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Démonstration de "motion capture" (Futur en Seine, pavillon de l'Arsenal), by dalbera
Démonstration de "motion capture" (Futur en Seine, pavillon de l'Arsenal), by dalbera

In the House or Senate chamber, a request by a member to institute any of a wide array of parliamentary actions. The member “moves” for a certain procedure, such as the consideration of a measure. The precedence of motions, and whether they are debatable, is set forth in the House and Senate manuals.







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