Incidental Motions—so that the parliamentarian will know the rules governing the particular circumstances in which these motions arise out of consideration of other motions.

Motions That Bring a Question Again Before the Assembly—so that the parliamentarian will know how to help an organization make a different decision than one already made on an issue.

What Will Be Tested
Part Three: Incidental Motions and Motions that Bring a Question Again Before the Assembly

Updated to RONR (12th ed.)

Performance Expectations
In addition to the Performance Expectations below, the candidate is expected to be familiar with the rules in Chapters 1-11 of RONRIB (3rd ed.).

Point of Order

4.1     Know and apply the rules for the motion Point of Order in Standard Descriptive Characteristics (SDC) 3 through 7 in RONR (12th ed.) 23:2(3–7).
4.2     Describe and employ the basic purpose of, and procedure for handling a Point of Order, as described in RONR (12th ed.) 23:3–4 and 23:12–17.
4.3     Explain the timeliness requirements of Point of Order as described in RONR (12th ed.) 23:5, and recognize that exceptions exist to this general rule.

Appeal

4.7     Know and explain the two exceptions to the right to Appeal given in RONR (12th ed.) 24:3(2)(a–b).
4.8     Know and apply the rules for the motion Appeal in Standard Descriptive Characteristics 3 through 7 in RONR (12th ed.) 24:3(3–7), including memorizing the three cases in which an appeal is undebatable in RONR (12th ed.) 24:3(5)(first sentence). Also, know the requirement for timeliness of an appeal in RONR (12th ed.) 24:8. This requirement was included in SDC in the 11th edition but moved to paragraph 24:8 in the 12th.
4.9     Understand and explain the distinction between rulings that can be appealed and opinions and judgments that cannot be appealed as described in RONR (12th ed.) 24:5–7, and 24:7n4.
4.10     Recognize and know how to advise the chair on the procedure for handling an appeal as illustrated in RONR (12th ed.) 24:9–13.

Suspend the Rules

4.11     Understand and identify the seven categories of rules that cannot be suspended. In RONR (12th ed.) 25:7–13 12th ed. changes in these paragraphs.
4.13     Know and apply the rules for the motion Suspend the Rules in Standard Descriptive Characteristics 3 through 7 in RONR (12th ed.) 25:2(3–7) and the differences in the vote required explained in RONR (12th ed.) 25:14–16.
4.14     Understand and define the purpose and manner of suspending the rules as described in RONR (12th ed.) 25:3–5 and illustrated in RONR (12th ed.) 25:17–20.

Parliamentary Inquiry

4.15     Know and apply the rules for the motion Parliamentary Inquiry in Standard Descriptive Characteristics 3 through 7 in RONR (12th ed.) 33:2(3–7).
4.16     Understand the purpose and apply the procedure for making and handling a Parliamentary Inquiry as given in RONR (12th ed.) 33:3–5.
Request for Information
4.17     Recognize and know how to advise and assist the chair on preventing members from misusing Request for Information to give information, thus improperly obtaining preference in recognition in order effectively to debate. RONRIB (3rd ed.) p. 95n2.
4.18     Know and apply the rules in Standard Descriptive Characteristics 3 through 7 in RONR (12th ed.) 33:2(3–7) as they pertain to Request for Information.
4.19     Understand the purpose and apply the procedure for making and handling a Request for Information as given in RONR (12th ed.) 33:6–10.

Rescind/Amend Something Previously Adopted

5.1     Understand and define the purpose and effect of Rescind/Amend Something Previously Adopted as explained in RONR (12th ed.) 35:1.
5.2     Know and apply the rules for the motion Rescind/Amend Something Previously Adopted in Standard Descriptive Characteristics 3 through 5 in RONR (12th ed.) 35:2(3–5).
5.4     Apply the procedure for giving previous notice of and making motions to Rescind or Amend Something Previously Adopted as illustrated in RONR (12th ed.) 35:3, 35:7–12.
5.5     Understand and apply the rules concerning the use of one motion to Amend Something Previously Adopted to offer multiple amendments and governing conforming amendments given in RONR 35.5 (this paragraph is new in the 12th ed.), including the rules it references governing whether and how such a motion may be divided in RONR (12th ed.) 10:25, 27:5 and the example in RONR (12th ed.) 57:3.

Reconsider

5.6     Understand and explain the basic purpose and procedure of reconsideration as described in RONRIB (3rd ed.) pp. 58-60 and RONR (12th ed.) 37:1–8, and 37:9(1)(a).
5.7     Understand and explain the procedure to reconsider a main motion when made at a time when it can immediately be taken up as set forth in RONR (12th ed.) 37:14 and as illustrated in RONR (12th ed.) 37:36(a), and 37:37–39.
5.8     Know and describe when Reconsider cannot be applied to a motion as set forth in RONR (12th ed.) 37:9(2)(a–h) (12th edition changes in this paragraph) and 37:13.
5.9     Understand the circumstances under which Reconsider cannot be taken up at the time it is made and the procedure followed in such a case as explained inRONR (12th ed.) 37:9(1), 37:10(b–c) (12th ed. has additional rule in last sentence of (b)), and 37:15–17 (12th ed. change in 37:15), and the illustration in RONR (12th ed.) 37:40–42, and 37:44–45.
5.10     Know and apply the rules for the motion Reconsider in Standard Descriptive Characteristics 3 through 7 in RONR (12th ed.) 37:9(3–7).
5.11     Apply the rules that suspend the effect of a motion sought to be reconsidered when Reconsider is moved at a time when it cannot immediately be taken up in RONR (12th ed.) 37:11–12. Somewhat changed rules for 12th ed.
5.12     Know and apply the rules governing debate both on the motion to Reconsider and after a motion to Reconsider motion has been adopted as described in RONR (12th ed.) 37:18–23.

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