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Is it correct that RONR states the chair should recuse himself if he himself is the object ot the censure. If so can you please site a page number.

Also, I expect the chair will try to rule the censure motion out of order even before the motion has been fully read. If so waht would be my best option at that point?

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Is it correct that RONR states the chair should recuse himself if he himself is the object to the censure?

If so can you please site a page number.

Yes.

See page 642.

If the chair puts up a hurdle, it is in order for the MAKER OF THE MOTION to put the question.

Remedies Against Misconduct or

Dereliction of Duty in Office

If the chair at a meeting ignores a motion apparently

made and seconded in good faith, and neither states the

question on the motion nor rules it out of order, the maker

of the motion should raise a Point of Order (23) covering

the case, and from the chair’s decision he can Appeal (24).

If the chair also ignores the point of order, the member can

repeat the motion; and if it is seconded and the chair still

ignores it, the maker of the motion can himself put it to a

vote standing in his place. If the regular presiding officer of

an organized society culpably fails to perform the duties of

the chair properly in a meeting, a motion can also be made

to censure him, which can be put to a vote by the maker of

the motion as just explained, if necessary (see also p. 436).

If the offending occupant of the chair is not the regular pre-

siding officer of a society, a motion can be made to “declare

the chair vacant and proceed to elect a new chairman.”

Such a motion is a question of privilege affecting the as-

sembly (19).

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Is it correct that RONR states the chair should recuse himself if he himself is the object ot the censure. If so can you please site a page number.

I've answered this on your other thread.

Also, I expect the chair will try to rule the censure motion out of order even before the motion has been fully read. If so waht would be my best option at that point?

Ruling it out of order is different than ignoring it. The ruling can be appealed. In that case, the assembly would decide if the ruling of the chair will stand as the decision of the assembly. Keep in mind that on the appeal the assembly isn't voting on the motion to censure, it's just deciding whether or not the motion is in order at the time, according to the rules.

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Is it correct that RONR states the chair should recuse himself if he himself is the object of the censure?

If so can you please site a page number.

Even better is the citation on page 436.

Whenever a motion is made that refers only to the pre-

siding officer in a capacity not shared in common with

other members, or that commends or censures him with

others, he should turn the chair over to the vice-president

or appropriate temporary occupant (see below) during the

assembly’s consideration of that motion, just as he would in

a case where he wishes to take part in debate (see also pp.

382-83). The chair, however, should not hesitate to put the

question on a motion to elect officers or appoint delegates

or a committee even if he is included.

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