Robert's "Robert's Rules" Q&A

After last few conventions, have had a few people ask me about learning Robert’s Rules.

So I figure I will do a few post ever now and then on Rules and questions that people have.

Feel free to use comments to ask any Rules.

First up: Passing of Rules at a convention.

Q: Can rules be passed with just a majority vote?

A: It depends. They follow same rules as motions.

You can not pass a rule that normally would take a 2/3 vote to pass if offered as a motion with just a majority, the rule also takes 2/3.

A classic example are any rules limiting debate.

If the rules limit debate, then the rules must pass with 2/3 vote if offered as a whole or if offered in sections, those sections concerning debate would have to pass with 2/3 vote.


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