basic Guidelines for cohesive discussion

  1. Speaking time will be allotted chronologically by expressed interest.

    • Those who speak less have higher priority.

  2. All schedule guidelines and speaking times shall be followed.

  3. No ad hominem. Period.

  4. If a member loses control, the gavel will be rapped and the member’s speaking time is immediately yielded to the chair.

    • In any situation, the gavel commands immediate silence.