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

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...already in perfect form; as well as to most incidental, subsidiary and miscellaneous motions. Amendments apply to motions to "commit," "recommit," or "postpone to a day certain," because those motions may be improved. The committee proposed, or the time suggested, may not be satisfactory. Amendments will not apply to motions to "divide," to "substitute," to "indefinitely postpone," or to the "previous question," to "lay on the table," or to any motions, the form of which is already deemed perfect.. In the House of Representatives, when a motion to strike out is lost, it does not preclude the amendment of the words proposed to be stricken out. This is contrary to the general rule, and Mr. Reed says that, "under that rule it is as if no such motion had been made." "Substitute motions," as we have seen, are in the nature of amendments, in that they aim to perfect the main motion. "The motion to indefinitely postpone can be made only while the main question is pending; or, if it has been amended--and debate is being had--on the main question, as amended. "--payne. LESSON XXII. Members Should Not Use Even Proper Parliamentary Motions to Create Discord, or unreasonably impede the action of the assembly--Thomas B. Reed. DIVIDING THE QUESTION. Strictly speaking, a motion to divide a question is purely incidental, and not an amendment, yet in ordinary Assemblies it is generally treated as an amendment when no amendment, or only a primary amendment, is pending. When mere paragraphs or short motions, are being considered, they can ordinarily be divided by amendments, but this form is often too complicated for the purpose desired. In such a...

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