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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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According to Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised, 10th Edition (2000, Perseus Publishing), when you're conducting a board meeting with fewer than a dozen members present
He said it was a procedure previously used in West Brookfield and he was merely following precedent based on Robert's Rules of Order, the basis for conducting a town meeting.
The most commonly-used procedural guide is a book that has become the standard for the conduct of meetings: Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised, (RONR), now in its 10th edition.
Ward said under Robert's Rules of Order, the chairman must recognize a lack of a quorum, which was not done.
According to Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised (10th edition), a majority is "more than half of the votes cast by legal voters"; therefore a tie means that the motion is defeated.
May 2 marks 176 years since the birth of Henry Martyn Robert, who wrote Robert's Rules of Order.
Habib said all candidates are invited to a three-hour orientation that includes an overview of Robert's Rules of Order, meeting schedules and expectations.
The most important statement in Robert's Rules of Order has nothing to do with motions or other aspects of parliamentary procedure.
Topics to be covered include open meeting laws and ethics related to fundraising, donations, Robert's Rules of Order and more.
For this reason Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised recommends that the procedure followed by smaller boards be less formal.
They also have members make a lot of motions (which must be seconded by another member), so we know that they know Robert's Rules of Order.