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HOSA Bowl Parliamentary Procedure
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The ___ motion brings business before the assembly and/or introduces a new subject.
This motion can only be made when no other business is pending
The ____ motion changes or affects how a main motion is handled, and is voted on before a main motion (ex: lay on the table, amend, postpone indefinitely)
The ____ motion brings up items that are urgent about special or important matters unrelated to pending business.
The ____ motion provides a means of questioning procedures concerning other motions and must be considered before the other motion.
Purpose of parliamentary procedure
To protect the rights of all members
How many subjects may claim the attention of the assembly at a time?
What is the instrument used for maintaining order during a meeting?
How many gavel raps are used to call the meeting to order?
How many gavel raps follow the announcement on the status of a main motion?
How many gavel raps call members to stand?
How many gavel raps signal adjournment?
What is the presiding officer's station called?
What must happen before a member begins speaking?
The member must "obtain the floor" by being "recognized"
What three steps are needed to bring a motion to the floor?
1. A member makes a motion
2. The motion is seconded
3. The chair states the motion (states the question)
When does a motion not require a second to be considered?
When it is made on a committee
When does the presiding officer rise?
When opening the meeting, about to make an address, call for a vote, speak on a question, or give reason for a decision on a point of order
To close the meeting or session
To change a motion by means of another motion
Sometimes called the president, the person who presides at a meeting and acts as umpire
To meet, or call to order
A motion that is subject to controversy or contention; open to question or dispute
The procedure of getting a matter before a group or assembly
Securing the right to speak either to make or discuss a motion
obtain the floor
The person receiving the greatest number of votes. It is not necessarily the majority, although it may be
A motion to correct disorder in the proceeding or in the deportment of members
point of order
A sufficient number of members present at a meeting to transact business
A committee chosen for a particular purpose, usually discontinued after the purpose has been achieved
A committee appointed for a long period of time, often a year; such committees are frequently named in the constitution
Motions that have not yet been decided and have been left over from preceding meetings
Method of determining the wish of the group or assembly
A motion made to put the current motion on hold until a later time
lay on the table
A written acknowledgement that something has been received
What is the order of business?
1. Call to Order
2. Reading and Approval of Minutes
3. Reports of Officers and Standing Committees
4. Reports of Special Committees
5. Unfinished business
6. New business
When must the quorum be determined?
Before the president calls the meeting to order
What is the significance of the presiding officer's vote?
Must be impartial unless there is a tie, in which case it will break the tie
How do members address other members?
Through the presiding officer only
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