RULES PACKET

2018


Rules Committee Motions for Annual Business Meeting 2018

LPF Constitution Amendment Proposals

Motion # 2018-ABM-C-01

Title: Motion to amend Constitution Art II, Section 5

Text:        Motion to amend LPF Constitution Article II, Section 5, adding new language.

Certain rights and privileges of membership, including delegate status, committee appointments and observation of committee meetings, holding LPF state or affiliate party office, exercise of voting rights in the conduct of any Libertarian Party of Florida business, and the right to bring business before the Annual Business Meeting, shall be reserved to LPF members who are LPF registered voters and shall be unavailable to members and officers of any other political party registered in the state of Florida. Members and officers of other political parties registered in the state of Florida may participate in discussion on items of business brought before the membership, subject to the discretion of the Chair or majority vote of the body.

Motion # 2018-ABM-C-02

Title: Motion to amend Constitution Article III, Section 4

Text:        Motion to amend LPF Constitution Article III, Section 4 

Section 4. Rules Committee

A. The Rules Committee will be composed of the LPF Chair, LPF Secretary, and three (3) other members of the party not on the Executive Committee, appointed annually by the Chair elected by the delegates at the annual convention to serve a one-year term. Vacancies on this committee occurring after the Annual Business Meeting may be filled by the Chair with the approval of the Executive Committee. The Rules Committee shall be responsible for interpreting the Constitution and other governing documents based on current Florida Statutes and shall prepare and submit amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws for a vote by the membership at the Annual Business Meeting.

Motion # 2018-ABM-C-03

Title: Motion to amend Constitution Article III, Sections 3 through 9

Text:        Motion to to amend Constitution Article III, Sections 3 through 9 by inserting the language contained in the LPF Constitution Article III, Sections 3 through 9 in their entirety, into LPF Bylaws as Article III, striking the original language that was moved to the ByLaws, renaming LPF Bylaws Article III Standing Committees and Ad Hoc Committees, inserting the language originally contained in the LPF Bylaws Article III in its entirety into LPF Constitution Article III, beginning Section 3, striking the original language that was moved to the Constitution, renaming LPF Constitution Article III Officers and Executive Committee, and renumbering both.


LPF By-Laws Amendment Proposals

Motion # 2018-ABM-B-01

Title: Motion to amend By-Laws Article I, Sections 4 and 5

Text: Motion to amend the LPF Bylaws Article I, adding a new Section 4 and Section 5

Art. I

Section 4. The Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary, and Treasurer positions of LPF county affiliates shall at all times be LPF members and LPF registered voters. No affiliate officer positions may be combined except those of Secretary and Treasurer, and all four officer positions must be filled prior to affiliation and in a timely manner when vacancies occur. Affiliates must report officer positions compliant with these provisions to the Secretary of LPF upon affiliation application, and upon subsequent request from the Secretary of LPF for record-keeping and affiliation renewal purposes. No affiliate’s rules shall restrict or abridge the rights of persons who are both LPF members and LPF voters to participate meaningfully in party business. 

 Section 5.  The LPF Rules Committee shall be the final arbiter of any

disputes or conflicts of Section 4.

Motion # 2018-ABM-B-02

Title: Motion to amend By-Laws Article III , Section 2B

Text:        Motion to amend the LPF Bylaws Article III, Section 2B, adding new language.

B.  The Executive Committee shall fill vacancies of Regional Representatives, Committee Chairs, and Committee members by appointment of the LPF Chair with confirmation of the appointment as indicated by a majority of the votes cast by the Executive Committee.  Appointments to fill Executive Committee vacancies shall take effect upon the close of the Executive Committee meeting wherein the appointment is confirmed.