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Robert's Rules for Adopting, Amending, and Suspending Rules

If your group wants to adopt, change, or suspend a rule in the correct Robert's Rules method, this table serves as a handy reference to guide you through the requirements for dealing with each type of rule:

Rule Classifications and Requirements
Class of Rule Requirements to Adopt Requirements to Amend Requirements to Suspend
Charter Instrument initially adopted by majority vote or as provided by law or chartering authority As provided in charter Can't be suspended
Bylaws Instrument initially adopted by majority vote As provided in bylaws, or by two-thirds vote with previous notice if bylaws silent Can't be suspended unless provisions for suspension are included for a particular rule or are clearly in the nature of a rule of order
Special rules of order Previous notice and two-thirds vote, or a majority of the entire membership Previous notice and two-thirds vote, or a majority of the entire membership Two-thirds vote, subject to limitations
Standing rules Majority vote Majority vote with notice, two-thirds vote without notice, or a majority of the entire membership Can't be suspended if application is outside a meeting; can be suspended for the particular session by majority vote if application is in a meeting
Rules of Order (parliamentary manual) Initially adopted by specifying in bylaws, but may be adopted by special rule of order Not amendable, but special rule of order or standing rule takes precedence Two-thirds vote, subject to limitations
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