Robert's Rules of Order

Robert's Rules of Order

by Will Eisner, Eisner

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Overview

This definitive edition of the original "Robert's" presents rules of order, motions, debate, conduct of business, and adjournment. All problems of conducting a successful meeting smoothly and fairly are resolved.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553225983
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/28/1986
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 963,566
Product dimensions: 4.21(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.57(d)

About the Author

Born in New York City, Will Eisner (1917–2005) was the author of the legendary comic strip The Spirit, as well as 15 graphic novels and three influential instructional textbooks. The comic industry’s top awards, the Eisner Awards, are named in his honor.

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Table of Contents

Table of Rules Relating to Motions9
Preface15
Introduction18
Parliamentary Law18
Plan of the Work21
Definitions and Common Errors24
Part I.Rules of Order
Article IIntroduction of Business26
1.How Introduced27
2.Obtaining the Floor28
3.What Precedes Debate on a Question29
4.What Motions to be in Writing, and How they shall be Divided32
5.Modification of a Motion by Mover33
Article IIGeneral Classification of Motions36
6.Principal or Main Motions36
7.Subsidiary or Secondary Motions36
8.Incidental Motions37
9.Privileged Motions38
Article IIIMotions and Their Order of Precedence39
Privileged Motions39
10.To Fix the Time to which to Adjourn39
11.Adjourn40
12.Questions of Privilege42
13.Orders of the Day44
Incidental Motions48
14.Appeal [Questions of Order]48
15.Objection to the Consideration of a Question50
16.Reading Papers51
17.Withdrawal of a Motion52
18.Suspension of the Rules52
Subsidiary Motions53
19.Lay on the Table53
20.Previous Question55
21.Postpone to a Certain Day64
22.Commit [or Refer]65
23.Amend67
24.Postpone Indefinitely72
Miscellaneous Motions72
25.Rescind72
26.Renewal of a Motion73
27.Reconsideration75
Article IVCommittees and Informal Action80
28.Committees80
29.Committees Form of their Reports83
30.Committees Reception Reports85
31.Committees Adoption Reports86
32.Committee of the Whole90
33.Informal Consideration of a Question93
Article VDebate and Decorum94
34.Debate94
35.Undebatable Questions and those Opening the Main Question to Debate97
36.Decorum in Debate100
37.Closing Debate, Methods of102
Article VIVote103
38.Voting, Various Modes of103
39.Motions Requiring More than a Majority Vote108
Article VIIThe Officers and the Minutes112
40.Chairman or President112
41.Clerk, or Secretary, and the Minutes117
Article VIIIMiscellaneous121
42.Session121
43.Quorum124
44.Order of Business126
45.Amendment of the Rules of Order, etc.127
Part II.Organization and Conduct of Business
Article IXOrganization and Meetings129
46.An Occasional or Mass Meeting129
(a)Organization129
(b)Adoption of Resolutions133
(c)Committee on Resolutions136
(d)Additional Officers143
47.A Convention or Assembly of Delegates143
48.A Permanent Society148
(a)First Meeting148
(b)Secoind Meeting154
49.Constitutions, By-Laws, Rules of Order and Standing Rules161
Article XOfficers and Committees165
50.President or Chairman165
51.Secretary, or Clerk, and the Minutes170
52.Treasurer174
53.Committees179
Article XIIntroduction of Business183
54.Introduction of Business183
Article XIIMotions186
55.Motions Classified According to their Object186
56.To Mofidy or Amend189
(a)Amend189
(b)Commit or refer190
57.To Defer Action191
(a)Postpone to a certain time191
(b)Lay on the table191
58.To Suppress Debate192
(a)Previous Question192
(b)An Order Limiting or Closing Debate193
59.To Suppress the Question194
(a)Objection to its consideration194
(b)Postpone indefinitely195
(c)Lay on the Table195
60.To Consider a Question the Second Time
(a)Reconsider196
61.Orders and Rules198
(a)Orders of the Day198
(b)Special Orders199
(c)Suspension of the Rules199
(d)Questions of Order199
(e)Appeal200
62.Miscellaneous201
(a)Reading of Papers201
(b)Withdrawal of a Motion201
(c)Questions of Privilege201
63.To Close a Meeting202
(a)Fix the Time to which to Adjourn202
(b)Adjourn202
Article XIIIMiscellaneous203
64.Debate203
65.Forms of Stating and Putting Questions204
Part III.Miscellaneous
66.Right of an Assembly to Punish its Members208
67.Right of an Assembly to Eject anyone from its Place of Meeting209
68.Rights of Ecclesiastical Tribunals210
69.Trial of Members of Societies211
70.Call of the House213

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