You are attending a meeting that uses The Standard Code of Parliamentary Procedure as its parliamentary authority. A motion is pending that contains two or more separate parts, and a member requests that the proposal be divided into separate motions. The presiding officer also believes that the motion contains two independing propositions. What vote of teh body is is required under Sturgis to Divide the Question? (difficulty level - 5)
None. Under The Standard Code, the motion to Divide the Question "requires no vote because it is a request and is decided by teh presiding officer." A majority vote will only be required if the presiding officer feels that the motion is not divisible and denies teh request. TSC, p. 96-99.
The motion to Reconsider varies greatly between Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised (11th Edition) and The Standard Code of Parliamentary Procedure ("Sturgis"). In The Standard Code, to what type of motions may the motion to Reconsider be applied? (difficulty level - 5)
Only to votes on main motions taken at the same meeting or convention. TSC, p. 42.
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