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DEBATE TIPS

Debate Format

I. Opening Statement (2 minutes)

  • Move bill into it’s final passage

  • Yield the remainder of your time to your closing summation

II. Technical, Non-debatable Questions (3 minutes)

III. Pro Con Debate (1 minute per speech)

Order of Speeches:

  • Con Speech

  • New Business

  • Pro Speech

  • Con Speech

  • New Business

  • Pro Speech

  • Con Speech

  • New Business

Debate can be extended or the bill can be moved to the previous question during new business

IV. Closing Summation (2 minutes)

  • Additional yielded time is added to 2 minutes

V. Voting

Parliamentary Procedure

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