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Our procedure bylaw allows for each distinct part of a motion to be considered separately at the request of the member. No motion needed.

My question relates to separation of the question. If the Question is moved and seconded " That the Board congratulate the writer Mary Mack on their award they received for their book and that the Board purchase 9 books for the membership." and a member asks for division of the question does each motion now need to be moved and seconded?

THAT the Board congratulate the writer Mary Mack on their award they received for their book.

THAT the Board purchase 9 books for the membership.

I ask because we have complicated voting rights. Sometimes all members vote on motions and sometimes only some members vote on items that pertain to them.

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14 minutes ago, Guest Michelle said:

Our procedure bylaw allows for each distinct part of a motion to be considered separately at the request of the member. No motion needed.

My question relates to separation of the question. If the Question is moved and seconded " That the Board congratulate the writer Mary Mack on their award they received for their book and that the Board purchase 9 books for the membership." and a member asks for division of the question does each motion now need to be moved and seconded?

 

No.

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6 minutes ago, Guest Michelle said:

Our procedure bylaw allows for each distinct part of a motion to be considered separately at the request of the member. No motion needed.

The idea of allowing a motion to be divided without a formal motion for a Division Of A Question does not seem like a very good idea because its requirements and handling are already prescribed in Robert's Rules Of Order. In the event of competing divisions then a formal vote would be needed to decide which division to embrace, so why not take a few seconds to decide whether the motion should be divided or not? If the assembly is in favor of the motion as-is then why not take an additional fifteen seconds to get that issue out of the way? By not taking the vote on the motion for a Division Of A Question the assembly now must deal with two motions when it only wanted to deal with one.

10 minutes ago, Guest Michelle said:

That the Board congratulate the writer Mary Mack on their award they received for their book and that the Board purchase 9 books for the membership." and a member asks for division of the question does each motion now need to be moved and seconded?

No. The reason is that the original motion has been moved and seconded, so each resulting part has already been moved and seconded.

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