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AIESEC SIPO Compendium - Updated 07th August 2010

AIESEC SIPO Compendium - Updated 07th August 2010

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 1. The Chairperson, elected at the first Plenary of each legislative meeting, shall occupy theChair. In his/her absence, the meeting shall elect its own Chairperson.2. If the official ordinarily entitled to take the Chair is so affected by or interested in any motionas to render it advisable, in the opinion of the members, that he/she vacate the Chairduring the discussion of the motion, it shall be permissible for members to move, second andvote upon a motion that he/she vacates the Chair during the discussion. If the motion iscarried, the meeting shall temporarily elect the Chairperson.3. The Chairperson shall be the sole interpreter of the Standing Orders.4. The MC shall be the final interpreters of the provisions of the Compendium, apart fromstanding orders, and except in cases where they are interested parties, the Chairperson shallmake the final ruling.5. The Chairperson shall neither vote nor take part in the discussion of the meeting.
 6. That, in order to avoid confusion during voting, a Roll Call shall be taken at thecommencement of all Plenaries of legislative meetings.Further, should delegates subsequently join the Plenary, they shall inform the Chairperson of theirpresence and this shall be recorded in the minutes.At the start of the first Plenary, the Chairperson shall inform delegates of these procedures.
 7. In voting, motions shall be carried by a simple majority, unless the Constitution orCompendium provides otherwise. The casting of votes shall be in the following order : Votesfor, against, abstentions. If the number of votes for and against a motion are equal, the motionshall be regarded as not carried. Delegates abstaining shall be considered as non-voting.8. Only delegates who have attended at least two-thirds (2/3) of the previous plenaries of thatlegislative meeting will be allowed to vote in the final plenary of the legislative meeting.9. Observers and guests of the legislative meetings shall only be heard with the permission of themeeting.10. All delegates have the right to propose or second motions and amendments.
 11. No motion or amendment shall be open for discussion until it has been seconded, but theproposer shall have the right to speak on a motion in order to find a seconder.12. Motions that have been approved in Working Groups and Subcommittees shall be circulatedin writing before the matter can be voted upon. Where this is not possible, there must at leastbe ample opportunity provided for discussion by the delegates.
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Page 2 of 4013. No matter shall be discussed unless it concerns on approved subject on the agenda, except atthe discretion of the Chair.14. A motion shall only be open for discussion or amendment after the proposer and seconderhave been given the opportunity to speak in support of the motion.15. No motion or amendments which have been accepted by the Chair shall be withdrawn withoutthe consent of the meeting. Neither shall any addendum be added to a motion once acceptedwithout such consent.16. That the following forms of legislation be allowed at legislative meetings:(a) Motionswhich remain indefinitely in the Compendium unless amended or deleted bysubsequent legislative meetings.(b) One year motionswhich are binding until the legislative meeting one year from the one at which themotion was passed.(c) Mandatesto a recognized body of the Association binding for a specified period of time, toperform a function outside the ordinary course of duty.
 17. No amendment shall be moved, by the Chairperson's ruling, rescinds, negates or destroys theoriginal motion.18. No other amendment shall be moved until the first amendment has been disposed of, butnotice of further amendments may be given.19. If an amendment be rejected, other amendments may be moved on the original motion. If anamendment be carried, the motion as amended shall become the motion, and shall be thequestion to which any further discussion may be moved, or upon which the final vote is taken.20. The proposer of a motion, but not of an amendment, shall have the right to reply directlybefore a vote is taken.
 21. That the Chairperson shall allow the following procedural motions to put when there isalready a proposition on the floor, in the following order of precedence:(a) That the motion now be put.(b) A motion to postpone or adjourn the matter to a specified later meeting.(c) A motion to refer matter to a committee or Subcommittee for investigation for report.(d) A motion to limit the debate to a certain specified time period.(e) That a matter lie on the table.(f) A motion of no confidence in the Chair.(g) A motion to adjourn the meeting to a later specified time or date.Motions provided for by the clauses (a), (e) and (f) must receive a majority of two-thirds (2/3)of the votes cast i.e. excluding abstentions.22. If the motion "That the motion now be put" has been seconded, no further discussion of theoriginal question, but a member may give notice of his/her desire to speak further on theoriginal question. If the motion is carried, only the proposer of the original question underdiscussion shall be allowed to speak before the original question is put to vote.
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Page 3 of 4023. If the motion "to limit debate to a certain specific period of time" is carried, the Chairpersonshall draw up a list of those wishing to make their first speech on the subject and allot eachone an equal proportion of the specified period. The proposer shall be allowed five minutes tosum up before the original motion is put to vote.24. Should any procedural motion under section 22 be defeated, twenty (20) minutes shall elapsebefore such a motion may be proposed again, unless the Chair is of the opinion that thecircumstances have materially altered in the meantime.
 25. In addition to discussing on a motion, the Chairperson shall allow the following points inorder of precedence:(a) Point of Order;(b) Point of Personal Explanation;(c) Point of Information to Somebody;(d) Point of Information from Somebody.26. A point of order must be heard at all times, and the Chairperson shall give his ruling beforethe motion is further discussed. Points of order shall deal with the conduct of procedure of thedebate. The member rising to put the point of order shall prove one or more of the following:(a) That the speaker is travelling outside the scope of the motion under discussion,(b) That he/she is using unparlimentary language.(c) That he/she is infringing upon the Constitution or Standing Orders.
 27. A speaker shall direct his/her speech strictly to the motion, or amendment under discussion. If no definite motion or amendment is before the meeting, the speaker shall direct his/her speechstrictly to the point on the agenda under discussion.28. Every member shall address himself/herself solely to the Chair.29. No member shall be allowed to speak more than once on a motion, as long as a member whohas not spoken on that motion desires the floor. No member shall speak for longer than ten(10) minutes at one time without permission of the meeting.30. The Chairperson shall have the right to make a speakers list and close it according to his/herdiscretion.

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