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365.56 ORDER OF BUSINESS; PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE.

Subdivision 1.Moderator states order first.

At the beginning of a town meeting, the moderator shall state the order of business.

Subd. 2.Special meeting; only noticed business.

At a special town meeting, business is limited to the business listed in the meeting notice.

Subd. 3.Tax voted on in order.

A proposition to vote a tax must not be acted on out of the order of business stated by the moderator.

Subd. 4.Motion to reconsider.

A motion to reconsider a vote must be made within one-half hour of the vote. To pass, a motion to reconsider must be favored by a majority of the electors entered on the election register when the motion is made.

Subd. 5.Voting majority wins.

All questions on motions except a motion to reconsider are decided by a majority of the electors voting on the question.

Subd. 6.Moderator decides, declares vote.

The moderator shall decide and declare the vote on each question.