7 Miss. Code. R. § 3-1400-1409 - Rules of Order

Current through April 7, 2022

The Board will use the following forms as guides for its conduct of business:

MOTIONS REQUIRES RECOGNITION REQUIRES SECOND DEBATABLE AMENDABLE VOTE REQUIRED WHEN MOTION IS USED OR EFFECT OF MOTION
HOUSEKEEPING 1 ADOPT AGENDA NO YES YES YES Majority Set order of discussion for meeting. Must suspend rules to bring item up out of order.
2 NO YES YES YES 2/3 Usually only used to include urgent items not anticipated when agenda was set
3 YES YES NO NO MAJORITY Can be way to avoid action that is premature or unwise.
4 YES YES NO NO MAJORITY Mover should make sure recess is brief and isn't in violation of Sunshine Law.
MAIN MOTION, DISCUSSION 1 YES YES YES YES MAJORITY PUT MAIN ISSUE ON THE TABLE FOR DISCUSSION AND VOTING. ALL OTHER MOTIONS APPLY TO MAIN MOTION.
2 YES YES YES YES MAJORITY REFINE OR CLARIFY WORDING OF MAIN MOTION. OR MAY OFFER MEMBERS ALTERNATE CHOICE ON KEY ISSUE.
3 YES YES YES NO, UNLESS PENDING MAJORITY REPLACE POORLY WORDED MOTION THAT IS BEYOND AMENDING.
4 YES YES NO NO MAJORITY PUT MAIN MOTION ASIDE TEMPORARILY WITH THE PROVISION THAT IT CAN BE BROUGHT UP AGAIN WHEN A MAJORITY SO WISHES. OFTEN USED WHEN OTHER ITEMS ARE MORE PRESSING OR WHEN THE GROUP WANTS TO DISPENSE WITH OTHER ITEMS.
5 YES YES NO NO MAJORITY BRING A MOTION BACK BEFORE THE BODY FOR ACTION. NO OTHER MOTION CAN BE UNDER CONSIDERATION.
6 YES YES YES YES MAJORITY PUT OFF VOTE ON MAIN MOTION UNTIL MORE INFORMATION IS KNOWN OR UNTIL MORE CONVENIENT TIME.
7 YES YES YES NO MAJORITY SAME AS ABOVE
8 YES YES YES NO MAJORITY KILL THE MOTION WHILE AVOIDING A DIRECT VOTE ON THE ISSUE.
MOTIONS REQUIRES RECOGNITION REQUIRES SECOND DEBATABLE AMENDABLE VOTE REQUIRED WHEN MOTION IS USED OR EFFECT OF MOTION
9 YES YES YES YES MAJORITY GIVE THE GROUP TIME TO LEARN ABOUT AN ISSUE BEFORE VOTING.
10 NO NO NO NO 2/3 IN NEGATIVE ALLOW GROUP TO AVOID AN ISSUE WHEN IT IS CONSIDERED UNDESIRABLE TO COME BEFORE THE GROUP.
11 YES YES NO YES 2/3 MAY LIMIT EITHER NUMBER OR LENGTH OF SPEECHES MADE. ALSO MAY SET SPECIFIC TIME TO CUT OFF DEBATE.
12 YES YES YES YES MAJORITY PUT ASIDE DISCUSSION NOT RELATED TO MAIN MOTION.
13 YES YES YES NO MAJORITY ALLOW BODY TO DISCUSS ONE ISSUE AT A TIME WHEN A MOTION INCLUDES SEVERAL INDEPENDENT ISSUES.
14 YES YES NO YES MAJORITY REQUIRE BODY TO VOTE ON EACH PART OF A MOTION ONE AT A TIME.
15 YES YES NO NO 2/3 PUT AN END TO DEBATE TO OBTAIN AN IMMEDIATE VOTE ON MOTION.
16 NO USUALLY NO NO MAJORITY STRIKE THE MOTION FROM THE RECORDS OF THE MEETING. REQUIRES SECOND WHEN WITHDRAWN MOTION IS MADE BY MOVER OF ORIGINAL MOTION.
17 NO NO NO NO NONE REQUIRE A ROLL CALL VOTE OR BALLOT TO ASSURE ACCURATE COUNT.
18 YES YES USUALLY NO MAJORITY PERMIT CORRECTION OF HASTY OR ERRONEOUS ACTION OR HEAR NEW EVIDENCE. CANNOT BE DEBATED IF ORIGINAL MOTION NOT DEBATABLE. THE MOTION AND ITS SECOND MUST BE MADE BY PERSONS VOTING ON THE PREVAILING SIDE.

19 YES YES NO NO MAJORITY ANY MEMBER IS ENTITLED TO A CLOSED DETERMINATION ON QUESTION OF WHETHER OR NOT TO ENTER AN EXECUTIVE SESSION. NO OTHER BUSINESS MAY BE CONDUCTED UNTIL DETERMINATION OF ISSUE IS MADE. MUST BE MADE AT OPEN MEETING.
20 YES YES NO NO 3/5 SEE POLICY BCBK.
OTHER MOTIONS 1 NO NO NO NO NONE ALLOW MEMBER TO CALL UPON THE CHAIR FOR A RULING WHEN HE THINKS RULES ARE BEING VIOLATED.
MOTIONS REQUIRES RECOGNITION REQUIRES SECOND DEBATABLE AMENDABLE VOTE REQUIRED WHEN MOTION IS USED OR EFFECT OF MOTION
2 NO NO NO NO NONE ALLOW MEMBER TO OBTAIN ADVICE FROM THE CHAIR ON CORRECT PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE SO THAT HE MIGHT MAKE AN APPROPRIATE MOTION.
3 YES YES NO NO 2/3 ALLOW MEMBERS TO CONSIDER SOMETHING WHICH IS IN VIOLATION OF NORMAL RULES. OFTEN USED TO BRING UP ITEM OUT OF ORDER OR ITEM NOT ON THE AGENDA.
4 NO NO NO NO NONE PERMIT CONSIDERATION OF REQUESTS OR MOTIONS RELATING TO RIGHTS OF THE GROUP. OFTEN MAY RELATE TO PHYSICAL COMFORT OR MEETING ARRANGEMENTS.
5 NO YES NO NO MAJORITY IN THE NEGATIVE ALLOW THE ENTIRE BODY TO TAKE ACTION ON A DECISION OF THE CHAIR. IT HAS THE EFFECT OF OVERRULING THE CHAIR'S DECISION.
1. A member present may vote for or against any motion or the member may abstain. No member who is not present may vote.
2. The minutes of the Board shall reflect the vote of each member on each matter.
3. On all matters, in the event that a roll call vote was not taken, the vote of each member shall be reflected as in favor of the motion unless the member specifically indicates otherwise.

Notes

7 Miss. Code. R. § 3-1400-1409
Adopted 7/1984

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