Proper form for some of the most common motions would be as follows: Adjourn: “Mr. Speaker, I move that the House do now adjourn.” This is a timed motion and can only be made every fifteen minutes. Continue: “Mr. Speaker, I move that we continue the Bill.” This is a timed motion and can only be made once an hour on the same question. Previous Question: “Mr. Speaker, I move the previous question on the (entire matter, amendment, etc.).” This is a timed motion and can only be made once an hour. Recall: “Mr. Speaker, I move that we recall (H.3654 from Labor, Commerce and Industry, etc.).” Recess: “Mr. Speaker, I move that the House recess until (set time).” This is a timed motion and is in order every fifteen minutes. Recommit: “Mr. Speaker, I move that we recommit [a Bill] to the [name a committee].” This is a timed motion and can only be made once an hour. Reconsider: “Mr. Speaker, I move that the House reconsider the vote whereby it gave (second reading, third reading, etc.) to [a Bill].” Recur to the Morning Hour: “Mr. Speaker, I move that we recur to the morning hour.” This places the House in the same order of business as when it convened earlier the same day. Normally used to permit introduction of Bills or committee reports. This is a timed motion and can only be made once an hour. Table: “Mr. Speaker, I move that we table the (Bill, amendment, motion, etc.).” This is a timed motion and can only be made once an hour.

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