Simplified Rules of Order

Motions That Bring a Question Again Before the Assembly

Take from the Table

Before a meeting can consider a matter that has been tabled, a member must move: "That the question concerning _______ be taken from the table." Such a motion may not interrupt another speaker, must be seconded, is not debatable, is not amendable, cannot be reconsidered, and requires a majority vote.

If a motion to take from the tables passes, the meeting resumes debate on the original question (or on any amendments to it). If a considerable period of time has elapsed since the matter was tabled, it is often helpful for the first speaker to review the previous debate before proceeding to make any new points.

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