Robert's Rules of Order: The Standard Guide to Parliamentary Procedure [NOOK Book]


This definitive edition of the original "Robert's" presents rules of order, motions, debate, conduct of business, and adjournment. All problems of conducting a successful meeting smoothly and fairly are resolved.

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Robert's Rules of Order: The Standard Guide to Parliamentary Procedure

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This definitive edition of the original "Robert's" presents rules of order, motions, debate, conduct of business, and adjournment. All problems of conducting a successful meeting smoothly and fairly are resolved.

From the Paperback edition.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307789952
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/4/2011
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 184,624
  • File size: 10 MB

Table of Contents

Table of Rules Relating to Motions 9
Preface 15
Introduction 18
Parliamentary Law 18
Plan of the Work 21
Definitions and Common Errors 24
Part I. Rules of Order
Article I Introduction of Business 26
1. How Introduced 27
2. Obtaining the Floor 28
3. What Precedes Debate on a Question 29
4. What Motions to be in Writing, and How they shall be Divided 32
5. Modification of a Motion by Mover 33
Article II General Classification of Motions 36
6. Principal or Main Motions 36
7. Subsidiary or Secondary Motions 36
8. Incidental Motions 37
9. Privileged Motions 38
Article III Motions and Their Order of Precedence 39
Privileged Motions 39
10. To Fix the Time to which to Adjourn 39
11. Adjourn 40
12. Questions of Privilege 42
13. Orders of the Day 44
Incidental Motions 48
14. Appeal [Questions of Order] 48
15. Objection to the Consideration of a Question 50
16. Reading Papers 51
17. Withdrawal of a Motion 52
18. Suspension of the Rules 52
Subsidiary Motions 53
19. Lay on the Table 53
20. Previous Question 55
21. Postpone to a Certain Day 64
22. Commit [or Refer] 65
23. Amend 67
24. Postpone Indefinitely 72
Miscellaneous Motions 72
25. Rescind 72
26. Renewal of a Motion 73
27. Reconsideration 75
Article IV Committees and Informal Action 80
28. Committees 80
29. Committees Form of their Reports 83
30. Committees Reception Reports 85
31. Committees Adoption Reports 86
32. Committee of the Whole 90
33. Informal Consideration of a Question 93
Article V Debate and Decorum 94
34. Debate 94
35. Undebatable Questions and those Opening the Main Question to Debate 97
36. Decorum in Debate 100
37. Closing Debate, Methods of 102
Article VI Vote 103
38. Voting, Various Modes of 103
39. Motions Requiring More than a Majority Vote 108
Article VII The Officers and the Minutes 112
40. Chairman or President 112
41. Clerk, or Secretary, and the Minutes 117
Article VIII Miscellaneous 121
42. Session 121
43. Quorum 124
44. Order of Business 126
45. Amendment of the Rules of Order, etc. 127
Part II. Organization and Conduct of Business
Article IX Organization and Meetings 129
46. An Occasional or Mass Meeting 129
(a) Organization 129
(b) Adoption of Resolutions 133
(c) Committee on Resolutions 136
(d) Additional Officers 143
47. A Convention or Assembly of Delegates 143
48. A Permanent Society 148
(a) First Meeting 148
(b) Secoind Meeting 154
49. Constitutions, By-Laws, Rules of Order and Standing Rules 161
Article X Officers and Committees 165
50. President or Chairman 165
51. Secretary, or Clerk, and the Minutes 170
52. Treasurer 174
53. Committees 179
Article XI Introduction of Business 183
54. Introduction of Business 183
Article XII Motions 186
55. Motions Classified According to their Object 186
56. To Mofidy or Amend 189
(a) Amend 189
(b) Commit or refer 190
57. To Defer Action 191
(a) Postpone to a certain time 191
(b) Lay on the table 191
58. To Suppress Debate 192
(a) Previous Question 192
(b) An Order Limiting or Closing Debate 193
59. To Suppress the Question 194
(a) Objection to its consideration 194
(b) Postpone indefinitely 195
(c) Lay on the Table 195
60. To Consider a Question the Second Time
(a) Reconsider 196
61. Orders and Rules 198
(a) Orders of the Day 198
(b) Special Orders 199
(c) Suspension of the Rules 199
(d) Questions of Order 199
(e) Appeal 200
62. Miscellaneous 201
(a) Reading of Papers 201
(b) Withdrawal of a Motion 201
(c) Questions of Privilege 201
63. To Close a Meeting 202
(a) Fix the Time to which to Adjourn 202
(b) Adjourn 202
Article XIII Miscellaneous 203
64. Debate 203
65. Forms of Stating and Putting Questions 204
Part III. Miscellaneous
66. Right of an Assembly to Punish its Members 208
67. Right of an Assembly to Eject anyone from its Place of Meeting 209
68. Rights of Ecclesiastical Tribunals 210
69. Trial of Members of Societies 211
70. Call of the House 213
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