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

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Subsidiary Motions.

Lay on the Table 28
The Previous Question 29
Limit or Extend Limits of Debate 30
Postpone Definitely, or to a Certain Time      31
Commit or Refer, or Recommit 32
Amend 33
Postpone Indefinitely 34

13. Incidental Motions

   are such as arise out of another question which is pending, and therefore take precedence of and must be decided before the question out of which they rise; or, they are incidental to a question that has just been pending and should be decided before any other business is taken up. They yield to privileged motions, and generally to the motion to lay on the table. They are undebatable, except an appeal under certain circumstances as shown in 21. They cannot be amended except where they relate to the division of a question, or to the method of considering a question, or to methods of voting, or to the time when nominations or the polls shall be closed. No subsidiary motion, except to amend, can be applied to any of them except a debatable appeal. Whenever it is stated that all incidental motions take precedence of a certain motion, the incidental motions referred to are only those that are legitimately incidental at the time they are made. Thus, incidental motions take precedence


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