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Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament
9th parliamentary term - July 2019
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CONTENTS
NOTE TO THE READER
COMPENDIUM OF THE MAIN LEGAL ACTS RELATED TO THE RULES OF PROCEDURE

TITLE VII : SESSIONS
CHAPTER 5 : QUORUM, AMENDMENTS AND VOTING

Rule 182 : Voting procedure (1)

1.   Save where these Rules specifically provide otherwise, the following voting procedure shall apply to texts submitted to Parliament:

(a)   first, where applicable, voting any amendment to the proposal for a legally binding act,

(b)   second, where applicable, voting on that proposal as a whole, amended or otherwise,

    If the proposal for a legally binding act, as amended or otherwise, does not secure a majority of the votes cast in committee, then the committee shall propose to Parliament that the proposal be rejected.

(c)   third, voting on any amendment to the motion for a resolution/draft legislative resolution,

(d)   finally, voting on the motion for a resolution as a whole (final vote).

Parliament shall not vote on any explanatory statement contained in a report.

2.   In voting on proposals for legally binding acts and on motions for non-legislative resolutions, votes relating to substantive parts shall be taken first, followed by votes relating to citations and recitals.

3.   An amendment shall fall if it is inconsistent with decisions previously taken on the text during the same vote.

4.   The only Member permitted to speak during the vote shall be the rapporteur, or, in his or her place, the Chair of the committee. He or she shall have the opportunity of expressing briefly the views of the committee responsible on the amendments put to the vote.

(1) Rule 182 applies mutatis mutandis to committees (see Rule 219).
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