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Parliamentary Law

The general body of enacted rules and recognized usages governing the procedure of legislative assemblies and other deliberative sessions such as meetings of stockholders and directors of corporations, town meetings, and board meetings. Roberts Rules of Order are an example of such rules.

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Except as otherwise provided by the [c]harter and this [c]ode, the conduct of business of the city council shall be governed by Robert's Rules of Order (latest edition)."
Robert's Rules of Order has brought order to millions of meetings.
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In fact, using the traditional process can be complicated and confusing--the very conditions that the newly revised "Robert's Rules of Order" book was written to prevent.
Because this was my first convention as president, it was very interesting--and I learned a lot about Robert's Rules of Order.
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The rules contained in the current edition of Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern the Associations meetings in all cases in which they are applicable, and in which they are not inconsistent with the Articles of Incorporation, the Bylaws of the Association and any special rules of order the Association may adopt.
These range from the encyclopedic Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised, 10th Edition (2000, Perseus Publishing) to more streamlined authorities such as The Standard Code of Parliamentary Procedure, 4th Edition (2000, McGraw-Hill Trade), Modern Parliamentary Procedure (1994, American Psychological Association), and several others in between.
(Note to self: Do read Robert's Rules of Order before the next convention.)
Deciding by consensus gave way to Robert's Rules of Order. Even if we grant the necessity of this shift, we needed, first, to take a crucial interim step.
Asked which important books he remembered from his childhood home, he responded immediately, "Robert's Rules of Order .
The members are given a main motion (or topic) to discuss for 10 minutes and then judged on how well they adhere to Robert's Rules of Order, the book which defines the rules of Parliamentary Procedure.