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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
Here is sample language:
Is there any objection to amending the motion by replacing “College Dean” with “Faculty Dean” throughout?
There being no objection, we are now considering the amended motion.
If someone does object
There does not appear to be 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.