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Sturgis Parliamentary Procedure Motions Chart

 

The motions below are listed in order of precedence. A motion can be introduced if it is higher on the chart than the pending motion.

Page You Want: You Say: Interrupt? 2nd? Debate? Amend? Vote?
77 Close meeting I move that we adjourn No Yes No No Majority
75 Take break I move to recess for... No Yes Yes Yes Majority
72 Register complaint I rise to a question of privilege Yes No No No None
68 Lay aside temporarily I move that the main motion be postponed temporarily No Yes No No Varies
65 Close debate and vote immediately I move to close debate No Yes No No 2/3
62 Limit or extend debate I move to limit debate to... No Yes Yes Yes 2/3
58 Postpone to a certain time I move to postpone the motion until... No Yes Yes Yes Majority
55 Refer to committee I move to refer the motion to... No Yes Yes Yes Majority
47 Modify wording of motion I move to amend the motion by... No Yes Yes Yes Majority
32 Bring business before assembly (a main motion) I move that... No Yes Yes Yes Majority

Incidental Motions - no order of precedence. Arise incidentally and are decided immediately.

Page You Want: You Say: Interrupt? 2nd? Debate? Amend? Vote?
82 Submit matter to assembly I appeal from the decision of the chair Yes Yes Yes No Majority
84 Suspend rules I move to suspend the rule requiring No Yes No No 2/3
87 Enforce rules Point of order Yes No No No None
90 Parliamentary question Parliamentary inquiry Yes No No No None
96 Divide motion I request that the motion be divided... No No No No None
99 Demand a rising vote I call for a division of the assembly Yes No No No None

Restorative Main Motions - no order of precedence. Introduce only when nothing else is pending.

Page You Want: You Say: Interrupt? 2nd? Debate? Amend? Vote?
36 Amend a previous action I move to amend the motion that was... No Yes Varies Yes Varies
38 Reconsider motion I move to reconsider... Yes Yes Yes No Majority
42 Cancel previous action I move to rescind... No Yes Yes No Majority
44 Resume consideration (take matter from table) I move to resume consideration of... No Yes No No Majority

 

 

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