Parliamentary Practice: An Introduction to Parliamentary Law

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CHAPTER III. FIRST DRILL, ILLUSTRATING CHAPTERS I AND II. Organization, Main Motions, and Postpone Indefinitely. [In this drill the assembly is supposed to be a class in parliamentary law. The members are to be assigned special parts in the drill as described in "How to Study Parliamentary Law," page 182. Directions enclosed in brackets are sufficiently full to guide each member. When no directions are given for the chairman to stand or to be seated, it is optional with him which he does. In large assemblies it is better for him to stand whenever he speaks, but this is not advisable in small assemblies, except in putting the question and in speaking to a point of order. It is assumed that any member who has obtained the floor takes his seat when he has finished speaking.] Mr. A [rising, advancing to the table and rapping, or gently striking the table once with the gavel, says] : The meeting will please come to order. I move "that Mr. X act as chairman of this meeting." Any Member [without rising]. I second the motion. Mr. A [still standing]. It has been moved and seconded, "that Mr. X act as chairman of this meeting." As many as are in favor of the motion say Aye. [After the ayes have responded:] Those opposedsay No. [There being more ayes than noes he continues:] The ayes have it and Mr. X is elected chairman. He will please take the chair. [Mr. A resumes his seat.) Chairman [standing by the presiding officer's table, says] : The next business in order is the election of a secretary. Mr. B [rising]. Mr. Chairman. Chairman [standing or sitting, recognizes Mr. B as having the floor by bowing to him or by announcing his name] : Mr. B. Mr. B [having thus "obtained the floor" still standing, says] : I nominate Mr. T. [Resumes his seat.] Chairman. Mr. T...
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  • ISBN-13: 9780866160087
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/1/1981
  • Pages: 203
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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CHAPTER III. FIRST DRILL, ILLUSTRATING CHAPTERS I AND II. Organization, Main Motions, and Postpone Indefinitely. [In this drill the assembly is supposed to be a class in parliamentary law. The members are to be assigned special parts in the drill as described in "How to Study Parliamentary Law," page 182. Directions enclosed in brackets are sufficiently full to guide each member. When no directions are given for the chairman to stand or to be seated, it is optional with him which he does. In large assemblies it is better for him to stand whenever he speaks, but this is not advisable in small assemblies, except in putting the question and in speaking to a point of order. It is assumed that any member who has obtained the floor takes his seat when he has finished speaking.] Mr. A [rising, advancing to the table and rapping, or gently striking the table once with the gavel, says] : The meeting will please come to order. I move "that Mr. X act as chairman of this meeting." Any Member [without rising]. I second the motion. Mr. A [still standing]. It has been moved and seconded, "that Mr. X act as chairman of this meeting." As many as are in favor of the motion say Aye. [After the ayes have responded:] Those opposedsay No. [There being more ayes than noes he continues:] The ayes have it and Mr. X is elected chairman. He will please take the chair. [Mr. A resumes his seat.) Chairman [standing by the presiding officer's table, says] : The next business in order is the election of a secretary. Mr. B [rising]. Mr. Chairman. Chairman [standing or sitting, recognizes Mr. B as having the floor by bowing to him or by announcing his name] : Mr. B. Mr. B [having thus "obtainedthe floor" still standing, says] : I nominate Mr. T. [Resumes his seat.] Chairman. Mr. T...
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