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What is the difference between a motion carried and motion adopted?


In the minutes should it be written as "Motion carried."

Adopted is the preferred term in RONR, although in either case the meaning is clear. The minutes should also be written in complete sentences (rather than an outline form), so rather than "Motion adopted," the minutes should read "The motion was adopted," or whatever wording is appropriate in the particular context. See RONR, 11th ed., pgs. 472-473 for some sample minutes.

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If a committee makes a motion to bring someone onto the board, is it true according to Roberts Rules a second to the motion is not needed it can go stratght to the vote?

A motion arising from the report of a committee consisting of more than one member does not require a second. But between the making of the motion and the vote is a little thing called "debate".

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