Motion to pass on Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motion_to_pass_on

The motion to pass on is a dilatory parliamentary motion used in legislative procedure. It is distinct from the motion to table or to postpone to a certain time. The motion delays consideration of a matter for a later time without indicating prejudice with respect to it.[1] According to Mason's Manual, matter passed on in this way remains subject to subsidiary motion.[1] The motion to pass on is not subject to debate, but requires a majority vote.

In the United States House of Representatives, this motion is often put as a request for unanimous consent. For example, during consideration of a bill, the following dialogue may occur:


  1. ^ a b National Conference of State Legislatures (2000). Mason's Manual of Legislative Procedure, 2000 ed., p. 492