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Parli. Pro. Purpose of motion.
Terms in this set (27)
Fix time to which to adjourn
to set a time for the continuation of the present meeting.
to end the meeting
to provide a short recess while business is pending
Raise a Question of Privilege
to permit urgent requests related to rights and privileges to members
Call for the Orders of the Day
to demand adherence to the order of business (the agenda)
lay on the table
to set a motion aside temporarily for more urgent business
to close debate and the making of subsidiary motions (except lay on the table)
Limit or Extend Limits of Debate
to lengthen or shorten the debating time
Postpone to a certain time
to defer action on a pending motion to definite time
Commit or Refer
to place business on a pending motion to a definite time.
to modify the wording of a pending motion before action is taken.
to drop (reject or kill) a motion without a direct vote on it.
to introduce new business
suspend the rules
to set aside a special or parliamentary rule
withdrawal a motion
to withdraw a motion before its voted on
Objection to the Consideration of a Question
to avoid the consideration of an original main motion
point of order
to enforce the rules of the organization
to obtain information about parliamentary law or rules
to secure the ruling of the group, not the presiding officer.
point of information
to obtain information about business at hand
division of assembly
to verify the accuracy of a vote
division of a question
to consider separately a motion that has several distinct parts
to bring back a motion that has already been voted upon
to cancel a previous action or order
take from the table
to bring back a motion that has been laid on the table
discharge a committee
to return a matter to the assembly
Amend Something Previously Adopted
to change an adopted motion.
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