Parliamentary procedure

Speaker outlines new voting measures

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 12:03am

Government motion on Proceedings during the Pandemic The Government tabled its motion on Proceedings during the Pandemic this morning.

Key Points: 
  • Government motion on Proceedings during the Pandemic The Government tabled its motion on Proceedings during the Pandemic this morning.
  • I believe it will be helpful for the House to come to separate decisions on virtual participation and then on the future method of voting.
  • Voting on the motion In advance of the final decision by the House on its future voting method, I have had to devise a voting system for the Government motion and amendments to it.
  • I attach a link to the guidance/ ( PDF 122 KB) for Members which explains how voting will work tomorrow: I urge all colleagues who will be present tomorrow to read the guidance before the first vote.
  • I also ask Members to be patient during this process, and in particular to observe the requirements of social distancing.
  • The resolution of 21 April only set out a framework of general principles which underpinned specific orders of the House.
  • 38 (Procedure on divisions): (a) If the opinion of the Speaker or the chair as to the decision on a question is challenged, the Speaker or the chair shall declare that a division shall be held.
  • (4) The Speaker or chair may limit the number of Members present in the Chamber at any one time and Standing Orders Nos.
  • 7 (Seats not to be taken before prayers) and 8 (Seats secured at prayers) shall not apply.

Voting procedures in the House of Commons

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 12:03am

At present, there is no method for physical divisions sanctioned by the House, other than the tradition method via the voting lobbies.

Key Points: 
  • At present, there is no method for physical divisions sanctioned by the House, other than the tradition method via the voting lobbies.
  • Public Health England has indicated that voting using the lobbies is not acceptable under social distancing restrictions.
  • Statement from Sir Lindsay Hoyle, Speaker of the House of Commons
    Sir Lindsay Hoyle, Speaker of the House of Commons, said:
    "While we will return to fully physical proceedings in the House tomorrow they will not be the same as before.
  • Follow the @HouseofCommons on Twitter and @UKHouseofCommons on Instagram, for updates on the UK House of Commons Chamber and more.

Speaker outlines new voting measures

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 12:03am

Government motion on Proceedings during the Pandemic The Government tabled its motion on Proceedings during the Pandemic this morning.

Key Points: 
  • Government motion on Proceedings during the Pandemic The Government tabled its motion on Proceedings during the Pandemic this morning.
  • I believe it will be helpful for the House to come to separate decisions on virtual participation and then on the future method of voting.
  • Voting on the motion In advance of the final decision by the House on its future voting method, I have had to devise a voting system for the Government motion and amendments to it.
  • I attach a link to the guidance/ ( PDF 122 KB) for Members which explains how voting will work tomorrow: I urge all colleagues who will be present tomorrow to read the guidance before the first vote.
  • I also ask Members to be patient during this process, and in particular to observe the requirements of social distancing.
  • The resolution of 21 April only set out a framework of general principles which underpinned specific orders of the House.
  • 38 (Procedure on divisions): (a) If the opinion of the Speaker or the chair as to the decision on a question is challenged, the Speaker or the chair shall declare that a division shall be held.
  • (4) The Speaker or chair may limit the number of Members present in the Chamber at any one time and Standing Orders Nos.
  • 7 (Seats not to be taken before prayers) and 8 (Seats secured at prayers) shall not apply.

Voting procedures in the House of Commons

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 12:03am

At present, there is no method for physical divisions sanctioned by the House, other than the tradition method via the voting lobbies.

Key Points: 
  • At present, there is no method for physical divisions sanctioned by the House, other than the tradition method via the voting lobbies.
  • Public Health England has indicated that voting using the lobbies is not acceptable under social distancing restrictions.
  • Statement from Sir Lindsay Hoyle, Speaker of the House of Commons
    Sir Lindsay Hoyle, Speaker of the House of Commons, said:
    "While we will return to fully physical proceedings in the House tomorrow they will not be the same as before.
  • Follow the @HouseofCommons on Twitter and @UKHouseofCommons on Instagram, for updates on the UK House of Commons Chamber and more.

Byline Bancorp, Inc. Announces Virtual 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 10:10pm

Byline Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE: BY) today announced that due to the continuing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and out of concern for the health and safety of its stockholders and other possible attendees at its 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the Annual Meeting), the Company has changed the format of the Annual Meeting in order to hold it as a virtual meeting only.

Key Points: 
  • Byline Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE: BY) today announced that due to the continuing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and out of concern for the health and safety of its stockholders and other possible attendees at its 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the Annual Meeting), the Company has changed the format of the Annual Meeting in order to hold it as a virtual meeting only.
  • The Annual Meeting will still be held at the previously-announced time and date of 8:30 a.m. Central Daylight Time, on June 9, 2020.
  • However, stockholders will not be able to attend the Annual Meeting in person.
  • Rather, stockholders may attend the Annual Meeting only via remote communication as described below and in the Notice of Change to Virtual Meeting Format of the 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders of Byline Bancorp, Inc. filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 29, 2020.

SciPlay to Host Virtual Annual Meeting of Stockholders

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 9:10pm

LAS VEGAS, May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- SciPlay Corporation (NASDAQ: SCPL) ("SciPlay" or the "Company") today announced that its 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the "Annual Meeting") has been changed to a virtual meeting format due to public meeting restrictions and continued health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Key Points: 
  • LAS VEGAS, May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- SciPlay Corporation (NASDAQ: SCPL) ("SciPlay" or the "Company") today announced that its 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the "Annual Meeting") has been changed to a virtual meeting format due to public meeting restrictions and continued health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • As previously announced, the Annual Meeting will be held on Wednesday, June10, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. (Pacific Daylight Time), but stockholders will only be able to access the Annual Meeting virtually.
  • The Company has designed the format of the virtual Annual Meeting to ensure that stockholders are afforded the same rights and opportunities to participate as they would at an in-person meeting, using online tools to ensure stockholder access and participation.
  • Online access to the virtual meeting will open 30 minutes prior to the start of the Annual Meeting to allow time for attendees to log in and test their device's audio system.

Scientific Games to Host Virtual Annual Meeting of Stockholders

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 9:10pm

LAS VEGAS, May29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") today announced that its 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the "Annual Meeting") has been changed to a virtual meeting format due to public meeting restrictions and continued health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Key Points: 
  • LAS VEGAS, May29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") today announced that its 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the "Annual Meeting") has been changed to a virtual meeting format due to public meeting restrictions and continued health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • As previously announced, the Annual Meeting will be held on Wednesday, June10, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. (Pacific Daylight Time), but stockholders will only be able to access the Annual Meeting virtually.
  • The Company has designed the format of the virtual Annual Meeting to ensure that stockholders are afforded the same rights and opportunities to participate as they would at an in-person meeting, using online tools to ensure stockholder access and participation.
  • Online access to the virtual meeting will open 30 minutes prior to the start of the Annual Meeting to allow time for attendees to log in and test their device's audio system.

Eve Sleep plc: Result of AGM

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 3:06pm

Proxy appointments which gave discretion to the Chairman of the Meeting have been included in the "For" total for the appropriate resolution.

Key Points: 
  • Proxy appointments which gave discretion to the Chairman of the Meeting have been included in the "For" total for the appropriate resolution.
  • Votes "For" and "Against" any resolution are expressed as a percentage (rounded to two decimal places) of votes validly cast for that resolution.
  • A "Vote withheld" is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculation of the percentage of shares voted "For" or "Against" any resolution.
  • These poll results (inclusive of proxy results lodged before the Meeting) will be available shortly on the Company's website at: https://investor.evesleep.co.uk/

ProSight to Host 2020 Annual Stockholders Meeting in Virtual Format

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 9:30pm

MORRISTOWN, N.J., May 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --ProSight Global, Inc. (NYSE:PROS) (ProSight) today announced a change in the format of its 2020 Annual Stockholders Meeting (the "Annual Meeting") from in-person to virtual-only.

Key Points: 
  • MORRISTOWN, N.J., May 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --ProSight Global, Inc. (NYSE:PROS) (ProSight) today announced a change in the format of its 2020 Annual Stockholders Meeting (the "Annual Meeting") from in-person to virtual-only.
  • Due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and to support the health and well-being of meeting participants and their families, ProSight will hold its Annual Meeting in a virtual meeting format only, via webcast.
  • As previously announced, the Annual Meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on June 17, 2020.
  • As described in ProSight's proxy materials previously distributed for the Annual Meeting, stockholders as of the close of business on April 28, 2020, the record date, are entitled to attend and participate in the Annual Meeting.

DGAP-News: OHB SE: OHB SE holding virtual general meeting due to Covid-19

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 12:05pm

Bremen, May 26, 2020 - The shareholders of OHB SE (Prime Standard, ISIN DE0005936124) passed all the items on the agenda at today's annual general meeting (AGM) by a large majority.

Key Points: 
  • Bremen, May 26, 2020 - The shareholders of OHB SE (Prime Standard, ISIN DE0005936124) passed all the items on the agenda at today's annual general meeting (AGM) by a large majority.
  • Due to the general meeting restriction applicable in Bremen, this year's meeting was conducted virtually, i.e.
  • The virtual Annual General Meeting was simultaneously broadcasted on the Internet.
  • This was approved by the Annual General Meeting, as were the other items on the agenda.