Rule 333 Bylaws

Rule 333. Quorum, Manner of Acting and Adjournment.

(a) Fifty voting Delegates in the House of Delegates present at any duly convened meeting shall constitute a quorum.

(b) If at any time during a session of the House a question shall be raised by any Delegate in the House as to the presence of a quorum, the presiding officer shall forthwith direct the Secretary to call the roll and shall announce the result. These proceedings shall be without debate.

(c) Whenever upon such a roll call it shall be ascertained that a quorum is not present, a majority of the voting Delegates present may direct the Secretary to request the attendance of absent Delegates. This order shall be determined without debate. Pending its execution and until a quorum shall be present, no debate or motion, except to recess or to adjourn, shall be in order.

(d) If a meeting of the House cannot be organized because a quorum has not attended, the voting Delegates present may, except as otherwise provided in this section, adjourn the meeting to such time and place as they may determine. At any such adjourned meeting at which a quorum may be present such business may be transacted as might have been transacted at the meeting as originally called. Any meeting at which General Officers are to be elected shall be adjourned only from day to day, or for such longer periods not exceeding 15 days each, as the voting Delegates present shall direct, until such officers are elected.

(e) Notwithstanding any contrary provision in the Bylaws:

(1) In the case of any meeting of the House called for the election of General Officers those voting Delegates who attend the second of such adjourned meetings, although less than a quorum as fixed in this section, shall nevertheless constitute a quorum for the purpose of election of such officers.

(2) In the case of any meeting of the House called for any other purpose those voting Delegates who attend the second of such adjourned meetings, although less than a quorum as fixed in this section, shall nevertheless constitute a quorum for the purpose of acting upon any resolution or other matter set forth in the notice of the meeting, if written notice of such second adjourned meeting, stating that those voting Delegates who attend shall constitute a quorum for the purpose of acting upon such resolution or other matter, is given to each voting Delegate at least ten days prior to the date named for the second adjourned meeting.

(f) Except as otherwise specified in the Bylaws or provided by statute, the acts, at a duly organized meeting of the House, of a majority of the voting Delegates present and voting shall be the acts of the House.