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Call for the orders of the day

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Call for the orders of the day

A call for the orders of the day, in parliamentary procedure, is a motion to require a deliberative assembly to conform to its agenda or order of business.[1]

Explanation and Use

Call for the orders of the day (RONR)
Class Privileged motion
In order when another has the floor? Yes
Requires second? No
Debatable? No
May be reconsidered? No
Amendable? 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."[2] 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.


  1. ^ RONR (10th ed.) p. 211
  2. ^ TSC (4th ed.) p. 232

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