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Main Motions. Motions which introduce a subject before the assembly for its consideration. Procedure for handling a Main Motion. A member rises and addresses the chair Mr./Madam President remain standing. The member is recognized by the chair The chair calls the person by name.

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main motions

Main Motions

Motions which introduce a subject before the assembly for its consideration.

procedure for handling a main motion
Procedure for handling a Main Motion
  • A member rises and addresses the chair
  • Mr./Madam President
    • remain standing
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The member is recognized by the chair
  • The chair calls the person by name
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The member proposes a main motion
  • “ I move that this group meet and have dinner at the Pizza Hut at 5pm today.”
  • after motion is stated sit down
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Another member seconds the main motion
  • “I second that motion”
    • seated and without recognition
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The chair states the main motion to the assembly
  • “It is moved and seconded that this group meet and have dinner at Pizza Hut at 5pm today. Is there any debate?”
    • The chair remains standing
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The assembly debates the main motion.
  • Members obtain and yield thew floor the same way as presenting a main motion.
    • They stand and call the chair and wait to be recognized.
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The chair takes a voice vote on the main motion.
    • Those in favor say “Aye
    • ” (pause for response)
    • Those opposed say “no”
  • This step is also called “putting the question”
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The chair announces the result of the vote and the effect of the action.
    • The Ayes have it and the motion is adopted. This group will meet and have dinner at Pizza Hut at 5pm today. Is there further new business.
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