By Angela Andrews

Has the interim made you a bit rusty on rules of debate and decorum? Check out these eight short videos that highlight the best practices for debate and decorum. Topics include referring to officers by title, not name and respecting the independence of the legislative branch.

Want even more information about parliamentary rules and procedures?Scene from video

Take a look at this training video about the 10 Principles of Parliamentary Procedure, which discusses general principles that govern group decision making. All of the videos are produced by the  Education and Outreach Working Group of the 2020 Mason’s Manual Commission. The 2020 Mason’s Manual Commission is responsible for the 2020 edition of the Mason’s Manual of Legislative Procedure.

Angela Andrews is a senior policy specialist in NCSL's Legislative Management Program.

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