Parliamentary Procedure at a Glance (Adapted from Robert’s Rules of Order)

Glendale Community College practices an adapted version of Roberts Rules of Order.  The PDF chart reflects the current parliamentary procedures practiced at Glendale Community College

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To do this: You say this: Can interrupt Requires second Debatable Amendable Vote required
Adjourn Motion to adjourn No Yes No No Majority
Table (MST) Motion to table No Yes  No No Majority
Not indefinitely
Refer to a comm.
Postpone until...
Close debate/discussion Call the question No No No No Yes
Vote is recorded in minutes as MSC or MSF
Amend a motion I move to amend No Yes Yes Yes Majority
Amended motion should be recorded in minutes [MSC (1st/2nd) amend motion…  Committee should vote on amendment then vote for the motion
Bring forward a new motion I move that… No Yes Yes Yes Majority
Request information on current motion  Point of information Yes No No   No None
Object to procedure Point of order Yes No No No None
Used when people speak out of order or procedure is not being followed
Withdraw motion Withdrawn or I withdraw the motion Yes No No No None
The first & seconder must agree to withdraw the motion


Quorum: 50% + 1 of voting members as listed on the Blue List. 

Vacant seats do not count towards quorum. 

“Resource” members are non-voting









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