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Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised

The current edition of Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised (abbreviated RONR) is designed to be adopted by organizations or assemblies as their "parliamentary authority". Once adopted, the rules contained in RONR are binding upon it in all cases where they are not inconsistent with the bylaws (or constitution) of the body, any of its own special rules of order, or any provisions of local, state, or national law applying to the particular type of organization.

The current edition of Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised is now the 12th edition. It supersedes all previous editions and is intended automatically to become the parliamentary authority in organizations whose bylaws prescribe "Robert's Rules of Order," "Robert's Rules of Order Revised," "Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised," or "the current edition of" any of these titles, or the like, without specifying a particular edition. If the bylaws specifically identify one of the previous editions of the work as parliamentary authority, the bylaws should be amended to prescribe "the current edition of Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised.

Current edition


3rd edition


The 12th edition is now available in paperback, hardcover or as a Kindle eBook at Amazon

The new and enhanced features of the 12th edition (ISBN-13: 9781541797710, 848 pages) include:

  • Section-based paragraph numbering to facilitate cross-references and e-book compatibility
  • Expanded appendix of charts, tables, and lists
  • Helpful summary explanations about postponing a motion, reconsidering a vote, making and enforcing points of order and appeals, and newly expanded procedures for filling blanks
  • New provisions regarding debate on nominations, reopening nominations, and completing an election after its scheduled time
  • Dozens more clarifications, additions, and refinements to improve the presentation of existing rules, incorporate new interpretations, and address common inquiries

For a more extensive list of the changes in the 12th ed. download PRPs Steve Glanstein and Karen Watson's Notable Changes made in Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised (12th ed.)

Coinciding with publication of the 12th edition, the authors of this manual have published an updated (3rd) edition of Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised In Brief, a simple and concise introductory guide cross-referenced to it. This also can be also ordered in paperback or as an eBook (Kindle) download at Amazon


   Online Historical Editions

 Thomas Jefferson's Manual of Paliamentary Practice (1812 edition)
 Cushing's Manual of Paliamentary Practice
 Robert's Rules of Order (1st ed., 1876)
 Robert's Rules of Order Revised (4th ed.,1915)



Hawaiʻi State Association of Parliamentarians
Rachel M. Glanstein, PRP, President
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