HRULE 9.5     

Rule 9.5.  Precedence of motions

A.  At any time a question is under debate, the motions listed below shall take precedence in the order listed:

(1)  To adjourn, fixing day and time.

(2)  To take a recess.

(3)  To return to the calendar subject to call.

(4)  To lay on the table.

(5)  To move the previous question.

(6)  To end consideration of amendments.

(7)  To move the previous question on the entire subject matter.

(8)  To commit or refer.

(9)  To postpone indefinitely.

At any time any one of the above motions is under consideration, motions having a higher precedence shall be in order and motions having a lower precedence shall not be in order.

B.  Once a motion to commit or refer or a motion to postpone indefinitely has been decided by the House, no such motion shall be allowed again on the same day on the same legislative instrument.

Mason's Manual:  Sec. 58 and 158(1)

HR 3, 1973; HR 13, 1981.