This edition features
• a linked Table of Contents,
Plan of the Work
‘’ Part I
‘’ Part II
Part I. — Rules of Order.
Art. I. — Introduction of Business.
Sec. 1. How introduced
2. Obtaining the floor
3. What precedes debate on a question
4. What motions to be in writing, and how they shall be divided
5. Modification of a motion by the mover
Art. II. — General Classification of Motions.
Sec. 6. Principal or Main motions
7. Subsidiary or Secondary motions
8. Incidental motions
9. Privileged motions
Art. III. — Motions and their Order of Precedence.
10. To fix the time to which to adjourn
12. Questions of privilege
13. Orders of the day Incidental Motions.
14. Appeal [Questions of Order]
15. Objection to the consideration of a question
16. Reading papers
17. Withdrawal of a motion
18. Suspension of the Rules
Sec. 19. Lie on the table
20. Previous Question
21. Postpone to a certain day
22. Commit [or Re-commit]
24. Postpone indefinitely
Miscellaneous Motions. 25. Filling blanks, and Nominations
26. Renewal of a motion
Art. IV. — Committees and Informal Action.
Sec. 28. Committees
29. ‘’ Form of their Reports
30. ‘’ Reception ‘’
31. ‘’ Adoption ‘’
32. Committee of the Whole
33. Informal consideration of a question
Art. V. — Debate and Decorum.
Sec. 34. Debate
35. Undebatable questions and those opening the main question to debate
36. Decorum in debate
37. Closing debate, methods of
Art. VI. — Vote.
Sec. 38. Voting, various modes of
39. Motions requiring more than a majority vote
Art. VII. — Officers and the Minutes.
Sec. 40. Chairman or President
41. Clerk, or Secretary, and the Minutes
Art. VIII. — Miscellaneous.
Sec. 42. Session
44. Order of business
45. Amendment of the Rules of Order
Part II. — Organization and Conduct of Business.
Art. IX. — Organization and Meetings.
Sec. 46. An Occasional or Mass Meeting.
(b) Adoption of resolutions
(c) Committee on ‘’
(d) Additional Officers
47. A Convention or Assembly of Delegates
48. A Permanent Society.
(a) First meeting
(b) Second meeting
49. Constitutions, By-Laws, Rules of Order and Standing Rules
Art. X. — Officers and Committees.
Sec. 50. President or Chairman
51. Secretary, or Clerk, and the Minutes
Art. XI. — Introduction of Business.
Sec. 54. Introduction of Business
Art. XII. — Motions.
Sec. 55. Motions classified according to their object
56. To Amend or modify.
57. To Defer action.
(a) Postpone to a certain time
(b) Lie on the table
58. To Suppress Debate.
(a) Previous Question
(b) An Order limiting or closing debate
Sec. 59. To Suppress the question.
(a) Objection to its consideration
(b) Postpone indefinitely
(c) Lie on the table
60. To Consider a question the second time
61. Order and Rules.
(a) Orders of the day
(b) Special orders
(c) Suspension of the rules
(d) Questions of order
(a) Reading of papers
(b) Withdrawal of a motion
(c) Questions of privilege
63. To close a meeting.
(a) Fix the time to which to adjourn
64. Order of Precedence of motions
Art. XIII. — Debate.
Sec. 65. Rules of speaking in debate
66. Undebatable questions and those that open the main question to debate
Art. XIV. — Miscellaneous.
Sec. 67. Forms of stating and putting questions
68. Motions requiring a two-thirds vote for their adoption
69. Unfinished business
72. Order of Business
73. Amendment of Constitutions, By-Laws and Rules of Order
Legal Rights of Deliberative Assemblies
Table of Rules Relating to Motions