Terms in this set (36)
Official set of rules and regulations used in congress as well as most official meetings.
the right to address the assembly
Out of Order
not following the rules of parliamentary procedure.
minimum number of members of an organization needed in order to have a valid transaction.
to agree with a motion.
introduces new business to the chamber.
Specific Main Motion
identifies exact new idea in congress.
motion dealing with timing and personal matters.
changes what is being debated.
to make a change to the usual way of doing business in congress.
choose not to discuss now and hold off until later.
a formal proposal.
not yet decided.
official record of the proceedings at a meeting.
prolonged speech for the purpose of delaying legislative action.
to choose not to vote or state opinion.
order of speaking used to show which speaker has the right to speak first.
when there are more than two choices to vote on and one does not receive a majority.
to return to a session.
called if majority is not clear.
Roll Call Vote
after a call of division each legislator must speak his/her vote.
Point of Order
motion used to ask presiding officer a question about Parliamentary Procedure.
end a session.
one more than half of those assembled.
the person in charge of the session; also known as the presiding officer.
Call to Order
to begin a session.
Point of Clarification
to ask a question of process.
Point of Inquiry
to ask a question of a personal nature.
the people who elect a political official.
order of legislation to be debated.
refers to a vote in which 67% must be in favor in order for it to pass.
to give permission to speak.
to allow two sides of an issue to voice their beliefs.
motion to end debate and vote on the legislation.
pertinent and fitting; argument that is topical.