[Bylaw Amendment] Addition of Administrative Bylaw §3.A.vi (Uniform vote standard)

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Proposal Type: Bylaw Revision
Opened: 05-Aug-2014 12:00AM EDT
Closing: 12-Aug-2014 12:00AM EDT


In the spirit of making sure that things are clearly defined, I propose that the following be added to the Administrative bylaws as §3.A.vi

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vi. Uniform standard

1. Any item that requires greater than a majority vote may not be bypassed with a simple majority vote.  This applies to, but is not limited to, the following:
 
  a. Exception votes.  This ensures that something deemed to require a 2/3 majority in council cannot be bypassed with a simple majority "exception to the bylaws" vote.
 
  b. Admissions votes.  This ensures that a game entering OWBN cannot enter with a Very Rare R&U PC with a simple majority vote.
  
2. Such votes may proceed, but are automatically held to the higher standard.  For example, if a chronicle wishes to enter OWBN with a Very Rare PC, their admissions vote requires a 2/3 majority rather than a simple majority.

3. When feasible, it is permissible to break any item requiring a supermajority into a separate vote.  For example, an apply game with a Very Rare R&U PC may be presented as two proposals - one for basic admission, which would require a simple majority, and one for the admission of the Very Rare PC, which would require the standard 2/3 majority of a Very Rare R&U vote.  Failure of the secondary vote blocks only the Very Rare PC from entering play, not the rest of the chronicle.

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This potential loophole has been out there for a while, and I think it would benefit us to clearly state our expectations before a situation arises that tries to exploit this loophole.

 

This proposal was submitted by Jason Place, CM for Hidden Flames/ Tides of Power

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