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In almost every College Council or Senate meeting, someone proposes
friendly amendment to motion being debated. Presumably the
goal of the amendment-proposing person in indicating their
friendliness, is to show their support for the proposition as a whole,
and their desire to seek the approval of the original mover.
That said, TANSTAFA. That is,
The following is from the
[return to David’s material] Here is sample language:
Is there any objection to adopting the proposed amendment? … There being no objection, the question now before [the assembly] is [statement of the amended motion].
If someone does object
There being an objection to adopting the proposed amendment, we cannot proceed by unanimous consent. Is there a motion to amend?
The chair then giving some preference to the original proposer of
friendly amendment. If a motion is forthcoming, it then
acquires a seconder, and is stated by the chair as normal.