Section 52 - Points of Order and Privilege

  1. If the Chair agrees, a Member may present a Point of Order at any time and must sit back down in his or her seat after doing so. The Commission cannot debate or amend a Point of Order and the Chair immediately rules on the Point of Order and gives reasons for the Ruling.
  2. If the Chair agrees, a Member may present a Point of Privilege at any time and must sit back down in his or her seat after doing so. The Commission cannot debate or amend a Point of Privilege and the Chair immediately rules on the Point of Privilege and gives reasons for the Ruling.
  3. Immediately following a Chair’s Ruling, a Member may make a Motion to appeal that Ruling, despite another Member having the floor.
  4. Member cannot debate or amend a Motion to appeal the Chair’s Ruling.
  5. When a member makes a Motion to appeal, the Chair:
    (1) Asks the Members, “Is the Ruling of the Chair upheld?”; and
    (2) Immediately puts the Motion to appeal to a vote.
  6. A Chair’s Ruling that is not appealed, or is supported on appeal, is final.
  7. When the Chair’s Ruling is not supported on appeal, the Commission’s decision is final.
  8. If the Chair states or reads from the Procedures By-law, legislation, or another document of authority, the Chair has not made a Ruling and no Member may make a Motion to appeal.
  9. A Motion to appeal the Chair’s Ruling is a procedural motion.