Robert's Rules of Order
Table of Contents
Order of Precedence of Motions.
Table of Rules Relating to Motions.
Part I.- Rules of Order.
Article 1.- How Business is Conducted in Deliberative Assemblies.
Article 2.- General Classification of Motions.
- 1. Introduction of Business
- 2. What Precedes Debate
- 3. Obtaining the Floor
- 4. Motions and Resolutions
- 5. Seconding Motions
- 6. Stating the Question
- 7. Debate
- 8. Secondary Motions
- 9. Putting the Question and Announcing the Vote
- 10. Proper Motions to Use to Accomplish
Article 3.- Privileged Motions.
- 11. Main or Principal Motions
- 12. Subsidiary Motions
- 13. Incidental Motions
- 14. Privileged Motions
- 15. Some Main and Unclassified Motions
Article 4.- Incidental Motions.
- 16. Fix the Time To Which The Assembly Shall Adjourn
- 17. Adjourn
- 18. Take a Recess
- 19. Questions of Privilege
- 20. General and Special Orders and a Call for the Orders of the Day
Article 5.- Subsidiary Motions.
- 21. Questions of Order and Appeal
- 22. Suspension of the Rules
- 23. Objection to the Consideration of a Question
- 24. Division of a Question, and Consideration by Paragraph or Seriatim
- 25. Division of the Assembly, and Motions Relating To Methods Of Voting, Or To Closing or Reopening the Polls
- 26. Motions Relating To Methods Of Making, Or To Closing Or To Reopening Nominations
- 27. Requests Growing Out Of Business Pending
Article 6.- Some Main and Unclassified Motions.
- 28. Lay on the Table
- 29. The Previous Question
- 30. Limit or Extend Limits of Debate
- 31. Postpone Definitely, or to a Certain Time
- 32. Commit or Refer, or Recommit
- 33. Amend
- 34. Postpone Indefinitely
Article 7.- Debate.
- 35. Take from the Table
- 36. Reconsider
- 37. Rescind
- 38. Renewal of a Motion
- 39. Ratify
- 40. Dilatory, Absurd, or Frivolous Motions
- 41. Call of the House
Article 8.- Voting.
- 42. Debate
- 43. Decorum in Debate
- 44. Closing and Preventing Debate
- 45. Principles of Debate and Undebatable Motions
Article 9.- Committees and Boards.
- 46. Voting
- 47. Votes That Are Null And Void Even If Unanimous
- 48. Motions Requiring More Than A Majority Vote
Article 10.- The Officers and the Minutes.
- 49. Committees Classified
- 50. Boards of Managers, etc., and Executive Committees
- 51. Ex-Officio Members of Boards and Committees
- 52. Committees, Special and Standing
- 53. Reception of Reports
- 54. Adoption or Acceptance of Reports
- 55. Committee of the Whole
- 56. As if in Committee of the Whole
- 57. Informal Consideration
Article 11-A.- The Order of a Business Meeting.
- 58. Chairman or President
- 59. Secretary or Clerk
- 60. The Meeting Minutes
- 61. Executive Secretary
- 62. Treasurer
Article 11-B.- Nominations and Elections.
- 63. Session
- 64. Quorum
- 65. Order of Business
- AG. Agendas.
Article 11-C.- Types of Governing Documents.
- 66. Nominations and Elections
Part II.- Organization, Meetings, and Legal Rights of Assemblies.
Article 12.- Organization and Meetings.
- 67. Constitutions, Bylaws, Rules of Order, and Standing Rules
- 68. Amendments of Constitutions, Bylaws, and Rules of Order
- BY. Bylaws Development
Article 13.- Legal Rights of Assemblies and Trial of Their Members.
- 69. An Occasional or Mass Meeting
- 70. A Permanent Organization.
- 71. Meeting of a Convention.
- EM. Meetings Based In Electronic Media.
- MM. Meeting Management.
Frequently Asked Questions.
Plan for Study of Parliamentary Law.
- 72. Right of an Assembly to Punish its Members
- 73. Right of an Assembly to Eject Any One from It's Place of Meeting
- 74. Rights of Religious Tribunals
- 75. Trial of Members of Organizations
Note: This document is derived from the original 1915 version of Robert's Rules with modifications from the Constitution Society and other enhancements reflecting generally accepted parliamentary procedure derived from current real world practices.