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  1. Guest

    Motion within Motion

    Motion A requests approval for all the documents listed. The documents listed have separate motions for approval. Is this permitted? If Motion A is approved, without approval of the motion in the separate documents, are these individual motions considered approved?
  2. Can a motion be made to suspend (or place a "hold") the constitution and bylaws of a Student Government Association? We generally don't meet quorum (we're working on that), but say we do, if it's absolutely necessary for this motion to be put in place, is it possible? How can I word that? I'll be trying to find as much information as I can before the General Assembly Meeting this next Wednesday.
  3. A motion was put before the assembly. The motion was discussed. There was a call to withdraw the motion. The assembly voted to withdraw the motion. Should the motion be entered into the minutes despite a vote to withdraw?
  4. Hello I am a new member of a Board where the officers can not make a motion after they give their committee report. Most of the officers also chair a committee, so after they give their committee report, someone else has to put a motion on the floor(another officer or member of the Board). This is not in our organizations bylaws or policy and procedures. I dont understand this because I thought if the person is a member regardless of position, they had the right to make motions, a fundamental right of membership. It seems to be okay with the board members because this is coming from our Parliamentarian. Is this a board policy , I am not familiar with. She insists this is correct procedure, where is this in RROO? Thank You Cheryl
  5. RuthAnn Alexander Posted 3 minutes ago Reply to DiscussionOptions Dropdown I have a question about Robert's Rules of Orders and Motions. I am new to the Board. In order to have a motion placed on the agenda at a Board Meeting, the motion must be sent in advance to our General Manager for approval. I did this and had three motions placed on the agenda. When the time came for the motions to be made, instead of being given the floor, our president read the motions. On the first two occasions, as soon as the motion was read, another board official member raised their hand and was recognized. This member immediately made a motion that was opposite of my motion. For example, if the motion I had requested to present had been "I would like to make a motion to form a task force to review the dog barking policy", the recognized Board Member made the motion "That we do not form a task force to review the dog barking policy". There was an immediate second from another officer of the Board and this motion was approved. As the my third motion was being read by the president, I raised my hand so I would be recognized. After I raised my hand, another Board Member raised their hand and was recognized before me. Again a motion was made that was opposite of the motion on the agenda. Of course, a second Board Officer Member seconded the motion and it was approved. My questions: If I request a motion to be put on the agenda and it is approved to be on the agenda, should that motion not be made by me? If a motion needs to go through the General Manager for approval to be put on the Agenda, why didn't the other Board Member who made a different motion have to get approval to put that motion on the agenda? A Motion was made and seconded, then passed by the Board. The action was that all Board Meetings would be video taped and put on the HOA website within three days. A year later and this is not being doing. How can the owners get the Board to enforce this motion.
  6. My board has a policy which states that our agenda must be followed, and that in order to change the agenda set by the chairman and executive member, there must be a unanimous vote of the board. This policy has been interpreted to mean that no motions of new business can be made without it being approved on the agenda. I contend that this is in violation of RONR. We follow "the most recent edition of Roberts Rules of Order". I cannot find anything specific in RONR which states that the purpose of New Business is to bring up new motions, whether they are specifically listed on the agenda or not. Please advise.
  7. So in an organization I am a part of it was recently discovered that a motion that was made and voted on 6 years ago has been not adheared to during the last 6 years. My question is, is the organization required to comply with the original motion and retroactivly “make it right”?
  8. Guest

    Motions

    How many main motions may be on the floor at any one time?
  9. I was at our City Council meeting in Ohio. Council has been discussing new legislation that will hopefully become an Ordinance to vote on soon. A member of the City Council made a motion, under new business, (which it is not), to accept the Ordinance "as is" with no further discussion. There is not an Official ordinance, with a number, to vote on yet. The President of Council called a vote and Council voted yes. This is the type of legislation that you would look really bad voting no- on. The other Members of Council are afraid of this guy and were not sure what to do. They all (except the guy who made the weird motion) agree that it needs to be discussed more to work out some kinks. My question is, does the motion to accept the information they had "as is" stand? Is there anything they can do so they can continue to debate and work out the legislation?
  10. Is there any criteria that should be followed to decide if an issue needs to be stated as a motion? Thank you
  11. A member proposed a motion that was voted on and approved. Now I'm being asked if we can limit the detail of the motion in the minutes...?
  12. Guest

    Second Vs. Voting

    In regards to a three member board. One member discloses a conflict of interest, but lets the public know that per the State Ethics Commission he can vote to break a tie, because of the size of the board. If the chairman makes the motion, can the person with the conflict of interest second that motion? I understand that he can "vote" to break a tie, but the second has to come before the vote.
  13. After reading the minutes of the previous meeting is a motion and second required if there are no corrections or can the president call for a direct vote to accept the minutes as read?
  14. Can a motion be made to accept a document in it's entirety, and if so, if the motion receives a 2nd and is passed by vote would that void further Motions for Amendment?
  15. Guest

    Speaker and Trainer

    What motions are so important that a member of the body may interrupt the speaker? What about parliamentary items such as points of information, point of procedure, etc?
  16. Guest

    Substitute motion

    Ok if a motion is made and seconded, can a substitute motion be made to replace it without the original motion being rescinded by Jose who made it?
  17. I belong to a Dog Breed Club and the Board of Directors will not let the membership make motions at our annual meetings or by ballot voting. They go as far as to not let anyone know at annual meeting if there is a quorum present. What can be done ? We operate under Robert's Rules, it is stated in our Bylaws.
  18. A main motion was made and adopted by the BOD; however was not recorded in the minutes as the secretary waited until the last minute to write the minutes. Meetings are one every quarter; however no one caught the correction made the correction to record the motion. Now the committee chair that the motion affects states that since he wasn't at the meeting at which the motion was made and the motion was not recorded in the "official record" (the minutes) then he doesn't have to follow it until it becomes part of the official recorded. His statement : "I’m sure you can appreciate the need to have this motion included in the minutes and when, and if, the minutes are corrected to include it, it will be binding." Another correction to the minutes cannot be made until the next BOD meeting when the issue would be mute. Is the motion valid even though the motion has not been recorded in the minutes?
  19. Using Roberts Rules of Order what is required for electronic voting on a motion
  20. Using Roberts Rules of Order what is required for electronic voting on a motion
  21. Guest

    Ms.

    A motion was passed for an organization to do something. It passed. Then another person made a motion to pay for the something. It did not pass. Should the 2nd motion had been accepted?
  22. A resolution was presented at a recent city council meeting. The resolution was to not renew the contract for a 9 year employee (ploice chief), so there was much heated discussion. The motion was made, but the resolution was never read. Does RONR speak to this?
  23. If a Mission or Identity Statement for an organization has changed, how does the Board of Directors approve the new statement and make a change to the by-laws? Are these two separate motions, one to approve the statement and one to amend the by-laws?
  24. Our Board approved a motion to dismiss the requirement for an Annual Meeting. The requirement to have one is in our By-Laws, therefore this motion was out-of-order. It was made a meeting where I was not present, therefore I could not bring up the technicality. How do bring the motion back on the floor at our next meeting to resend, amend, or reconsider the motion? Margaret Harmon mcharmon1@gmail.com
  25. Guest

    Accept a motion

    If a member rises and states a motion - kind of out of the clear blue - must the President accept the motion before she asks for a second?
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