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A member make a motion and the presiding officer rules that the motion is outside of the object of the society.  The member appeals the chair's ruling.  Is the appeal debatable? I think it is, since the original motion would be debatable, but I feel I'm missing something.

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42 minutes ago, George Mervosh said:

A member make a motion and the presiding officer rules that the motion is outside of the object of the society.  The member appeals the chair's ruling.  Is the appeal debatable? I think it is, since the original motion would be debatable, but I feel I'm missing something.

The "s" on "makes"?

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5. Is debatable, unless it

(a) relates to indecorum or a transgression of the rules of speaking;

(b) relates to the priority of business; or

(c) is made when an undebatable question is immediately pending or involved in the appeal.

(Above is except from Standard Descriptive Characteristic #5 for APPEAL.)

Q. Wouldn't #b be applicable, here?

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32 minutes ago, Kim Goldsworthy said:
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5. Is debatable, unless it

(a) relates to indecorum or a transgression of the rules of speaking;

(b) relates to the priority of business; or

(c) is made when an undebatable question is immediately pending or involved in the appeal.

(Above is except from Standard Descriptive Characteristic #5 for APPEAL.)

Q. Wouldn't #b be applicable, here?

No. The "priority of business" has to do with such things as the order of business and the orders of the day, or raising a question of privilege, or suspending the rules to take up business before its proper time. In other words, it has to do with which main motions (or other business of the assembly, such as receiving reports or taking a recess) will be brought up first -- not with which business can be conducted at all, or with which parliamentary motions are in order in a given situation.

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