STANDING ORDERS CHAPTER 16

NOTICES OF MOTION

140 Giving notice

 

(1)

A member may only move a motion to discuss a subject if he or she has given notice of that motion at a previous sitting of the House. A notice of motion must be given before the House proceeds to the business of the day as set out in the notice paper. The member must:

 

 

(a)

read the notice of motion aloud; and

 

 

(b)

deliver its terms in writing to the Clerk.

 

(2)

A notice of motion is printed in the notice paper. However, if any notice contains unbecoming expressions the Speaker may direct that the notice be removed or amended

 

(3)

The member may alter the notice by giving the Clerk an amended notice at least one day before the day proposed for dealing with the motion.

 

 

 

141 Consecutive notices

 

A member may not give two notices of motion consecutively, unless no other member seeks to give any.

 

 

142 Giving notice for another member

 

A member may give notice for another member not present by putting the absent member's name on the notice of motion delivered in writing to the Clerk.

 

 

143  Another member moving a member's motion

 

A member may transfer control of a notice of motion to another member by advising the Speaker in writing at least one day before the day for proceeding with the motion.

 

 

144 Notice lapses

 

If a notice of motion has remained on the notice paper for 30 sitting days without being moved, the Speaker will announce it will be removed from the notice paper on the next sitting day. A member may require the notice given by him or her to be continued by written notification to the Clerk prior to it being removed

 

 

145 Leave for tabling without notice

 

A member may seek leave to table a document without giving previous notice.

 

 

146 Precedence of notices of motion

 

Subject to SO 34 notices of motion take precedence over orders of the day