Order and Precedence of Motions
53. When a question is under debate, no motion shall be
1. To adjourn.
2. To lay on the table.
3. For the previous question.
4. To postpone to a day certain.
5. To go into a Committee of the Whole on the pending question immediately.
6. To commit to a Committee of the Whole.
7. To commit to a Standing Committee.
8. To commit to a Select Committee.
9. To amend.
10. To postpone indefinitely.
These several motions shall have precedence in the order in
which they are arranged. A motion to strike out the enacting
clause of a bill shall have precedence of another motion to amend;
and if carried, the bill is rejected.