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Parliamentary procedure

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  • 1. PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE
  • 2. DEFINITION OF TERMSAdjourn – to end a meetingAmend – changing / substituting a motionChairman – Presiding Officer /PresidentDebate – discussion of motionDivide the house – votingFloor – privilegeMajority – 50% + 1 of the members
  • 3. DEFINITION OF TERMSMinutes – records of the meetingQuorum – no. of members present - more the 2/3Resolution – motion / proposal
  • 4. PARLIAMENTARY COURTESY1. Stand when addressing the President2. Address the President as Madam / Mister President3. Sit down properly after speaking4. Side talking is not allowed5. Willingly accept the decision of the majority6. Be punctual
  • 5. PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE BASICSFour methods of votinga. Voiceb. Standingc. Roll calld. Secret ballot-can the chairman vote?Yes, in case of a tie. He will break thetie
  • 6. PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE BASICS-only one topic at a time can bediscussed-the person who makes a motion has theright to discuss it first
  • 7. THE GAVEL-a symbol of power and authority-used by the presiding officer to giveinstructions to the members-the number of taps have a specificmeaning
  • 8. THE GAVEL1 tap- adjournment - completion of a discussed item - members to be seated2 taps – call the meeting to order3 taps – all members to standSeries of taps – restore order of the meeting

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