Libertarian Party of New York Rules Committee

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The Libertarian Party of New York's Rules Committee is tasked with reviewing and recommending amendments to the party rules. The committee has existed in various forms over the history of the party. On November 11, 2019, a committee was started by the State Committee called the "Party Rules Committee." This committee was dissolved on June 2, 2019. A new Rules Committee was established in 2019.


The first mention of any bylaws or rules committee was in the September 1973 issue of the Free Libertarian Newsletter, in which Bob Cassella was appointed chair to replace Paul Lepanto.

The committee existed in different ways over the years, including a committee in 2015 that discussed bylaws after an in-person meeting in Utica, and the FLP bylaws were amended for a final time in 2016.

A Party Rules Committee was established in November 2018, and existed in different capacities afterward. Currently, the committee is chaired by Paul Grindle.

Current Members

Former Members

1973 Iteration

2018 Iteration


2019 Iteration

2020 Iteration


Date Time Chair Minutes
December 5, 2018 Jim Rosenbeck
December 14, 2018 Larry Sharpe
December 19, 2018 Larry Sharpe
April 14, 2020 6:00 PM Fred Cole
April 21, 2020 6:00 PM Fred Cole
May 5, 2020 6:00 PM Fred Cole
May 7, 2020 6:00 PM Fred Cole
May 12, 2020 5:00 PM Fred Cole
August 4, 2020 7:00 PM Andrew Kolstee (informal)
August 5, 2020 Andrew Kolstee (informal)
August 11, 2020 7:00 PM Andrew Kolstee (informal)
August 12, 2020 Andrew Kolstee (informal)
August 25, 2020 7:00 PM Andrew Kolstee (informal)
August 31, 2020 Andrew Kolstee (informal)
January 10, 2021 Paul Grindle
January 11, 2021 Paul Grindle
February 18, 2021 Paul Grindle
March 2, 2021 Paul Grindle
March 23, 2021 Paul Grindle
April 20, 2021 Paul Grindle
May 4, 2021 Paul Grindle
May 18, 2021 Paul Grindle
June 1, 2021 Paul Grindle
June 15, 2021 Paul Grindle
June 29, 2021 Paul Grindle
November 14, 2021 Paul Grindle

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