- Discharge a committee
The motion to discharge a committee is used to take a matter out of a committee's hands before the committee has made a final report on it.
Explanation and Use
Discharge a committee (RONR) Class Motion that brings a question again before the assembly In order when another has the floor? No Requires second? Yes Debatable? Yes; debate can go into question in hands of the committee May be reconsidered? Negative vote only Amendable? Yes
Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised (RONR)
The motion to discharge a committee is used to take a matter out of a committee's hands before the committee has made a final report on it. A committee can use this motion to discharge a subcommittee. The vote required is a simple majority if the committee has failed to report at the prescribed time or if the assembly is considering a partial report of the committee. Otherwise, it requires a majority with previous notice; or a two-thirds vote; or a majority of the entire membership.
The Standard Code (TSC)
There is no corresponding motion under The Standard Code of Parliamentary Procedure. Under TSC, the assembly that has referred a motion or a matter to a committee may by a majority vote withdraw it at any time from the committee, refer it to another committee, or decide the question itself.
Parliamentary procedure Major concepts Subsidiary motions Privileged motions Incidental motions Incidental motions
(Requests and inquiries)
Motions that bring a question
again before the assemblyTake from the table · Rescind, repeal, annul or amend something previously adopted · Discharge a committee · Reconsider
Legislative procedure Disciplinary procedures Parliamentary authoritiesRobert's Rules of Order Newly Revised (RONR) · The Standard Code of Parliamentary Procedure (TSC or Sturgis) · Demeter's Manual of Parliamentary Law and Procedure · Riddick's Rules of Procedure · Mason's Manual of Legislative Procedure · Erskine May: Parliamentary Practice
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