REQUEST

REQUEST

request, n. Parliamentary law. A motion by which a member invokes a right, seeks permission for the exercise of a privilege, or asks a question. Cf. MOTION(2); DEMAND(2); INQUIRY(2); POINT(2).

request for leave to modify a motion. See request for permission to modify a motion.

request for leave to withdraw a motion. See request for permission to withdraw a motion.

request for permission to modify a motion. A motion by which the mover seeks an amendment to his or her own motion after the chair has stated the motion. ? The mover controls a motion only until the chair states the question. After that, the motion belongs to the assembly and the mover cannot modify it without the assembly’s permission. See friendly amendment under AMENDMENT(3).

¡ª Also termed request for leave to modify a motion.

request for permission to withdraw a motion. A motion by the mover to end consideration of the motion without reaching a decision on its merits. See request for permission to modify a motion.

¡ª Also termed request for leave to withdraw a motion.

request to be excused from a duty. A motion seeking relief from a duty that an officer or other member has been charged with.

request to read papers.

1. A motion asking permission to read aloud from printed matter. ? Reading aloud is generally not allowed without permission.

2. A motion asking that the chair or secretary read aloud a document for the mover’s or the assembly’s information.


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