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Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament
7th parliamentary term - March 2012
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TITLE VII : COMMITTEES AND DELEGATIONS
CHAPTER 2 : COMMITTEES - FUNCTIONING

Rule 195 : Voting in committee

1.   Any Member may table amendments for consideration in committee.

2.   A committee may validly vote when one quarter of its members are actually present. However, if so requested by one sixth of its members before voting begins, the vote shall be valid only if the majority of the component members of the committee have taken part in it.

3.   Voting in committee shall be by show of hands, unless a quarter of the committee's members request a vote by roll call. In this case the vote shall be taken in accordance with Rule 167(2).

4.   The Chair may take part in discussions and may vote, but without having a casting vote.

5.   In the light of the amendments tabled, the committee may, instead of proceeding to a vote, ask the rapporteur to submit a new draft taking account of as many of the amendments as possible. A new deadline shall then be set for amendments to this draft.

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