To do this…

You say this…

May you interrupt the speaker?

Must you be seconded?

Is the motion debatable?

What
vote is required?

Adjourn meeting* I move that we adjourn

No

Yes

No

Majority
Recess meeting I move that we recess until…

No

Yes

No

Majority
Complain about noise, room temp., etc.* Point of privilege

Yes

No

No

No vote
Suspend further consideration of something I move we table it

No

Yes

No

Majority
End debate I move the previous question

No

Yes

No

2/3 vote
Postpone consideration of something I move we postpone this matter until…

No

Yes

Yes

Majority
Have something studied further I move we refer this matter to committee

No

Yes

Yes

Majority
Amend a motion I move this motion be amended by…

No

Yes

Yes

Majority
Introduce business (a primary motion) I move that…

No

Yes

Yes

Majority
Object to procedure or personal affront* Point of order

Yes

No

No

No vote, chair decides
Request information Point of information

Yes

No

No

No vote
Ask for actual count to verify voice vote I call for a division of the house

No

No

No

No vote
Take up a matter previously tabled* I move to take from the table…

No

Yes

No

Majority
Reconsider something already disposed of* I move we reconsider our action relative to…

Yes

Yes

Yes

Majority
Vote on a ruling by the Chair I appeal the Chair’s decision

Yes

Yes

Yes

Majority
*Not amendable                                      Adapted from Roberts Rules of Order, 10th  Edition
Source: Leading Effective Meetings: Making Basic Parliamentary Procedure Work, Attachment 2, On-line pdf file, Northeast College, Houston Community College, Student Services Department
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