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


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different day from the one when the vote was taken.
  (2) It outranks the simple form of the motion to reconsider, and may be made even after the vote has been taken on the motion to reconsider, provided the result of the vote has not been announced. If made after the simple form of the motion to reconsider, it supersedes the latter, which is thereafter ignored.
  (3) It can be applied only to votes which finally dispose of the main question. They are as follows: an affirmative or negative vote on adopting, and an affirmative vote on postponing indefinitely, a main question. And it may be applied to a negative vote on the consideration of a question that has been objected to, provided the session extends beyond that day.
  (4) In an assembly not having regular business meetings as often as quarterly, it cannot be moved at the last business meeting of a session.
  (5) It cannot be called up on the day it is made, except when it is moved on the last day of a session of an assembly not having regular business sessions as often as quarterly, when any one can call it up at the last business meeting of the session.
  After it is called up there is no difference in the treatment of the two forms of the motion.



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