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Revision as of 02:59, 14 December 2011

Contents

Proposed Bylaw Changes

Winter 2012 Proposed Bylaw Changes

Robert's Rules Cheat Sheet

2012 Proposed Membership Structure Changes

Defining Documents

Federation Constitution
Federation Bylaws
Other Federation Documents

Recently Approved Bylaw Changes

Nov 2011 Changes
Jan 2011 Changes

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.

Constitution and Bylaws Committee Members

Rob Raskin, Chair
Brian Wee, Type 1 Rep
Mohan Ramamurthy, Type II Rep
Liping Di, Type III Rep

Calls for Nominations and Ballot Initiative

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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