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Definition: a body of rules followed by an assembly Used in a wide variety of places to conduct meetings The minority has a voice. Only one argument is heard at a time. Allows for a fair debate
An officer elected by the assembly to run the debate The presiding officer is in charge of: Choosing speakers Timing speeches and cross examination Calling for and recognizes motions Conducting votes on bills
Regency rules People that haven’t spoken yet take precedence over others wishing to speak! Open Debate Ask if there are any motions on the floor Voting Methods Voice vote-. Assembly will vote by saying “aye” or “nay”. If winner is unclear or someone calls “division” ( vote using the other 2 methods) Rising Vote- Members of the assembly stand to vote “aye” or “nay Show of Hands Vote-Members of the assembly raise their hands to vote
Cycles Cycles consist of 1 affirmation and 1 negation speech. Previous Question Call for the assembly to vote on the bill. 2/3 of the chamber needs to be in favor of moving to previous question Another vote necessary to pass the bill itself, need a majority to pass. Open New Bill or End Session Move to a new bill, or end session if time limit has been reached or exceeded
PURPOSE:YOU SAY:CUT OFF? 2ND?DEBATE?AMEND?VOTE? Close meeting I move to adjourn No YesNo Majority Take break I move to recess for... No YesNoYesMajority Register complaint I rise to a question of privilege Yes No None Make follow agenda I call for the orders of the day Yes No None Lay aside temporarily I move to lay the question on the table No YesNo Majority Close debate I move the previous question No YesNo 2/3 Limit or extend debate I move that debate be limited to... No YesNoYes2/3
PURPOSE:YOU SAY:CUT OFF? 2ND?DEBATE?AMEND?VOTE? Postpone to a certain time I move to postpone the motion to... No Yes Majority Modify wording of motion I move to amend the motion by... No Yes Majority Kill main motion I move that the motion be postponed indefinitely No Yes NoMajority Bring business before assembly (a main motion) I move that [or "to"]... No Yes Majority Enforce rules Point of Order Yes No None Submit matter to assembly I appeal from the decision of the chair Yes VariesNoMajority
PURPOSE:YOU SAY:CUT OFF? 2ND?DEBATE?AMEND?VOTE? Suspend rules I move to suspend the rules No YesNo 2/3 Avoid main motion altogether I object to the consideration of the question Yes No 2/3 Divide motion I move to divide the question No YesNoYesMajority Demand a rising vote I move for a rising vote Yes No None Parliamentary law question Parliamentary inquiry Yes No None Request for information Point of information Yes No None Take matter from table I move to take from the table... NoYesNo Majority
D.ALL speeches are 3 minutes, E.A mandatory 1.5 minute cross examination (cross ex.) or questioning period follows a speech F.Time left over after the conclusion of a speech may be added to cross ex. time.
Authorship Speeches are the first speech in a cycle Given by the author of a bill The author is not present, another student from the author’s school may speak on the bill If there is no authorship or sponsorship speech the chamber may move to a speech in affirmation (positive) of the bill. Emphasizes the positive goals of the bill and why the chamber should pass it
Follow authorship/ sponsorship/ affirmation speeches Informs listeners of the negatives of the bill and why the bill should not be passed
The source of debate. Basis for arguments Written to solve problems and create solutions
Title of Bill Be it enacted by the Congress here assembled that: Section I: Administration (What body implements the action) Section II: Mandates (What the bill does) Section III: Funding/Enforcement (What your bill will be funded by and how it will be enforced) Section IV: Housekeeping (Declare legislation against this bill null and void) Section V: Date (When the bill goes into effect)
Be ready with your evidence. Stand up and stay standing until the presiding officer calls on someone (they may want you to keep standing to note an attempt) Hope the presiding officer picks you.