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Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure. By Shaina Leach. Origins of Parli-Pro. In the 16 th century disputes between the King of England and parliament developed This led to the development of parliamentary law First formal publication was written between 1562 and 1566 by Sir Thomas Smyth.

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origins of parli pro
Origins of Parli-Pro
  • In the 16th century disputes between the King of England and parliament developed
  • This led to the development of parliamentary law
  • First formal publication was written between 1562 and 1566 by Sir Thomas Smyth.
  • Today we have Robert’s Rules of Order
basic rules
Basic Rules
  • One subject at a time
  • Each side must be given the opportunity to voice their opinion
  • Rights of the minority
  • Voting must include both a positive and a negative
  • Must have a quorum of members to conduct business
types of motions
Types of Motions
  • Main Motions
  • Subsidiary Motions
  • Privileged Motions
  • Incidental Motions
  • Motions that bring a question back before the assembly
table of precedence
Table of Precedence
  • Motions take precedence according to their rank
  • Precedence is a motion having a greater importance over another motion
handling main motions
Handling Main Motions
  • Member presents a motion- “I move that…”
  • Motion must be seconded by another member
  • The chairman makes the motion pending by restating the question
  • Motion is debatable
  • Motion must pass or fail voting
subsidiary motions
Subsidiary Motions
  • Assist the assembly with the main motion
  • Types
    • Postpone Indefinitely
    • Amend
    • Commit or Refer
    • Postpone Definitely
    • Limit or Extend Limits of Debate
    • Previous Question
    • Lay on the Table
amendments
Amendments
  • 4 Ways:
    • By striking out
    • By inserting
    • By adding to
    • By striking out and inserting
refer to committee
Refer to Committee
  • Used to send a pending motion to a small group for further study
  • Requires a second
  • Amendable
  • Debatable
  • Majority Vote
postpone definitely
Postpone Definitely
  • Causes the pending question to be postponed to a specific day, time, meeting, etc.
  • Requires a second
  • Amendable
  • Debatable
  • Majority Vote
previous question
Previous Question
  • Motion used to bring the assembly to an immediate vote on one or more pending questions
  • Requires a second
  • Not Debatable or Amendable
  • 2/3 Vote
privileged motions
Privileged Motions
  • Entitled to immediate consideration over all other motions
  • Types
    • Call for the Orders of the Day
    • Raise a Question of Privilege
    • Recess
    • Adjourn
    • Fix Time to Which to Adjourn
incidental motions
Incidental Motions
  • Motions that arise incidentally out of the business of the assembly
  • Must be acted upon before other motions except privileged motions

Parliamentary Inquiry

Appeal

Division of the Assembly

Division of the Question

Suspend the Rules

Withdraw a Motion

Objection to the Consideration of the Question

Point of Order

motions that bring a question again before the assembly
Motions That Bring a Question Again Before the Assembly
  • Also called Unclassified Motions
  • Call up motions for further deliberation
  • Types
    • Reconsider
    • Rescind
    • Take From the Table
sources
Sources
  • http://www.calaged.org/
  • http://www.ffa.org/
  • http://www.thejamjar.com/archive/archive_04_01.html
  • http://www.photographic-dreams.com/Misc.php/pictures/state-capital-1.html