In parliamentary usage, to lay on the table; to postpone, by a formal vote, the consideration of (a bill, motion, or the like) till called for, or indefinitely.
A motion in parliamentary procedure to temporarily set aside a measure and attend to other business.
in the legislative sense, an action taken to halt debate on a bill.
The "killing" of a measure, amendment, or other motion by a successful motion to "lay it on the table."
To set aside. Typically used to dispense with, or set aside, amendments to a bill rather than vote "aye" or "no" on them. A motion to table is non-debatable and once made, must be voted upon.
Delay discussion of a motion. A motion may be tabled for a fixed period of time or indefinitely.
"Table" is used as both a noun and a verb. Tables, n., are found at the back of the calendars, and display legislative information in a variety of ways. Table, v., is used in reference to stopping bills from further action in committees or on the floor: a bill is tabled by a vote, after a non-debatable motion from a member.
A motion used in committee to set aside consideration of a bill in a way that allows the bill to be reconsidered at the will of the committee. The bill remains in the committee and is not reported to the house. A committee may, upon an affirmative vote, take up consideration of a bill that has been tabled. In Montana, a motion to table is often used to finally dispose of a bill without requiring consideration by the Committee of the Whole.
A motion used in committee to setaside consideration of a bill in a way that allowsthe bill to be reconsidered at the will of thecommittee. The bill remains in the committeeand is not reported to the house. A committeemay, upon an affirmative vote, take upconsideration of a bill that has been tabled. InMontana, a motion to table is often used tofinally dispose of a bill without requiringconsideration by the Committee of the Whole.
An element of parliamentary procedure that permits a body to lay a question aside temporarily and attend to other business.
In parliamentary procedure, table as a verb has two auto-antonymic meanings, both arising as a shorthand for to place on the table. These contrasting meanings arise depending on whether one is considered as placing a motion on the table to suspend discussion on it, or to commence discussion; the former is used in the US and the latter in the rest of the world, although which meaning is intended in a particular context may not always be clear.