Congressional Motions

Majority = 1/2 + 1
2/3 = two thirds of the House or Senate
Y = second required
N = second not required


To open the floor to debate (Y + majority) – skips reading of the legislation and opens the floor to debate
To table a bill/amendment/resolution (Y + majority) – suspends consideration of a bill and is placed on the tabled docket

To take a bill from the table (Y + majority) – reopens debate on legislation, after it has been suspended

To call the previous question (Y + 2/3) – ends debate or questioning and begins vote

To recess (Y + majority) – time must be specified, i.e “10 minutes”

To amend (Y + 2/3) – modifies a bill on the docket on spot, then is re-read; this is not the same as “To table”

To send back to Judiciary Review Committee (Y + 2/3) – sends the bill back to the Judiciary Review Committee to review the bill

To adjourn (Y + majority) – ends the session until next time

To limit or extend debate (Y + majority) – limits or extends debate time, must also specify time, i.e, “motion to limit debate to 1 second.” must also specify whether each individual debates or the whole debate

To rise to a point of personal privilege (N) – make a personal request

To rise to a point of clarification (N) – state a fact regarding legislation

To rise to a point of information (N) – ask a question regarding legislation

To rise to a point of order (N) – query as to whether correct procedures are being followed

To reconsider a defeated motion (Y + 2/3) – redo a previously defeated motion

To reconsider a vote (Y + 2/3) – redo a vote previously made during the session

To eject (Y + 2/3) – remove an individual from the chamber floor not the presiding officer or a member of the house of congress in session

To call the house (Y + 2/3) – compel the absence of all online members of the house in session not present within the chamber, this includes those online and not in-game

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