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  1. 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”?
  2. Guest


    How many main motions may be on the floor at any one time?
  3. 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?
  4. Prdmry


    Is there any criteria that should be followed to decide if an issue needs to be stated as a motion? Thank you
  5. 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...?
  6. 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.
  7. 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?
  8. 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?
  9. 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?
  10. 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?
  11. Richard Rogers

    Member Motions

    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.
  12. TREBOR

    Motion not recorded

    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?
  13. Using Roberts Rules of Order what is required for electronic voting on a motion
  14. Using Roberts Rules of Order what is required for electronic voting on a motion
  15. Guest


    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?
  16. 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?
  17. 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?
  18. 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
  19. 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?
  20. Can a motion which has been seconded and passed be rescinded or reconsidered at the next monthly meeting when it is discovered the motion was made based on an inaccurate interpretation of the organizations by-laws? If so would the proper format be a motion to reconsider or rescind the motion is question?
  21. Simple question (I think). If a primary is made and seconded, then a motion to substitute the primary is made and seconded - voted on and passed. What happens, is it dealt with like a motion to amend ( discussion opened for the new primary motion then voted on ) or is there no other action to be taken and the vote to substitute is the final vote on the issue. this became a question in the middle of a meeting recently. I can not find this information in RR. can someone send me in the right direction as to where to find the info? I appreciate your time in this matter.
  22. A motion was made to construct a separate attached facility for smokers. The motion was 2nded and the members approved it with no nays. Question is : The Commander did NOT restate the motion before the vote. Is the motion illegal or legal?
  23. Can a motion be made on an issue that is not an agenda item? In response to an issue that arose during the public comment period of a board meeting, a motion was made by Member A and seconded by Member B. Member C objected to the motion on the grounds that it was not an agenda item.
  24. Our state laws recent changed the format and wording of the conflict of interest policy for our type of organization. Can the president (chair) move that we accept the new policy or must that motion come from another board member.
  25. Good morning all. I have a general question about procedure as it involves our HOA. At our last annual meeting, a motion was made from the floor, overwhelmingly seconded, regarding rules for the current voting for board members. (our state legislature recently changed some of the election laws that allow representatives of a person running, not the candidate to observe the count) The board indicated they would not allow the observation of the count and denied the motion, as the rules for the count had already been approved in a prior board meeting. The minutes were just released by the board. The motion was excluded from the minutes. When questioned, the board indicated that they determined that floor motion to be illegal and the motion was excluded from the minutes. I am curios because I understood the minutes to be an official record of a meeting, good or bad. 1. Is that allowed? 2. Does that mean that any motion from the floor that evening, seconded, be excluded from the minutes, to include floor nominated candidates? (two of the floor nominated candidates won seats on the board.) Thank you in advance for clarifying