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Conflicting motion against an executive boards recommendation


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My question is can a chair of a meeting make a motion that has already been turned down by the Executive board? 

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A motion was brought before our executive board and failed. The executive board passed another recommendation to bring in front of the body. As the chair of the executive board made the recommendation (which was seconded) the chair of the union meeting brought up the motion that failed in the executive board. Is it out of order to bring a motion to the floor that has already been turned down by the Executive board?

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No, not by any rule in RONR, but it might be out of order if your own rules give the executive board the sole authority to propose motions to the general membership. However, if the executive board chair had already made his motion, and it had already been seconded, then making any other main motion at that time is definitely out of order. 

Furthermore, even if the executive board's recommendation was considered and defeated, it might still be out of order to then introduce the motion that failed in the executive board - unless that motion was sufficiently different from the just-defeated recommendation so that it did not present essentially the same question.

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