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How Is the Motion to Lay on the Table Misused?

/ Owner - April 27, 2015

Because the motion to Lay on the Table is not debatable, requires only a majority vote, and has high precedence, members are too often tempted to use it to kill the main motion. This is an improper use of the motion to Lay on the Table and an example of railroading (see Robert’s 210, 215–16). If a member opposes a main motion, he should speak and vote against it. To suppress action on a main motion, a member should move to Postpone Indefinitely (which is debatable).     Read the article………

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