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SCRIPT: MOTION TO TAKE FROM THE TABLE
SCRIPT: MOTION TO TAKE FROM THE TABLE

Member:

I move that we take from the table the motion relating to _________________________.

Chair:

Is there a second to the motion? [This statement is eliminated if a member calls out "second" or if the motion is made on behalf of a committee.]

2nd Member:

I second the motion.

Chair:

It is moved and seconded that we take from the table the motion relating to _________________________. This is not a debatable motion. The question is on the adoption of the motion to take from the table the motion relating to _________________________.

All those in favor, say aye. [Pause for response.]

All those opposed, say no.

The affirmative has it and the motion is adopted; ___________ is taken from the table and before you for your consideration at this time. Is there any further discussion on the motion ___________________?

or

The negative has it, the motion is lost, and we will not take from the table the motion relating to _________________________. The next business in order is . . ..

 
  • Needs a second.
  • Is not debatable.
  • Is not amendable.
  • Needs a majority vote.
  • May be made during the Unfinished Business or New Business portion of the agenda.

 

 

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