House Rule H50-150. Previous question -- close. (1) If a majority of representatives present and voting adopts a motion for the previous question, debate is closed on the question and it must be brought to a vote. The Speaker may not entertain a motion to end debate unless at least one proponent and one opponent have spoken on the question.
(2) Notwithstanding the passage of a motion to end debate, the sponsor of the motion on which debate was ended may close.