Parliamentary Procedure

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For the Good of the Order column published in the League’s The Municipality

Download 20 Basic Parliamentary Motions (PDF), a chart created by the League based on Robert’s Rules of Order 11th Edition. 

Making a Motion (PDF) April 2018 

Motions: Amendment (PDF) May 2018

Presiding Officers and Agendas (PDF) June 2018

Discussion Rules for Chairpersons (PDF) July 2018

Discussion Rules for Members (PDF) August 2018

"Ownership" of Motions (PDF) September 2018

To Table or Postpone: What’s the Difference? (PDF) October 2018

On Second Thought: Seconding the Motion (PDF) November 2018

Moving the Previous Question (Closing Debate) (PDF) December 2018

Limiting Debate (PDF) January 2019

Why Robert’s? (PDF) February 2019
 
Denying Requests and Applications: Do We Always Need a Motion? (PDF) March 2019

Conducting Debate: The Chair’s Role (PDF) April 2019

Majority or Supermajority? Of What? (PDF) May 2019

Rescind and Reconsider: When the Body Might Change its Mind (PDF) June 2019

Bad Meeting Behavior: Painting the Shed Red (PDF) June 2019 article

Taking from the Table and Changing the Agenda (PDF) July 2019

A Few Fundamentals (PDF) August 2019

20 Basic Parliamentary Motions (PDF) September 2019

Why Parliamentary Procedure for My Meeting? (PDF) October 2019

Parliamentary Procedure - Inclusivity (PDF) November 2019

Getting to Good Meetings - the Chair’s Role (PDF) December 2019

Preparation and Techniques to Avoid Meeting Chaos (PDF) January 2020

Nominations (PDF) March 2020