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20 hours ago, Guest Linda A. Malcor said:

Is it proper to take a vote on something the members have not had the time to read?

Isn't that, most likely, what happened in the US Senate early Saturday morning?

It is up to your association to determine what is "proper" or not - RONR has no rule on your specific "no time to read" question.

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23 hours ago, jstackpo said:

Isn't that, most likely, what happened in the US Senate early Saturday morning?

The US Senate does not use RONR as its parliamentary authority.

23 hours ago, jstackpo said:

It is up to your association to determine what is "proper" or not - RONR has no rule on your specific "no time to read" question.

Perhaps not, but RONR does give any member the right to demand that any papers presented to the assembly for adoption be read, in their entirety, before the vote is taken. See RONR, 11th ed., pg. 299.

19 hours ago, Guest Who's Coming to Dinner said:

It would certainly be reasonable to move that the question be postponed to a later time. But if the assembly rejects that motion, it's perfectly proper for it to proceed to a vote.

Or a member may demand that the papers be read.

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On 12/2/2017 at 3:56 PM, Guest Linda A. Malcor said:

Is it proper to take a vote on something the members have not had the time to read?

There is no rule in RONR against it.  Whether it is proper to vote Yes on something that one has not read is another question--one that is also not covered in RONR.

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