Title: AdCom Chapter Alternates
Shepherd/Floor Manager/Sponsor: Administrative Committee
Vetting Committees: N/A
With the addition of voting representatives of local chapters to the Administrative Committee allowing direct access between the committee and local members the Administrative Committee has been able to quickly respond to local situations and increased its abilities to carry out the decisions of the State Committee.
Despite the committee's flexibility there are times when members are unable to attend a meeting. This can prevent quorum from being achieved or the representative whose presence is required for a matter that is being addressed is unable to attend.
Some representatives have asked for an alternate to be in attendance when they are unavailable in order to ensure that the chapter is kept up to date and fully involved.
This proposal will change the current text of section 9.21 of the by-laws regarding chapter representatives to the Administrative Committee to include and define the role of chapter alternates.
9.21 The members of the Administrative Committee who are representatives of officially recognized local chapters shall be selected by whatever means each local chooses. The members chosen by the local chapters shall be confirmed at the state committee immediately subsequent to the state convention.
9.21 Officially recognized chapters of the Green-Rainbow Party may select a representative and an alternate to serve on the Administrative Committee. The representative and alternate are selected by whatever means the chapter chooses. The chapter shall notify the party secretary and the State Committee of their selection. After notification, representatives and alternates shall be confirmed at the next State Committee meeting and may be seated
on the Administrative Committee prior to confirmation by a two thirds vote of the Administrative Committee subject to confirmation. Representatives are able to participate in Administrative Committee discussions and vote on decisions. Alternates can participate in discussions but are only eligible to vote in the absence of their chapter's representative.
Financial Impact: N/A
Upon the passage of this proposal chapters may immediately begin the selection of an alternate to the Administrative Committee.
Title: Ten State GRP Regions Proposal – Recommend to State Convention?
Shepherd: Merelice (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Co-Sponsors: Brian Cady(email@example.com), ….
Committees before which this will have gone: CDLC, Membership (approved),
The proposal is a change in the bylaws – specifically the section on how and when proportional representatives are elected to the state committee. The proposal would include changing the basis from counties to the ten proposed state senatorial regions mapped and described at: http://hopefulvision.blogspot.com/2013/06/proposed-green-rainbow-party-regions.html
It would also include what state com has already approved in concept but not yet changed in the bylaws, that is, regional conventions would be every four years instead of two and the terms of current proportional reps would be extended to 2016.
Summary: Instead of from counties, State Comm. Members will be elected from within ten GRP regions, which would meet every four, instead of two, years. Current StateComm rep.s would stay on 'til 2016.
Financial Inpact: Unknown
Implementation: tbd. (Merelice will help out with this as soon as she gets back settled from globetrotting, around Sept 24th.)