Standing Rule Amendment 2 (2019)Defeated
To strike language permitting delegates to yield any unused portion of allotted speaking time.
Rule 3. Order Business and Debate
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, and only for the purpose for which the member was recognized.
Standing Rule 3.G permits delegates to yield the microphone or speaking time to another delegate for any unused portion of allotted time. The section specifies that yielding may be done only for the purpose for which the member was initially recognized.
If adopted, the amendment would strike Rule 3.G. Thus, the amendment would eliminate the practice of yielding time. All speakers to motions would continue to have up to two minutes to speak in favor or against. Any unused time would simply expire.
Seth Rich - MD