In Article VIII, Paragraph A, number 3, replace existing language with the following:

Proposed language:

3.        shall appoint Chairs of standing committees and is empowered to create ad hoc committees as deemed necessary to the business of the JCD. The Chair will assign the reporting relationship for each ad hoc committee.

Existing language:

3.         shall appoint Chairs of standing committees and is empowered to create ad hoc committees as deemed necessary to the business of the JCD, e.g., GOTV, Platform, Resolutions, etc. Ad hoc committees shall report their activities and seek any necessary approvals through the standing committee in charge of their activities.

Reason

The Executive Board should have the option to directly oversee an ad hoc committee; this is common practice in organizations. JCD currently has an ad hoc Code of Conduct committee, and conduct is an issue that the Board should be directly responsible for rather than delegating responsibility to a standing committee.