Guest Kristine Harvey

New motion when one is already on the floor

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If there is a current motion on the floor, is it ok to have another motion to vote by 2/3 majority?

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C'mon, Kristine, meet us halfway here.

In the meantime, I'll offer that, when a substantive action (a "main motion") is being considered, there are a number of secondary motions that can be proposed, and dealt with, before dealing with the main motion.  Among these would, indeed be a motion to change the threshold for adoption of the main motion from a pure, simple (dare I say, "chaste"?) majority to a 2/3 vote. (This might be covered in ROnR, Section 30, "Methods of Voting and the Straws," or something; but more likely it's Section 25, "Suspend the Rules.")

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