Glossary of Legislative Terms: “Strike the Last Word/Strike the Requisite Number of Words”

Strike the Last Word/Strike the Requisite Number of Words: Also called a pro forma amendment. Means of obtaining time to speak on an amendment without actually offering a substantive change.

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