Section 40 of the Constitution of Urabba Parks

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Section 41 of the Constitution of Urabba Parks sets out the decision-making procedure in the House of Ordinaries.

Compiled text (Section 41 - Voting of the House of Ordinaries)

(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.

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Legislation history
Statute or Instrument Number and year Assent Commencement Application, saving and transitional provisions
Constitution Adoption 2021 No. 1, 2021 11 Jan 2021 1 Feb 2021 (gaz 2021,p. 1)
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Relevant notes from the explanatory memorandum

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.  However, unlike the corresponding section of the Australian Constitution it does allow for the Speaker to cast a deliberative vote if there is only one member or if only two members are present; this is to allow the House to function if there are only one or two members.

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