*** Source: History and Business Directory of Humboldt County, Lillie E. Hamm, November 1890, Eureka, Cal. *** ---page 226--- PARLIAMENTARY RULES AND USAGES Trace each motion to its respective references and you master at a glance the intricacies of Parliamentary usages, comprising some three hundred points of order: Motion to adjourn 1 a * B a II x Motion to determine time to which to adjourn 2 a A a II x Motion to amend 3 a A a II x Motion to amend amendment 3 a A a II x [see note at bottom regarding ""] Motion to amend the rules 3 a A b II x Motion to appeal from Speaker's decision re indecorum 1 a A a II y Motion to appeal from Speaker's decision generally 3 a * A a II y Call to order 1 a * A a III y Motion to close debate on question 1 a A b II x Motion to commit 3 b A a II x Motion to extend limits of debate on question 1 a A a II x [see note at bottom regarding ""] Leave to continue speaking after indecorum 1 a * A a II x Motion that. . .do lie on the table 1 a * C a II x Motion to limit debate on question 1 a * A b II x Objection to consideration of question 1 a * A b III y Motion for the orders of the day 1 a * A a III y Motion to postpone to a definite time 4 a A a II x Motion to postpone indefinitely 3 b * A a II x Motion for previous question 1 a * A b II x Questions touching priority of business 1 a A a II x Questions of privilege 3 a A a II x Reading papers 1 a * A a II x Motion to consider a debatable question 3 b * B a II x Motion to reconsider an undebatable question 1 a * B a II z Motion to refer a question 3 b B a II x Motion that committe do not rise 1 a * B a II x Question whether subject shall be discussed 1 a * A b III y Motion to make subject a special order 3 a A b II x To substitute in the nature of an amendment 3 a A a II x Motion to suspend the rules 3 a B a II x Motion to take from the table 1 a * C b II x To take up a question out of its proper order 1 a * A b II x Motion to withdraw a motion 1 a * A a II x Questions of precedence of questions 5 6 7 8 9 10 12 Forms in which questions may be put 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 RULES OF PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE--Condensed 1. Questions undebatable, sometimes remarks tacitly allowed. 2. Undebatable if another question is before the house. 3. Debatable question. 4. Limited debate only on propriety of postponement. a. Does not allow reference to main question b. Opens the main question to debate. *. Cannot be amended . May be amended. A. Can be reconsidered. B. Cannot be reconsidered. C. An affirmative vote on this question cannot be reconsidered. b. ["b" italicized] Requires two-third vote unless special rules have been enacted. a. ["a" italicized] Simple majority suffices to determine the question. II. Motion must be seconded. III. Does not rquire to be seconded. x. Not in order when another has the floor. y. Always in order though another may have the floor. z. May be moved and entered on the record when another has the floor, but the business then before the assembly may not be put aside. The motion must be made by one who voted with the prevailing side, and on the same day the original vote was taken. 5. Fixing the time to which an adjournment may be made; ranks first. 6. To adjourn without limitation; second. 7. Motion for the Orders of the Day; third. 8. Motion that. . .do lie on the table; fourth. 9. Motion for the previous question; fifth. 10. Motion to postpone definitely; sixth. 12. Motion to commit; seventh. 13. Motion to amend; eighth. 14. Motion to postpone indefinitely; ninth. 15. On motion to strike out words, "Shall the words stand part of the motion?" unless a majority sustains the words they are struck out. 16. On motion for previous question the form to be observed is, "Shall the main question be now put? This, if carried, ends debate. 17. On an appeal from the Chair's decision, "Shall the decision be sustained as the ruling of the house?" The chair is generally sustained. 18. On motion for Orders of the Day, "Will the house now proceed to the Orders of the Day?" This, if carried, supersedes intervening motions. 19. When an objection is raised to considering question, "Shall the question be considered?" object may be made by any member before debate has commenced, but not subsequently. [Note: The actual symbol printed was similar to "". But, it had two dots above the line and a dash below.] ---end---