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Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised, 11th Ed
The Only Current Authorized Edition

ISBN: 978-0-306-82020-5
2011, 716 pages
11 edition
Author(s): Robert, Honemann & Balch
Product Format: Book
Item #: R0205
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The only authorized guide to parliamentary procedure, this book is suitable for parliamentarians and novices alike. It's the most recognized guide to conducting smooth, orderly, and fairly-conducted meetings. The Eleventh Edition lists more than 100 significant additions, changes, clarifications and includes their page numbers. Cross-referenced and indexed.

New in this edition:
§ A subsection on electronic meetings with substantially expanded treatment of the topic.
§ Provisions permitting notice to be sent by electronic communication, such as e-mail or fax, to members who consent
§ A subsection on challenging the announced result of elections
§ Provisions on precedent

Substantially updated:
§ Remedy for violation of the right to vote; time limits for recounting, challenging, and changing a vote; and seeking to retake it by another method 
§ Removal of officers
§ Remedies for abuse of authority by the chair in a meeting
§ Handling disruptions by members
§ Characteristics or conditions that cause a main motion to be out of order

Clarifications:
§ What rights members have to inspect records of the assembly, boards and committees
§ When a special committee ceases to exist
§ The definition of ex-officio board members
§ How corrections to the minutes are recorded
§ The meaning of and rules governing a motion to “dispense with the reading of the minutes”
§ The rules governing scheduling and adjourning committee meetings

Many books include “Robert's Rules” in the title, but only Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised is the official version.
 
Contents
Introduction
Principles Underlying Parliamentary Law

I. The Deliberative Assembly: Its Types and Their Rules
The Deliberative Assembly
Rules of an Assembly or Organization

II. The Conduct of Business in a Deliberative Assembly
Basic Provisions and Procedures
The Handling of a Motion

III. Description of Motions in all Classifications
Basic Classifications; Order of Procedure of Motions
Description of Classes and Individual Motions

IV. Meeting and Session
Meeting, Session, Recess, Adjournment
Particular Types of Business Meetings

V. The Main Motion
The Main Motion

VI. Subsidiary Motions
Postpone Indefinitely
Amend
Commit or Refer
Postpone to a Certain Time
Limit or Extend Limits of Debate
Previous Question
Lay on the Table

VII. Privileged Motions
Call for Orders of the Day
Raise a Question of Privilege
Recess
Adjourn
Fix the Time to Which to Adjourn

VIII. Incidental Motions
Point of Order
Appeal
Suspend the Rules
Objection to the Consideration of a Question
Division of a Question
Consideration by Paragraph or Seriatim
Division of the Assembly
Motion Relating to Methods of Voting and the Polls
Motion Relating to Nominations
Request to be Excused from a Duty
Requests and Inquiries

IX. Motions that Bring a Question Again Before the Assembly
Take from the Table
Rescind; Amend Something Previously Adopted
Discharge a Committee
Reconsider

X. Renewal of Motions; Dilatory and Improper Motions
Renewal of Motions
Dilatory and Improper Motions

XI. Quorum; Order of Business and Related Concepts
Quorum
Order of Business; Orders of the Day; Agenda or Program

XII. Assignment of the Floor; Debate
Rules Governing Assignment of the Floor
Rules Governing Debate

XIII. Voting
Bases for Determining a Voting Result
Voting Procedures

XIV. Nominations and Elections
Nominations and Elections

XV. Officers; Minutes; and Officers' Reports
Officers
Minutes and Reports of Officers

XVI. Boards and Committees
Boards
Committees
Reports of Boards and Committees
Committee of the Whole and its Alternate Forms

XVII. Mass Meetings; Organization of a Permanent Society
Mass Meetings
Organization of a Permanent Society
Merger, Consolidation, and Dissolution of Societies

XVIII. Bylaws
Content and Composition of Bylaws
Amendment of Bylaws

XIX. Conventions
Conventions of Delegates
Organization of a Convention of an Established Society
Conventions Not of a Permanent Society

XX. Disciplinary Procedures
Disciplinary Procedures

Charts, Tables, Lists
Chart for Determining When Each Subsidiary or Privileged Motion is in Order
Table of Rules Relating to Motions
Sample Forms Used in Making Motions
Motions and Parliamentary Steps
Motions Which Require a Two-Thirds Vote
Motions Whose Reconsideration is Prohibited or Limited

Index
 
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