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a. Motions. All motions from the floor must be seconded before a vote is taken. Only one motion may be on the floor at any given time. Amendments to a motion may be suggested by any representative; if the motion's original sponsor agrees, the amendment is automatically included in the main motion (this is a "friendly amendment"). If not, a vote must first be taken on whether or not to accept the amendment before the main motion can be accepted or rejected. The Chair may decide to call a vote on a motion at his/her discretion; if a representative on the floor objects, however, a vote must be taken on whether to call the motion to a vote. Any representative may also move that a vote be taken. Representatives may vote in the affirmative, vote in the negative, or abstain on a motion. A motion passes on a simple majority, with abstentions not counted. If abstentions outnumber affirmative votes, however, the Chair must re-open discussion of the motion on the floor.