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  • At our meeting, under "old business" a member proposed giving $1800 dollars to a struggling non profit in our area.
  • This motion was unanimously voted down as it was felt the non profit did noting to help itself, it was becoming dependent on our organization.
  • Much later in the meeting, the motion was brought up again, for a lessor amount of $700. Motion passed.
  • My question is whether this motion was proper, as a similar motion had already been defeated.  Redundant motions are not covered in our bylaws.
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The rule is, an assembly should not be forced to entertain the identical motion, or nearly-identical motion, twice in the same session.

But if they do, then that is the choice of the assembly.

No one raised a timely point of order. -- So, no one cared if the identical concept was re-entertained.

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You say the previous motion failed, but the same motion but with a smaller dollar total was adopted.

Okay. So, the adopted motions stands.

 

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21 hours ago, Hansome said:
  • At our meeting, under "old business" a member proposed giving $1800 dollars to a struggling non profit in our area.
  • This motion was unanimously voted down as it was felt the non profit did noting to help itself, it was becoming dependent on our organization.
  • Much later in the meeting, the motion was brought up again, for a lessor amount of $700. Motion passed.
  • My question is whether this motion was proper, as a similar motion had already been defeated.  Redundant motions are not covered in our bylaws.

I think a reasonable argument could be made that giving $700 is a substantially different question than giving $1,800 (and it appears the assembly agreed with this).

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