Roberts Rules of Order in Brief Presentation


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Roberts Rules of Order in Brief Presentation

  1. 1. Roberts Rules of Order North Americas foremost guide to parliamentary procedure.
  2. 2. Main Points Motions in Brief Prior to making a motion The Chart of Motions in review Voting Basics
  3. 3. MOTIONS (in brief) A MAIN MOTION  Brings the question before the assembly for consideration. SUBSIDIARY MOTIONS  Modify or dispense of the Main Motion under current consideration. PRIVILEDGED MOTIONS  Have no connection with the Main Motion but demand immediate consideration. INCIDENTAL MOTIONS  Are those miscellaneous motions which cannot be placed in any of the three groups listed above.
  4. 4. Samples: Main Motion:  “I move that the club meet Tuesday nights starting next period.”  “I move that the club provide a Christmas dinner for all members this year.” Subsidiary Motion:  “I move Referral to Committee for further study”  “I move to Amend by striking out Tuesday and replacing with Thursday.” Privileged Motion:  “I call for Orders of the Day”  “I Raise a Question of Privilege”  (after acknowledged) “I wish to have the heat on, it is cold in here.” Incidental Motion:  “Point of Order”  “Objection to Consideration”
  5. 5. Prior to making a motion Obtaining the Floor.  Before a member call make a motion, or address the assembly in debate, it is necessary to “obtain the floor” (That is, they must rise after the floor has been yielded.) What Precedes Debate.  First. that a motion be made by a member who has obtained the floor.  Second, that it be seconded (with certain exceptions)  Third, that it be stated by the chair. Then it becomes the “Immediately pending question.”
  6. 6. The Chart of Motions in reviewFirst 13 motions in order of precedence
  7. 7. More motions…No order of precedence among remaining 10
  8. 8. Voting in brief Majority  More than half of votes, excluding blanks or absent, when a quorum is present. Two-Thirds  At least two thirds of votes, excluding blanks or absent, when a quorum is present. Majority of entire membership  Used in some cases to “Rescind” or “Amend previously adopted”.  A majority of the total number of those in membership that can vote, present or not. Unanimous Consent  Permits action without formality of making a motion.  Can be used when Chair feels there is little chance of objection.  Any member has the right to object, in which case the Chair must go through formal process.
  9. 9. Closing Points Four main motions Obtaining the floor Chart of motions & Order of precedence Voting in brief
  10. 10. Roberts Rules of Order Question & Answer