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VII. Procedural Motions

 

Rule 43

A motion may only be made when the floor is not taken and when there is no voting procedure.

Each motion should be seconded by the House in order to be considered. And if objection is present, it should be clarified.

Each motion shall be put to a vote even if there is no objection to them.

The Chair is entitled to overrule any motion in interest of the debate (except Motion to Appeal the Decision of the Chair).

 

Rule 44

Motions in Order during the Debate:

The following motions are in order during the entire debate:

Motion to Extend Debating Time:

The Motion to Extend Debating Time is needed when the delegate wishes to continue debate on an amendment or a draft resolution although debate time, as set by the Chair, is about to elapse. The delegate putting the motion forward must specify the time by which he wishes to extend debate time.

The motion shall be put to a vote, requiring a simple majority to pass.

Once the motion carries, the Chair shall add the specified time to the remaining debate time.

Motion to Move the Previous Question:

The Motion to Move the Previous Question means that the delegate putting the motion forward wishes to end the debate on the current amendment or draft resolution and move directly into voting procedure.

The motion requires a 2/3 majority to pass (absolute majority for amendments).

Motion to Appeal the Decision of the Chair:

The Motion to Appeal the Decision of the Chair is in order when the delegate is sure that the decision of the Chair is wrong and out of order. An appeal must be made immediately following the ruling in question.

The motion needs a 2/3 majority to pass.

Once the motion passes, the Chair shall withdraw the decision in question and continue with the debate/voting procedure.

Motion for Unmoderated Caucus

The Motion for Unmoderated Caucus is needed when the delegate wishes to discuss the issue in informal format. A time limit for the caucus shouldn’t exceed twenty minutes.

The Motion requires a simple majority to pass.

Motion to Follow Up:

The Motion to Follow Up is a right of the further point of information from the same questioner, if there are no other points on the floor, or when a questioner supposes that the point is misunderstood.

The Motion to Follow Up is overruled by the Chair at any time.

 

Rule 45

Motions in Order after Voting on a draft resolution

These motions are in order, after the vote was cast.

Motion to Divide the House:

The Motion to Divide the House is in order when the delegate putting the motion forward wishes that there be no abstentions during the vote and when the delegate wishes that every delegation declares its vote aloud.

The Chair shall rule this motion out of order if the number of abstentions cannot change the outcome of the vote or when there is a minor difference between the number of votes “in favour” and “against”.

The motion requires a simple majority to pass.



Motion to Retake Votes:

The Motion to Retake Votes is used when the delegate supposes that there is a need to vote once again.

The motion requires an absolute majority to carry.

Motion to Split the House:

The motion to Split the House is used if the delegate wishes that the members of the House explain their votes.

The delegates will be called upon in a roll-call and asked to answer accordingly to their vote.

The motion requires a simple majority to pass.




 

 


Date: 2015-01-11; view: 207


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