To limit to one minute the amount of unused speaking time a delegate may yield to another delegate.

Standing Rule 3. Order of Business and Debate

Section G. Yielding Speaking Time

A member may yield the microphone or speaking time to another delegate only for the unused portion of his/her allotted time up to one (1) minute, and only for the purpose for which the member was recognized.

Impact Statement

NEA Standing Rule 3(F) allows delegates to speak for no longer than two minutes at one time if speaking as an individual or three minutes at one time if speaking for the delegation or the NEA Board of Directors. Standing Rule 3(G) permits delegates to yield unused speaking time to another delegate for the purpose for which the original delegate was recognized.

The proposed amendment would limit to one minute the amount of time a delegate may yield to another delegate. A delegate that so yields would forfeit any remaining time in excess of the one minute.

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Joel Gleason, OH

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