Basic Meeting Procedures for HOAs

Basic Meeting Procedures for HOAs

To Make a Motion:

  • Maker must be recognized by chairperson
  • Maker then states, “I move…”
  • A second to the motion is required
  • The maker of the motion has the right to speak first
  • The maker also has the privilege of speaking last before the vote
  • The chairperson recognizes each person before he or she speaks

To Amend a Motion:

  • Requires a second
  • Amendment can be debated and can be amended
  • Majority vote is needed to approve the amendment
  • Vote on the amendment before voting on the original motion

To Table a Motion:

  • Requires a second
  • No debate is allowed
  • No amendments to the tabling motion can be made
  • Majority vote is required to pass the tabling motion
  • Can set a definite date for reconsideration

To Adjourn a Meeting:

  • Requires a second
  • Not debatable
  • Cannot be amended
  • Majority vote is needed pass

To Take a Motion from the Table:

  • Requires a second
  • Not debatable
  • Cannot be amended
  • Majority vote is needed to pass

 

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