By Law Proposal C –  Removal of Officials 

Platform Proposal Topic: The majority requirements for removal of Officials.

Affected Bylaw Paragraph/Section(s): Paragraph III, Section 9.

Purpose: To raise the vote threshold required to remove an official, from a simple majority to two thirds (2/3) majority.

Existing Language: 

Paragraph III, Subsection 9: Any officer may be removed from office.  

Non-elected state-wide officers serve at the pleasure of the State Chair but can also be removed by a majority vote of the State Executive Committee.

Non-elected district officers serve at the pleasure of their District Coordinator but can also be removed by a majority vote of the State Executive Committee.

Elected officers can be removed by a majority vote of the State Executive Committee.  Any member of the State Executive Committee may call for a vote to remove another member.

Marked Up Proposal

Paragraph III, Subsection 9: Any officer may be removed from office.  

Non-elected state-wide officers serve at the pleasure of the State Chair but can also be removed by a two thirds (2/3) majority vote of the whole State Executive Committee.

Non-elected district officers serve at the pleasure of their District Coordinator but can also be removed by a two thirds (2/3) majority vote of the whole State Executive Committee.

Elected officers can be removed by a two thirds (2/3) majority vote of the whole State Executive Committee.  Any member of the State Executive Committee may call for a vote to remove another member.

Final, if adopted:

Paragraph III, Subsection 9: Any officer may be removed from office.  

Non-elected state-wide officers serve at the pleasure of the State Chair but can also be removed by a two thirds (2/3) majority vote of the whole State Executive Committee.

Non-elected district officers serve at the pleasure of their District Coordinator but can also be removed by a two thirds (2/3) majority vote of the whole State Executive Committee.

Elected officers can be removed by a two thirds (2/3) majority vote of the whole State Executive Committee.  Any member of the State Executive Committee may call for a vote to remove another member.

Impact:

A two thirds majority of the whole Executive Committee would be required to remove an officer. Currently six votes of the eight members would be required.  Five votes would be required of a seven member Executive Committee. 

 

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