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Amendment means any modification to a motion before it is put to vote for adoption. Amendment may be proposed by any member who has not already spoken on the main motion or has not previously moved an amendment thereto. There can be an amendment to an amendment motion also. A motion must be in writing and signed by the mover and put to the vote of the meeting by the chairman. An amendment must not raise any question already decided upon at the same meeting and must be relevant to the main motion which it seeks to amend. The chairman has the discretion to accept or reject an amendment on various grounds such as inconsistency, redundancy, irrelevance, etc. If the amendment is adopted on a vote by the members, it is incorporated in the body of the main motion. The altered motion is then discussed and put to vote and if passed, becomes a resolution.


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