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Henry M. Robert (1837–1923).  Robert’s Rules of Order Revised.  1915.

PART I.

Art. I.   How Business Is Conducted in Deliberative Assemblies.

Introduction of Business 1.
What Precedes Debate 2.
Obtaining the Floor 3.
Motions and Resolutions 4.
Seconding Motions 5.
Stating the Question 6.
Debate 7.
Secondary Motions 8.
Putting the Question and Announcing the Vote 9.
Proper Motions to Use to Accomplish Certain Objects     10.

1. Introduction of Business.


An assembly having been organized as described in 69, 70, 71, business is brought before it either by the motion of a member, or by the presentation of a communication to the assembly. It is not usual to make motions to receive reports of committees or communications to the assembly. There are many other cases in the ordinary routine of business where the formality of a motion is dispensed with, but should any member object, a regular motion becomes necessary, or the chair may put the question without waiting for a motion.   1



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