What is a Second?

The act of supporting a motion under discussion, allowing it to be open for debate among members of a deliberative body. The act of seconding a motion is an important part in the parliamentary procedure, as it signifies the proposed motion is worthy of discussion by the council. Additionally, seconding a motion helps to ensure that motions are not dismissed prematurely without giving council members the opportunity to express their views and engage in debate. It is important to note that while a second is required in most parliamentary settings, different councils may adopt varying rules and practices regarding the need for a second.
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