Robert’s Rules of Order Revised > 2. General Classification of Motions. > 14. Privileged Motions

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

14. Privileged Motions

are such as, while not relating to the pending question, are of so great importance as to require them to take precedence of all other questions, and, on account of this high privilege, they are undebatable. They cannot have any subsidiary motion applied to them, except the motions to fix the time to which to adjourn, and to take a recess, which may be amended. But after the assembly has actually taken up the orders of the day or a question of privilege, debate and amendment are permitted and the subsidiary motions may be applied the same as on any main motion. These motions are as follows, being arranged in order of precedence:   1
Privileged Motions.

Fix the Time to which to Adjourn (if made while another question is pending)      16
Adjourn (if unqualified and if it has not the effect to dissolve the assembly) 17
Take a Recess (if made when another question is pending) 18
Raise a Question of Privilege 19
Call for Orders of the Day 20


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