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Rank of Main, Subsidiary & Privileged Motions
All of these motions require a second

May Be Debated

May Be Amended

Majority Required

May Be Reconsidered

Privileged
Motions

Adjourn highest rank

"I move to adjourn."

No

No

Simple

No

Recess

"I move to recess for 10 minutes."
"I move to recess until after the Joint Session."

No

Yes

Simple

No

Subsidiary
Motions

Lay on the Table [set the referenced motion aside, which typically defeats it]

"I move to table TISL Bill __."
"I move to table Amendment __ to TISL Bill __ ."
"I move to table the motion to Postpone Indefinitely."

No

No

Simple

No
The opposite motion is to Lift from the Table, which requires a second and a simple majority.

Previous Question [end debate]

"I move the Previous Question on the amendment."
"I move the Previous Question on the bill."

No

No

Two-thirds

No

Postpone to a Certain Time

"I move to postpone TISL Bill __ until the regular order of the next legislative session."
"I move that TISL Bill __ be moved down the calendar __ spaces."

Yes

Yes

Simple

Yes

Refer to Committee

"I move to refer TISL Bill __ to the _____ Committee."

Yes

Yes

Simple

Yes

Amend an Amendment

"I move to adopt Amendment __ to Amendment __."

Yes

No

Simple

Yes

Amend

"I move to adopt Amendment __ to TISL Bill __."

Yes

Yes

Simple

Yes

Postpone Indefinitely

"I move to postpone TISL Bill __ indefinitely."

Yes

No

Simple

Yes

Main Motion

Adopt a Bill lowest rank

"I move that the Senate/House adopt TISL Bill __."

Yes

Yes

Simple

Yes

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