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Parliamentary Procedure Rules for Student Mock Legislature

Principal Parliamentary Rules Regarding Motions

Order of Precedence

You say:

May Interrupt Speaker?

Requires Second?

May Debate?

May Amend?

Required Vote

Privileged Motions

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjourn

I move that we adjourn

No

Yes

No

No

Majority

Recess

I move that we take a ______ recess

No

Yes

No

Yes

Majority

Question of Privilege

I rise to a question of privilege

Yes

No

No

No

No Vote

Subsidiary Motions

 

 

 

 

 

 

Postpone Temporarily

I move to lay the question on the table

No

Yes

No

No

Majority

Vote Immediately

I move the previous question...

No

Yes

No

No

2/3

Modify Debate

I move to limit/extend debate to...

No

Yes

No

Yes

2/3

Postpone Definitely

I move to postpone the question until...

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Majority

Amend

I move to amend by...

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Majority

Postpone Indefinitely

I move to postpone the question indefinitely.

No

Yes

Yes

No

Majority

Main Motions

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Main Motion

I move that...

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Majority

Reconsider

I move to reconsider the vote on...

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Majority

Rescind

I move to rescind the action taken...

No

Yes

Yes

No

Majority

Resume Consideration

I move to take the question from the table...

No

Yes

No

No

Majority

Incidental Motions
(no order of precedence
among themselves)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appeal

I appeal from the decision of the chair.

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Majority

Point of Order

I rise to a point of order.

Yes

No

No

No

No Vote

Withdraw a Motion

I request permission to withdraw the...

No

No

No

No

No Vote

Suspend Rules

I move to suspend the rule...

No

Yes

No

No

2/3

Object to Consideration

I object to the consideration of the question.

Yes

No

No

No

2/3 neg.

Division of Question

I move to divide the question.

No

No

No

No

No Vote

Division of Assembly

I call for a division.

Yes

No

No

No

No Vote

Posted 9/10/01
Updated 9/19/02

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