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Ray E. Keesey, Modern Parliamentary Procedure (1994)
Chart of Ranking Motions, from highest to lowest in order of precedence

Motion

Can it Interrupt?

Second Required?

Is Debate Allowed?

Can it be Amended?

Required Vote?

Can it be Reconsidered?

Adjourn

No

No

No

No

Majority

No

Recess

No

No

No

Yes

Majority

No

Close Debate

No

No

No

No

2/3

No

Limit or Extend Debate

No

No

No

Yes

2/3

No

Postpone

No

No

Yes

Yes

Majority

No

Refer

No

No

Yes

Yes

Majority

No

Amend

No

No

Yes

Yes

Majority

No

Main Motion

No

No

Yes

Yes

Majority

Yes

 

 
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