Friday, November 27, 2015

What is a Motion?

A motion is a proposal that the association’s membership take action or a position on a specific topic or issue. The following are six types of motions anyone who is a member can make at an association membership meeting:
·         Main motions introduce a specific topic for consideration and cannot be made while another motion is before the group.
·         Subsidiary motions amend or change how to handle a motion that’s already being considered. A subsidiary motion is voted on before the motion it affects is voted on.
·         Privileged motions represent urgent or important matters that take precedence over regular or pending business.
·         Incidental motions are responses to procedure and must be considered before a main motion.
·         Reconsidered motions generally are brought up when there is no other pending business so that the membership can revisit an unresolved issue.
·         A pending motion is one that has been stated by the chair but has not yet been brought to a vote.

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