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  1. I presume "Amendment B" is is an amendment to the main motion, which, earlier had already been amended by A. "Amendment A" is NOT pending - it was, you say, adopted. The decision was made to change (amend) part of the main motion. You are free to "Call the previous question" (not "motion") on the now pending B alone or on both. See page 197 for how those two possibilities overlap.
  2. In my opinion, if the committee had done a proper job, they would have indicated all the changes, perhaps (if it wasn't too confusing) via a "red-lined" ("track changes" in Microsoft-speak) document. This works particularly for a General Revision. Along with explanatory notes for why the "major" or most important changes were made.
  3. jstackpo

    Polling the board

    Only if the Committee was authorized to meet in the restaurant and sample the menu - on the association's dime, of course.
  4. jstackpo

    Nomination Problem

    And I would also suppose that the required "full slate" could comprise all but one candidate from the original slate, plus the one new name.
  5. Also page 373 notes "no change can be made..." That seems about as firm a statement as possible. Any addition to an (adopted) agenda is clearly a "change".
  6. Doesn't the initial adoption of the agenda preclude introducing unagendaed items (without the extra step of suspending rules, &c.) ? Isn't that what an agenda is for, to specify what will come up? If not, why not? 'Course there might be local rules about this we don't know about.
  7. You don't even have to "ask permission", per the rules in RONR. You just do it. However if the agenda (a listing of what motions are to come up under the various headings of the Standard Order of Business - see p. 26) was adopted at the start of the meeting, you would need to either move to suspend the rules and offer your motion (2/3 vote), or move to amend the agenda first to include your motion. Same result, of course.
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    Voting Between 3 Options

    Problem there is that the assembly could very well not muster a majority vote for any of the A vs. B vs. C choices. Then, I guess, it is back to the drawing board, or the Budget & Finance Committee.
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    Nomination Problem

    OK, they are your rules, so follow them.
  10. jstackpo

    Nomination Problem

    A problem with your bylaw rule is that a "slate" is not defined in RONR -- it is defined in your bylaws? RONR, in general, allows for write-in votes but doesn't require that you write in names for all, or even a subset, of the positions. Or that potential write-in names be endorsed (or nominated) by 10 people. But clearly, no matter what you mean by a "slate", it does appear that a slate's worth of "alternate candidates" have to be nominated by 10 people. But the next quoted sentence raises the question of who does the writing "onto the proxy" - the voter when he gets the ballot or the people who prepare the ballots to be sent out. You, your association collectively, are going to have to figure out what your bylaw means yourself, then amend them to say what you mean.
  11. jstackpo

    Moving my own report

    A treasurer's report should not be moved at all -- see page 479, lines 5-9 -- by anybody.
  12. jstackpo

    Voting Between 3 Options

    Hold on here: it would be perfectly proper to move to substitute C for B when B is pending as a primary amendment. See p. 154, footnote. Doing so will, however, block any amendments to C while it is pending. And limit them if C is adopted as a replacement for B.
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    Voting Between 3 Options

    Sure, but the best bet would be to use the Borda Count - but you'll have to adopt special rules of order first. It will be worth it.
  14. jstackpo

    Proper Motion

    Before you go to a lot of work, you might want to check to see if the Board has the authority to set (or amend) rates in the first place - that question may be governed by your state (utility-?) laws. Whether the coop membership can override the board in rate-setting might also be in the law(s).
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    Conceptual Review

    Like an interim or partial report from a committee? RONR, p. 527?
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