Bylaw Addition: Addition to the Administrative Bylaws, Section 3.A.v.

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Proposal Type: Bylaw Revision
Opened: 06-Feb-2008 1:00AM EST
Closing: 06-Feb-2008 1:00AM EST


Either this got overlooked last time, or people just hated it. In hopes that it was the former, I'm re-proposing it. I propose the following addition to the Administrative Bylaws, Section 3.A.v. The addition listed is in bold:
3) Proposals & Voting Procedures

A) Proposals

i) Submission

(1) Only voting members may submit proposals to the Council unless otherwise noted in subsequent bylaws.

(2) Include in the subject line of the email [PROPOSAL] and a short description of the proposal.

(3) The email must include the name of the person making the proposal, the chronicle name, chronicle location and an e-mail address where an Assistant Head Coordinator may contact that person for additional information. The message body must contain the detailed proposal and how it should be integrated into existing bylaws, if passed.

ii) Discussion

(1) Discussion on said [PROPOSAL] shall begin immediately and the proposal shall be posted on the voting page for record keeping.

(2) To suggest a formal change to the proposal, in the subject of the message include [AMENDMENT] and in the body of the message include the description of what is suggested.

(3) The original author of the [PROPOSAL] may accept or reject amendments at their own discretion, if a change is accepted it should be sent to an Assistant Head Coordinator to update the [PROPOSAL] on the website.

iii) Second to the Proposal

(1) A Council member, the HC, or an AHC must second the proposal before it can proceed to a vote.

(a) To second a proposal, post with "[SECOND] [PROPOSAL] Proposal name" in the subject line of the message, where 'Proposal name' is the title of the draft proposal. In the body of the message, include the statement, 'I second this proposal.'

(b) A proposal that fails to gain a second within one week of the end of the discussion period is considered to have failed and is removed from the voting system.

iv) Sneaking in under the gun

(1) Should a proposal to amend or add to the OWbN bylaws be put forward to Council, no proposal or character types related to the amendment/addition shall be open for discussion until the closure of the amendment/addition vote. Notifications and votes that were in progress before the amendment/addition proposal(s) will be considered exempt from this rule.

v) Administrative Bylaw Changes

(1) Adminitrative Coordinators may pass before Council any changes to the administrative bylaws, as long as said changes directly effect their position. These proposals need not be seconded, but go immediately into discussion.
(a) If no opposition is voiced during the week of discussion, the bylaw is considered passed and enforceable. Once passed these bylaws are considered binding to all chronicles (as with any other bylaw) and a chronicles refusal to adhere to said bylaw is grounds for OWBN disciplinary measures.

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