If Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised (11th Edition), is your parliamentary authority, can the following motion be divided? (difficulty level - 4)
"RESOLVED, That the association purchase a moped for member use and keep it filled up with gas for 3 years."
No. "Another type of motion that cannot divided is one whose parts are not easily separated." RONR § 27 (p. 272). If no moped is purchased, it cannot be kept filled up with gas! The motion to amend could be used, however.
Is the motion to Divide the Question debatable in Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised (11th Edition)? (difficulty level - 3)
No. RONR § 27 (p. 271).
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