Amendments are proposed changes to the text of a bill that would alter its meaning.
An amendment should do one of three things:
- leave out words
- replace words with other words [leave out....and insert...]
- add words
You can also submit a “reasoned amendment” to a bill’s second or third reading. Reasoned amendments are not like other amendments: they don’t propose changes to the text of the bill. Instead, they are essentially motions in which you set out your reasons for not wanting the bill to have a second or third reading.
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