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Henry M. Robert (1837–1923).  Robert’s Rules of Order Revised.  1915.


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even though it requires the reading of the entire resolution, and then the words to be inserted, or struck out, or struck out and inserted, and finally the resolution as it will stand if the amendment is adopted. He then says, “As many as are in favor of the amendment [or, of striking out, etc., or of inserting, etc.] say aye; those opposed, say no. The ayes have it, the amendment is adopted, and the question is on the resolution as amended, which is, ‘Resolved, That,’” etc., reading the resolution as amended. If the vote is taken by show of hands or by rising, the question is put and the vote announced thus: “As many as are in favor of the amendment will rise [or, will raise the right hand]; those opposed will rise [or, will manifest it in the same way]. The affirmative has it and the amendment is adopted. The question is on the resolution,” etc. The instant the amendment is voted, on, whether it is adopted or lost, the chair should announce the result of the vote and state the question that is then before the assembly.
  To Insert or Add Words. When a motion to insert [or add] certain words is made, the words to be inserted should be perfected by amendments proposed by their friends before the vote is taken on inserting or adding them. After words have been inserted or added, they cannot be changed or struck out except by a motion to strike out the paragraph, or such a portion of it as shall make the question an



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