point of personal privilege

  • A way in which a legislator can get the attention of the presiding officer on the floor of either chamber. It is used when some question requires immediate consideration, such as making a parliamentary inquiry, calling attention to disorderly conduct or words, or raising the question of no quorum.

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1Oregon State Legislature, Legislative Glossary of Terms, http://­www.leg.state.or.us/­glossary.html (last accessed May 27, 2009).