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What is the order of business called?
What is the first event in a business meeting?
The call to order
What are the rules that we follow in a formal business meeting called?
Parlimentary Procedure or Robert's Rules of Order
Who is responsible for running the business meeting?
The president or chairperson
What is the record of each business meeting called?
Who may call for adjournment?
Before a motion may be discussed, what must it have?
When may the presiding officer vote?
In case of a tie
How does parliamentary procedure protect the rights of the minority?
It gives both sides of an issue equal opportunity to be heard, and it requires 2/3 vote to end debate.
Which officer takes roll?
What follows "old or unfinished business?"
In what part of a business meeting are original motions made?
What happens when a member calls for a division of the house?
Chairperson calls for a standing or countable vote
What must the chair do before calling for a vote on a motion?
Reread it exactly for all to hear
How does an item of business become part of old business?
Tabled or sent to committee
Who presides in the absence of the president?
Who is accountable for the funds?
What officer is responsible for reading minutes of the preceding meetings?
What does it mean when the chair is advised to accept only "friendly amendments?"
No proposed amendment should violate the intent of the main motion
Who takes the minutes of all meeting?
Who keeps the records of all financial transactions?
Which officer represents students' interests to the advisor?
The president (may vary)
Who is responsible for handling outside interruptions of meetings and has responsibility for conduct of members at meetings?
Who keeps all records and counts votes in a business meeting along with the president?
Who is responsible for distributing minutes and agendas for regular meetings?
Who calls for committee meetings?
The committee chair
What is an item of business called when it is introduced?
What is a motion adjourn used for?
To end a meeting
What's is a motion adjourn used for?
To end a meeting
What's the difference between a standing committee and a special committee?
Standing goes on all year and from year to year; special is set up temporarily for a certain need or issue.
How does a committee propose action?
A member makes a motion
Who may vote in a business meeting?
All members except the chair
In order for a topic to be considered by the council, what two things must happen?
A motion and a second
What is a term that means to modify or change a motion?
What is the first thing a person says when he/she wants to make a motion?
"I move that..."
In order to speak, from whom must a member get recognition?
How does parliamentary procedure guarantee that only one issue is discussed at a time?
Order of precedence: If one main motion is on the floor, another main motion would be out of order
Most motions call for what percentage of the vote to pass?
Majority (50% plus one)
In voting, do you vote for a main motion or its amendment first?
What does tabling a motion or "laying it on the table" mean?
To postpone it
What is the term for the necessary number for a meeting to be held?
What is a special request of one individual called? ( Example: "May we open some windows?")
A point of personal privilege
What is a request for "the question" or a motion to "call for the previous question?"
A motion to stop debate and to vote on the main motion
When you table a motion, how can you guarantee that it will be discussed again?
Specify that you want it tabled until a specific time, such as the next meeting
What do you say when you want to ask a question or get an explanation?
Point of information
How can you use tabling to help kill a motion?
Table a motion for an indefinite time, by not specifying when it will com back up for discussion
If someone says, " I move to commit that motion," what does that mean?
The speaker wants the motion referred to a committee for further consideration
What percentage of the vote is required to end discussion on a motion and bring it up for an immediate vote?
Which motion has greater precedence: a motion to refer to committee or a motion to table?
When an issue is hotly contested and many members want to speak, how can the chairperson insure that both sides are fairly heard?
Alternate speakers for and against the motion
When is it a good practice for the officers to prepare an agenda for each meeting and make it available ahead of time?
Members have time to think about the items of business that will be discussed and discuss them with the students they represent
Who prepares the budget to meet government needs for the year?
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