Duhaime's Law Dictionary


Take From The Table Definition:

A term of parliamentary law and procedure that revives a motion that had been, previously tabled.

The motion that brings back to the organization for consideration a motion that had been the subject of a successful motion that it be laid on the table or "tabled".

There is uncertainty at law as to the time deadline within which a motion that has been tabled, can be revived by the motion to "take from the table". Some propose that it has to occur before the end of the meeting.


REFERENCES AND FURTHER RESEARCH OR READING:

  • Robert, H., Robert’s Rules of Order, 10th Edition (Cambridge, Mass.: Perseus Publishing, 2000), §34.
  • Taggart, W. J., Horsley’s Meetings – Procedure, Law and Practice, 2nd Edition (Sydney: Butterworth, 1983), ¶915.

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