[Proposal] Change to OWBN Administrative Bylaw 6: Adding Two Strike Option and Removing redundancies

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Proposal Type: Bylaw Revision
Opened: 29-Sep-2012 12:00AM EDT
Closing: 05-Oct-2012 11:58PM EDT


During several of the recent disciplinary props, CMs have commented that they would vote for a "two strike" option, but currently none exists. The following proposal adds this option and removes some items (such as "A _____ may be called with or without any combination of other disciplinary action") as they no longer apply under the current disciplinary system. I also attempted to clarify which positions are effected by a censure as currently it's just "un-elected org level positions" and this is never strictly defined. 
Currently there is no additional punishment or consequence to having two strikes, but if there is a large desire to have one, I'm willing to consider an amendment. 


Per Administrative Bylaw 3.v:
v. Administrative Bylaw Changes
1. Administrative Coordinators may pass before Council any changes to the administrative bylaws, as long as said changes directly affect 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. Opposition must be in regards to the content of the proposal and must give those reasons why the objection is voiced. This is to allow Coordinator's the opportunity to respond and/or make changes/remove the proposal and its contents.
I, Linsey "Echo" Guertin, acting as AHC and on behalf of the Executive Team, propose the following changes and additions to Administrative Bylaw 6, Sections B.i. and D, which currently read: 

    1. Issuing a OWBN Disciplinary Action
      1. To initiate an OWBN Disciplinary Action a proposal must be submitted to Council proposing an action against a member, where a member is defined as an individual who participates in OWBN. The proposal should specify a sought duration for Probation and Temporary Ban Actions. If no duration is specified for these actions, the duration will be six (6) months.
  1. Disciplinary Actions
    1. OWBN Condemnation
      1. This action is to allow Council to condemn an action that does not deserve other punishment. A Condemnation action will stay on the Archivist's records unless it is successfully appealed.
    1. OWBN Censure
      1. A censure may be called with or without any combination of other disciplinary actions.
      2. Consequences of OWBN Censure
        1. No member holding any OWBN Censure shall be permitted to hold any un-elected position within OWBN at the organizational level.
        2. Should any member receive three OWBN Censures, that player will be treated as though having received an OWBN Strike.
    1. OWBN Strike
      1. A strike may be called with or without any combination of other disciplinary actions.
      2. Consequences of OWBN Strikes
        1. No member holding any OWBN Strikes shall be permitted to hold any position within OWBN at the organizational level. Organizational Level positions are: Coordinators, Sub-Coordinators, Council Members, and Portraying NPCs for Coordinators or Sub-Coordinators.
      1. Should any member receive three OWBN Strikes, that player will no longer be eligible to play in any OWBN Chronicle, nor hold any position within OWBN.
    1. OWBN Probation
      1. Upon ratification of the action and notification of the member, the member receiving a Probation Action is restricted to interacting with a single chronicle. The member is not permitted access to the national e-mail lists of OWBN for the duration of the probation; neither may they serve OWBN in any organizational level position during this time.
    1. OWBN Temporary Ban
      1. A ban action may be combined in the disciplinary proposal with probation of the same duration to begin after the ban ends. During that probation the member may serve in no position, at either the chronicle or OWBN level.
      2. Upon ratification of the ban and notification of the member the member will not be allowed to interact with OWBN in any capacity for the duration of the action.
    1. OWBN Indefinite Ban
      1. This Disciplinary Action grants three (3) OWBN Strikes in one (1) action and will be recorded as the member having received three (3) OWBN strikes, which will be treated as separate aa. ctions for reversal.
    1. Removal from Office
      1. This action may be combined with any other action or combination of actions.
      2. This action may only be taken against a Coordinator mentioned in the Coordinator Bylaws, Section 1, or a sub-coordinator of one of those positions.
      3. The proposal containing this action against an elected Coordinator must pass with the most votes to remove them. The Head Coordinator is obligated to use his or her vote to break the tie, if necessary.
      4. Upon ratification of the removal the member will no longer serve OWBN in the position previously held. This action may not be reversed.
    1. OWBN Permanent Ban
      1. This Disciplinary Action requires a 2/3 majority vote to enact, and permanently bans the person from interaction with OWBN in any capacity unless specifically overturned by council proposal. No proposal to reduce or change this action may be made until six (6) months after the ban has been enacted. A proposal to reduce or change a Permanent Ban must also receive a 2/3 majority vote to enact.
The changes proposed are as follows (highlighted in blue and bolded): 

    1. Issuing a OWBN Disciplinary Action
      1. To initiate an OWBN Disciplinary Action a proposal must be submitted to Council proposing an action against a member, where a member is defined as an individual who participates in OWBN. 
Removed "The proposal should specify a sought duration for Probation and Temporary Ban Actions. If no duration is specified for these actions, the duration will be six (6) months." 

D.      Disciplinary Actions
Removed all "A ________ may be called with or without any combination of other disciplinary actions" as this does not match the current disciplinary system. 

        i.            OWBN Condemnation

1.       This action is to allow Council to condemn an action that does not deserve other punishment. A Condemnation action will stay on the Archivist’s records unless it is successfully appealed.

        ii.            OWBN Censure

1.       Consequences of OWBN Censure

a.       No member holding any OWBN Censure shall be permitted to hold any of the following positions in OWBN: Council Member, Sub-Coordinators or Portraying NPCs for Coordinators or Sub-Coordinators.

b.      Should any member receive three OWBN Censures, that player will be treated as though having received an OWBN Strike.

        iii.            OWBN Strike

1.       Consequences of OWBN Strikes

a.       No member holding any OWBN Strikes shall be permitted to hold any position within OWBN at the organizational level. Organizational Level positions are: Coordinators, Sub-Coordinators, Council Members, and Portraying NPCs for Coordinators or Sub-Coordinators.

2.       Should any member receive three OWBN Strikes, that player will no longer be eligible to play in any OWBN Chronicle, nor hold any position within OWBN.

       iv.            Two OWBN Strikes

1.       Consequences of Two OWBN Strikes

a.       No member holding any OWBN Strikes shall be permitted to hold any position within OWBN at the organizational level. Organizational Level positions are: Coordinators, Sub-Coordinators, Council Members, and Portraying NPCs for Coordinators or Sub-Coordinators.

2.       Should any member receive three OWBN Strikes, that player will no longer be eligible to play in any OWBN Chronicle, nor hold any position within OWBN.

        v.            OWBN Probation

1.       Upon ratification of the action and notification of the member, the member receiving a Probation Action is restricted to interacting with a single chronicle. The member is not permitted access to the national e-mail lists of OWBN for the duration of the probation; neither may they serve OWBN in any organizational level position during this time.

2.       Probations last for six (6) months, but may be extended through additional disciplinary proposals.  

       vi.            OWBN Temporary Ban

1.       temporary ban action lasts for six (6) months, after which a six (6) month Probation occursDuring that probation the member may serve in no position, at either the chronicle or OWBN level.

2.       Upon ratification of the ban and notification of the member the member will not be allowed to interact with OWBN in any capacity for the duration of the action.

      vii.            OWBN Indefinite Ban

1.       This Disciplinary Action grants three (3) OWBN Strikes in one (1) action and will be recorded as the member having received three (3) OWBN strikes, which will be treated as separate actions for reversal.

      viii.            Removal from Office

1.       This action may only be taken against a Coordinator mentioned in the Coordinator Bylaws, Section 1, or a sub-coordinator of one of those positions.

2.       The proposal containing this action against an elected Coordinator must pass with the most votes to remove them. The Head Coordinator is obligated to use his or her vote to break the tie, if necessary.

3.       Upon ratification of the removal the member will no longer serve OWBN in the position previously held. This action may not be reversed.

      ix.            OWBN Permanent Ban

1.       This Disciplinary Action requires a 2/3 majority vote to enact, and permanently bans the person from interaction with OWBN in any capacity unless specifically overturned by council proposal. No proposal to reduce or change this action may be made until six (6) months after the ban has been enacted. A proposal to reduce or change a Permanent Ban must also receive a 2/3 majority vote to enact.

 

-Echo
AHC

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