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RONR P. 495 states that "The president cannot assume [the power to appoint committees] unless it is given to him by the bylaws…"

Can this be changed by a special rule of order? I.E. can a special rule of order give the president the power to appoint committees as a general rule?

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19 minutes ago, Calion said:

RONR P. 495 states that "The president cannot assume [the power to appoint committees] unless it is given to him by the bylaws…"

Can this be changed by a special rule of order? I.E. can a special rule of order give the president the power to appoint committees as a general rule?

No.  As noted, it requires a bylaw provision.

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19 minutes ago, Calion said:

RONR P. 495 states that "The president cannot assume [the power to appoint committees] unless it is given to him by the bylaws…"

Can this be changed by a special rule of order? I.E. can a special rule of order give the president the power to appoint committees as a general rule?

I do not think the power to appoint committees can be conferred by virtue of a special rule of order.  However, as the text on page 495 notes, a motion to create a special committee adopted by the society can include a provision for the president to appoint the members.

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20 hours ago, Calion said:

RONR P. 495 states that "The president cannot assume [the power to appoint committees] unless it is given to him by the bylaws…"

Can this be changed by a special rule of order? I.E. can a special rule of order give the president the power to appoint committees as a general rule?

No, it clearly says "the bylaws, or by action of the assembly in the individual case."

 Those are the only two options.  

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