What Makes a Motion a Valid Motion?

In order for a motion to be valid the following must take place:

  • The meeting must be valid, which means the proper amount of notice should have been given to the board members, or committee members if we are talking about a committee.
  • The meeting must have a quorum, which means there must be at least one more person than 50% of the board, or whatever rules you have about quorum.
  • There must be a mover and a seconder. Without a seconder the motion dies. 
  • The motion must be passed by a majority of the members in attendance.  
  • The motion must be recorded in the minutes and the minutes must be approved.

If any of these things fail to occur, then you do not have a valid motion.

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