Jump to content
The Official RONR Q & A Forums

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'Motion'.



More search options

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


Forums

  • RONR Message Board – Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised
    • General Discussion
    • Advanced Discussion
    • The Robert’s Rules Website
  • About the Message Board
    • Questions or Comments about the Message Board
  • Archive
    • Archived Discussions (2010)

Find results in...

Find results that contain...


Date Created

  • Start

    End


Last Updated

  • Start

    End


Filter by number of...

Joined

  • Start

    End


Group


Location:


Interests

Found 33 results

  1. Guest

    Motion to Censure

    Basic questions about making a motion to censure: The chair wishes to make a motion to censure the actions of 3 out of 7 members who acted together as a minority, without the knowledge or approval of the body as a whole. (The assembly I refer to has bylaws that state its members only act as a body) The bylaws have no prescribed means for discipline except that of removal of office, which in this case, is not the intended outcome. Can the chair make ONE motion which censures the actions of all 3? (they acted as a group outside of the whole and would be censured for the same action) When is the appropriate time for the chair to make such a motion? The situation has just come to light and the assembly meets this afternoon, any information in a prompt response will be greatly appreciated!
  2. Guest

    Call the question

    After a motion has been made and a second follows, the chair asks for discussion. After discussion has come to an end, and a person is recognized to speak, they announce "I call the question" does the membership have to move, second and vote on "calling the question"? Or do you just procede to the motion that was on the floor and vote?
  3. I would like to know the procedure to kill a motion that if passed and implimented would violate the existing bylaws. There would not be the option to amend the bylaws before the vote because the vote is being taken a at level that does not have the authority to change the bylaws.
  4. I am chair of a local planning commission. One member of our commission is requesting that, once we close the public hearing, we allow discussion among the commission members PRIOR to a motion. Our municipal code clearly states that the current version of Roberts Rules of Order are to be followed by our governing body and all other boards and commission. Our legal counsel is also not comfortable allowing discussion prior to a motion - mostly due to the code requirements, I believe. This issue raises its head about once every six months. I have heard of other commissions and groups allowing this but the issue is whether the discussion remains germain to the subject at hand. In any given hearing we can be looking at several action items. Any thoughts?
  5. Is it permissible to make a motion to waive a bylaw provision which limits the president to two consequetive terms? We have an exceptional president in place with no real candidates to fill the role and would like to offer him a third term (with two-thirds vote).
  6. A motion is made and seconded and discussion by the Board begins. Does the community have the right to comment at this time or is it only the Board that may discuss the motion?
  7. Guest

    May a Mover vote "No"?

    Hello RR pros. Here's my two-part question: May an individual who introduces a motion (i.e., the mover) vote "no" once the motion goes to vote? Is there a specific provision within RR which discusses this (or is it merely permissible by way of not being disallowed)? Thank you in advance!
  8. Guest

    Board voting

    Can a board vote on a motion that has been brought before them? If they are members of the assembly do they still retain their vote on an issue as an individual of the assembly? How would their vote(s) be made if allowed? Thanks for any help you can give Joe
  9. Based on a recent topic discussed on this forum, I thought that I would ask a specific question about pro tem positions: If there is a vacancy in a position (for example, the Secretary), could the Board not 'appoint' a Secretary pro tem until such time as the position is filled? As the election of a position would require notice, it could be two or three months before the vacancy is filled and if someone is willing to hold office for those meetings why not simply pass a motion such as "Until the position of ____ is filled, John Doe will act as _____ pro tem."
  10. This is reffering to School District. A motion was presented and voted. A group of members called the chair of an advisory and they are not happy with the amendment....is there is anyway the chair can postponed presenting the motion to the school board and rediscussed the motion at the next meeting? thank you everyone for your responses David
  11. We are going to appoint a new member as an ex-officio to our Board. Just wondering how it should appropriately read in the minutes once it has been passed. Is it a "motion to appoint"?
  12. Guest

    Reversing a Motion

    Can you reverse a motion that was approved earlier in a meeting?
  13. We had a meeting recently and no one person moved to approve the motion. The Chair simply stated 'all in favor of approving the document' and there was unanimous vote to approve. Since no one individual moved and then received second, does the vote still stand? Thanks!
  14. Our association votes as one motion its slate of officers and the board of director positions for those officers. We would like to divide this into voting for the officers separately so that we can vote against the person running for president. How would we handle this if the slate is in one motion? Can we ask to divide the motion or do we vote the first motion down then change the motion? Would you please provide citations if convenient so we can use them at the meeting. Thanks!
  15. Guest

    Multi-part motion

    Can a motion be made in, say, three parts, seconded, and then followed by discussion and voting on each part separately?
  16. Guest

    AGM

    In 2010 at the AGM, a motion was defeated and a director is going to repeat the same motion this year Is this valid? can it come up every year potentially until the majority wins?
  17. Guest

    motion out of order

    Can a president rule a motion out of order? And if a motion is ruled out of order is it recorded in the minutes?
  18. Can a motion be amended before it has received a second?
  19. Guest

    Agenda

    Can a motio be made from the floor during a discussion of a topic when a motion has not been asked for?
  20. If an item is placed before a committee for consideration and no motion is placed on the floor for consideration, does the item die for a lack of a motion? There was no motion or second received to approve or deny the item.
  21. Guest

    30 year old motion

    I am the director of a small recreational association. We have both residential homes on lots and campers on lots (during the camping season) We have a clubhouse, pool, bathhouse and much more. We also have a small 41 site campground. We have a few residents <10 out of 360+ who don't want the lot campers using the dumpstation at the campground but instead want to make every lot camper put in their own septic and well. 30 years ago a motion was made by the Board that any lot camper must have a septic and a well but it has never been enforced. So for 30 years lots have been sold and campers have enjoyed years on their lots without even knowing about this motion. We have found nothing in the minutes from 30 years ago that anyone on the board recinded that motion. According to Roberts Rules, can we now recind it to the way most members believe it is? Most of our lot campers will walk away if this motion is put in force. HELP!
  22. I was thinking about an issue. Let's say Member A wants a motion to be passed. Let's say the motion was defeated. Now according to RONR, at the next meeting Member A can move the motion again. It gets defeated again. At the third meeting, Member A makes the motiion again. Let's assume the membership is the same throughout all these meetings (let's also say we are talking about the Board, which meets monthly), and that the relaxed rules of RONR are being followed so no seconds are required. My question is this: Once Member A makes the motion, now for the third time at a third consecutive meeting, can the Board simply pass a motion stating that they will no longer consider the issue for at least a year? Assuming that nothing in the By-laws, nor applicable statute state otherwise, can the Board pass this motion? Would it be a main motion? Or could it be moved while the orginal motion is before the Board? I would assume that the Board would first have to defeat the motion again, and then pass the new motion, as the Board has the right to handle how it operates.
  23. must the motion to accept and the second to accept minutes be made by a member present at the meeting from which said minutes develop? or, may any member move or second to accept minutes regardless of their attendance record? motion on approval of minutes
  24. A member makes a motion to go into an executive session and I as chair rule that the motion is out of order because the executive session request is made when no issue is pending. (side note) our state laws give specific reasons that we can have closed meetings (executive sessions), South Carolina. The request would be jermaine to a item that will come up later in the agenda. So that's the reason I ruled it out of order. The motion was made and received a second, but I did not restate it so it didn't belong to the body yet. Was I correct in taking the option of ruling it out of order so we could wait until we get to the agenda item it was jermaine to?
  25. Our church congregation decided to call a special meeting for the purpose of considering and voting on a specific motion. (We were voting to change our bylaws, had heard the proposed changes at the previous regular meeting, and were calling this meeting to consider the motion after the required 30 day notice period.) After the motion on the floor was debated and voted on, a member asked to bring a different motion to the assembly. The moderator of the meeting explained that the meeting had been called to deal with the original motion only, and no other business was to be brought before the assembly. The meeting was adjourned. Was the moderator out of order in disallowing the new motion, or not? No agenda was present or adopted by the assembly - only the knowledge and statements beforehand that the meeting was a specially called meeting to discuss and vote on the original motion. Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
×
×
  • Create New...