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ERIC Number: ED083660
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
Pages: 11
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Parliamentary Procedure as Law.
Burt, John M.
Two parliamentary authorities, Robert and Sturgis, disagree on five issues of parliamentary procedure: abstained votes, the motion to reconsider, the number of votes afforded a presiding officer, the requirements for a quorum, and the authority of the presiding officer to create committees. These areas of disagreement may be resolved by examining the precedents set in specific cases where courts have applied the standard provisions of parliamentary procedure to parliamentary law. The Commission on American Parliamentary Practices should research these court decisions involving parliamentary law and should relate them to common parliamentary procedure. The Commission should communicate its findings in terms that laymen will comprehend, so that parliamentary procedure may be rendered a consistent, comprehensible tool of the public. (EE)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Assn. (59th, New York City, Nov. 8-11, 1973)