|Joel Uckelman on 16 Jan 2001 05:18:21 -0000|
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|spoon-business: I second that.|
Man, what a flurry of activity today... It occurs to me that Poulenc's "Motions to Create or Destroy Points" Proposal, P384, needs a mechanism that allows Motions to be seconded. So, here is a Proposal to do create such a mechanism, (and also change the oft-amended Rule 230 to reflect seconding and make consent even more flexible). So, I submit the following Proposal, entitled "I Second That": 1. Create a new Rule entitled "Consent by Seconding", with the following text: "An Approvable Motion requiring P seconds in N days is granted consent upon receiving seconds by P unique eligible voters other than the Motion's owner within N days of its recognition. No Motion may be granted consent in this way unless explicitly allowed by the Rules. Any Approvable Motion requiring seconds for which the required number of seconds is left unspecified is considered to require one second. Any Approvable Motion requiring seconds for which the required period within which the seconds must occur is left unspecified is considered to to have a period of three days. An eligible voter may second an Motion requiring seconding by publicly indicating e is doing so." 2. Strike the word "unanimous" from Rules 120 and 229. 3. Change the title of Rule 230 to "Tacit Consent" and Amend Rule 230 to read: "An Agent introducing an Approvable Motion may request consent at the time of its introduction, or until such time as the granting of consent could still occur prior to the nweek's voting, unless the Rules explicitly prohibit it. N-day P-consent on a Motion is granted if no more than P eligible voters object to the Motion within N days of its recognition. The appropriate level of consent is considered to have been requested automatically for any Approvable Motion which may be adopted only by that level of consent or greater. N-day unanimous consent is equivalent to N-day 0-consent. Any Approvable Motion for which the required level of consent for adoption by consent is left unspecified is considered to require unanimous consent. Any Approvable Motion for which the required period without objection for adoption by consent is left unspecified is considered to have a period of three days." -- J.