[Bylaw Amendment]Change to Administrative Bylaw Section 3.A.vi.

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Proposal Type: Bylaw Revision
Opened: 27-Feb-2015 12:00AM EST
Closing: 06-Mar-2015 12:00AM EST


I, Samantha Swanson, as CM of Orland Park: Enigmas of Rage hereby propose the following change to Administrative bylaw 3.A.vi

From:

 

  1. 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:
      1. 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.

      2. 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.

To:

  1. 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:
      1. 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.

      2. 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.
    4. Any vote that requires greater than a simple majority counts for and against.  Abstention votes are not taken into consideration when determining the voting percentages.

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This change is to make certain that any vote greater than a simple majority is tabulated in a uniform way. Abstention votes, by their nature, should not be counted either for, or against a given vote. By adding these two sentences, we clean up confusion that does exist among several CM’s and provides a simple standard going forward.

 

Samantha Swanson

CM Enigmas of Rage
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