paulmcclintock

Motion arising from officer's report

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RONR p. 356, l. 5 ff says: "If an officer, in reporting, makes a recommendation, he should not himself move its implementation, but such a motion can be made by another member as soon as the officer has concluded his report."

1. Does it need a second, since there obviously is a second member (the officer) in favor of the motion made by another member?

2. If it does need a second, can the reporting officer second it?

3. Why is this "should not" rule in RONR?

Thanks for any feedback!  -- Paul McClintock

 

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7 hours ago, paulmcclintock said:

RONR p. 356, l. 5 ff says: "If an officer, in reporting, makes a recommendation, he should not himself move its implementation, but such a motion can be made by another member as soon as the officer has concluded his report."

1. Does it need a second, since there obviously is a second member (the officer) in favor of the motion made by another member?

2. If it does need a second, can the reporting officer second it?

3. Why is this "should not" rule in RONR?

Thanks for any feedback!  -- Paul McClintock

 

These are good questions. 

1. Yes, I think it needs a second primarily because it isn't exempted from this requirement by anything in RONR, but I also think it makes sense to require a second because it usually cannot be assumed that the motion which has been made reflects exactly what the officer had in mind when making his recommendation.  

2. Yes (if he's a member), because the motion should not be made until the officer has concluded his report. After he has concluded making his report, he's just another member of the assembly.

3. Because General Robert said, on page 301 of PL, that "In no case does the officer make a motion relating to his own report ..."  :)

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