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From: "Tim Stowell" <>
Subject: RE: [BOARD-L] New Motion regarding poll participation
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2001 17:20:51 -0400 (EDT)
> Also, another question: Would it help speed things up in our email
> format to let Holly know we are *not* seconding a motion as well as if
> we are? In a regular meeting, a;; it takes is a look around the room
> for nodding or un-nodding heads. Another way for me to ask the same
> question is: what total time frame is encompassed for a motion to be
> seconded before the motion is ruled dead on the floor? In the same
> vein, what is the total time frame encompassed for discussion on a
> motion to transpire before discussion is ruled complete and a vote is
Usually the order is that one makes a motion, someone seconds the motion,
the chair opens the floor for discussion.
Now Betsy's point of order is I suppose ok at any point in the above
However, in this case as has been true with others in the past - someone
makes a motion and immediately before anyone has had chance to say anything
else, unless it is a pre-arranged motion/second - the item in question is
immediately hashed on the lists when in fact until a motion gets a second
its just one member's quest to get something done.
So until Betsy's point of order is answered by the chair, no second can be
made nor discussion rendered on the subject motion/desire by the Board
members. Anyway that's my understanding of RRO.
At any time the proposing member can change or withdraw their motion.
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