Strata tip #71: Meetings – Amending motions

At a general meeting a motion can be amended, provided that the substance of the motion does not change.  For example, a motion to approve spending might be reworded to approve the spending after a particular date (i.e. if cash flow for the body corporate is a problem).  The amendment is voted on by the persons present at the meeting.  They can vote however they like.  Owners that voted electronically however, or by voting paper, must be counted as ‘no’ votes.  If the amendment motion passes, then the same rules apply with respect to voting on the amended motion; all electronic votes and voting papers are ‘no’ votes.