Job Descriptions

Parlimentary Procedure At A Glance

 

 

TO DO THIS
YOU SAY THIS
CAN YOU INTERRUPT
THE SPEAKER
IS THE
MOTION DEBATABLE
CAN THE MOTION BE AMENDED
WHAT TYPE
OF VOTE IS REQUIRED

Introduce Business
(Primary Action)

I move that…………

NO

YES

YES

Simple Majority

Consider a bill out of order on the Bill Calendar

I move we suspend the rules and consider
Bill #......at this time

NO

NO

NO

2/3 Majority

Object to considering something or an improper matter

I object to the consideration of the question

YES

NO

NO

Simple Majority

Amend a motion

I move that we amend the motion to be…….

NO

YES

YES

Simple Majority

End Debate

I move the previous question

NO

NO

NO

Simple Majority

Ask for vote by actual count to verify a voice vote

I call for a DIVISION

NO

NO

NO

No vote, any member may demand it

Reconsider action already taken

I move we now reconsider our action relating to Bill #

NO
Person making this motion must have been on the prevailing side of action being reconsidered

YES

NO

Majority

Vote on a Ruling by
Presiding Officer

I appeal the chairs decision

NO

YES

NO

Simply Majority

Object to procedure or a personal affront

Point of Order

YES

NO

NO

No vote Chair decides

Request Information

Point of  Information

NO

NO

NO

No vote unless objection from floor

Complain about noise, heat, ...

Point of Privilege

YES

NO

No

No Vote

Suspend Consideration of an Item

I move that we table….(Bill #)

NO

NO

NO

Simple Majority

Take up matter that was tabled

I move we take from the table …(Bill #)

NO

NO

NO

Simple Majority

Have something studied further

I move that we refer this matter to committee

NO

YES

YES

Simple Majority

Postpone consideration of something

I move we postpone this matter

NO

YES

YES

Simple Majority

Recess the meeting

I move we recess until……

NO

NO

YES

Simple Majority

Adjourn the meeting

I move we adjourn

NO

NO

NO

Simple Majority