The act of reconsidering, or the state of being reconsidered; as, the reconsideration of a vote in a legislative body.
This occurs when a member of Council wishes to bring back for further discussion a matter which has previously been decided on by Council.
A procedure by which the house, senate, or one of its committees may, after approval by majority vote, repeat the vote on an action previously taken to either annul or reaffirm the action.
A motion giving the opportunity to take another vote on a matter previously decided in a committee hearing or floor session.
The action of the convening authority in returning the record of trial to the court for renewed consideration of a ruling of the court dismissing a specification on motion, where the ruling of the court does not amount to a finding of not guilty.
Motion to reconsider a vote on action previously taken. Any member may propose reconsideration and if the motion prevails, the matter is voted on again. Must be moved prior to entering upon the Orders of the Day on the next legislative session.
Taking a second vote on a measure after a motion to do so. A bill may be reconsidered by a committee after being voted out of committee, if it has not yet been dropped at the desk. A vote on a bill may also be reconsidered on the floor.
A motion which allows a previous vote to be annulled and the matter voted on again.
To re-vote on an issue. Motions to reconsider a vote most often apply to the final passage of a bill or adoption of a joint resolution. A motion to reconsider must be made within the next two legislative days in the Senate or in the next legislative day for the House. Without the suspension of rules, no question can be reconsidered more than once in the Senate or more than twice in the House.
A motion giving the opportunity to take another vote on the item in question. The motion for reconsideration must be accepted by a majority of the members present and voting.
A motion which, when granted, results in another vote annulling or reaffirming an action previously taken. Such a motion may be offered only by a member having voted previously on the prevailing side.
A motion that, if carried, allows a measure that failed to be heard again in committee or on the Floor.
Any member may move to reconsider a vote on any matter. If reconsideration prevails, the matter is voted on again.
An action whereby a chamber returns to revote on a prior action in order to amend or reverse that decision. The motion must be made by a legislator who voted on the prevailing side of the previous vote and requires majority approval if made on the same legislative day or the legislative day following the original vote. After that, a two-thirds vote to suspend the rules is necessary for reconsideration. The paper must be in the possession of the chamber voting for reconsideration.