World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Request to read papers

Article Id: WHEBN0016327280
Reproduction Date:

Title: Request to read papers  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Hoist (motion), Demeter's Manual of Parliamentary Law and Procedure, Bourinot's Rules of Order, Request for any other privilege, Impeach (motion)
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Request to read papers

The motion to request to read papers is used to allow a member of a deliberative assembly to read from a paper, book, manuscript, newspaper, or other document as part of his speech.

Explanation and Use

Grant permission to read papers (RONR)
Class Incidental motion
In order when another has the floor? If not granted by unanimous consent, can be moved by person requesting permission or by another while the former has the floor
Requires second? Yes, if motion is made by person requesting permission; no, if made by another member
Debatable? No
May be reconsidered? Yes
Amendable? No
Vote required Majority
Normally, this motion is handled as a matter of unanimous consent.[1] The reason for requiring this motion to be made is to prevent such readings from being done as a dilatory tactic. Under Demeter's Manual, by default, a member can read from such documents, but must stop if an objection is made, seconded, and adopted by majority vote. Referring to one's notes does not constitute reading, and the reading of written or printed reports of officers or committees from paper, yearbook, etc. is not subject to such objection.[2] Mason's Manual of Legislative Procedure states:[3]


  1. ^ Robert, Henry M. (2000). Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised, 10th ed., p. 286
  2. ^ Demeter, George (1969). Demeter's Manual of Parliamentary Law and Procedure, Blue Book, p. 143
  3. ^ National Conference of State Legislatures (2000). Mason's Manual of Legislative Procedure, 2000 ed., p. 90–91

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.