On November 12, 2011, the NFPA Board of Directors approved changes to the NFPA Technical Meeting Convention Rules that correspond with the current and new Regs: the current Regulations Governing Committee Projects (Annual 2013 and all preceding revision cycles) and the new Regulations Governing the Development of NFPA Standards (Fall 2013 and all subsequent revision cycles).
The following changes to the convention rules will be applicable at the upcoming Association Technical Meeting at NFPA's Conference and Expo on June 11-14, 2012, in Las Vegas, Nevada:
3.3 Voting on Motions. Except as otherwise provided in these rules, the vote on motions shall be taken by electronic means unless the Presiding Officer determines otherwise. by a show of hands. If the Presiding officer is uncertain of the result of the vote, he or she can order a county of the vote. A motion that the vote be counted is allowed, and requires a majority vote of those present. No proxy voting is permitted.
22.214.171.124 Time Restrictions. The maker of the motion shall have five three minutes to speak in favor of the motion.
126.96.36.199 Rebuttal. Thereafter, the Presiding officer shall recognize speakers alternating, to the extent practicable, between those against and those that favor the motion. Each speaker shall be limited to five three minutes or such other time as the Presiding officer, in consideration of the available time, may designate.