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SCRIPT: MOTION TO AMEND

"Motion A" is pending

Member:

I move to amend "Motion A" by [inserting; striking out; striking out and inserting] as follows ______________________________________.

Chair:

Is there a second to the motion? [This statement is eliminated if a member calls out "second".]

2nd  member:

I second the motion.

Chair:

It is moved and seconded that we amend "Motion A" by [inserting; striking out; striking out and inserting] as follows __________________________. If the amendment is adopted the main motion would then read _______________________________________.


Is there any discussion?

[After discussion] Are you ready for the question? [Pause]

The question is on the adoption of the motion that we amend "Motion A" by [inserting; striking out; striking out and inserting; or substituting] as follows __________________________. If the amendment is adopted, the main motion would then read _______________________________________.

all those in favor, say aye. [Pause for response]

All those opposed, say no.

The affirmative has it, the “Motion A”is amended and now reads ___________________________________________. Is there any discussion on ”Motion A” as amended?

or

The negative has it, the motion is lost and "Motion A" is not amended. The motion before you is "Motion A". Is there any further discussion?

 
  • Needs a second
  • Is debatable
  • Is amendable
  • Needs a majority vote

 

 

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