Simplified Rules of Order

Privileged Motions

Fix Time to Which to Adjourn

This is the highest-ranking of all motions. Under certain conditions while business is pending, a meeting--before adjourning or postponing the business--may wish to fix a date, an hour, and sometimes the place, for another meeting or for another meeting before the next regular meeting. A motion to fix the time to which to adjourn can be made even while a matter is pending, unless another meeting is already scheduled for the same or the next day.

The usual form is: "I move that the meeting adjourn to Thursday, October 23, at 19:30 at ______." The motion may not interrupt a speaker, must be seconded, is not debatable, is amendable (for example, to change the time and/or place of the next meeting), can be reconsidered, and requires a majority vote.

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