Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Changes to the 2011 ed. of Robert's Rules of Order

Changes in the 11th Edition of RONR

Here is another change that was made in the book under boards, page 486, “Conduct of Business in Boards.”
Now boards may adopt its own special rules of order or standing rules if they do not conflict with any rules of the society.
It now can protect itself against “breaches of order” by a member.  This means it can assess a penalty against an unruly member who may be rude to others or causing a disruption.  The book refers to pages 645—49 under discipline which gives procedures for handling such outbursts.  It then goes on to say that the maximum penalty which can be imposed on a disorderly board member is to leave the meeting room during the remainder of the meeting. 

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