All Proposals on the ABC agenda do not automatically become motions.
The process is as follows:
1.The Proposal is read by the Conference Secretary.
2.Delegates may briefly discuss its merits.
3.Any delegate may then choose to create a motion from the proposal, citing that it is a motion derived from which specific Proposal number that was originally submitted by the registered group listed on the Ballot.
4.Another delegate must then second the motion. If so done, it proceeds like any motion using parliamentary procedures. If it is not seconded, the motion dies.
5.There will be limited time provided for discussion, based on the number of Proposals on the agenda and the remaining needs of the agenda.
6.Delegates may only speak once about a motion, unless there is time remaining after all have spoken.
7.A 60% majority vote of the voting delegates is required for a motion to be passed and forwarded to the WSO Board for possible action. (See Concepts VI, VII, and VIII for detail on the relationship and responsibilities of the ABC and WSO Board.)
8.If the vote is not unanimous, the minority may make a case. If there are many people in the minority, a time limit for rebuttal will be set at the start.
9.The majority is then asked if any one of them have changed their vote. If not, the original vote stands. If so, a new vote is taken. The results of that new vote determines the conclusive outcome.