Robert's Rules of Order
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To Do This:You Say This:May interrupt the speaker?Do you need a second?Is it debatable?Can it be amended?What vote is needed?Can it be reconsidered?
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Adjourn meeting I move that we adjournNoYesNoNoMajorityNo
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Call an intermission I move that we recess for…NoYesNoYesMajorityNo
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Complain about heat, noise, etc. I rise to a question of privilegeYesNoNoNoNo VoteNot usually
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Temporarily suspend consideration of an issueI move to table the motionNoYesNoNoMajorityNo
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I call the question/end debate or amendmentsI move the previous questionNoYesNoNo2/3rdsNo (SEE COMMENT)
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Postpone discussion for a certain time I move to postpone the discussion until…NoYesYesYesMajorityYes
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Give closer study of something I move to refer the matter to committeeNoYesYesYesMajorityYes (SEE COMMENT)
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Amend a motion I move to amend the motion by…NoYesYes & No (SEE COMMENT)YesMajorityYes
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Introduce business I move that…NoYesYesYesMajorityYes
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Protest breach of rules of conduct I rise to a point of order.YesNoNoNoNo Vote (SEE COMMENT)No
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Vote on a ruling of the chair I appeal from the chair's decisionYesYesYesNoMajority (SEE COMMENT)Yes
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Suspend rules temporarily I move to suspend the rules so that…NoYesNoNo2/3rdsNo
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Avoid considering an improper matter I object to consideration of this motionYesNoNoNo2/3rds (SEE COMMENT)Yes & No (SEE COMMENT)
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Verify a voice vote by having members standI call for a division or "Division!"YesNoNoNoNo VoteNo
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Request information Point of information.YesNoNoNoNo VoteNo
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Take up a matter previously tabled I move to take from the table…NoYesNoNoMajorityNo
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Reconsider a hasty action I move to reconsider the vote on…YesYesYes & No (SEE COMMENT)NoMajorityNo
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