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Re: E-M:/ MEC Capitol Update - Deregulation of Electric Utilities



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Enviro-Mich message from Rane Curl <ranecurl@engin.umich.edu>
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On Fri, 2 Jun 2000, David Wright wrote:

> REP. RACZKOWSKI MOVED TO RECONSIDER THE VOTE BY WHICH THE HOUSE ADOPTED THE
> AMENDMENT.  THE MOTION PREVAILED, A MAJORITY OF THE MEMBERS PRESENT VOTING
> THEREFOR.  THE QUESTION BEING ON THE ADOPTION OF THE AMENDMENT OFFERED BY
> REP. CALLAHAN (the amendment to regulate mercury from dirty, old,
> grandfathered coal fired power plants.), THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED, A
> MAJORITY OF THE MEMBERS SERVING NOT VOTING THEREFOR.

In Robert's Rules, a motion to reconsider can only be made by someone
that voted on the prevailing side. However legislatures use their
own rules. What is their rule in this regard, and was it violated?

Of course, each legislator should be polled on how they voted
the second time, if the rules permitted reconsideration. 

--Rane L. Curl



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