WHATíS A MOTION?

By Rafael Aquino

Published May 25, 2022  

 

A motion is a proposal that the associationís membership take action or a position on a specific topic or issue. The following are six types of motions anyone who is a member can make at an association membership meeting:

 

* Main motions introduce a specific topic for consideration and cannot be made while another motion is before the group.

 

* Subsidiary motions amend or change how to handle a motion thatís already being considered. A subsidiary motion is voted on before the motion it affects is voted on.

 

* Privileged motions represent urgent or important matters that take precedence over regular or pending business.

 

* Incidental motions are responses to procedure and must be considered before a main motion.

 

* Reconsidered motions generally are brought up when there is no other pending business so that the membership can revisit an unresolved issue.

 

* A pending motion is one that has been stated by the chair but has not yet been brought to a vote.


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