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1 N ATIONAL A SSOCIATION OF P ARLIAMENTARIANS ® 2011 Biennial Convention Maurice S. Henderson, PRP

2 A careful balance of rights:  Of the majority  Of the minority- greater than one third  Of absentees  Of all these together RONR, p. XLVII

3 There are 26 (or more) instances in Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised (RONR) where an individual member has specific rights:  Demand that the rules be followed in a variety of ways  Object to certain procedures  Request certain privileges or make suggestions  Give notification for future consideration  Exercise special voting rights

4 1. Point of Order and its variants 2. Objections 3. Demands 4. Requests 5. Suggestions 6. Notice 7. Voting Most of the Power of One motions are listed in RONR on tinted pages t40 – t41 Most of the Power of One motions are listed in RONR on tinted pages t40 – t41

5  Point of Order  Reserving a Point of Order  Absence of a Quorum  Calling to order a member who has the floor  Putting a motion to a vote, under dereliction of duty of the chair

6  Object to Consideration of the Question  Object to Unanimous Consent

7  Call for a separate vote on a series of motions  Call for the Orders of the Day  Call up a motion to Reconsider  Examine minutes

8  Parliamentary Inquiry  Point of Information  Read papers  Withdraw a motion  Other requests  Raise a Question of Privilege

9  Fill a blank  Make nominations

10  A member may give notice:  At a previous meeting (may be done orally)  In the call of the meeting  Changes the voting hurdle for certain measures to a majority vote  Amend/Rescind Something Previously Adopted  Discharge a Committee  Postpone an already scheduled event  How the notice is worded will affect its scope of consideration  Member: “I give notice that at the next meeting I will move to amend standing rule #5.”

11  Division of the assembly  Poll a delegation Ballot vote on the imposition of a penalty  Write-in vote for ballot election  Abstain from voting  Change one’s vote

12  When disciplinary matters are under consideration and a motion is pending to impose a penalty, a single member can require the vote to be taken by ballot  Ballots are usually used when personalities are involved

13  It is the duty of the Chair to protect the assembly from obviously frivolous or dilatory motions by refusing to recognize them  Division of the Assembly, when the result is obvious  Frivolous and repeated use of Point of Order

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