Friendly Amendment (RONR, p. 154)
After the chair states the motion (page 5), the maker of the motion has no special rights to modify the motion; there is no friendly amendment. Suggested changes must be agreed to by a majority of the assembly.
Calling for the Question (RONR, p. 193-94)
No single member may end debate by calling out Question! Such a call is out of order if the member has not been recognized. The only way to end debate is by moving the Previous Question, which requires a 2/3 vote to adopt (and subsequently end debate).
Motion to Table (RONR, p. 207-09)
Often, in an attempt to kill a motion, members move to Table the motion. This is an illegitimate use of the motion to Lay on the Table, since it would kill a motion by a majority vote without debate. Lay on the Table may only be made to temporarily dispose of a motion when something of greater urgency arises.
Counting Abstentions (RONR, p. 43)
Because to abstain means not to vote, there is no need to call for abstentions. Whether a person abstaining responds to such a call abstains just as much as the person who does not respond.
Point of Clarification (RONR, p. 282-83)
Members who wish to correct something said in debate sometimes rise to a point of clarification. A Point of Information (sometimes called a point of clarification) may only be used to gain, not give, information through a question.
Chair Must Break Ties (RONR, p. 392-93)
If the chair is a member of the assembly, he/she may vote when the vote would affect the result. Thus, the chair may vote to break a tie if the chair desires the motion to be adopted or may vote to create a tie if the chair desires the motion to be rejected.
Parliamentarian's Ruling (RONR, p. 449)
Only the chair has a right to make a ruling about matters of procedure. The parliamentarian may only advise the presiding officer and may not make rulings. The chair has no obligation to follow the advice of the parliamentarian.