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

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in an assembly having regular sessions as often as quarterly, the unfinished business should be taken up, just where it was interrupted, at the next succeeding session previous to new business; provided that, in a body elected, either wholly or in part, for a definite time (as a board of directors one-third of whom are elected annually), unfinished business falls to the ground with the expiration of the term for which the board, or any part of it, was elected.
  (c)When the adjournment closes a session in an assembly which does not meet as often as quarterly, or when the assembly is an elective body, and this session ends the term of a portion of the members, the adjournment puts an end to all business unfinished at the close of the session. The business may be introduced at the next session, the same as if it had never been before the assembly.

18. Take a Recess.

   10 This motion is practically a combination of the two preceding, to

Note 10.  The Congressional form of putting this question is, “The gentleman from … demands the previous question. As many as are in favor of ordering the previous question will say Aye; as many as are opposed will say No. [back]


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