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Adjourn - Main or Privileged Motion?

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In an organization with set monthly meetings beginning at a certain time, but no time set for each meeting to adjourn, if a motion is pending before the assembly and a motion to adjourn is made, seconded, and carried, then is this motion to adjourn considered a main or a privileged motion? Furthermore, when would the pending motion be taken up?

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When a motion to Adjourn is made when another motion is pending, the motion to Adjourn (to the next regular meeting, as you note) is a privileged motion.

Consideration of the pending main motion will be resumed at the next regular meeting, provided 1) the next regular meeting is held within the quarterly interval, and 2) the term of membership of some or all of the members has not expired (in a body where this is applicable). Where in the established order of business the question will be called up depends. It could be called up as the first unfinished special order or the first item of unfinished business.

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21 minutes ago, Guest Bdw2003 said:

In an organization with set monthly meetings beginning at a certain time, but no time set for each meeting to adjourn, if a motion is pending before the assembly and a motion to adjourn is made, seconded, and carried, then is this motion to adjourn considered a main or a privileged motion? Furthermore, when would the pending motion be taken up?

 

19 minutes ago, Guest Bdw2003 said:

Let me add the motion was to adjourn until the next stated meeting.

A motion to adjourn to the next stated (regular) meeting sounds to me like an ordinary motion to adjourn, which in the circumstances you describe is a privileged motion.

(However, once the motion is carried, it doesn't really matter whether it should have been a main motion or not.)

The pending motion would be taken up as the first item of Unfinished Business at the next meeting (unless there is a "special order" set for the next meeting, and the pending motion is not also a special order).

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