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A motion was made at a recent meeting and the minutes reflect its subsequent approval, though the minutes themselves won't be approved until our next meeting.  A person would now like to, in their words, "amend" the motion.  Not a major issue, no real contention, but how would one honor a person's desire to clarify/expand upon a previous decision?  Thank you ahead of time for your guidance.

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The motion to use (at any subsequent meeting) is amend something previously adopted. Its use is not limited to clarifying or expanding upon a previous decision - it can be used for anything amend can be used for. It has a different voting threshold, though - it requires a 2/3 vote or a majority of the entire membership voting in the affirmative, or the member can give previous notice and then it can be adopted by a majority vote. Any one of these voting thresholds will suffice. 

 

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Treat it like any other motion to amend something previously adopted. The one who desires to “clarify or amend” should make a motion at the next meeting to do exactly that. There shouldn’t be any re-writing of the minutes in between the meetings, if that’s what anyone is suggesting.

That the minutes have not yet been approved is irrelevant. Besides, those minutes likely should be approved at the next meeting before any motion to amend the motion in question.

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No, I think this statement is incorrect. The subsidiary motion, Amend, can be applied to many secondary motions to which Recind or Amend Something Previously Adopted cannot be applied.

33 minutes ago, Joshua Katz said:

Its use is not limited to clarifying or expanding upon a previous decision - it can be used for anything amend can be used for.

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