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Guest Dazanne Prestera

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What are the rules to introduce and discuss a topic brought for a special meeting? Does the proposal need to be introduced then discussed FIRST by the committee bringing this for a vote, then allow opposite discussion? Our group wants the opposite discussion BEFORE the committee bringing this proposal to vote speaks. Is there a rule of order? Thanks you.

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What are the rules to introduce and discuss a topic brought for a special meeting?

The business conducted at a special (i.e. called) meeting is strictly limited to the business specified in the "call" (the notice) of the meeting.

Other than that, the sequence is motion, debate, vote and debate should alternate, as much as is possible, between those members in favor of the motion and those opposed (i.e. one for, one against, etc.).

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What are the rules to introduce and discuss a topic brought for a special meeting? Does the proposal need to be introduced then discussed FIRST by the committee bringing this for a vote, then allow opposite discussion? Our group wants the opposite discussion BEFORE the committee bringing this proposal to vote speaks. Is there a rule of order? Thanks you.

If you're talking about a special meeting of the Membership, then once the meeting is called to order by the presiding officer, he should recognize someone who may wish to read the committee's report and move whatever proposal the meeting was called to consider.

When the motion is made (and presumably seconded) it is opened for discussion like any main motion. It may be debated, amended, committed, postponed, adopted, rejected, and more.

The actual committee will not be in session during this meeting, so they have no role as a committee, but would participate as individual members

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