Call for the orders of the day
Explanation and Use
|In order when another has the floor?||Yes|
|May be reconsidered?||No|
|Vote required:||One-Third plus one in the affirmative|
Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised (RONR)
The "call" may be made by one member, and does not require a second. The chair may then proceed to the scheduled item of business but is not required to do so, unless the assembly decides otherwise by a two-thirds vote.
The Standard Code
This motion is not recognized under The Standard Code of Parliamentary Procedure, which calls it "quaint" and "often puzzling to many in the assembly." The Standard Code instead suggests that a member simply request that the body take up the scheduled item of business, or make a more formal point of order.
- RONR (10th ed.) p. 211
- TSC (4th ed.) p. 232