Amendments

An amendment is a way to change a motion already on the floor before the vote is taken on a motion. It may be amended by:

  • Inserting or adding words.
  • Striking words.
  • Striking words and inserting others.
  • Substituting one paragraph or resolution for another.

Amending Examples

Main motion: “I move we have a parenting program at the park.”
Inserting: “I move we have a parenting program in October at the park.”
Striking: “I move we have a parenting program in October.” (striking “at the park.”)
Striking and inserting: “I move that we have a parenting program in November on the school grounds.” (striking “October” and inserting “November on the school grounds.”)
Substituting: “I move we have an ice cream social.”

Parliamentary Procedure
Eight Steps to Making a Motion

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