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SCRIPT: OBJECTION TO THE CONSIDERATION OF A QUESTION
SCRIPT: OBJECTION TO THE CONSIDERATION OF A QUESTION

"Motion A" is pending

Member:

I object to the consideration of the question. [Note: this motion must be made before there has been any debate on the motion, and before the chair has restated any secondary motions applying to the motion.]

Chair:

The consideration of the question is objected to. Should the question be considered?

This motion is not debatable or amendable and needs a two-thirds vote in the negative. The effect of this motion is to prevent the consideration of this motion during this session.

All those in favor of considering the question, please rise. [Pause] You may be seated. Those opposed to considering the question, please rise. [Pause] You may be seated.

[Two-thirds vote in the negative is needed to object to consideration of the question.]

There are two-thirds opposed and the question will not be considered. The next item of business is …

or

There are less than two-thirds opposed and the objection is not sustained. The motion before you is “Motion A”. Is there any discussion?

 
  • This motion must be made before there has been any debate on the motion, and before the chair has restated any secondary motions applying to the motion.
  • Does not need a second
  • Is not debatable
  • Is not amendable
  • Needs a two-thirds vote in the negative to prevent consideration

 

 

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