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From: "Alice Allen" <>
Subject: [BOARD] Fwd: Indiana sponsors Bylaws Amendment Proposal
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2008 21:37:57 -0700
References: <48A8F038.3070803@ibssg.org>


FYI,

Alice
NENC CC Rep
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On 8/17/2008 at 8:44 PM Jeff Scism <> wrote:

>
>>
>>
>> Debby wrote:
>>>
>>> As far as I am concerned, yes consider Indiana a sponsor for this
>>> amendment proposal. We have had an all positive respond and I agree
>>> as well.
>>> Debby
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Amendment Proposal to Change Method of Amending USGenWeb Bylaws from a
>>> 2/3 Vote to a Majority Vote for Passage.
>>>
>>>
>>> ARTICLE XVI. AMENDMENT TO BYLAWS
>>>
>>> OLD:
>>> Section 1. These Bylaws may be amended by the membership of The
>>> USGenWeb Project through a two-thirds (2/3) majority of those members
>>> participating during the voting period.
>>>
>>> To be replaced by:
>>>
>>> NEW:
>>> Section 1. These Bylaws may be changed by a majority of votes cast in
>>> the affirmative on a proposed amendment.
>>>
>>> And concurrently:
>>>
>>> OLD:
>>> Section 4. Voting on any proposed amendment to the bylaws shall be
>>> during the annual voting period of July 1-July 31 and a two-thirds
>>> (2/3) majority, of the members voting within that time frame, is
>>> required for the amendment to pass.
>>>
>>> To be replaced by:
>>> NEW:
>>> Section 4. Voting on a proposed amendment to the Bylaws shall be
>>> during the annual voting period of July 1-July 31.
>>>
>>> And Concurrently:
>>>
>>>
>>> OLD:
>>> Section 5. In the case of an urgent matter affecting the well-being of
>>> The USGenWeb Project, the Advisory Board may propose an amendment and
>>> disseminate it to the membership without the required co-sponsorship.
>>> In this case, the proposed amendment shall be posted to the national
>>> website and disseminated to the membership within two (2) business
>>> days. The proposed amendment shall remain posted for a minimum of
>>> three (3) business days. A special ballot shall be prepared and voting
>>> shall be for a period of five (5) business days. A two-thirds (2/3)
>>> majority, of The USGenWeb Project membership, voting within that time
>>> frame, shall be required for the amendment to pass.
>>>
>>> To Be replaced by:
>>>
>>> NEW:
>>> Section 5. In the case of an urgent matter affecting the well-being of
>>> The USGenWeb Project, the Advisory Board may propose an amendment
>>> without the required co-sponsorship. The Advisory Board's proposed
>>> amendment shall be posted to the national website. Notification to all
>>> membership shall be within two (2) business days of posting on the
>>> national website. The proposed amendment shall remain posted for a
>>> minimum of three (3) business days. A special ballot shall be prepared
>>> and voting shall be for a period of five (5) business days.
>>>
>>
>
>--
>
>Jeffery G. Scism, IBSSG
>
>
>
>"In the next place, the state governments are, by the very theory
>of the constitution, essential constituent parts of the general
>government. They can exist without the latter, but the latter
>cannot exist without them."
>
>-- Joseph Story (Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833)
>
>Reference: Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 191.
>
>
>
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