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RE: [registrars] RE: Call for Constituency statements on Whois tf 1/2 recommendations

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  • Subject: RE: [registrars] RE: Call for Constituency statements on Whois tf 1/2 recommendations
  • From: "Robert F. Connelly" <BobC@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2005 21:09:49 -0800
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At 04:42 AM 1/20/05, Tim Ruiz wrote:<br>
<blockquote type=cite class=cite cite="">The rules of procedure seem to
indicate that the next step is to file<br>
the motion with the Secretary who will publish it to the list for no<br>
less than 14 days of discussion. However, the motion has already
on the list for discussion for 11 days. Our Task Force members were<br>
asked to have a statement by January 31. I suggest that we consider<br>
these periods one and the same. On the 23rd we would call for a
The ballot would be posted the same day for only a 24 hour review<br>
period. There would be a seven day voting period that would commence
the 24th and close on January 31, giving our Task Force members a<br>
statement to submit on January 31.</blockquote><br>
Dear Tim:<br><br>
Would that it were that easy.&nbsp; Let's look at the wording more
carefully, remember, we have only now received the required five
endorsements.&nbsp;&nbsp; The clock starts ticking now:<br><br>

<dd><font face="Times New Roman, Times" size=2>4)<x-tab>
<font face="Arial, Helvetica" size=2>Discussion of the motion will be
held open on the Constituency list for no less than 14 days.&nbsp; The
Chair will moderate the discussion on the list or at any meeting or call,
as applicable.&nbsp; <br><br>

</dl>5) During such time, amendments may be put forward by electronic
communication to the Secretary. The Secretary will accept and publish any
amendment formally to the Constituency list for the Constituency?s
consideration only if it is
</font><font face="Arial, Helvetica" size=2 color="#FF0000">endorsed by a
second Memb</font><font face="Arial, Helvetica" size=2>er, and such
endorsement is communicated by electronic communication to the
Secretary.&nbsp; Such endorsement will be communicated to the
Constituency list. <br><br>
<dd><font face="Times New Roman, Times" size=2>6)<x-tab>
<font face="Arial, Helvetica" size=2>In no case will the time for
publishing the motion to the list, the discussion and making of
amendments be less than 14 days
</font><font face="Arial, Helvetica" size=2 color="#FF0000">after the
Secretary publishes the motion.<br><br>
<dd><font face="Times New Roman, Times" size=2>7)<x-tab>
<font face="Arial, Helvetica" size=2>During this period of consideration,
the Proponent of the motion may accept one or all of the amendments as
friendly, and modify her or his motion
accordingly,</font><font face="Arial, Helvetica" size=2 color="#FF0000">
except that no modifications will be made less than 4 days prior to the
closing of the discussion period.&nbsp; Any friendly amendments will be
<dd><font face="Times New Roman, Times" size=2>8)<x-tab>
<font face="Arial, Helvetica" size=2>Any member can call for a vote after
the 14-day period post-publication, as long as the ballot will not be
published less than 4 days after any modification of the motion.<br><br>

</dl>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 9) The Chair will direct the
Secretary to create and publish the ballot.&nbsp; The ballot will remain
for inspection and possible amendment for 48 hours prior to the
</font>end quote:<br><br>
Until now, all amendments appear to have been accepted as
&quot;friendly&quot; and incorporated in the motion.&nbsp; However, that
leaves us with two issues:<br><br>
1. We need at least four days (see #7, above) from the time that the
Secretary receives the final draft.<br><br>
2. If we receive a motion which the proponent determines it unfriendly,
and if said amendment receives an endorsement, under Robert's Rules of
Order we must vote on the amendment before we can vote on the main
I don't believe we can ignore the four day limit shown in #7.<br><br>
Respectfully submitted,<br>
Bob Connelly<br>
<blockquote type=cite class=cite cite="">The reason I believe we only
need a 24 hour review of the ballot is that<br>
the ballot is simply a yay or nay to the motion that has already been
the list for 14 days </blockquote></body>

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