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Revisiting a motion from previous board meeting


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2 minutes ago, Guest Dale said:

Can a motion from previous board meeting be brought up and voted on at the next board meeting because a few members weren't at previous meeting to vote on it.

First, please note that this thread will likely be moved to the General Discussion forum. This particular forum is for questions regarding the RONR Message Board itself.

As to your question, the answer is yes. The specifics depends on what happened to the motion at the previous board meeting. If it was defeated, it may simply be made anew. If it was adopted, a member would need to make a motion to Rescind or to Amend Something Previously Adopted, which requires a 2/3 vote, a vote of a majority of the entire membership (of the board), or a majority vote with previous notice.

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9 hours ago, Guest Dale said:

Can a motion from previous board meeting be brought up and voted on at the next board meeting because a few members weren't at previous meeting to vote on it.

As Mr. Martin pointed out, there are ways that a motion disposed of at one meeting can again be brought before the assembly at the following meeting.  

I would point out that, as long as there was a quorum present at the first meeting,  any motions that passed were in full force as soon as they were adopted.  If a motion was carried out in the interim before the next meeting, and there is no reason why it should not be, then a motion to Rescind or Amend it is not in order.  For example, if a motion was adopted to have the sticker-bushes behind the clubhouse removed, and a gardener is hired to dig up the bushes, and the job is done before the next meeting, members who were absent from the meeting have no right to complain that the bushes were removed without their approval. 

In general, decisions are made by those who show up, and the fact that some members didn't, and therefore had no vote, is a poor reason to consider the matter again.  That is why the motions to Rescind or Amend Something Previously Adopted have a higher vote threshold than simply adopting something in the first place.

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