately pending motion). This seems like a fundamental component of RONR.
  3. Suspend the rules to adopt multiple motions at once

    Not then as in sequentially, then meaning, by an extension of logic, would it be in order to move to suspend the rules and agree to the adoption of the pending main motion as it would read if all pending amendments were lost?
  4. Suspend the rules to adopt multiple motions at once

    Could you then also move to suspend the rules and agree to the adoption of the pending main motion as it would read if all pending amendments were lost?
  5. Suspend the rules to adopt multiple motions at once

    So to clarify, as a general rule, it is in order to make a motion to suspend the rules which would effectively adopt several motions at once (so long as they are pertaining to the main motion at hand). And my original scenario "I move to suspend the rules and adopt all pending motions in succession with a single vote" would be 100% legal and a 2/3 vote in the affirmative for suspending the rules would therefore adopt all pending motions in succession as well. It seems there was some dissent and confusion so I want to make sure I am understanding this properly.
  6. Included in the Minutes

    Should instances where a member's action is ruled out of order but a point of order was not raised be included in the minutes?
  7. Suspend the rules to adopt multiple motions at once

    Could you give me a page number. See http://www.robertsrules.com/interp_list.html#2006_20 ("Finally, if it is desired to wrap things up very quickly with a single vote, a motion may be made “to suspend the rules and agree that the pending motion relating to ... be postponed indefinitely."), in that instance, it appears multiple questions are pending. The vote of the motion effectively adopts both a previous question and the motion to postpone indefinitely. Typically, one would need to adopt previous question and then postpone indefinitely as separate votes, but the suspend the rules condenses it into one vote. That instance appears to support the scenario I suggested. Putting the competition advice aspect aside, I am genuinely curious about the validity of this motion.
  8. Included in the Minutes

    Should the minutes include instances where a member was ruled out of order such as if a member raised a point of information and that point was ruled out of order?
  9. Suspend the rules to adopt multiple motions at once

    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.
  10. Suspend the rules to adopt multiple motions at once

    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.
  11. 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?
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Is it acceptable to "move to suspend the rules and adopt all pending motions in succession with a single vote"?
  15. 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?
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