Constitution of Urabba Parks/Section 40

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Chapter 1 >>Part 3 >>Division 4 >>Section 40

Voting of the House of Ordinaries[edit | edit source]

(1)  Questions arising in the House of Ordinaries shall be determined by a majority of votes, and the Speaker shall not get a deliberative vote unless provided under subsection (2).

(2)  The Speaker gets a deliberative vote on a question of the House if:

(a)  there is only one member of the House; or
(b)  there are only 2 members present at the question.

(3)  The Speaker shall have a casting vote on a question if:

(a)  there are 3 or more members present at the question; and
(b)  there is an equality of votes on the question.

Relevant note from the Explanatory Memorandum[edit | edit source]

142. This section, based on the corresponding section of the Australian Constitution, provides for the voting rights members of the House of Ordinaries and of the Speaker.