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  1. Can postpone definitely and commit be applied exclusively to lower subsidiary motions or do they need to be applied to a main as well. In the event that they are applied to a main motion, are any subsidiary motions dissolved? Thanks!
  2. Hello! I am not a Robert's Rules expert, but I am generally familiar with the workings. I wonder if I witnessed a violation of Robert's Rules the other night... At a local city commissioners' meeting, the commission spent a great deal of time discussing an issue. Finally, a member moved to vote on the motion, and the move was seconded. However, after that, a 3rd member stated that he needed still more information and moved to postpone the vote. After a lot of confusion, one member said that a motion to postpone supersedes a motion to vote. The motion to postpone was carried (barely) and the motion to vote was simply lost in the shuffle. My question is: once a motion to vote has been made and seconded, can it be "overruled" by a new motion to postpone? Thank you for your advice! Glenn
  3. The main motion is being debated. A motion is offered (and seconded) to postpone the motion to a particular time (time certain). Can the motion to postpone to time certain then be tabled? (One reason for doing so might be to schedule a special meeting before the proposed time of postponement?) If the motion to table is in order, and is subsequently adopted, what happens to the main motion? Is it still debatable, but a motion to postpone is out-of-order? Or, since the motion to postpone was tabled, that effectively puts aside the main motion too.
  4. 1. If something is postponed indefinitely, what is the procedure for unpostponing (I probably made that word up but it works for me) it? 2. I understand that if something is tabled then it must be untabled (perhaps another made up word) no later than the next meeting. If it is not untabled, is the original motion allowed to be reintroduced at a later time? Thanks. This forum is extermely helpful to a rookie!
  5. Postpone Indefinitely

    If an amendment on a main motion is not adopted and the assembly is now again debating the original main motion, can a member of the assembly now move to postpone indefinitely?
  6. The commission postponed (not to a date certain) a request. Two meetings have passed and now the applicant has withdrawn the request. What action does the commission take, if any, on the request and the motion to postpone?
  7. You want to postpone a motion from one annual convention of an organization to the next annual convention. Is the correct motion to postpone to the next annual meeting?
  8. tabling motions

    I will be helping with a high school competition in PP. I received the contest "problem" which had been used in a national contest today, which includes the pretend minutes of a meeting from which they glean the information they will use to present the competition meeting.. In these problem minutes, they report a motion which was tabled to the next meeting. I have always been told that tabled motions should (must) be handled at that same meeting....that postponing was the way to do that correctly. If I use these minutes to train this new team, which I have been encouraged to do, how do I explain this to the students?
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