Request for permission to withdraw or modify a motion
|In order when another has the floor?||If not granted by unanimous consent, can be moved by person requesting permission, or by another while the former has the floor|
|Requires second?||Yes, if motion is made by person requesting permission; no, if made by another member|
|May be reconsidered?||As to withdrawal, negative vote only; as to modification, yes|
The motion of request for permission to withdraw or modify a motion is made if the maker of the motion wishes to withdraw or change it after it has been stated by the chair.
Explanation and Use
Before it has been stated by the chair, permission is unnecessary. However, a person who seconded the motion before it was modified is allowed to withdraw the second.
- Robert, Henry M. (2000). Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised, 10th ed., p. 283–284