Bylaw Proposal B – Removing Undefined Super Majority Proposal

Platform Proposal Topic: “Super-Majority” languaging.

Affected Bylaw Paragraph/Section(s): Paragraph III, Subsection 1F.

Purpose: To replace the undefined phrase “super majority” with “greater majority” to maintain continuity and allow other thresholds throughout the bylaws.

Existing Language:

Paragraph III, Subsection 1F

The State Executive Committee shall have authority to make any decision by a majority vote of the members present and voting, except those items requiring a super-majority. The State Chair shall not vote except when it changes the outcome of the vote.

Marked Up Proposal

Paragraph III, Subsection 1F

The State Executive Committee shall have authority to make any decision by a simple majority vote of the members present and voting, except those items requiring a super-majority greater majority as specified in the bylaws. The State Chair shall not vote except when it changes the outcome of the vote.

Final, if adopted:

Paragraph III, Subsection 1F

The State Executive Committee shall have authority to make any decision by a simple majority vote of the members present and voting, except those items requiring a greater majority vote as specified in the bylaws. The State Chair shall not vote except when it changes the outcome of the vote.

Impact:

No substantive impact. Eliminates confusion over what the term “super-majority” implies. 

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