Constitution and Bylaws

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Procedures to Enact Bylaw Changes

Proposing Amendments

VIII.1.1 Any Representative of the Assembly of Representatives may propose an amendment to the Bylaws of the ESIP Federation.

VIII.1.2 Proposals shall be submitted in writing to the Chair of the Constitution and Bylaws Committee prior to any action on the proposed amendment and must be signed by at least three Representatives.

Acting on Proposals

VIII.2.1 The Constitution and Bylaws Committee shall review the proposal and render an opinion as to its relationship to the Constitution and existing Bylaws.

VIII.2.2 The Chair of the Constitution and Bylaws Committee shall announce the proposed amendment and the opinion of the Constitution and Bylaws Committee to the Assembly prior to any action on the amendment by the Assembly.

VIII.2.3 The proposed amendment shall be debated either using electronic means or at a meeting of the Assembly.

VIII.2.4 The vote shall be by secret ballot. If two-thirds or more of the entire Assembly meeting in quorum vote in favor of the proposed amendment, or if two-thirds or more of all Representatives vote in favor of the proposed amendment using electronic means, it shall be adopted.

Procedures to Enact Constitution Changes

Proposing Amendments

IX.1.1 Any Representative of the Assembly may propose an amendment to the Constitution of the Federation of Earth Science Information Partners.

IX.1.2 Proposals shall be submitted in writing to the Chair of the Constitution and Bylaws Committee at least sixty days prior to any action on the proposed amendment and must contain endorsement of not less than one-fourth of the representatives of the Assembly.

Acting on Proposals

IX.2.1 The Constitution and Bylaws Committee shall review the proposal and render an opinion as to its relationship to the Constitution.

IX.2.2 The Chair of the Constitution and Bylaws Committee shall circulate the proposed amendment and the opinion of the Constitution and Bylaws Committee to the full membership of the Assembly at least thirty days prior to any action on the amendment by the Assembly.

IX.2.3 The proposed amendment shall be debated at the next meeting of the Assembly.

IX.2.4 The vote shall be by secret ballot. If two-thirds or more of the entire Assembly vote in favor of the proposed amendment, it shall be adopted.

Policies and Procedures

Committees, Working Groups or Clusters may need to defined policies and procedures that are not appropriate or do not warrant modification of the ESIP Constitution or Bylaws. These extra guidance points can be defined in groups' Polices and Procedures. Here is a list of existing P&P documents for various ESIP groups.

List of Policies and Procedures for ESIP groups

Proposed Bylaw Changes 2016

The following items are under review and discussion as ByLaw changes for 2016.

- Discussion of 2016 possible bylaw changes

Prior Year ByLaw Proposed Changes

Prior Year ByLaw Proposed Changes

Defining Documents

Federation Constitution
Federation Bylaws (to be updated soon with 2016 accepted changes)
Other Federation Documents
ESIP Policies and Procedures Documents
Robert's Rules Cheat Sheet

Recently Approved Bylaw Changes

Nov 2011 Changes
Jan 2011 Changes
Jan 2012 Changes
Jan 2015 Changes: quorum and membership lapsing
Jan 2016 Changes

Current Issues and Plans

Current C&B Discussion
2016C&BPlans


C&B Committee Telecon Notes

February 19, 2015
October 2, 2015
June 4, 2015
January 2014

Constitution and Bylaws Committee Members

2016

Ken Keiser
Denise Hills
Brian Wee
Liping Di

2015

Ken Keiser
Mike Daniels
Denise Hills
Ana Privette

2014

Bruce Caron
Kerstin Lehnert
Denise Hills
Chris Lenhardt

2013

Tamara Shapiro Ledley, Chair
David Meyer, Type 1 Rep
Michael Daniels, Type II Rep
Liping Di, Type III Rep

Calls for Nominations and Ballot

2016 Nominations and Ballot
2015 Nominations and Ballot
2014 Nominations and Ballot
2013 Nominations and Ballot
2012 Nominations and Ballot
2011 Nominations and Ballot Supplemental
2010 Nominations and Ballot
2009 Nominations and Ballot
2007 Nominations and Ballot
October 2006 Constitution and Bylaws Vote
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