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DR Stockley

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  1. Who may propose amendments to a main motion?

    Thank you all for your replies and advice. While I knew that it seemed to go against rational thought, I was at a disadvantage not having even been informed of the switch from Demeter's until that moment. Of course, I have since obtained a copy of RONR, along with the latest version of the National By-Laws which instituted the change as I want to be well prepared for our next monthly meeting. Thank you all again. By the way, I was aware that it wasn't a rule in Demeter's but I was caught off-guard by not being aware of the change in the Parliamentary Authority.
  2. My organization has recently switched from Demeter's to Robert's Rules of Order as the official Parliamentary Authority. Unfortunately, I was not familiar enough with RONR at our last meeting when it was stated that according to RONR that only the maker of the main motion or the person that seconded it was permitted to offer an amendment to it. Needless to say, this didn't strike me as possibly being correct. I immediately purchased the "Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised 11th Edition" and have been studying it, but have not found anywhere that indicates that to be the case. If one of you more knowledgeable forum members could advise me of it is true that the only ones allowed to offer an amendment to a main motion is the ones that originally made the motion or seconded it and where I can find that in RONR, I be extremely grateful.