Bylaws and Rules Committee (2024)

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The Bylaws and Rules Committee recommends bylaw amendments and convention rule amendments to the assembled delegates during national conventions. Those amendments are then debated and voted on by the delegates at the 2024 National Convention.

Election of Committee

The initial committee appointments were made during the Libertarian National Committee meeting held on November 5-6, 2022 in Austin, TX.[1] Seven alternates were named on November 9, 2022.[2]

Election of Permanent Committee Officers

Caryn Ann Harlos was elected as the Chair and Sylvia Arrowwood was elected as the Secretary of the committee on December 9, 2022 when the results of the online vote of committee members was announced.[3] Ken Moellman was elected as Vice-Chair of the committee on December 11, 2022.[4]

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Nomination Videos

Read-Only Discussion List

Public Read-Only Discussion List

Members

Committee Members
Name Position Date Appointed
Caryn Ann Harlos Chair 11/06/2022
Ken Moellman Vice-Chair 11/06/2022
Sylvia Arrowwood Secretary 11/06/2022
Paul Bracco Member 11/06/2022
Nickolas Ciesielski Member 11/06/2022
Rob Latham Member 11/06/2022
Frank Martin Member 11/06/2022
Tom Rowlette Member 11/06/2022
Mike Rufo Member 11/06/2022
Mike Seebeck Member 11/06/2022
Chuck Moulton Alternate 1 11/09/2022
Rich Tomasso Alternate 2 11/09/2022
David Roberson Alternate 3 11/09/2022
Gregory Deal Alternate 4 11/09/2022
Roger Roots Alternate 5 11/09/2022
Data Logan Alternate 6 11/09/2022
Dean Rodgers Alternate 7 11/09/2022

Meetings

2024 Bylaws Committee Meetings
Meeting Date Location Minutes Video
Jan 12, 2023[5] Online Minutes - DRAFT Link
Jan 26, 2023 Online Link
Feb 9, 2023 Online
Feb 23, 2023 Online
Mar 9, 2023 Online
Mar 23, 2023 Online

Proposals

2024 Bylaws Committee Proposals
Proposal Name Introduced By Introduction Date Language as Introduced Committee Vote Date Committee Voting Result Passed Language
Proposal A - Chair Vacancy Clarification[6] Bracco 12/14/2022 Proposal A 1/12/2023 8-1-1 Proposal A as Passed
Proposal B - Sustaining Membership Dues Update[7] Bracco 12/14/2022 Proposal B 1/12/2023 7-1-2 Proposal B as Passed
Proposal C - Definition of membership[8] Moellman 12/26/2022 Proposal C 1/26/2023 Passed Without Objection Proposal C as Passed
Proposal D1 - Update Convention References[9] Bracco 12/29/2022 Proposal D1 N/A (Withdrawn) N/A (Withdrawn) N/A (Withdrawn)
Proposal D2 - Update Convention References[9] Bracco 12/29/2022 Proposal D2 N/A (Withdrawn) N/A (Withdrawn) N/A (Withdrawn)
Proposal E - Platform Plank Deletion[10] Harlos/(Bracco as proxy) 12/31/2022 Proposal E 1/26/2022 6-3-1 Proposal E as Passed
Proposal F - Candidate Elimination[11] Harlos 1/2/2023 Proposal F
Proposal G - Amending Judicial Committee Rules[12] Latham 1/6/2023 Proposal G
Proposal H - Standardize Committee[13] Harlos 1/13/2023 Proposal H
Proposal I - Raise Token Vote[13] Harlos 1/13/2023 Proposal I
Proposal J - Rising Seconds[14] Harlos 1/17/2023 Proposal J
Proposal K - Extend time for Platform Appointments[15] Harlos/(Seebeck as proxy) 1/18/2023 Proposal K
Proposal L - Delegate Allocation Formula - Sustaining Membership Only[16] Bracco 1/18/2023 Proposal L
Proposal M - Length Credentials Committee Appointment[17] Harlos 1/18/2023 Proposal M
Proposal N - Limit Committee Alternates[18] Harlos 1/18/2023 Proposal N
Proposal O - Add Notice Requirements[19] Harlos 1/18/2023 Proposal O

Documents

References

  1. Bylaws Committee Appointments, and Alternates, Libertarian National Committee, https://groups.google.com/a/lp.org/g/lnc-business/c/pmwMn-YDs4g, retrieved 6 November 2022 
  2. Bylaws Alternates Announced, Libertarian National Committee, https://groups.google.com/a/lp.org/g/lnc-business/c/cj0nN1gRfSk, retrieved 9 November 2022 
  3. Results of Election Of Permanent Committee Chair and Secretary, Bylaws and Rules Committee, https://groups.google.com/a/lp.org/g/bylaws-committee-2024/c/RVVUNdaYAWU, retrieved 9 December 2022 
  4. Email Ballot - Elect Vice-Chair, Bylaws and Rules Committee, https://groups.google.com/a/lp.org/g/bylaws-committee-2024/c/1Yi44JXczS0, retrieved 14 December 2022 
  5. Notice of National Bylaws and Rules Committee Meetings, Libertarian Party, https://www.lp.org/notice-of-national-bylaws-and-rules-committee-meeting-january-12-2023-at-830pm-eastern/, retrieved 14 December 2022 
  6. Proposal A - Chair Vacancy Clarification, Bylaws and Rules Committee, https://groups.google.com/a/lp.org/g/bylaws-committee-2024/c/lp1Mu6BdRSE, retrieved 23 December 2022 
  7. Proposal B - Sustaining Membership Dues Update, Bylaws and Rules Committee, https://groups.google.com/a/lp.org/g/bylaws-committee-2024/c/P8dvtp-ZOQI, retrieved 23 December 2022 
  8. Proposal C - Definition of membership, Bylaws and Rules Committee, https://groups.google.com/a/lp.org/g/bylaws-committee-2024/c/TIlzt82a6ko, retrieved 17 January 2023 
  9. 9.0 9.1 Proposal D - Update Convention References, Bylaws and Rules Committee, https://groups.google.com/a/lp.org/g/bylaws-committee-2024/c/643xOW11EOc, retrieved 12 January 2023 
  10. Proposal E - Platform Plank Deletion, Bylaws and Rules Committee, https://groups.google.com/a/lp.org/g/bylaws-committee-2024/c/SDFksuAKZcE, retrieved 1 January 2023 
  11. Proposal F - Candidate Elimination, Bylaws and Rules Committee, https://groups.google.com/a/lp.org/g/bylaws-committee-2024/c/HFEdh6kmFoc, retrieved 2 January 2023 
  12. Proposal G - Amending Judicial Committee Rules, Bylaws and Rules Committee, https://groups.google.com/a/lp.org/g/bylaws-committee-2024/c/R6W7oPoFLmE, retrieved 7 January 2023 
  13. 13.0 13.1 Token votes and standardizing committees, Bylaws and Rules Committee, https://groups.google.com/a/lp.org/g/bylaws-committee-2024/c/GQCfVdJ2xKw, retrieved 17 January 2023 
  14. Language for proposal for Standing Seconds, Bylaws and Rules Committee, https://groups.google.com/a/lp.org/g/bylaws-committee-2024/c/zuDzC2zuJg8/m/sIArcKB_DAAJ, retrieved 18 January 2023 
  15. Formal Proposal - Lengthen time for Platform Committee Appointments, Bylaws and Rules Committee, https://groups.google.com/a/lp.org/g/bylaws-committee-2024/c/QVLRF1V87w0, retrieved 18 January 2023 
  16. Delegate Allocation Formula - Sustaining Membership Only, Bylaws and Rules Committee, https://groups.google.com/a/lp.org/g/bylaws-committee-2024/c/FiQIreom1Ww, retrieved 18 January 2023 
  17. Proposals to extend Credentials Committee Appointment lenght, Bylaws and Rules Committee, https://groups.google.com/a/lp.org/g/bylaws-committee-2024/c/jyqTeusv26I, retrieved 18 January 2023 
  18. Proposal for setting number of committee alternates, Bylaws and Rules Committee, https://groups.google.com/a/lp.org/g/bylaws-committee-2024/c/2irbUxXndDE, retrieved 18 January 2023 
  19. Formal Proposal to Add Notice Requirements, Bylaws and Rules Committee, https://groups.google.com/a/lp.org/g/bylaws-committee-2024/c/Zn5TU8NbjsI, retrieved 19 January 2023