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SCRIPT: DIVISION OF THE QUESTION
SCRIPT: DIVISION OF THE QUESTION

While a motion is pending that has three separate recommendations

Member:

I move that the motion be divided and we consider each of the three recommendations separately.

Chair:

It is moved that we divide the question and consider each of the three recommendations separately. Is there any objection to dividing the question? [pause] Hearing no objection, we will divide the question. The motion before you at this time is Recommendation 1. Is there any discussion on Recommendation 1?

 
  • If there is an objection, it must be processed as a motion
  • Needs a second
  • Is not debatable
  • Only amendable as to how the motion is divided
  • Needs a majority vote
  • If the question is divided, each section is treated as a separate motion that has already been made. So you discuss one, vote on it, and then go to the next one.

 

 

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