[AUTOPASS][BYLAW REVISION] Withdrawing Chronicles

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Proposal Type: Bylaw Revision
Opened: 08-Oct-2014 12:00AM EDT
Closing: 08-Oct-2014 12:00AM EDT

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I, Autumn Wright, OWBN Admissions Coord, do hereby propose the following as per Administrative Bylaw  Section 3.A.v.1, and this Proposal Does have the Potential to “AutoPass” should no objections be brought forth, pursuant to Administrative Bylaw  Section 3.A.v.1.a.

Please Note Citation below.

    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.

It is with the aforementioned bylaws in mind, I propose following amendment to the addition to the Administrative Bylaw 1.H. in bold for convenience. (Becoming Administrative Bylaw 1.H.ii.2).

Addition to  OWBN Administrative Bylaw 1.H

    H. Withdrawal and Expulsion
    i.  A full-member chronicle may always voluntarily withdraw from OWBN.
    1.  If it is the will of a substantial group of players to continue to play in our Organization, a new Storytelling crew may continue and the chronicle will remain in the Organization with its current membership status.
    a. In order to be eligible to retain their current chronicle membership status in the Organization, they will need to submit a full chronicle report as per Administrative Bylaw 8.D to the Archivist and the Executive Team within one month of the withdrawal under 1.H.i.b.
    b. If a chronicle is under investigation by the Executive Team for expulsion or other disciplinary measures against the chronicle, or if Council is conducting a formal vote which would affect the status of the chronicle's membership, Bylaw 1.H.i.1 does not apply.
    ii.  When a chronicles is expelled or withdraws from OWBN, players from that chronicle may transfer their characters to other active chronicles, if their transfer is accepted by another active chronicle.
    1. If the chronicle was expelled, any transfers of characters will need to involve the Executive Team as oversight to ensure that the characters being transferred are not party to the reasons for the chronicle's expulsion.
    2. Voluntarily withdrawing from OWBN is effective immediately upon notification to the Admissions Coordinator by the Head Storyteller. The Admissions Coordinator shall then commence an Exit Interview detailing the reasons the game has decided to leave, which shall be published to Council and ST lists upon full resolution of all necessary transfers and territory allocations and should be concluded in no longer than 3 months time. For this time period, the Game will be considered on Probation for all matters with the exception that Players have 3 months to transfer out characters to another game. Any R&U transfers must be be logged with the Archivist by email and or the website R&U functions.

As a result of this proposed Amendment, the Coordinator Bylaws would need to be updated to reflect such duty bestowed upon the Admissions office.

Therefore the Amendment to Coordinator Bylaw Section 3.iii  “Admissions Coordinator shall now include Section 3.ii.5 which will read as:

    5. The Admissions Coordinator shall be directly involved with the voluntary withdrawal of Chronicles from our organization. They shall seek to rectify territory issues, and ensure the process of withdrawal is upheld as per Administrative Bylaw 1.H.ii.2. The process should not exceed 3 months of the original notification of intent to withdraw. In any case where unforeseen circumstances prevent such from being completed, Council must be notified of such and a course of action determined by the voting body of Council based off the reasons given.

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