Robert's Rules of Order (in Brief)

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Filiquarian Publishing, LLC., 2006 - Reference - 122 pages
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It has been said by one of the greatest of English writers on parliamentary law: "Whether these forms be in all cases the most rational or not is really not of so great importance. It is much more material that there should be a rule to go by, than what that rule is, that there may be a uniformity of proceeding in business, not subject to the caprice of the chairman, or captiousness of the members. It is very material that order, decency and regularity be preserved in a dignified public body." This work is the in brief version of Robert's Rules of Order. Originally published in 1875, Roberts Rules of Order is a manual of rules for deliberative assemblies and is often used in business, government and other governing bodies.
  

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Contents

Introduction Page
11
Definitions
17
Privileged Motions
25
Incidental Motions 14 Appeal Questions of Order
28
Objection to the consideration of a question
30
Reading papers
31
Subsidiary Motions 19 Lie on the table
32
Previous Question
33
Renewal of a motion
41
Reconsideration
42
Committees and Informal Action 28 Committees
45
Form of their Reports
48
Reception
49
Adoption
50
Committee of the Whole
51
Informal consideration of a question
53

Postpone to a certain day
35
Commit or Recommit
36
Amend
38
Postpone indefinitely
40
Debate and Decorum 34 Debate
54
Undebatable questions and those opening the main question to debate
57
Decorum in debate
58
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About the author (2006)

Robert is the grandson of General Henry Martyn Robert. He holds degrees in the Great Books Program of St. John's College and in Physics.

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