A161 fails on a vote by orders

General Convention

A161 has been defeated on a vote by orders. There was a substitute motion that was ruled to be out of order.

There is a rumor flying around the floor that people may try to reintroduce the original language of the Special Standing Commission’s report (considerable caution) rather than the work of the Special Committee during convention.

No one knows what this really means. People were voting against it that wanted it to pass in some form and people were voting for it while holding their nose. The object lesson out of all this is that we have no consensus and that the legislative process has not brought any real resolution of this issue.

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  1. Thom Jensen says

    Nick, thank you so much for giving us almost real time reports. Your blog has been a joy to share these days.

  2. Thom Jensen says

    P.S. Your blog server doesn’t give the time. Would you let us know when this stuff is posted? Things happening so fast…

  3. Thanks for your words Thom – let me see if I can figure out how to make it do that. We’re on a dinner recess until 7:30 pm this evening.

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