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  1. I was told the story of a member of an HOA who was trying to squash a motion made by another member. He interjected his own motion to adjourn right after the original main motion was presented without receiving the floor. The story continues that the chair then asked for and received a second and called for a vote. The yeas won and the meeting was adjourned. The member making the motions was “an object attached to another object by an inclined plane wrapped around an axis.” He didn’t understand his rights in the meeting. The motion was never mentioned in the minutes. My question: Between the time a member is recognized and presents a main motion and the end of the presenter’s argument yielding the floor in the debate, can another member gain the floor to move for an adjournment, recess, lay on the table or postpone indefinitely? My opinion is no. 1) The motioner holds the floor during his/her motion. 2) He yields to the chair after the motion was presented. 3) The chair has the floor and must request a second, state the question and then offer the motioner the floor for his argument. 5) The motioner holds the floor for his period of time or until he yields after his argument in debate. A member now may gain the floor and may make a privileged motions as I listed. The motion to adjourn was A) Out of order because the interrupting member never received the floor. B) The member who interrupted the original motion may not do so during a main motion with another privileged motion except for a Question of Privilege. C) The chair prevented the making of a legitimate motions or deprived a member the right to introduce new business. RONR p.360 ll.20-24 During this period in this exercise, the chair may only hear and act upon a motion "objecting to the consideration of the motion” (or any other an incidental motion that can interrupt). That incidental motion would have prevented the presentation or the continuation of the motion if the objection was won by a majority of nay votes. This may have received the same affect as the non- parliamentary interruption.. Am I correct in writing that a 2/3rds of the votes in the Nay would stop the motion? Or are my negatives mixed up?
  2. What is the process for adding to an association's Standing Rules?
  3. Hi everyone, Could use some feedback on this one. Our current elected student body president was accused of harassment on several levels. This was in the performance of his duties. He pursued a female student and in hopes that he would win her over, offered her an appointed position, when she refused his advances, because she did not want to be more then friends. He believed it was because she was not into guys and started to push God on her and require her to go to church, read the bible if she wanted the position. He even wrote a commitment letter stating these things and had a conversation about the same, which was recorded. We have witness to all this and two students who came forward stating the president had admitted to them all of this. There is a lot of evidence and I has Senate member want to raise the question of impeachment in our next senate meeting. It is not on the agenda, The agenda has already been posted, and according to the brown act, we have to post it 72 hours in advance. I have put together an evidence package and would like to raise the question of impeachment at our next senate meeting to refer to our Judicial committee for review and a decision. Which would then be sent back to the senate for block vote. MY QUESTION: According to Robert's Rules. Can the request for impeachment be brought up if not on the agenda for a vote to send to Judicial for review? Thank you for your time. RS
  4. Where does it say that the Board of Directors in a non-profit organization can set up their own process and procedures? Thomas
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