Discharge a committee

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The motion to discharge a committee is used to take a matter out of a committee's hands before the committee has made a final report on it.

Explanation and Use[edit]

Discharge a committee (RONR)
Class Motion that brings a question again before the assembly
In order when another has the floor? No
Requires second? Yes
Debatable? Yes; debate can go into question in hands of the committee
May be reconsidered? Negative vote only
Amendable? Yes

Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised (RONR)[edit]

The motion to discharge a committee is used to take a matter out of a committee's hands before the committee has made a final report on it. A committee can use this motion to discharge a subcommittee.[1] The vote required is a simple majority if the committee has failed to report at the prescribed time or if the assembly is considering a partial report of the committee. Otherwise, it requires a majority with previous notice; or a two-thirds vote; or a majority of the entire membership.

The Standard Code (TSC)[edit]

There is no corresponding motion under The Standard Code of Parliamentary Procedure. Under TSC, the assembly that has referred a motion or a matter to a committee may by a majority vote withdraw it at any time from the committee, refer it to another committee, or decide the question itself.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robert, Henry M. (2000). Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised (10th ed. ed.). pp. 299–300. 
  2. ^ Sturgis, Alice (2001). The Standard Code of Parliamentary Procedure, 4th ed., p. 57