Parliamentary Procedure

MOTIONS
Mover proposes a Motion,
“I move “That…….” [Renton 4:16]
The Chair calls for a Seconder for the Motion.
Seconder of a Motion immediately speaks to the Motion or can reserve their right to speak later in the debate.
“I second the Motion and reserve my right to speak.” [Renton 4:21]
The Chair calls for a speaker against the Motion. [Renton 4:24]
The Chair calls for a speaker for the Motion.
The Chair calls for a speaker against the Motion.
The Chair calls for a speaker for the Motion.
The Chair calls on the Mover of the Motion to give their “Right of Reply” [Renton 4:25]
The Chair calls on members to vote on the Motion. [Renton 4:28]

AMENDMENTS [Renton 5:1]
Must be relevant to and not contradict the Motion
Can be moved anytime after the Seconding of the Motion but before the vote. [Renton 5:13]
Cannot be Moved or seconded by the Mover or Seconder of the Motion. [Renton 5:12]
The Mover of the Amendment does not get a “Right of Reply” [Renton 5:17]
If successful, the Motion becomes the Amended Motion. [Renton 5:20]

PROCEDURAL MOTIONS [Renton 6:1]
These are Motions that deal with the conduct of the Meeting.
They cannot be Moved or Seconded by anyone who has already participated in the debate.
To end the debate and reach a resolution, a member stands and states,
“I move that the question be now put”. [Renton 6:17]
To pass the matter on to the Executive Committee, a member stands and states,
“I move that the matter be referred to the Executive Committee.” [Renton 6:21]
To kill off the Motion, a member stands and states,
“I move that the question be not now put.” [Renton 6:18], or
“I move that we move to the next order of business” [Renton 6:19]

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