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When does a vote go into effect?
A vote goes into effect following the announcement of the results of the voting. A tap of the gavel should follow the announcement of the result.
60. If the proposer of a motion modifies it in anyway, may the seconder withdraw his second?
If the proposer of a motion modifies it in anyway, the seconder may withdraw his second.
What happens to a motion if the vote results in a tie?
A tie vote means that a motion is lost, assuming the motion requires a majority vote.
61. Is a leave to withdraw debatable? Amendable?
A leave to withdraw is undebatable and unamendable.
What is the purpose of a main motion?
The purpose of a main motion is to present an item of business for consideration and action by the chapter.
62. What vote is necessary to permit one to withdraw a motion?
A motion after having been stated by the president, may be withdrawn by a majority vote of the chapter.
37. What happens if the vote on an appeal results in a tie?
If the vote on an appeal results in a tie, the chair is sustained.
What steps must be completed to present a motion?
The steps to be completed to present a motion are:
1. rising and addressing the chair
2. recognition by the chair
3. making the motion
4. seconding the motion
5. statement of the question by the chair
64. What is the purpose of the motion to adjourn?
The purpose of the motion is to terminate (close) the meeting.
What is the purpose of presenting a motion?
The purpose of presenting a motion is to bring an item of business before the chapter for consideration and action.
what vote is neccesary to call the previous question?
a 2/3 vote is neccesary to call the previous question.
What qualifications should one have to be on a chapter conducting team?
Chapter conducting team members should possess the following qualifications.
1. willingness to work
2. capability of learning parliamentary procedure.
3. Team spirit
4. well developed voice
5. calmness and self-confidence
38. Does an appeal require a second? Majority vote?
An appeal requires a second and a majority vote.
What is a proper terminology to use when putting the question?
The proper terminology to use when putting the question or taking the vote is "Those supporting the motion that--say aye. Those opposed say no or those in favor raise your hand, those opposed raise your hand.
when may an amendment be offered?
a member may offer an amendment to an amendable motion after the chair states the question and recognizes the member.
characteristics of an ideal presiding officer
An ideal presiding officer opssesses the following characteristics.
1. Willingness to work
2. self confidence
3. ability to learn parliamentary procedure
4. well developed voice
5. neat appearance
6. fair and impartial judgement
7. skill in leading people
is the motion to amend debatable? amendable?
the motion to amend is debatable when the motion to which the question applies is debatable, only an amendment of the first rank can be amended.
73. Which members are elgible to offer the motion to reconsider?
The motion to reconsider must be made by a member who voted on the prevailing side, unless the vote ws by ballot.
53. In what order are candidates voted upon following their nomination?
Candidates are voted upon in the order in which they were nominated.
75. Does the motion to reconsider require a second?
Majority vote?
The motion to reconsider requires a second and a majority vote.
34. Is a point of order debatable? Amendable?
A point of order is undebatable and unamendable.
74. Is the motion to reconsider debatable? Amendable?
The motion to reconsider is debatable if the question to be reconsidered is debatable. The motion to reconsider is unamendable.
when a motion is referred to a committee, what happens to amendments that are pending to the main motion?
when a motion is referred to a committee amendments that are pending to the main motion are also referred.
76. What is the correct terminology to use in asking that a motion be reconsidered?
The correct terminology to use in asking that a motion be reconsidered is: "I move to reconsider the vote on the motion that and I voted on the prevailing side."
is the previous question debatable? amendable?
the previous question is undebatable and unamendable.
83. Who may call committee meetings?
Committee meetings may be called by the chairman of the committee or by any two of its members
39b. What is the correct terminology to use when appealing from the decision of the chair?
The correct terminology to use when appealing from the decision of the chair is ---Mr. President, I appeal from the decision of the chair.
82. What are the two classes of committees most frequently used in FFA chapters?
Standing committees or special committees are the two classes of committees most frequently used in FFA chapters.
47. Must a division receive a second?
A division does not require a second
78. What vote is required to rescind an item of business?
A majority vote is required to rescind an item of business if previous notice of the proposed action was given, otherwise a 2/3 vote is required.
31)does an amendment require a second? majority vote?
An amendment requires a second and majority vote.
77. What is the purpose of the motion to rescind?
The purpose of the motion to recind is to cancel action taken by the chapter.
when the previous question is called for without qualifications, to what question does it apply?
if the previous question is called for without qualifications, only the immediately pending question is affected.
72. What is the purpose of the motion to reconsider?
The purpose of the motion to reconsider is to permit the reconsidering of a vote previously taken on a motion and to again reconsider the question.
when may a vote on the previous question be reconsidered?
it may be reconsidered before the affirmative vote is taken on the pending question or questions.
79. Under what condition is it not permissible to rescind an item of business?
It is not permissible to rescind action that cannot be reversed.
does the motion to lay on the table erquire a second?
the motion to lay on the table does require a second.
65. When may a motion to adjourn be offered?
A motion to adjourn, when unqualified, may be offered at any time other than when the chapter is voting or verifying a vote unless the vote is by ballot. A motion to adjourn, when qualified, may be offered only when no other motion is before the chapter.
what is the correct terminology to use when referring a motion to a committee?
the correct terminology to use when referring a motion to a committee is,"i move to refer the motion that... to a committee,or to committee consisting of...,or a special committee.
71. Does the motion to take from the table require a second?
The motion to take from the table requires a second.
33. Does a point of order require a second?
A point of order does not require a second.
68. What is the purpose of the motion to take from the table?
The purpose of the motion to take from the table is to again bring a question before the chapter for further consideration.
66. Is the motion to adjourn debatable? Amendable?
The motion to adjourn, when unqualified, is undebatable and unamendable.
43. May a rule be suspended by general consent? Explain..
General consent may be used to suspend a rule- this may be done by the chair stating, shall we suspend, by general consent, the standing rule of the chapter that---
69. When may the mtion to take from the table be offered?
A motion can be taken from the table if some business has been transacted since it ws tabled.
in what ways may a motion be amended?
a motion may be amended by striking out words, inserting words, or striking out and inserting words.
70. Is the motion to take from the table debatable? Amendable?
The motion to take from the table is undebatable and unamendable.
50. How may nominations be made?
Nominations may be made by a committee or from the floor by a member. Even when a nominating committee is used, nominations may be made by members when the floor is open for further nominations.
67. In a chapter meeting, if the motion to adjourn carries, is the meeting dismissed immediately?
In a chapter meeting, if the motion to adjourn carries, the meeting is not dismissed immediately. The closing ceremony should be performed since the motion to adjourn affects only the business session.
51. How may nominations be closed? Reopened?
Nominations may be closed by a two-thirds vote on the motion to close nominations or reopened by a majority vote on the motion to reopen nominations.
Is a main motion debatable?
A main motion is always debatable and amendable
is the motion to refer debatable? amendable?
the motion to refer is debatable and amendable.
Does a main motion require a second? A majority vote?
A main motion requires a second and majority vote.
what is the proper terminology in stating an amendment?
the proper terminology to use in stating an amendment is," i move to amend the motion by...,or i move to amend the amendment by..."
What is the proper terminology to use in stating a main motion?
The proper terminology to use in stating a main motion is "I move that"
55. What is the purpose of making a parliamentary inquiry?
The purpose of making a parliamentary inquiry is to permit a member to gain parliamentary information.
is the motion to lay on the tanle debatable? amendable?
the motion to lay on the table is undebatable and unamendable.
63. May a motion be withdrawn after voting has commenced?
A motion cannot be withdrawn after voting has commenced.
What is the purpose of the motion to lay on the table?
the purpose of the motion to lay on the table is to temporarily delay action on an item of business.
39. Is an appeal debatable? Amendable?
An appeal is debatable except in cases where it relates to indecorun(improper conduct), priority of business, or deviation from the rules of speaking. An appeal is unamendable.
32. What is the purpose of rising to a point of order?
The purpose of rising to a point of order is to enforce the rules by calling attention to a violation of the rules or a mistake in procedure.
52.Does a nomination require a second?
A second is not required to nominate.
41. What is the purpose of suspending the rules?
The purpose of suspending the rules is to permit the chapter to do something that cannot be done without violating its standing rules.
what is the purpose of referring a motion to a committee?
the purpose of reffering a motion to a committee is to temporarily place the question temporarily in a committee.
45. What is the purpose of calling for a division of the assembly?
The purpose of calling for a division of the assembly is to determine the accuracy of a vote, especially when taken by voice or by show of hands.
what is the purpose of the previous question?
the purpose of the previous question is to terminate discussion on the motion or motions before the chapter and to secure an immediate vote.
what is the purpose of an amendment?
the purpose of an amendment is to modify the motion that is under consideration.
49. May a division be reconsidered?
A division cannot be reconsidered
does the motion to refer require a second?
the motion to refer requires a second.
54. May the vote on a motion to close nominations be reconsidered?
The vote on a motion to close nominations cannot be reconsidered.
57. Is a parliamentary inquiry debatable? Amendable?
A parliamentary inquiry is undebatable and unamendable.
58. Must one receive recognition to make a parliamentary inquiry?
Recognition is not necessary to make a parliamentary inquiry, and the parliamentary inquiry may interrupt a speaker.
what happens to a pending amendment if the main motion is tables?
when a main motion is tabled, all amendments and other motions belonging to it are also tabled.
36.What is the purpose of an appeal?
The purpose of an appeal is to obtain a decision from the chapter to a question on which the president has made a decision.
56. Is a second required to a parliamentary inquiry? A vote?
A parliamentary inquiry does not require a second and a vote is not required.
42. What vote is required to suspend the rules?
A majority vote is required to suspend the rules.
48. Is a division debatable? Amendable?
A division is undebatable and unamendable
35. Is it proper for the president to call a member out of order?
The president is duty bound to enforce correct rules of procedure and should call members out of order when they are in error.
46. When must one request a division?
One must request a division before another motion is stated.
59. When may the proposer of a motion withdraw it from the chapter?
The proposer of a motion may withdraw it from the chapter before it is stated by the chair.