Rules of Order: A Manual for Conducting Business in Town and Ward Meetings; Societies; Boards of Directors and Managers and Other Deliberative Bodies

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James Harmstead, 1846 - Parliamentary practice - 114 pages
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Page 74 - No motion or proposition on a subject different from that under consideration shall be admitted under color of amendment.
Page 91 - When a question has been once made and carried in the affirmative or negative, it shall be in order for any member of the majority to move for the reconsideration thereof ; but no motion for the reconsideration of any vote shall be in order after a bill, resolution, message, report, amendment or motion, upon which the vote was taken, shall have- gone out of the possession of the senate...
Page 57 - It is therefore a constant rule, " that no man is to be employed in any matter who has declared himself against it." And when any member who is against the bill hears himself named of its committee, he ought to ask to be excused. Thus, March 7, 1606, Mr.
Page 83 - Nevertheless, if a member finds that it is not the inclination of the House to hear him, and that by conversation or any other noise they endeavor to drown his voice, it is his most prudent way to submit to the pleasure of the House, and sit down...
Page 92 - Association. 17. The motion to reconsider must be made by one member and seconded by another, who voted in the majority ; or, in case of equal division, by those who voted in the negative.
Page 62 - No member shall speak more than twice to the same question, without leave of the House ; nor more than once, until every member choosing to speak shall have spoken.
Page 81 - The consequences of a measure may be reprobated in strong terms ; but to arraign the motives of those who propose to advocate it, is a personality, and against order.
Page 85 - All incidental questions of order arising after a motion is made for the previous question, and pending such motion, shall be decided, whether on appeal or otherwise, without debate.
Page 79 - ... the House shall, if appealed to, decide on the case, but without debate ; if there be no appeal, the decision of the Chair shall be submitted to. If the decision be in favor of the...
Page 74 - Amendments may be made so as totally to alter the nature of the proposition ; and it is a way of getting rid of a proposition, by making it bear a sense different from what it was intended by the movers, so that they vote against it themselves.

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