Document:LNC Minutes 12-13 March 1983

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LIBERTARIAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE

March 12-13, 1983, San Mateo, California

Members present

Paul Grant, Region 6

Alicia Clark, Chair

Lynn Crussel, Region 7

Sheldon Richman, Vice-Chair

Dale Hemming, Region 8

Frances Eddy, Secretary

Jim Johnston, Region 9

Vivian Baures, Treasurer

Tom Bogel, Region 11

David Bergland, Prior Chair

Matt Monroe, Region 13

M. L. Hanson$ at-large

David Walter, Region 14

Chris Hocker, at-large

Howie Rich,, Region 16

Dick Randolph, at-large

Jim Lewis, Region 17

Andrea Millen Rich, at-large

Dianne Pilcher, Region 19

Murray Rothbard, at-large

 
Stephen DeLisio, Region I

Members Absent

Bill Evers, Region 2

Michael Emerling, at-large

Mike Hall, Region 2

Kent Guida) at-large

Dale Pratt, Region 2

Leslie Graves, Region 10

David Brazier, Region 3

Alan Lindsay, Region 12

Gary Palm, Region 4

Jule Herbert, Region 15

Emil Franzi, Region 5

Michael Burch, Region 18

 

1. CALL TO ORDER: The regular meeting of the Libertarian National Committee was called to order by Chair Clark at 9:16 a.m. at the Villa Hotel in San Mateo, California.

2. CREDENTIALS AND MAIL BALLOT REPORT: Eddy announced that (1) Region 13 has appointed Robert Gary of San Antonio, Texas, to replace Honey Lanham who resigned at its NatCom Alternate and (2) the California affiliate of the national Libertarian Party has changed its name from "California Libertarian Council" to "Libertarian Party of California." The Secretary reported 24-0-0 as the results of the mail ballot: RESOLVED: Alicia G. Clark, Chairperson, is hereby authorized to sell, assign, and endorse for transfer, certificates representing stocks, bonds, or other securities now registered or hereafter registered in the name of the LIBERTARIAN PARTY. This authority shall continue in effect through March 30, 1983.

3. REVISIONS TO AGENDA: The agenda was amended, with no objections, as follows : Item 26 (National Convention oversight Committee Report) moved by Hall to first item on Sunday morning; addition by Johnston of a resolution on gay rights in the military as item 36a for 5 minutes; addition by Eddy of report on membership for delegate-allocation purposes as item 28a for 10 minutes; time changed by Evers in item 5 (Headquarters Report) to 20 minutes from 45.

4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Eddy moved that the minutes of December 4-5, 1982 meeting be approved as presented. There was no objection to Hocker's request to delete the word "political" in item 15, page 7, to accurately reflect the wording in his motion. Bergland requested deleting in item 28, page 10, Mailing List Committee Report, the words "announced his appointment of Mike Hepple, conditional on his acceptance, and." Hocker asked that the change be made pending the review of the tapes. Bergland had no objections to this and said for the record now he is not going to appoint Mike Hepple and if the tapes say he was appointed, he hereby appoints him. The minutes were approved as corrected with the Secretary instructed to listen to the tapes regarding item 28.

5. HEADQUARTERS REPORT: National Director Honey Lanham reported and answered questions. Chris Winter, Hawaii LP State Chair, reported on a bill pending in the HI legislature to improve their ballot status possibilities. There was no objection to (1) Hocker's motion that there be a 15-minute question and answer period at the end of Lanham's report and (2) to Johnston's motion to extend time, which was up, to a total of 20 minutes. David Saum, Regional Coordinator, reported on the Regional Coordinator program. When time was up on the Q&A period, there was no objection to DeLisio's motion to extend time 5 minutes.

TREASURER'S REPORT: Baures reported and answered questions. In reply to Johnston's question "is there any record in the finances concerning the cost of moving the headquarters?" Baures noted that in the December financial statement $953.44 was listed for moving expenses under special projects. Johnston asked:. "Was that amount budgeted?" Baures answered no; Clark added "It was raised on a voluntary basis for that special purpose" and asked Baures "How can you report that?" Baures replied: "Well we have a resolution that allows items to be spent with the approval of the Chair and it was under that...."

AUDIT REPORT: Walter reported and answered questions.

8. BUDGET COMMITTEE REPORT: Baures reported and answered questions. Bergland's motion to accept changes to budget (see Appendix A) as proposed by Baures passed unanimously.

9. FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT: Monroe reported. There was no objection to Hemming's motion to extend time 10 minutes for questions. Johnston asked Monroe if "the unbudgeted item to move the national headquarters" was included in the fundraising he was counting in his committee report. According to Baures it was not. Johnston then asked: "Is it budgeted?" and Baures replied "It's budgeted, but it's kind of a miscellaneous type of category." Johnston then asked to have the following comment inserted in the minutes:

"The assertion that the chair has authority to make unbudgeted expenditures like the one for $900 to relocate the National Headquarters is in my view illegitimate. The Bylaws in Article 8 clearly indicated that

.., The National Committee shall have control and management of all the affairs, properties and funds of the Party consistent with these Bylaws.'

"There is no implied authority for the Chair to act even in an interim capacity to authorize expenses. For example, each year before the time that the budget is approved, the Bylaws (Article 10) specify the National Director and/or the Treasurer alone have the authority to make such expenditures. There is no other specific authority mentioned in the Bylaws which gives the Chair the power to make off-budget expenditures on the order of $900.

"Moreover, the claim that the Chair has been previously authorized by National Committee resolution is equally invalid. Roberts' Rules of Order Newly Revised which is the fall back authority established by Bylaw 13 indicates on page 403 that

..) as a general principle, a board cannot delegate its autnority--that is, it cannot empower a subordinate group to act independently in its name-except as may be authorized by the bylaws...'

"Therefore I insist that the Chair in the future abide by the rules and not make expenditures which have not been budgeted."

After questions and answers on other subjects, Baures moved "to extent debate to give Jim Johnston an opportunity to introduce a motion to the effect of the comments that he raised since if we are doing something illegal we ought to at least void the motion that we're operating under." In his point of order Bergland indicated time needed to be extended and a motion need to be placed on the floor to have discussion. There was no objection to his motion to extend time 5 minutes. Johnston said "I don't see that there's a reason for a motion. All I'm saying is that the Bylaws do not give people any discretion on assigning the Chair authority to make unbudgeted expenditures and I'm just insisting, and there should not be a motion required to do this, I'm just insisting that in the future we abide by the rules." Baures replied "As Treasurer I've been operating under the assumption that the resolution that authorizes the National Director to spend $1000 of unbudgeted money is a valid resolution and I'm not an attorney, I'm not a parliamentarian, I don't know anything about the legal aspects. If it's not a valid resolution I would respectfully request that you introduce a motion to abolish that resolution that's on the books so we don't operate under false conceptions." Johnston replied "that's not necessary. All I'm saying is that the only thing that's necessary is that you abide by the Bylaws and you have a copy of them. I mean it's clear." Baures responded "It's not clear to me." To support Baures' view, Walter stated there is a "9/4/78 resolution authorizing the National Chair to spend up to $1000 without NatCom approval. I think we either have to abolish that or leave it stand." Hocker expressed the view "there is no such thing in this body as a standing resolution because standing resolutions have the effect of Bylaws. We can't pass Bylaws in perpetuity." Bergland stated, in a point of order, that "the real issue is whether or not under Roberts Rules of Order this body is a board and therefore cannot adopt its own rules of procedure unless the Bylaws of the organization allow it to do so. My position is that Mr. Johnston is wrong on that point and that this body in fact is the Libertarian Party and not a board thereof." Bergland added that it is appropriate for Mr. Johnston to raise this as an issue. "I think he is wrong in his conclusion .... ** Bergland noted and added "I would certainly think that the manner in which we have been conducting ourselves for lo these many years would serve us well until the next convention at which if it's necessary ... to put a bylaw in that says we can adopt our own rules of procedure, we can do it

at that time." The Chair announced the time was up and no one moved to extend time.

10. COMPUTER OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE REPORT: Baures reported and answered questions.

11. MAILING LIST COMMITTEE REPORT: Bergland reported and answered questions. Walter moved that the National Committee requires the National Director to ask for a 50% deposit on all mailing labels or lists ordered in the future except for commercial mailing list houses or organizations that have a perfect track record of paying within 30 day for the previous year. There was no objection to Bergland's motion to extend debate 5 minutes. Walter's motion passed. Johnston asked that it be added to the minutes that the National Director will see to it that this is done rather than necessarily performing the function herself.

"Therefore I insist that the Chair in the future abide by the rules and not make expenditures which have not been budgeted."

After questions and answers on other subjects, Baures moved "to extent debate to give Jim Johnston an opportunity to introduce a motion to the effect of the comments that he raised since if we are doing something illegal we ought to at least void. the motion that we're operating under." In his point of order Bergland indicated time needed to be extended and a motion need to be placed on the floor to have discussion. There was no objection to his motion to extend time 5 minutes. Johnston said "I don't see that there's a reason for a motion. All I'm saying is that the Bylaws do not give people any discretion on assigning the Chair authority to make unbudgeted expenditures and I'm Just insisting, and there should not be a motion required to do this, I'm just insisting that in the future we abide by the rules." Baures replied "As Treasurer I've been operating under the assumption that the resolution that authorizes the National Director to spend $1000 of unbudgeted money is a valid resolution and I'm not an attorney, I'm not a parliamentarian, I don't know anything about the legal aspects. If it's not a valid resolution I would respectfully request that you introduce a motion to abolish that resolution that's on the books so we don't operate under false conceptions." Johnston replied "that's not necessary. All I'm saying is that the only thing that's necessary is that you abide by the Bylaws and you have a copy of them. I mean it's clear." Baures responded "It's not clear to me.** To support Baures' view, Walter stated there is a "9/4/78 resolution authorizing the National Chair to spend up to $1000 without NatCom approval. I think we either have to abolish that or leave it stand." Hocker expressed the view "there is no such thing in this body as a standing resolution because standing resolutions have the effect of Bylaws. We can't pass Bylaws in perpetuity." Bergland stated, in a point of order, that "the real issue is whether or not under Roberts Rules of Order this body is a board and therefore cannot adopt its own rules of procedure unless the Bylaws of the organization allow it to do so. My position is that Mr. Johnston is wrong on that point and that this body in fact is the Libertarian Party and not a board thereof." Bergland added that it is appropriate for Mr. Johnston to raise this as an issue. "I think he is wrong in his conclusion...." Bergland noted and added "I would certainly think that the manner in which we have been conducting ourselves for lo these many years would serve us well until the next convention at which if it's necessary ... to put a bylaw in that says we cAn adopt our own rules of procedure, we can do it

at that time." The Chair announced the time was up and no one moved to extend time.

10. COMPUTER OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE REPORT: Baures reported and answered questions.

11. MAILING LIST COMMITTEE REPORT: Bergland reported and answered questions. Walter moved that the National Committee requires the National Director to ask for a 5OZ deposit on all mailing labels or lists ordered in the future except for commercial mailing list houses or organizations that have a perfect track record of paying within 30 day for the previous year. There was no objection to Bergland's motion to extend debate 5 minutes. Walter's motion passed. Johnston asked that it be added to the minutes that the National Director will see to it that this is done rather than necessarily performing the function herself.

12. MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE REPORT: Franzi reported and answered questions. There was no objection to Bergland's motion to extend debate 5 minutes. Franzi's motion For purposes of delegate allocation and credentials at the 1983 Libertarian National Convention only, the Resolution of April 11-122 1981, relating to membership is suspended and the computerized membership list maintained by Libertarian Party National Headquarters shall be sufficient for those purposes." After discussion, Randolph's motion to call the question passed as did Franzi's motion. Richman's motion to adjourn for lunch and reconvene at 1:30 p.m. passed at 12 noon. The Chair reconvened the meeting at 1:42 p.m.

13. POSITION DESCRIPTION FOR NATIONAL CHAIR: Hemming moved that the National Committee adopt the proposed position description for the National Chair. Bergland moved to amend item 13 under Authority and Responsibilities by deleting last sentence (The Chair initiates and reviews the appointment, employment, and termination of the National Director, and approves these with the advice and consent of the National Committee) and replace it with: The Chair appoints and employs the National Director with the advice and consent of the National Committee but the chair may discharge the Director without such advice or consent. The Chair's authority to appoint and employ the Director is subject to the authority of the National Committee to discharge the Director at any time by majority After debate Evers called the question and his motion passed. Bergland's motion to amend Hemming's motion passed 14-7-0 by roll call vote--FOR: Baures, Bergland, Brazier, Crussel, Eddy, Evers, Franzi, Bogel, Grant, Hall, Hanson, Pilcher, Pratt, Rothbard; AGAINST: DeLisio Hemming, Johnston, Lewis, Palm, Richman, Walter. Johnston's motion to extend debate 5 minutes passed. Bogel's motion to table this item until the first NatCom meeting after the 1983 convention failed. Johnston's motion to extend debate 3 minutes failed. Hemming's main motion as amended (see Appendix B) passed. Johnston, DeLisio and Richman asked that the record show that they voted against the main motion.

14. POSITION DESCRIPTION FOR THE NATIONAL DIRECTOR: Hemming moved that we adopt the proposed position description for the National Director. Pratt moved to delete item 3 under Authority and Responsibilities (The Director approves all materials distributed by National Headquarters.) After debate, Bogel called the question. His motion passed as did Pratt's motion to delete Item 3. Hemming's main motion as amended (see Appendix C) passed. Johnston, Palm) DeLisio, Richman, and Randolph asked to be recorded as voting against the motion.

15. ORGANIZATION, BUSINESS, AND MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE: Hemming moved that the National Committee establish a standing Organization, Business and management Advisory Committee which shall:

1. Review the National Party's existing business and management policies, operations, organization, procedures, controls, activities, and information systems and make recommendations to the National Committee, National Chair, and National Director for

improvements as seem necessary.

2. Recommend that the National Committee, National Chair, and National Director adopt such new business and management policies, operations, organization, procedures, controls, activities, and iuf~armstiwa systems as will improve the business practices and management of the National Party.

. Assist the National Committee, National Chair, National Director, and Committees and Subcommittees reporting to them, as requested, in the development of specific management tools such as position descriptions, report formats, and working procedures.

After discussion, Pratt's motion to table this item to 24a passed.

VENDOR PAYMENT: Hemming moved that The Libertarian Party shall pay all future vendor invoices according to the vendor's payment terms unless other arrangements are made prior to the vendor's payment due date. After discussion, Grant moved to extend time two minutes and there was no objection to this. Bergland's motion to extend debate 4 minutes passed. After more discussion, Grant's motion to call the question passed and the vote on Hemming's main motion failed 8-15-0 by roll call vote--FOR: DeLisio, Eddy, Franzi, Hall, Hemming, Hocker, Pilcher, Pratt; AGAINST: Baures, Bergland, Bogel, Brazier, Crussel, Evers, Grant, Hanson, Johnston, Lewis, Palm, Randolph, Richman, Rothbard, Walter.

 

LOAN REPAYMENT: No one objected to Hemming withdrawing this item.

18. ACCOUNT INCOME AND EXPENSE REPORTS: Hemming moved that the National Headquarters in cooperation with the National Treasurer prepare monthly income and expense reports within 45 days of the end of the report month and send these reports to National Committee members requesting them and provide the latest reports for National Committee meetings. The reports shall contain the income and expenditures for the report month by account number, shall contain for comparison purposes the income and expenditures by account number for the previous months of the fiscal year, and shall contain the fiscal year to date account totals and the fiscal year to date budget levels I and II for each account. Walters moved to amend the motion to read: This policy will be effective 90 days after the completion of the computerization of the accounting records. After debate, Evers called the question and his motion passed, as did the vote on Walter's amendment and Hemming's main motion as amended.

19. NATCOM SUBCOMMITTEES INCOME AND EXPENSE REPORTS: Hemming moved that the National Headquarters in cooperation with the National Treasurer and with each of the National Committee subcommittees responsible for income and/or expenses in excess of 10% of the budget level I total prepare monthly income and expense reports within 45 days of the end of the report month and send these reports to National Committee and subcommittee members requesting them and provide the latest reports for National Committee meetings. The reports shall contain the income and expenditures for the report month by account number and by major activities within those account numbers, shall contain for comparison purposes the income and expenditures by account number and by major activities within those accounts for the previous months of the fiscal year, and shall contain the fiscal year to date account totals and major activity totals and the fiscal year to date budget levels I and II for each account. This policy will be effective 90 days after the completion of the computerization of the accounting records. After discussion, Walter 'moved to table this item and his motion paused.

20. NATCOM SUBCOMMITTEE SUMMARY REPORTS: Hemming moved that the National Committee subcommittees submitting reports at National Committee meeting shall include a written summarization., in a tabulated format, comparing expenses and the major factors to income and/or to objectively measured, intelligently estimated, and quantitative results by account number and by major activities within those accounts. After discussion Hemming's motion passed.

21. SPENDING ABOVE BUDGET LEVEL I: Hemming moved spending against an expense account shall not exceed the budget level I total by more than 10% or by more than $1000, whichever is greater, without 1., the written approval of the National Chair, National Treasurer, and National Director, or 2., the approval of the National Committee. The approval must include the amount that the account can be overspent without obtaining additional approval. After debate the vote on Hemming's motion failed.

22. SPENDING ABOVE BUDGET LEVEL II: There was no objection to Hemming withdrawing this item.

23. DISTRIBUTION OF INCOME ABOVE BUDGET LEVEL I: Hemming moved Additional income above budget level I amounts shall be applied to expense accounts in proportion to the differences between the expense account's budget level I and budget level II amounts unless the National Committee assigns priorities as to which accounts, and in what proportions, additional income above budget level I amounts is applied to the expense accounts. Walter moved to amend Hemming's motion so it would read "Additional income above budget level I amounts shall be applied to retiring the debt." DeLisio moved to amend Walter's amendment so it would read: Additional income above budget level I amounts shall first be applied to retiring the debt and thereafter shall be applied to expense accounts in proportion to the differences between the expense account's budget level I and budget level II amounts of the 1983 budget unless the National Committee assigns priorities as to which accounts, and in what proportions, additional income above budget level I amounts is applied to the expense accounts. DeLisio's amendment passed. Walter's amendment as amended by DeLisio's passed 13-6-0 by roll call vote--FOR: Bergland, Bogel, Crussel, DeLisio, Eddy, Franzi, Hall, Hanson, Hemming, Lewis, Pilcher, Pratt, Rothbard; AGAINST: Baures, Evers, Hocker, Johnston, Richman, Walter. Hemming's motion as amended by Walter and DeLisio passed 11-9-0 by roll call vote--FOR: Bogel, Crussel, DeLisio, Eddy, Franzi, Hall, Hanson, Hemming, Pilcher, Pratt, Rothbard; AGAINST: Baures, Bergland, Brazier, Evers, Hocker, Johnston, Lewis, Richman, Walter.

24. EXPENDITURE JUSTIFICATION: Hemming moved that the National Committee committees and subcommittees planning expenditures exceeding more than 5% of the budget level I total on any single major activity submit a written decision package to the National Committee, for review and approval, which includes the purpose of the expenditure and a quantitative and qualitative justification of the expenditure based on the anticipated results, the consequences of not making the expenditure, and the alternatives to making the expenditure. Bogel moved to amend Hemming's motion to add the word "during the calendar year 1983" after the initial "that" and substitute "$20,000" for "5% of the budget level I total). "Bogel's amendment passed and Hemming's motion as amended failed.

25. ORGANIZATION, BUSINESS, AND MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE: Item 15 was again considered. Baures moved to amend the motion to give three items of responsibility to the Audit Committee. Evers' motion to extend debate 5 minutes passed. After debate Bergland called the question and his motion passed. The vote on Baures' amendment failed as did the 9-9 vote on Hemming's main motion.

26. REPORT ON A "YOUNG LIBERTARIAN PARTY" CAMPUS-TYPE UNIT: Scott Olmsted reported and answered questions. After discussion Baures moved to extend time 10 minutes and her motion passed. Walter moved that Scott Olmsted and his committee continue to explore the possibility of an campus LP organization and that he report during the coming NatCom meeting and present specific recommendations. Walter's motion passed. Richman's motion to adjourn and reconvene at 9 a.m. Sunday passed at 5 p.m.

27. NATIONAL CONVENTION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE REPORT: The Chair reconvened the meeting at 9:15 a.m. Sunday. Hall reported and answered questions. He outline the schedule for an 8-day convention: August 29-September 5 with the business sessions September 1-4. Walter's motion to return to this item when Monroe is present to discuss the second fund-raising event passed.

28. DISCUSSION OF CONVENTION BUSINESS SESSION: In answer to Richman's question it was confirmed that traditionally the planning for the convention business sessions is the Party's responsibility, specifically the Chair's and Secretary's, after the host Party provides guidelines. Richman asked that the Platform Committee be given sufficient time during the business session. It was agreed that those planning the business session would consult with Richman and the chairs of the Platform and Rules and Bylaws Committees.

29. SELECTION OF 1985 NATIONAL CONVENTION SITE: Franzi reported. There was only one bid. Franzi moved that the 1985 National Convention be held in Phoenix, Arizona, and that the 1985 Convention Preplanning Committee open negotiations with the Arizona Libertarian Party to establish a contract with a target date of June 30, 1983 to finalize the contract. After discussion, Franzi's motion passed.

30. REPORT ON MEMBERSHIP FOR DELEGATE-ALLOCATION PURPOSES: Eddy asked for a motion from the National Committee to clarify implementation of Resolution 158: A signed pledge card or copy of same is to be submitted to national headquarters for a person to be considered a member henceforth. (April 11-12, 1981). Hocker moved that Resolution 158 is to be interpreted as applying beginning as of April 12, 1981. Eddy's motion to extend debate 5 minutes failed. Hocker's motion passed.

31. METHOD OF SELECTING CONVENTION COMMITTEES: Bergland moved that the members of the 3 convention committees be selected in the following way, subject to the limitations of the Bylaws, and that each committee be discussed and/or voted on separately:

(1) The Interim Chair of a committee shall be elected first, by majority vote.

(2) A first ballot will be cast to establish a ranked list, each NatCom member may cast a number of votes equal to the number of positions to be filled and there will be no cumulative voting.

(3) Beginning with the person ranked first, each candidate will be voted on separately and must receive a majority vote to be elected to the respective committee. When the committee is filled, lower ranked candidates receiving a majority vote will be designed alternates according to rank.

(4) Those candidates not receiving a majority vote may not serve on the respective committee as an alternative.

(5) The ballots will not be secret.

(6) National Committee members who are nominees for committee membership will not speak but each non-NatCom nominee (or spokesperson) will have 30 seconds.

There was no objection to suspending the rules to allow Gene Burns, candidate for the presidential nomination, to say thank you and goodbye.

Walter moved to amend the motion that the first ballot will be secret but not the following ballots. Walter's amendment failed 5-21-0 by roll call--FOR: Evers, Hanson, Lewis, Richman, Walter; AGAINST: Baures, Bergland, Bogel, Brazier, Crussel, DeLisio, Eddy, Franzi, Hall, Hemming, Hocker, Johnston, Monroe, Palm, Pilcher, Pratt, Randolph, A. Rich, H. Rich, Richman, Walter. Bergland's motion passed.

32. ELECTION OF PLATFORM COMMITTEE CHAIR: Bergland motion that we appoint Mike Grossberg as Interim Chair of the Platform Committee passed.

33. ELECTION OF PLATFORM COMMITTEE: The Secretary read the names and states of those who already had applied for the Platform Committee: Dean Ahmad, MD; Charles Bates, MN; Paul Bilzi, CO; Roger Bissell TN; David Friedman, CA; William George, NJ; William Hall, MI; Anthony ~arp, New Hampshire; Richard Horan, New York; (Jeffrey Hummel, already elected by CA as their representative); Eric Mack, LA; George Mason, HI; David Nolan, CO; Robert Poole, CA; Kathleen Richman, VA; Murray Rothbard, NY; John Sandford, OH. Bill Evers, CA, nominated himself; Franzi nominated Richard Auster, AZ; Hocker nominated Sheldon Richman, VA; Walter nominated Tony Black, PA; Rothbard nominated Lou Rockwell., GA; Eddy nominated Rebecca Shipman, MA; Grant nominated Larry Dodge, MT; and Bergland nominated Jack Sanders, CA. Some candidates for the Platform Committee or their spokesperson spoke for up to 30 seconds.

Discussion resumed on the second National LP fundraiser at the convention. Evers moved to add the name of Matt Monroe to the National Convention Oversight Committee. Evers did not accept Baures friendly amendment that Monroe be substituted for her on the committee. Evers motion passed with 1 opposed and 2 abstensions. Hall moved that the Libertarian Party will exercise its option to hold a second fund-raising event to be held at an event on Friday, September 2, with the fundraiser dedicated to financing ballot access. After debate, Hall's motion passed.

Before the voting results were announced, Eddy noted through an oversight she neglected to nominate Marion E. Nunemaker, KS, and read from his letter. There was no second to her motion to reballot.

The results of the ranked voting were: Poole 23, Dodge 23, Nolan 22, Rothbard 19, S. Richman 19, Rockwell 19, Evers 18, Ahmad 17, K. Richman

14, Friedman 9, Sandford 7, Mack 6, Bates 5, Shipman 5, Auster 4, Bissell 4, Mason 4, Sanders 3, Hall 1, Horan 1, Black 1, Bilzi 0, George 0, Harp 0. Voting for majority followed by voice with the following receiving a majority and being appointed to the Platform Committee: Poole, Dodge, Nolan, Rothbard, S. Richman, Rockwell, Evers, Ahmad, K. Richman. The following received a majority vote and are ranked as alternates in this order: Shipman, Bates, Bissell, Mason, Auster, Sanders, Bilzi.

34. ELECTION OF BYLAWS AND RULES COMMITTEE CHAIR: Bergland's motion that we appoint Bill White as Interim Chair of the Bylaws and Rules Committee passed without objection.

35. ELECTION OF BYLAWS AND RULES COMMITTEE: The Secretary read the names of those who already had applied for the Bylaws and Rules Committee: Charles Bates, Ruth Bennett, Robert Booze, Tim Gatewood, Dale Hemming, Richard Horan) Jim Johnston, Steve Smith, H. W. "Skip" Barron, Wendell Hill, Norma Skoog. Randolph nominated Ben Olds, Pilcher nominated Dale Pratt, Hanson nominated David Bergland, Rothbard nominated Tom Bogel, A. Rich nominated Jule Herbert. Some of the candidates or their spokesperson spoke for up to 30 seconds. The results of the ranked voting were: Bogel 21, Bennett 19, Bergland 19, Barron 19, Pratt 18, Hemming 17, Olds 15, Booze 13, Herbert 12, Skoog 12, Johnston 10, Gatewood 8, Bates 6, Smith 4, Hill 1, Horan 1. Voting for majority followed with the following receiving a majority and being appointed to the Bylaws and Rules Committee: Bogel, Bergland, Bennett, Barron, Pratt, Hemming, Olds, Booze, Skoog. The following received a majority vote and are ranked as alternates in this order: Gatewood, Bates, Smith. Results of roll call votes: The vote for Herbert to serve on the committee failed 12-13-1-FOR: Baures, Brazier, Delisio, Hall, Hocker, Johnston, Lewis, Palm, Randolph, A. Rich, H. Rich, Richman; AGAINST: Bergland, Bogel Eddy, Evers, Franzi, Grant, Hanson, Hemming, Monroe, Pilcher, Pratt, Rothbard, Walter; ABSTAIN: Crussel. The vote for Johnston to serve on the committee failed 13-14-0--FOR: Baures, Bogel DeLisio, Hall, Hocker, Johnston, Lewis, Palm, Randolph, A. Rich, H. Rich, Richman, Walter; AGAINST: Bergland, Brazier, Crussel, Eddy, Evers, Franzi, Grant, Hanson, Hemming, Monroe, Pilcher, Pratt, Rothbard, Clark.

36. ELECTION OF CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE CHAIR: Bergland's motion that we appoint Frances Eddy as Interim Chair of the Credentials Committee passed without objection.

37. ELECTION CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE: The Secretary read the names of those who already had applied for the Credentials Committee: Sharon Ayres, Lee Nason, Lyn Sapowsky, Charles Bates, Richard Horan. Eddy nominated Kate O'Brien, Pratt nominated Lynn Crussel, Rothbard nominated Bob Lehman..

Some of the candidates or their spokesperson spoke for up to 30 seconds. The results of the ranking voting were: O'Brien 22, Ayres 20, Crussel 16, Lehman 15, Nason 10, Sapowsky 7, Bates 3, Horan 0. Voting for majority followed with the following receiving a majority and being appointed to the Credentials Committee: O'Brien, Ayres, Crussel

(Johnston asked that his vote for Crussel be recorded), Lehman. The following received a majority vote and are ranked as alternates in this order: Nason,- Sapowsky, Bates, Horan. In a point of order A. Rich requested that all the votes be recorded in the minutes (see Appendix D). Richman moved to adjourn for one hour for lunch. Bergland moved to reconvene at precisely at 1:30. Pilcher moved to reconvene at 1:35. Randolph moved to recess for 1/2 hour and reconvene at 1:10. Randolph's motion passed at 12:37 p.m. The Chair reconvened the meeting at 1:27 p.m.

JUDICIAL COMMITTEE REPORT: Judicial Committee Chair Craig Franklin reported and answered questions

 

 

RESOLUTION ON GAY RIGHTS IN THE MILITARY: Johnston moved WHEREAS the Platform of the Libertarian Pary expressly calls for an end to the policy of the United States military in discriminating against lesbians and gay men, and

WHEREAS Fireman Mel Dahl, USN was discharged from the United States Navy on January 13, 1982 against his will for stating a homosexual preference, and

WHEREAS Dahl has decided to fight his discharge in the courts, and

WHEREAS Dahl has also decided to walk from New York City to San Francisco to call attention to the military's policy, to raise national consciousness on this issue and to raise funds to continue his battle, and

WHEREAS this walk and the court suit are consistent with Libertarian principles and the platform,

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Libertarian National Committee that the Libertarian National Committee endorses this walk and the court suit, wishes Dahl well, and calls on all local Libertarian Party organizations in areas through which Dahl will pass on his cross-county walk to lend him such support as they may be able to give.

Johnston's motion passed unanimously.

40. ADVERTISING AND PUBLICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE REPORT: Bergland reported and answered questions.

41. INTERNAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE REPORT: Walter reported and answered questions. He announced that David Bergland has replaced Paul Grant, who resigned, as Ballot Drive Committee Chair. Corby Summerville reported on the status of Basic Principles Program. Bergland reported on "The Candidate's Handbook" for winning local elections. Clark reported on the Organizational Skills Subcommittee.

42. OUTREACH COMMITTEE REPORT: Richman reported and answered questions. Hocker reported and answered questions on the Advertising and Publication Subcommittee. Randolph moved that the four papers in question (Poverty, Nonintervention, Business and Government, Free Trade) be published within the next six weeks. After further discussion,, Bogel called the question and his motion passed as did Randolph's. Richman reported on the Campaign '83 Subcommittee.

43. 1983 BALLOT DRIVES: Bergland reported and answered questions. Hocker moved that National Headquarters allocate up to $2,,500 to support the Maryland ballot drive this spring and summer with an additional loan authority up to $1,,000. Grant's motion to extned debate 3 minutes passed. Bergland's motion passed. Hocker's motion to extend debate five minutes passed. Hocker's motion that the LNC reallocate $2,, 500 from Item 801 (Ballot Drive Contributions) to Item 802 (Ballot Drive Legal Expenses), and directs the National Director to make all necessary expenditues up to a limit of $7,500 for the purpose of assisting legal efforts toward ballot access in Massachusetts,, Alabama, Wyoming and any other state requiring such assistance between now and the time of the 1983 National Convention passed.

44. ADDITION OF "LETTER TO THE EDITOR" COLUMN IN LP NEWS AND DISCUSSION ON FREQUENCY OF LP NEWS": Walter moved that the editor of LP News incorporate a %etter to the Editor" feature in LP News; that the Editor is responsible for choosing which letters to print and how they should be edited, subject only to insuring an intelligent and balanced presentation of all views and opinions expressed in letters received; that letters expressing opinions counter to the Platform or Statement of Principles will be followed by an "editor's comment" pointing out the official position; and that each "Letters' column be ended with an appropriate announcement that letters from readers are welcome. After discussion Bergland called the question and his motion failed. Pratt proposed a reader's forum. After further discussion Randolph called the question and his motion passed. The roll call vote on Walter's motion failed 1011-1--FOR: Baures, Bergland, Eddy, Franzi, Grant, Hall, Hemming, Lewis, Monroe, Walter; AGAINST: Bogel., Crussel, Evers, Hocker,, Palm, Pilcher,, Randolph, A. Rich,, H. Rich, Richman,, Rothbard; ABSTAIN: Pratt. Walter moved that the National Committee adopt the above publication schedule for LP News, providing for 9 issues each year; that the new publication schedule be effective with the May 1983 issue; and that the LP News budget for 1983 be increased by $6,,100 to provide for the 2 additional issues in 1983. After discussion Bergland moved to table Walter's motion and his motion passed.

45. SCHEDULING OF NEXT NATCOM MEETING: Eddyls motion that the second National Committee meeting of 1983 be held the day before the opening business session of the 1983 Presidential Nominating Convention at the Sheraton Centre,, New York City,, at a time to be announced with agenda meeting is circulated passed.

PROPOSAL FOP, NANCOM MEETING IN INDIANAPOLIS: Bogel announced that thea Indianapolis LP is interested in sponsoring a NatCom meeting in the fall.

 

47. ESTABLISHING COMMITTEE TO MOVE NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS: Bergland moved that we establish a committee to study the subject of relocation of National Headquarters and that committee report back at the National Committee at the next meeting and recommended that three persons be appointed and proposed Grant, Walter and Bogel be appointed as the Committee. There was no objection to Randolph's motion divide the question. Richman's motion to extend time 5 minutes passed. Hemming motion to amend the motion by adding "charged with the responsibility of producing a report including a justification of expenditures based on the anticipated results, the consequences of not making the expenditure, and the alternatives to making the expenditure" was accepted as friendly. The first part of Bergland's motion passed 16-6-0 by roll call vote--FOR: Baures,, Bergland, Bogel, Crussel, Eddy, Evers, Franzi, Grant, Hall, Hemming, Lewis, Monroe, Pilcher, Pratt, Rothbard, Walter; AGAINST: Hocker, Palm, Randolph, A. Rich, H. Rich, Richman. Bergland moved that there be five people on the committee including Bogel, Walter, Grant. Palm proposed Randolph, Rothbard proposed Franzi and Bergland, H. Rich proposed Hocker. Bergland moved that there be 5 committee members selected by the National Committee of those 5 the National Chair appointed the committee chair. Pratt proposed to divide the question with the number on the committee and then making appointments. Bergland moved that there be a 7-person committee consisting of Randolph, Franzi, Bergland, Bogel, Walter, Grant, and Hocker and that the Chair appoint the chairman of the committee. Bergland's motion passed and Clark appointed Bogel committee chair.

48. SUSPENSION OF RULES: There was no objection to Hall's request to suspend the rule to make the following announcement from Sally Foster: The "Mail Order consumer Protection Amendment" has been re-introduced in Congress as Senate Bill 450 and House Bill 1342. The National Committee endorsed a petition to stop this bill last year at a meeting last year. It was stopped, but it's back again. Please notify all state party organizations, so they can organize action against this vicious bill. For more information call (213) 508-6275 or (703) 379-0589.

47. ETZEL PROPOSAL FOR LP MARKETING STRATEGY: There was no objection to Eddy's request to withdraw this item. Crussel's motion to adjourn passed at 3:53 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Frances Eddy

Secretary

Attachments: Appendices A, B, C, D, E.

LNC, March 12-13, 1983

APPENDIX A

Libertarian Party Proposed Budget Amendments - 1983

INCOME:

311 Monthly Pledges 1022,000 -54,000 48,000

331-49 Direct Mail 603,000 -30 000 30$000

351 Telephone Fundraising 0 120,000 120,000 +36,000

EXPENSES:

413 Pub/Media Manager 16,000 -16,000 0

416 Special Projects Manager 6,000 +6,000 12,OOO

421 Clerical 4,150 +2,100 6,250

422 Bookkeeper 5,200 +6,800 1,3000

437 Equipment Maintenance 800 +400 1,200

501 Fundraising Manager 0 +7,200 7,200

507 Commissions 120000 +6,000 18,000

511 Fundraising Telephone 0 +8,000 8,000

531-49 Direct Mail 30,000 -20,000 10,000

601 LPNews Production 0 + 18,000 18,000

603 LPNews Printing 11,000 + 2,OOO 13,000

205-8 Debt Service--Vendor 23,500 + 17,500 41,000

251 Debt Service--Personal 20,000 + 2,000 22,000

APPENDIX B

Position Description of the National Chair

BASIC FUNCTIONS

1. The Chair serves as the chief executive officer of the Party and reports to the National Committee.

2. The Chair serves as the presiding officer of the National Committee and, in that capacity, guides the deliberations and activities of the National Committee according to the Party Bylaws, may convene a National Committee meeting according to the Party Bylaws, serves as a full voting member of the National Committee, and serves as a nonvoting member of all committees appointed by the National Committee.

3. The Chair serves as the presiding officer of all National Conventions and, in that capacity, guides the deliberations and activities of the National Conventions according to the Party Bylaws and adopted Convention Rules, and is automatically entitled to delegate status at National Conventions.

4. As chief executive of the Party, the Chair, along with the National Committee, is responsible for ensuring the direction and management of activities, affairs, properties, and funds of the Party with the objective of achieving the Purposes of the Party according to the Party Bylaws and the policies established by the National Committee.

5. As chief executive of the Party, the Chair, along with the National Committee, is responsible for establishing current and long-range Policies and Plans subject to the approval of the National Committee.

6. As chief executive of the Party, the Chair is responsible for representing the Party with the business community, the news media, and the public.

7. As chief executive of the Party, the Chair is responsible for the direction and accomplishment of Policies, Plans, Programs, and Projects as approved or adopted by the National Committee.

8. As chief executive of the Party, the Chair is responsible for the leadership and overall executive support of the structural components of the Party including the National Committee subcommittees and the National Headquarters organization.

9. As chief executive of the Party, the Chair is responsible for formal recommendations of beneficial new Policies, Plans, Programs, and Projects to the National Committee and its subcommittees.

As chief executive of the Party, the Chair is responsible for the interpretation of Party executives and National Committee subcommittees, for advising and counseling them, and for assisting them to develop and succeed.

AUTHORITY AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. The Chair insures the development of Policies and Plans as needed to accomplish and implement the Purposes of the Party, develops these with the advice of the National Committee and its subcommittees and National Headquarters management, and submits these to the National Committee for their approval.

2. The Chair insures that the Party's Policies and Plans are uniformly understood and properly interpreted and administered by National Headquarters management, and reviews and approves proposed internal policies and plans of the National Headquarters management.

3. The Chair insures that adequate Plans for the future development and growth of the Party are prepared, and participates in their preparation and periodic presentation for general review and approval by the National Committee.

4. The Chair insures the development of proposed operating income and expenditure budgets, and the presentation of these for review and approval by the National Committee.

5. The Chair insures the deve lopment of Programs as needed to implement the Party's Plans, delegates their development to the National Committee and its subcommittees and National Headquarters management, and approves their implementation.

6. The Chair insures the development of Projects at the National Headquarters as needed to implement Programs, delegates their development to National Headquarters management, and approves all National Headquarters Projects before their execution.

7. TheChair provides advice and counsel to National Headquarters management in order to establish procedures to coordinate activities through National Headquarters and to insure production levels of required activities through the National Headquarters so as to provide for implementation of Programs and execution of Projects.

8. The Chair may initiate, approve, and order the expenditure of up to $1000 on any project unbudgeted by the National Committee.

9. The Chair, with the advance knowledge and approval of the National Committee, plans and directs all investigations and negotiations pertaining to cooperative efforts of the National Party with nonlibertarian political organizations, and the acquisition or sale of

major assets.

The Chair analyzes and evaluates the performance of activities and operating results of the National Headquarters and the Party and its affiliates relative to their consistency with and contribution towards established Purposes, Policies, Plans, Programs, and Projects aud -Insu-ces the appropriate steps, as possible according to the Party Bylaws, are taken to correct unsatisfactory conditions.

The Chair insures the adequacy and soundness of the Party's financial structure, reviews projections of the working capital requirements, and negotiates and otherwise arranges for any outside financing that may be indicated.

12. The Chair establishes and maintains an effective system of internal communications throughout the Party and external communications with affiliates, the news media, and other similar groups as appropriate.

13. The Chair supervises the National Director and prescribes the specific limitations of the authority of the NationalHeadquarters management regarding Policies, Plans, Programs, Projects, contractural commitments, expenditures, and personnel actions. The appointment, employment, and termination of all National Headquarters personnel must have the advice and consent of the Chair. The Chair appoints and employs the National Director with the advice and consent of the National Committee but the Chair may discharge the Director without such advice or consent. The Chair's authority to appoint and employ the Director is subject to the authority of the National Committee to discharge the Director at any time by majority vote.

14. The Chair insures the adequacy of the services provided to the National Committee and its subcommittees and the Party and its campaign committees, its affiliates and their campaign committees by the National Headquarters management by the National Committee and its subcommittees and mediates any conflicts arising between these groups.

15. The Chair plans for the development of personnel resources within the Party and maintains Programs which will encourage successful future management of the National Headquarters and the Party.

16. The Chair takes such steps as are possible according to the Party Bylaws to protect and enhance the Party's investments in affiliate organizations.

17. The Chair represents and serves as the chief spokesperson of the Party as appropriate in its relationships with the financial and business community, major suppliers, government agencies, elected officials, other political organizations, the news media, and other similar groups, and the public.

18. The Chair, along with the National Treasurer, approves all contracts of over $1000 prior to any commitment of the Party to the contracts.

The Chair delegates portions of activities, responsibilites, and authorities, as necessary, desirable, and appropriate, and according to the Party Bylaws, to Party Officers, the National Committee and its subcommittees, and the National Headquarters management. However the Chair does not delegate any portion of overall responsibility or any portion of accountability. The Chair insures that the responsibilities, authorities, and accountability of National Headquarters management is defined and understood.

20. The Chair assumes other special activities, functions, responsibilities, and duties as delegated by the National Committee or as prescribed by changes in the party Bylaws.

 

 

 

APPENDIX C

POSITION DESCRIPTION OF THE NATIONAL DIRECTOR

BASIC FUNCTIONS

1. The Director serves as the chief operating manager of the National Headquarters.

2. The Director serves under the direct supervision of and is directly responsible to the National Chair, and reports to the National Chair and National Committee.

3. The Director is responsible for maintaining and managing a viable National Headquarters and for the completion of all tasks assigned to National Headquarters.

4. The Director directs, administers and coordinates the activities of the National Headquarters in accordance with Policies and Plans established by the National Chair and National Committee.

5. The Director develops, implements, and insures the execution of the organizational processes and techniques necessary to facilitate theParty in accomplishing and achieving its Purposes.

6. The Director assists the National Chair in the development of Policies, Plans, Programs, and Projects that cover Party operations, personnel, financial performance and growth.

AUTHORITY AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. The Director guides, directs, and coordinates National Headquarters management, other National Headquarters personnel, and volunteers, in the development and implementation of Programs, development and execution of Projects, production and distribution of Party materials, promotion of the Party's Purposes according to established Policies and Plans, and development and execution of all Special Projects.

2. The Director insures the general and daily management and operations of the National Headquarters.

3. The Director directs National Headquarters operations to achieve results in accordance with budgeted income and expenditure limits and other financial criteria and to preserve the funds invested in the Party's assets.

4. The Director submits all contracts of over $1000 to the National Chair for approval prior to any commitment of the Party to the contracts.

5. The Director directs the development and preparation of short-term and long-term plans and budgets for the National Headquarters based on the Policies, Plans, Programs, and Projects of the Party and recommends their adoption to the National Chair, and National Committee.

6. The Directors directs the research for necessary and pertinent data fty the development of the Policies, Plans, Programs, and Projects of the Party.

 

7. The Director insures the development, implementation and completion of all Program, submitted to the National Headquarters by the National Chair or the National Committee and its subcommittees.

8. The Director insures the development of documentation and proposals for all Projects required for the implementation of the Programs received from the National Chair or National Committee and its subcommittees, and submits these to the National Chair and the National Committee or its subcommittees, other relevant committees or their subcommittees, or other individuals as designated by the National Chair or National Committee, as appropriate, for approvals prior to execution.

9. The Director develops and maintains a sound plan of National Headquarters organization, develops practices to insure adequate National Headquarters personnel development and to provide for capable management succession, recommends changes in National Headquarters organization as required by the development and growth of the Party, and submits these for review and approval by the National Chair.

10. The Director may recommend and suggest changes to the Policies of the Party and submits these to the National Chair, National Committee subcommittees, or other relevant committees or subcommittees for consideration by the National Committee.

11. The Director directs the development and implementation of National Headquarters procedures and controls to maintain communication and adequate flow of information and to maintain adequate management control and direction of National Headquarters activities.

12. The Director maintains adequate and necessary communications with the National Chair and insures the National Chair is kept fully informed of all National Headquarters and pertinent Party activities.

13. The Director developes National Headquarters operating practices consistent with the Policies and Plans of the Party, submits these to the National Chair for review and approval, and insures their adequate execution.

14. The Director appraises and evaluates the performance of National Headquarters and Party operations, personnel, and activities regularly and systematically, and reports these results to the National Chair and National Committee.

15. The Director submits progress reports on the status of Programs and Projects and provides periodic information depicting the current production level of National Headquarters to the National Chair as required.

16. The Director insures the achievement of production targets and quotas requested by the National Chair or National Committee. The Director requests the advice and counsel of the National Chair before establishing procedures to coordinate activities through the National Headquartersor establishing and production level of required activities through the National Headquarters to provide for the implementation of Programs and execution of Projects.

17. The Director delegates portions of activities, responsibilities, and authorities, as necessary and desirable, to other National Headquarters management and other National Headquarters personnel. The Director however does not delegate any portion of overall responsibility or any portion of accountability. The Director insures that the responsibilities, authorities, and accountability of all National Headquarters personnel are defined and understood and that all National Headquarters personnel are completely informed of the limits and scope of these as they pertain to their position in the organizational structure of the National Headquarters. The Director initiates, reviews, and approves the appointment, employment, and termination of all National Headquarters personnel with the advice and consent of the National Chair.

18. The Director insures the performance of the function of other National Headquarters management personnel when the management positions are not filled or the management personnel are not available.

19. The Director insures that all National Headquarters personnel can perform the functions of their position and maintains as distinct a separation of duties as necessary for maximum efficiency and productivity. The Directorsupervises all National Headquarters personnel as necessary to insure the proper execution or projects and proper performance of the functions of their positions. The Director assists National Headquarters personnel in establishing their production targets and quotas and approves these based on the overall targets assigned.

20. The Director developes adequate and equitable personnel policies, and salary administration policies, for the National Headquarters employees, and submits these for review and approval by the National Chair. The Director insures that the interests and welfare of employees and volunteers as individuals are preserved and protected.

21. The Director maintains direct contact for the Party with suppliers of outside goods and services and insures sound services and working relationships with key personnel of important news media and vendors with all outside services. The Director maintains a liaison between the National Headquarters and other Libertarian organizations as requested by the National Chair.

22. The Director insures that all National Headquarters activities and operations are carried out in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations and laws governing business operations and political activities.

23. The Director personally participates in the acquisition and sale of major assets, and in the investigations, evaluations and negotiations of cooperative efforts with nonlibertarian political organizations in accordance with the Party's Policies and Plans as established by the National Committee as requested by the National Chair or National Committee.

24. The Director assumes other special activities, functions, responsibilities, and duties as directed by the National Chair or National Committee.

APPENDIX E

Changes made, based on action taken at the March 12-13, 1983 National Committee Meeting, in the "Current Resolutions and Policy decisions of the Libertarian National Committee Compiled by Subject, February 1982" and updated in Appendix C of March 27-28, 1982, Appendix E of the August 7-8, 1982, and Appendix G of the December 4-5, 1982 INC minutes.

add: 241, under Section L

MAILING LIST ORDERS: The National Committee requires the National Director to ask for a 50% deposit on all mailing labels or lists ordered in the future except for commercial mailing list houses or organizations that have a perfect track record of paying within 30 day for the previous year. (3/12-13/83:11)

add: 242, under Section B

EXCEPTION TO RESOLUTION 158: For purposes of delegate allocation and credentials at the 1983 Libertarian National Convention only, the Resolution of April 11-12, 1981, relating to membership is suspended and the computerized membership list maintained by Libertarian Party National Headquarters shall be sufficient for those purposes. (3/12-13/83:12)

add: 243, under Section C

POSITION DESCRIPTION OF NATIONAL CHAIR: See Appendix,B of 3/12-13/83 minutes. (3/12-13/83: 13)

add: 244, under Section G

POSITION DESCRIPTION OF NATIONAL DIRECTOR: See Appendix C of 3/12-13/83

minutes. (3/12-13/83:14)

add: 245, under Section I

ACCOUNT INCOME AND EXPENSE REPORTS: The National Headquarters in cooperation with the National Treasurer prepare monthly income and expense reports within 45 days of the end of the report month and send these reports to National Committee members requesting them and provide the latest reports for National Committee meetings. The reports shall contain the income and expenditures for the report month by account number, shall contain for comparison purposes the income and expenditures by account number for the previous months of the fiscal year, and shall contain the fiscal year to date account totals and the fiscal year to date budget levels I and II for each account. This policy will be effective 90 days after the completion of the computerization of the accounting records. (3/12-13/83:18)

add: 246, under Section B

NATCOM SUBCOMMITTEE SUMMARY REPORTS: The National Committee subcommittees submitting reports at National Committee meeting shall include a written summarization, in a tabulated format) comparing expenses and the major factors to income and/or to objectively measured, intelligently estimated, and quantitative results by account number and by major activities withia thQse accounts. (3/12-13/83:20)

add: 247, under Section I

DISTRIBUTION OF INCOME ABOVE BUDGET LEVEL I: Additional income above budget level I amounts shall first be applied to retiring the debt and thereafter shall be applied to expense accounts in proportion to the differences between the expense account's budget level I and budget level II amounts of the 1983 budget unless the National Committee assigns priorities as to which accounts, and in what proportions, additional income above budget level I amounts is applied to the expense accounts. (3/12-13/83:23)

add: 248, under Section B

CERTIFICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP: Resolution 158 is to be interpreted as applying beginning as of April 12, 1981. (3/12-13/83:30)

add: 249, under Section F

NATIONAL CONVENTION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE: Matt Monroe appointed to committee. (3/12-13/83:33)

add: 250, under Section A

GAY RIGHTS IN THE MILITARY: WHEREAS the Platform of the Libertarian Pary expressly calls for an end to the policy of the United States military in discriminating against lesbians and gay men, and

WHEREAS Fireman Mel Dahl, USN was discharged from the United States Navy on January 13, 1982 against his will for stating a homosexual preference, and

WHEREAS Dahl has decided to fight his discharge in the courts, and

WHEREAS Dahl has also decided to walk from New York City to San Francisco to call attention to the military's policy, to raise national consciousness on this issue and to raise funds to continue his battle, and

WHEREAS this walk and the court suit are consistent with Libertarian principles and the platform,

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Libertarian National Committee that the Libertarian National Committee endorses this walk and the court suit, wishes Dahl well, and calls on all local Libertarian Party organizations in areas through which Dahl will pass on his cross-county walk to lend him such support as they may be able to give. (3/12-13/83:39)

add: 251, under Section F

BALLOT DRIVE COMMITTEE: David Bergland appointed chair, replacing Paul Grant. (3/12-13/83:41)

add: 2520 under Section F

COMMITTEE TO MOVE NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS: Committee established to study the subject of relocation of National Headquarters; that committee report back at the National Committee at the next meeting charged with the responsibility of producing a report including a justification of expenditures based on the anticipated results, the consequences of not making the expenditure, and the alternatives to making the expenditure; that there be a 7-person committee consisting of Randolph, Franzi, Bergland, Bogel, Walter, Grant, and Hocker;

Bogel appointed chair.(3/12-13/83:47)