DPNM Proposed Rules Changes

April 2020 Proposed Changes

The online voting period for this proposed Rules change is April 23, 2020, 9:00am – April 25, 2020, 5:00pm.

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 Part of Article I, Section 6

Or read below:

ORIGINAL (Part of Article I, Section 6)

Meetings of state standing committees excluding all conventions and central committee meetings – may be held by telephone or video conferencing if deemed advisable by the respective chairpersons of these committees.

 

AMENDMENT Passed by State Rules Committee April 3, 2020

– This new Section 7 replaces the original paragraph from Article I, Section 6 – 

Section 7 – Conduct of Meetings

7.1 – Meetings Held In-Person

Except as provided otherwise in these Rules, State conventions and mandatory State Central Committee meetings shall be held in person. 

In the event of extenuating circumstances, a State convention or a mandatory State Central Committee meeting may be conduc ted via an online platform if the DPNM Chair, DPNM Vice Chair At Large, DPNM Secretary, and DPNM Treasurer reach a unanimous decision approving the alternative meeting method.

7.2 – Meetings Held by Telephone or Video Conference

Meetings of the following state and county bodies may be held by telephone or video conferen cing if deemed advisable by the respective chairs of these committees, or by those persons who are authorized in these Rules to call a meeting of the body: 

  • State Executive Committee 
  • State Central Committee 
  • State standing committees and Judicial Council 
  • County Executive Committees 
  • County parties
  • County Central Committees
  • County standing committees
  • Wards and precincts

At a minimum, the telephone or video conferencing technology used must allow simultaneous aural communication among all participating members.Required by Roberts Rules of Order, Newly Revised pg. 98, ll. 25-26)

 

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