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Is the vote on a motion binding


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A motion passed by a majority by the membership at November meeting.

At December meeting a member made  a motion to do reverse the original vote which the membership present affirmed. Was not the vote in the previous meeting binding ?

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18 minutes ago, Guest Ed Tobias said:

A motion passed by a majority by the membership at November meeting.

At December meeting a member made  a motion to do reverse the original vote which the membership present affirmed. Was not the vote in the previous meeting binding ?

Yes, the vote was binding, but that does not mean it can’t be reversed. The motion to Rescind or to Amend Something Previously Adopted exists for that very purpose. It requires a 2/3 vote, a vote of a majority of the entire membership, or a majority vote with previous notice for adoption. If the motion was declared adopted when these were not attained, however, a Point of Order would have had to be raised at the time.

13 minutes ago, Chris Harrison said:

Probably but see Official Interpretation 2006-17for further discussion.

Since a member moved to “reverse” the original motion, I think Official Interpretation 2006-18 would be more applicable. I don’t think it is a continuing breach simply because the member said “reverse” instead of “rescind.”

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