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If the society has adopted RONR as its parliamentary authority, no. A main motion to adopt such a special rule of order is an improper main motion under the rule of RONR (10th ed.), p. 106, ll. 20-25, since the main motion proposes a rule that conflicts with a fundamental principle of parliamentary law embodied in the parliamentary authority.

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If the society has adopted RONR as its parliamentary authority, no. A main motion to adopt such a special rule of order is an improper main motion under the rule of RONR (10th ed.), p. 106, ll. 20-25, since the main motion proposes a rule that conflicts with a fundamental principle of parliamentary law embodied in the parliamentary authority.

But, on page 15 l.31-33 says "Special rules of order supersede any rules in the parliamentary authority with which they may conflict."

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But, on page 15 l.31-33 says "Special rules of order supersede any rules in the parliamentary authority with which they may conflict."

But RONR p. 2 (footnote) and pp. 408-409 say that absentee voting must be expressly authorized by the bylaws which is a more specific rule and thus controlling per Principle of Interpretation #3 on RONR p. 571.

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But, on page 15 l.31-33 says "Special rules of order supersede any rules in the parliamentary authority with which they may conflict."

That doesn't mean that anything can be made into a special rule of order. Rob's post is in regards to creating a special rule of order, not the power it carries if it is validly created.

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But, on page 15 l.31-33 says "Special rules of order supersede any rules in the parliamentary authority with which they may conflict."

No rule in RONR should be read in a vacuum. The specific rules in RONR, 10th ed., pg. 2, footnote and pg. 408, line 31 - pg. 409, line 2 trump the general rule in RONR, 10th ed., pg. 15, lines 31-33 in the specific circumstances to which they apply. (RONR, 10th ed., pg. 19, line 9 - pg. 20, line 2)

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