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CHAPTER 9

NOTICES OF MOTION

This chapter sets out the procedures relating to notices of motion.

Notice of motion – how given

101.    Notice of motion shall be given by delivering a copy of its terms to the Clerk in the Chamber during a sitting.  The notice must be signed by the Member. 

Except that a proposed notice of motion to be considered by the Standing Committee on Administration and Procedure under standing order 16(a)(iii) must be delivered to the Clerk no later than 12 noon on the Monday of the sitting week at which it is proposed to be moved. (Amended 6 March 2008, 13 December 2016)

102.    A notice of motion shall be entered by the Clerk on the Notice Paper at the first convenient opportunity.

103.    A notice of motion given by a Member in accordance with standing order 81 shall be reported to the Assembly by the Clerk at the first convenient opportunity and shall not be entered by the Clerk on the Notice Paper until so reported.

Given for absent Member

104.    A Member, in the absence of another Member and at that Member’s request, may give a notice of motion for that Member and shall put that Member’s name on the notice.  The Member giving the notice shall also sign the notice.

Order of notices

105.    Subject to the provisions of standing orders 16 (a) (iii) and 78, notices shall be entered by the Clerk on the Notice Paper, in priority of orders of the day, in the order in which they were given. (Amended 27 August 1998)

May be divided

106.    If a notice of motion is given which contains matters not relevant to each other, the Speaker may instruct the Clerk to divide the notice into two or more notices. The Member lodging the notice shall be notified of the revision. (Amended 6 March 2008)

Unbecoming notice amended

107.    A notice of motion which, in the opinion of the Speaker, is too long, contains unbecoming expressions, or offends against any standing order, shall be amended by the Speaker before it appears on the Notice Paper. The Member lodging the notice shall be notified of the revision. (Amended 6 March 2008)

No contingent notice

108.    A Member shall not give a contingent notice of motion.

109.    (Standing order omitted 6 March 2008)

Terms altered

110.    A Member who has given a notice of motion may alter its terms by notifying the Clerk in writing within such time as will enable the alteration to be made on the Notice Paper.

Withdrawal of notice

111.    A Member who has given a notice of motion may withdraw the notice by notifying the Clerk in writing at any time prior to that proposed for moving the motion.

Operation of notice

112.    A notice of motion becomes effective only when it appears on the Notice Paper.

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