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If the parlamentarian is a member of the organization for which s/he is serving in said capacity, is that individual permitted to introduce and discuss specific legislation or would this be considered a conflict of interest given the nature and role of the parlamentarian?

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In the order you asked in your "either/or" question:

 

No / Yes   See p. 465ff.

Thank you. I already knew this but wanted reassurance that I was correct.

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If the parlamentarian is a member of the organization for which s/he is serving in said capacity, is that individual permitted to introduce and discuss specific legislation or would this be considered a conflict of interest given the nature and role of the parlamentarian?

You might find this thread from  2011 on point.  Pay particular attention to the comments by Greg Goodwiller, PRP at post # 6 and by Dan Honemann, one of the authors of the 10th and 11th editions of RONR at post # 12.  My own local unit of NAP adopted a special rule of order as suggested by Mr. Goodwiller because none of the more qualified members were willing to give up their right to vote in order to serve as parliamentarian.  Here is the thread:  http://robertsrules.forumflash.com/index.php?/topic/13791-small-board-member-as-parliamentarian/

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