Student or Learner
if you are in a committee and you want to suggest a motion for example to penalize someone. what could we say: "I want to put to motion" or "I want to motion" etc...? any suggestion about the terms that should be used?
I hope the following question will not bother anyone:it is not about language but is about which circumstances should be available before we move a motion? should we have a debate between two people and then you ask the others to vote? should you have a consensus then someone wants to make it official so he moves a motion? etc..
Don't say "move a motion." You "move" or you "make a motion."
Usually there is discussion first. Sometimes, depending on how formal the rules are, you have a motion to discuss, which someone must "second" and then there is a vote on whether to discuss, and then you discuss.
For example: I move we approve the recommendation that Peter Jones take over the fundraising committee.
Someone else: Second
Chairperson: There is a motion on the floor to approve Peter Jones as head of the fundraising committee.
A third person: Motion to discuss
A fourth person: Second
If you read Roberts Rules of Order, you'll get the whole picture. I may well have made some mistakes above.
In normal discussions, we don't "move" or "second" -- only meetings held under Parliamentary Procedure require this.
You may propose a motion...
... and the motion may be rejected/accepted or passed/defeated.
Veto the motion!!! Said senator Cicero to General Anthony. (Rome)