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Hi, all! I'm part of an organization in which the chair insists he knows and follows RONR/Parliamentary Procedure. That's all fine and dandy, but he takes over discussions and repeats "statements of fact" because he believes it is a loophole that allows him to speak all he wants as long as he doesn't give his opinion (though it is obvious what his opinions are). Is there a procedural way to get him to shut up so he doesn't throw the Rules back in our faces? I'm familiar with RONR, but not THAT familiar.

 

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Is there a procedural way to get him to shut up so he doesn't throw the Rules back in our faces?

 

Not really. If he's a member, he has the right to speak, but he shouldn't do so while presiding.

 

There is a way to remove him from the chair, so you can have someone who will preside impartially. See Official Interpretation 2006-2 for something temporary, and FAQ #20 for a more permanent solution.

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...he believes it is a loophole that allows him to speak all he wants...

 

 

Generally speaking there are limits to a member's rights to speak on a particular pending motion.  Maybe that's an angle to pursue. If he wants to exercise his right to speak as a member (despite being chair) it should be noted he doesn't get extra rights because he's chair.

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