Does a motion that was passed and then rescinded go in the minutes?

Dear Dinosaur: Does a motion that was passed, then rescinded at the same meeting, go in the minutes? If not, then is the motion to rescind also not put in the minutes?

Answer: Yes, both the motion itself, and the motion to rescind, go into the minutes. Each is a separate action of the board.

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