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FFA Parliamentary Procedure
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What is parliamentary procedure?
A set of rules for running a successful meeting.
What are the three goals of parliamentary procedure?
Make meetings run smoothly, assure everyone gets to voice their oppinion, and maintain order.
Who began parliamentary procedure?
Sir Thomas Smyth, in England in 1562.
What is the bible of Parliamentary Procedure?
Robert's Rules of Order, which was written by Henry M. Robert in 1876.
When was Robert's Rules of Order revised?
First revised in 1915. Last revised in 1990.
What is the floor?
A point where the attention of the meeting should be focused.
What does germane mean?
Related to the original topic.
What is a quorum?
The amount of members present required to conduct a meeting.
Be seated, announce vote.
Call to order.
Series of Taps
Motions that require a two-thirds vote are those that limit or eliminate the members' rights in some way.
One more than half the votes cast.
Required majorities that are greater than a simple majority.
The most votes recieved, but not always a simple majority.
What is a main motion used for?
A main motion is a means of introducing business to a meeting.
Who cannot speak against a main motion?
The person who makes the motion cannot speak against it.
What main motions are not legal?
Main motions that break any laws, bring up a motion that have already failed, are outside the power of the group, are negative motions, or support political/ religious support.
How do you state a main motion?
Madam President, I move that___________.
What are privileged motions?
Motions that fulfill individual needs or the interest of the group individually.
How do you state a fix time to which to adjourn motion?
Madam President, I move to adjourn until (time) on (date).
How do you state an adjourn motion?
Madam President, I move to adjourn.
How do you state a recess motion?
Madam President, I move to take a __ minute recess.
How do you state a raise a question of privilege motion?
Madam President, I rise to a question of privilege.
Call for the orders of the day can be made on?
Motions that are not set on the agenda for the meeting.
How do you state a call for the orders of the day motion?
Madam President, I call for the orders of the day.
What are subsidiary motions?
Motions that alter, change, or dispose of main motions.
How do you state a lay on the table motion?
Madam President, I move to lay this motion on the table.
How do you state a take from the table motion?
Madam President, I move to take the motion that reads _____from the table.
How do you state a call for previous question motion?
Madam President, I call for the previous question.
How to state a postpone definitely motion?
Madame President, I move to postpone this motion until the _____Regular Meeting.
Two types of committees?
Standing (one of the 15 listed in the POA) and the Ad Hoc, or special committee appointed by the chair (made of 3 or more members).
How to state a refer to a committee motion?
Madam President, I move that we refer this motion to the ____ Committee/ a committee of three appointed by the chair.
Special rules for amend motion?
Must be germane.
No more than two amendments can be considered at one time.
An amendment changes or alters a main motion by?
Striking out, inserting, striking out and inserting, or adding to the end.
How do you state an amend motion?
Madam I move to amend the motion by ___________. So the motion would read, I move that _________________.
How do you state a postpone indefinitely motion?
Madam President, I move to postpone the motion indefinitely.
What must be specified in a limit or extend debate motion?
Maker of the motion must specify the amount of time, and the number of speakers that can debate the motion.
How do you state a limit or extend debate motion?
Mister/ Madam President, I move that we limit debate on this motion to 3 discussions for the motion and 3 discussions against the motion.
What are incidental motions?
Motions that correct ill-advised actions.
How do you state an object to the consideration of question motion?
Madam President, I object to the consideration fo this question.
How do you state an appeal motion?
Madam President, I appeal the decision of the chair.
How do you state a rise to the point of order motion?
I rise to a point of order.
Who can propose a withdraw?
Can only be moved by the member who proposed the motion being withdrawn.
How do you state a withdraw a motion motion?
Madam President, I would like to withdraw my motion.
How do you state a suspend the rules motion?
Madam President, because of the lack of time tonight, I move to suspend the rules and skip directly to new business.
When can a call for the division of the house motion be made?
Can only be called for after vote has been announced.
How do you state a division of the house motion?
Can be made by saying division loud enough for the entire group to hear or by standing and saying I call for a division of the house.
What is a Rise to Parliamentary Inquiry Motion used for?
Ask how to carry parliamentary ability.
What is a divide motion used for?
This motion allows a motion that has been made to be split into two different motions.
How do you state a divide a motion?
Madam President, I move to divide this motion into two motions. The first stating _____________ and the second _______.
What does a reconsider do to the motion?
If passed the motion is handled as if it was never voted on.
How do you state a recondsider motion?
Madam President, I move to reconsider the motion ________.
How do you state a rescind motion?
Madam President, I move that we rescind the motion ___________.
Seconding a motion ensures?
That you get on record as supporting motion and puts the motion to a vote.
Debating a Motion allows?
Raise concerns about the motion, persuade others to vote one way or another, and provide information about motion.
Amending a Motion allows?
Allows for changes to a main motion to appease both sides or improve both sides or improve the motion.
Voting on a motion can be down by what means?
Voice, visual, ballot, roll call, and mechanical devices.
What is a Fix Time to Which to Adjourn Motion used for?
To set date and time to adjourn meeting.
What is an Adjourn Motion used for?
To end current meeting immediately.
What is a Recess Motion used for?
To call for a temporary break in meeting.
What is a Raise a Question of Privilege Motion used for?
To secure comfort/ convience for members.
What is a Call for the Orders of the Day Motion used for?
To demand compliance with agenda or seek information on order or agenda.
What is a Lay on the Table Motion used for?
To delay a motion briefly, until taken from the table.
What is a Call for Previous Question Motion used for?
To force immediate vote on a motion.
What is a Postpone Definitely Motion used for?
To allow for the motion on the floor to be deferred to a different day, meeting or until after a certain event.
What is a refer to Committee Motion used for?
To send a pending question to a small group so that the question may be carefully investigated.
What is an Amend Motion used for?
To modify a main motion.
What is a Postpone Indefinitely Motion used for?
To kill a motion without a direct vote.
What is a Limit or Extend Debate Motion used for?
To limit or extend the time allowed for a discussion when it is clear that discussion will be lengthy or the meeting will be short.
What is an Object to the Consideration of Question Motion used for?
To stop offensive or innapropriate measures.
What is an Appeal Motion used for?
To allow members to overrule the chair.
What is a Rise to a Point of Order Motion used for?
To have parliamentary errors corrected.
What is a Withdraw Motion used for?
To retract motion that was proposed.
What is a Suspend the Rules Motion used for?
To allow the chapter to break the rules of parliamentary procedure, or the current constitution for a short period of time.
What is a Reconsider Motion used for?
To reevaluate a decision that was made earlier.
What is a Rescind motion used for?
To revoke or nullify previous actions.
What is to a Take from the Table Motion used for?
To resume consideration of tabled motions.
When can a withdraw be made?
Must be made after the President first state the motion but before the discussion begins.
Who can make a reconsider motion?
Can only be made by someone who originally voted for the motion.
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