American Law of Assemblies Applicable to Lodges, Conventions and Public Meetings: Pertinent Parliamentary Procedure Plainly Presented ...

Ed. A. Stevens
1901 - 356 σελίδες

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Σελίδα 47 - No motion or proposition on a subject different from that under consideration shall be admitted under color of amendment.
Σελίδα 167 - 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.
Σελίδα 92 - Where questions are perfectly equivalent, so that the negative of the one amounts to the affirmative of the other, and leaves no other alternative, the decision of the one concludes necessarily the other. 4 Grey, 157. Thus the negative of striking out amounts to the affirmative of agreeing; and therefore to put a question on agreeing after that on striking out, would be to put the same question in effect twice over.
Σελίδα 28 - Where the private interests of a member are concerned in a bill or question, he is to withdraw. And where such an interest has appeared, his voice has been disallowed, even after a division. In a case so contrary, not only to the laws of decency, but to the fundamental principle of the social compact which denies to any man to be a judge in his own cause, it is for the honor of the House that this rule, of immemorial observance, should be strictly adhered to.
Σελίδα 145 - 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.
Σελίδα 122 - ... most prudent way to submit to the pleasure of the house and sit down; for it scarcely ever happens that they are guilty of this piece of ill manners without sufficient reason, or inattentive to a member who says anything worth their hearing.
Σελίδα 130 - ... similar attempts from those in power, are the forms and rules of proceeding which have been adopted as they were found necessary, from time to time, and are become the law of the House ; by a strict adherence to which, the weaker party can only be protected from those irregularities and abuses which these forms were intended to check, and which the wantonness of power is but too often apt to suggest to large and successful majorities.
Σελίδα 86 - The order of business, in considering any report or proposition containing several paragraphs,* [No vote should be taken on the adoption of the several paragraphs,— one vote being taken finally on the adoption of the whole paper. By not adopting separately the different paragraphs, it is in order, after they have all been amended, to go back and amend any of them still further. In committee a similar paper would be treated the same way [see § 30].
Σελίδα 245 - ... in large assemblies, or in those doing a great deal of business, committees are of the utmost importance. When a committee is properly selected, in nine cases out of ten its action decides that of the assembly. A committee for action should be small, and consist only of those heartily in favor of the proposed action.
Σελίδα 250 - A committee meet, when and where they please, if the House has not ordered time and place for them (6 Grey. 370) ; but they can only act when together, and not by separate consultation and consent — nothing being the report of the committee but «hat has been agreed to in committee actually assembled.

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