Robert's Rules of Order Motions Chart Based on Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised (10th Edition) Part 1, Main

Motions. These motions are listed in order of precedence. A motion can be introduced if it is higher on the chart than the pending motion. § indicates the section from Robert's Rules. § PURPOSE: YOU SAY: I move to adjourn I move to recess for ... I rise to a question of privilege I call for the orders of the day I move to lay the question on the table I move the previous question I move that debate be limited to ... I move to postpone the motion to ... I move to refer the motion to ... I move to amend the motion by ... INTERRUPT? 2ND? DEBATE? AMEND? VOTE? No No Yes Yes No No No No No No No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Majority Majority None None Majority 2/3 2/3 Majority Majority Majority Majority Majority §21 Close meeting §20 Take break §19 Register complaint §18 Make follow agenda §17 Lay aside temporarily §16 Close debate §15 Limit or extend debate §14 Postpone to a certain time §13 Refer to committee §12 Modify wording of motion §11 Kill main motion

I move that the motion be postponed indefinitely No

§10 Bring business before assembly (a main motion) I move that [or "to"] ... § PURPOSE: YOU SAY: Point of Order I appeal from the decision of the chair I move to suspend the rules I move to divide the question I move for a rising vote Parliamentary inquiry Point of information

Part 2, Incidental Motions. No order of precedence. These motions arise incidentally and are decided immediately. INTERRUPT? 2ND? DEBATE? AMEND? VOTE? Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes No No No No Varies No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No None Majority 2/3 2/3 Majority None None None §23 Enforce rules §24 Submit matter to assembly §25 Suspend rules §27 Divide motion §29 Demand a rising vote §33 Parliamentary law question §33 Request for information

§26 Avoid main motion altogether I object to the consideration of the question Yes

Part 3, Motions That Bring a Question Again Before the Assembly. No order of precedence. Introduce only when nothing else is pending. § PURPOSE: YOU SAY: I move to take from the table ... I move to rescind ... I move to reconsider ... INTERRUPT? No No No 2ND? DEBATE? AMEND? VOTE? Yes Yes Yes No Yes Varies No Yes No Majority 2/3 or Majority with notice Majority §34 Take matter from table §35 Cancel previous action §37 Reconsider motion