Under Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised (11th Edition), can a member on the floor rise to claim preference in recognition after the chair has recognized another member in debate? (difficulty level - 3)
No. However, there are purposes for which a member who has been assigned the floor may be interrupted. RONR § 42 (p. 378)
According to Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised (11th Edition), why does a motion made by direction of a board or committee not need a second from the floor (provided the subordinate group is composed of more than one person)? (difficulty level - 4)
Because "the motion's introduction has been directed by a majority vote within the board or committee and is therefore desired by at least two assembly members or elected or appointed persons to whose opinion the assembly is presumed to give weight regarding the board's or committee's concerns." RONR § 4 (p. 36)
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