2019 Convention Charter, Bylaws, and Standing Amendment Key
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DSGN (Item #)Type of AmendmentPrimairly Proposed by: Short Description
(written by YDA Secreary)
Rules Committee Recommendation:

BLUE Cells = APPROVED
RED Cells = NOT APPROVED
Action of the Body:
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1CharterCelia Morgan (TX)Clarifying the expectation for membership currently laid out in the convention unit vote allocation, but in a place referenced by the chartering process and chartering guide. Approved through voice vote and referred for adoption to the National Convention Body.Approved and adopted.
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2CharterPatrick Jordan (NY)
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Seamus Campbell (NY)
Requires states to create a Code of Ethics and a Code of Conduct to charter.Moved to a consent agenda and approved through acclamation. Referred for adoption to National Convention Body.Approved and adopted.
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3Charter & Bylaw (Joint)Gabi Medina (PR)Removes requirement for unique addresses and creates penalty for incomplete DNC form during chartering.Both items approved separately through voice votes and referred for adoption to the National Convention Body.Approved and adopted.
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4CharterQuentin Ocama (MN)Removes notary requirement for certification forms.Approved through voice vote and referred for adoption to the National Convention Body.Approved and adopted.
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5CharterQuentin Ocama (MN)Remove unique address requirement for officer list.Approved through voice vote and referred for adoption to the National Convention Body.Approved and adopted.
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6CharterCelia Morgan (TX)Eliminates interim chartering fee.Moved to a consent agenda and approved through acclamation. Referred for adoption to National Convention Body.Approved and adopted.
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7CharterJovan Richards (NY)Requires the Convention Planning Committee to plan debate between candidates during conventionAmended and approved through voice vote and referred for adoption to the National Convention Body.Approved and adopted.
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9CharterCelia Morgan (TX)Reducing the number of delegates required to travel to convention to cast full vote strength earned by a unit. Approved through discrete rising vote and referred for adoption to the National Convention Body.Approved and adopted.
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10CharterPatrick Jordan (NY)
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Seamus Campbell (NY)
No charted unit shall be required to send any more than 32 delegates in order to be able cast the maximum number of voters to which they were entitled. Approved through discrete rising vote and referred for adoption to the National Convention Body.Approved and adopted.
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11Charter & Bylaw (Joint)Gabi Medina (PR)Changes name of SPA to ACUP.Moved to a consent agenda and approved through acclamation. Referred for adoption to National Convention Body.Approved and adopted.
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12Charter & Bylaw (Joint)Patrick Jordan (NY)
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Seamus Campbell (NY)
Moves the Campaigns committee from Select to Standing.Moved to a consent agenda and approved through acclamation. Referred for adoption to National Convention Body.Approved and adopted.
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13Charter & Bylaw (Joint)Igor Tregub (CA)Creates a Standing Committee on Legislation.Moved to a consent agenda and approved through acclamation. Referred for adoption to National Convention Body.Approved and adopted.
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14Charter & Bylaw (Joint)Quentin Ocama (MN)Creates a Select Committee on Technology, Training, and Digital Integration.Moved to a consent agenda and approved through acclamation. Referred for adoption to National Convention Body.Approved and adopted.
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15CharterQuentin Ocama (MN)Gives the Treasurer power to appoint the leadership of the Select Committee on Budget.Moved to a consent agenda and approved through acclamation. Referred for adoption to National Convention Body.Approved and adopted.
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16Charter & Bylaw (Joint)Jovan Richards (NY)Creates a Select Committee on Diversity and Outreach.Approved through voice vote and referred for adoption to the National Convention Body.Approved and adopted.
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17CharterQuentin Ocama (MN)Adds Region Directors to the Board of Directors; makes ACUP and CORD Chair ex-officio Officers.Amended and approved through voice vote and referred for adoption to the National Convention Body.Approved and adopted.
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18CharterGabi Medina (PR)Allows members who are 35 years old to run for YDA office.Amended and approved through voice vote and referred for adoption to the National Convention Body.Approved and adopted.
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19CharterPatrick Jordan (NY)
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Seamus Campbell (NY)
Adds general counsel to the named appointed offices.Moved to a consent agenda and approved through acclamation. Referred for adoption to National Convention Body.Approved and adopted.
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20Charter & Bylaw (Joint)Quentin Ocama (MN)Removes National Commitee sign-off requirement for appointments for consistencyMoved to a consent agenda and approved through acclamation. Referred for adoption to National Convention Body.Approved and adopted.
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21CharterPatrick Jordan (NY)
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Seamus Campbell (NY)
Changes languge around disabilityMoved to a consent agenda and approved through acclamation. Referred for adoption to National Convention Body.Approved and adopted.
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22Charter & Bylaw (Joint)Patrick Jordan (NY)
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Seamus Campbell (NY)
Creates Whistleblower amendment; creates another mechanism for complaints to be refered to JudicialAmended and approved through a vote of 21 ayes to 1 no. Referred for adoption to the National Convention Body.Approved and adopted.
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23BylawPatrick Jordan (NY)
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Seamus Campbell (NY)
Allows for National Committee Members to suggest Convention ProgrammingMoved to a consent agenda and approved through acclamation. Referred for adoption to National Convention Body.Approved and adopted.
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24BylawCelia Morgan (TX)Clarifying that each delegate is entitled to cast votes individually, and barring "winner take all" policies. Amended and approved through a voice vote. Referred for adoption to National Convention Body.Approved and adopted.
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25BylawPatrick Jordan (NY)
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Seamus Campbell (NY)
Allows EVP to become President in case of vacancy. Eliminates need for special convention.Approved through discrete rising vote and referred for adoption to the National Convention Body.Approved and adopted.
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26BylawPatrick Jordan (NY)
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Seamus Campbell (NY)
Allows for in event of a vacancy in the office of Executive Director during impeachment that the Bill of Particulars can be delivered to the Secretary.Moved to a consent agenda and approved through acclamation. Referred for adoption to National Convention Body.Approved and adopted.
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27BylawCelia Morgan (TX)Clarifying a requirement for recusal, and providing a mechanism for ethics. Moved to a consent agenda and approved through acclamation. Referred for adoption to National Convention Body.Approved and adopted.
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29BylawPatrick Jordan (NY)
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Seamus Campbell (NY)
Removes requirement that Region Secretaries have to serve as the regional appointee to the Communications Committee.Moved to a consent agenda and approved through acclamation. Referred for adoption to National Convention Body.Approved and adopted.
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31Standing RulePatrick Jordan (NY)
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Seamus Campbell (NY)
Clarifies what an official communication is defined as.Amended and approved through a voice vote. Referred for adoption to National Convention Body.Approved and adopted.
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32Standing RuleQuentin Ocama (MN)Formally adopts the Fair Usage Policy of the YDA Official National Leadership Roster and Appointed Officers List for Bulk CommunicationsAmended and approved through a voice vote. Referred for adoption to National Convention Body.Approved and adopted.
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