Chapter 30 - Standing Order No 190 - Disorderly conduct by members
Standing Order No. 190
Disorderly conduct by members
(1) If a member, after warning by the President:
(a) continues to obstruct the business of the House, or
(b) continues to abuse the rules of the House, or
(c) refuses to comply with an order of the Chair, or
(d) refuses to comply with the standing orders, or
(e) continues to disregard the authority of the Chair, or
(f) otherwise obstructs the orderly conduct of business of the House,
the President may name the member and report the member’s offence to the House.
(2) If an offence indicated in paragraph (1) is committed by a member in committee of the whole, the Chair is to suspend the proceedings of the committee and report the offence to the President.
(3) A member who has been reported as having committed an offence may make an explanation or apology, as the member thinks fit, and then, if required by the Chair, withdraw from the Chamber. A motion may then be moved without notice that the member be suspended from the service of the House. No debate or amendment is allowed on the motion, which must be put immediately by the President.
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