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Order of Precedence
May Interrupt Speaker?
I move that we adjourn
I move that we take a ______ recess
Question of Privilege
I rise to a question of privilege
I move to lay the question on the table
I move the previous question...
I move to limit/extend debate to...
I move to postpone the question until...
I move to amend by...
I move to postpone the question indefinitely.
General Main Motion
I move that...
I move to reconsider the vote on...
I move to rescind the action taken...
I move to take the question from the table...
Incidental Motions (no order of precedence among themselves)
I appeal from the decision of the chair.
Point of Order
I rise to a point of order.
Withdraw a Motion
I request permission to withdraw the...
I move to suspend the rule...
Object to Consideration
I object to the consideration of the question.
Division of Question
I move to divide the question.
Division of Assembly
I call for a division.
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