A proposal or resolution by a member that the assembly take a certain action or express a certain view. A motion is considered out of order if it conflicts with the constitution or by-laws of the group.
A motion to introduce a principal subject. Only one main motion may be considered at a time and must be disposed of before another main motion may be considered.
Motion to Lay on the Table (or Tabling)
A motion to lay aside a pending question for an indefinite amount of time.
Motion to Take from the Table
A motion enabling the assembly to resume consideration of a previously tabled item
Point of Order
To object to a proceeding as being in conflict with the rules of procedure. The chair must recognize the point of order.
A small change to an original motion. Those who made and seconded the original motion must agree to the amendment.
Motion to Adjourn
A motion made at the conclusion of a business meeting or at the final business session.
More than half of the votes, or 50%+1
The number of members required in the by-laws to hold a legal meeting.
Adapted from the ABC’s of Parliamentary Procedure, Arnold Air Society-Silver Wings
Source: Leading Effective Meetings: Making Basic Parliamentary Procedure Work, Attachment 2, On-line pdf file, Northeast College, Houston Community College, Student Services Department