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After a board has voted on an agenda at the beginning of a meeting does this restrict what can be discussed when the board arrives at "new business"?

Or can a board member raise a "new business" item at this point that was not listed on the agenda under new business?

In other words does approving an agenda preclude any discussion of a new item under "new business"

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Well here  some  touch    of the  confusion over agenda- " some " . It seems, of course ,  it's  always about  what the bylaws state and if RONR has been adopted . Any question on agenda seems particularly difficult to address unless one starts with those initial points clarified . What are the answers  to those questions - first ?. The adoption of the agenda does not  , as some consider , lock in tha agenda at all from additions or changes, subject always to what the bylaws  provide respecting  notice, or other  . So Frank , have a look at the bylaws and if notice is not required for  " new " matters of business ,  Brown  is , as usual , surely  correct . But responses  absent consideration   of over-all framework of bylaws and the extent of " adoption " of RONR are very fragile  and illusory  . 

Glen 

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1 hour ago, Guest Frank said:

In other words does approving an agenda preclude any discussion of a new item under "new business"

 

1 hour ago, Guest Glen Abbey said:

Well here  some  touch    of the  confusion over agenda- " some " . It seems, of course ,  it's  always about  what the bylaws state and if RONR has been adopted . Any question on agenda seems particularly difficult to address unless one starts with those initial points clarified . What are the answers  to those questions - first ?. The adoption of the agenda does not  , as some consider , lock in tha agenda at all from additions or changes, subject always to what the bylaws  provide respecting  notice, or other  . So Frank , have a look at the bylaws and if notice is not required for  " new " matters of business ,  Brown  is , as usual , surely  correct . But responses  absent consideration   of over-all framework of bylaws and the extent of " adoption " of RONR are very fragile  and illusory  . 

Glen 

It's certainly true that items requiring notice cannot be considered without notice being provided, but I don't think an answer to a question about agendas that fails to mention this is "very fragile and illusory."  It's similarly true that a motion violating applicable procedural laws would be out of order, and similarly irrelevant to the question.  A negative motion would also be out of order, and also irrelevant to the question, etc.  The question was about the impact of adopting an agenda, and an answer doesn't require a recitation of all situations under which an item is out of order.  There is nothing fragile or illusory about Mr. Brown's answer.

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Fair enough  - over stated as "fragile/illusory"    . Mr Brown  refers to a "specialized rule" but that seems a bit thin .Seems to me in this context that  bylaws need particular mention , review and scrutiny  even if recitation of all situations need not be . But perhaps that arises from getting caught out on situations where inadequate consideration was  given to  bylaws obligations  . 

Glen 

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7 hours ago, Richard Brown said:

Unless you have a specialized rule to the contrary, any new business may be introduced during the"new business" portion of the agenda, regardless of whether it is listed on the agenda. 

And as a matter of fact, any particular item of business on an adopted agenda is either a general or special order, and not something that might be brought up under a heading of "New Business", so don't list it under "New Business".  :)

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