Incidental main motion


Incidental main motion

__NOTOC__Incidental main motion, in parliamentary procedure, is a classification under Robert's rules of order for a group of main motions that are incidental to or related to the business of the assembly, or its past or future action. [cite book |title=Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised | first=Henry M. | last=Robert | edition= 10th ed. |year=2000 | pages= p. 96] In contrast, regluar main motions are motions that introduce new business. Unlike regular main motions, incidental main motions cannot have objection to the consideration of the question applied to them.

Motions with corresponding incidental main motions (RONR)

The following secondary motions have corresponding incidental main motions with the same name:

ubsidiary motions

*Limit or extend limits of debate
*Postpone to a certain time
*Commit
*Amend
*Postpone indefinitely

Privileged motions

*Recess
*Adjourn
*Fix the time to which to adjourn

Motions that bring a question again before the assembly

*Rescind, repeal, or annul or amend something previously adopted
*Discharge a committee (if the subject was referred by a main motion rather than by the subsidiary motion to commit)

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