An Intro to Parli Pro


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An Intro to Parli Pro

  1. 1. Is full of <br />Parliamentary pros<br />Specpol<br />Emily<br />Tre’vell<br />An Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure<br />
  2. 2. Rules 20 & 21: Speeches<br />Speeches can be made in languages other than English, but must include appropriate translation<br />No one speaks without Chair’s recognition<br />Translations cut into the speaker’s overall speech time<br />Content of speech must pertain to subject under discussion<br />
  3. 3. rULE 23: QUESTIONS<br />Questions can be posed to a speaker if and only if they are accepted by the speaker<br />Questions must pertain to content of speaker’s speech<br />The time it takes to ask the question will take away from speaker’s overall speech time<br />
  4. 4. You may yield any remaining time from a speech to another delegation<br />The delegation yielded to may accept or deny the yield<br />Rule 24: Yields<br />There are no double yields: yielded to delegation may not yield to a second delegation<br />
  5. 5. Rule 27: Right of Reply<br />Can only be used if a speaker has insulted the national or personal integrity of another delegation<br />If granted, the offended delegation shall respond to allegations, NOT return insults<br />Note: Should be submitted in writing for GA Mains committees <br />
  6. 6. RuLe 28: ResolUtiOns and AmEndMenTS<br />Any delegate can submit a resolution or amendment<br />Signatures Needed:<br /><ul><li> Resolution: 1/5 of body (No fewer than 5 sponsors)
  7. 7. Amendment: 1/10 of body (No fewer than 3 sponsors)</li></ul>See Process on next slide<br /><br />
  8. 8. Rule 28: Resolutions and Amendments(Cont)<br />Note: To encourage consensus building, DRs will be limited.<br />
  9. 9. Rule 31: Point of Order<br />For example: Chair states voting will take place on Draft Resolution 2 before Draft Resolution 1<br />Used when a mistake has been made in the order of procedure<br />
  10. 10. Rule 32: PoInt Of ParLiameNtaryInQUiry<br />Used when an explanation is needed on a procedural matter<br />For example: Delegate is confused on the difference between a substantive vs. procedural vote<br />
  11. 11. Rule 33: Point of Personal Privilege<br />Used to inform the Chair of a circumstance that may impair a delegates’ ability to participate in debate<br />For example: Delegate cannot hear the speaker or the Chair<br />The ONLY Point that may interrupt a speaker<br />
  12. 12. rulE 45: Division oF Resolutions aNdAmendmeNts<br />If motioned for, three votes will be take to complete process of dividing:<br />A vote on whether the resolution or amendment will be divided at all (procedural vote)<br />If passed, all proposed divisions will be accepted (and move on)<br />A vote on each of the divided parts (substantive votes)<br />A final vote on all of the accepted parts as a single DR (substantive vote)<br />Note: Preambulatory clauses cannot be amended or divided out<br />
  13. 13. rULE 46: vOTING ON aMENDMENTS<br />If all sponsors of a DR agree with a submitted amendment, the DR may be withdrawn and resubmitted at the Chair’s discretion<br />There is no distinction between “friendly” and “unfriendly” amendments.<br />Two contradictory amendments cannot pass <br />Amendments are voted on in order of most destructive to least destructive via Chair’s discretion<br />