Bylaws Amendment to Elect Alternate Representatives

44th LD Bylaws Amendment Resolution 1703A

Submitted February 9th, 2017 for consideration March 9th, 2017.

Bylaws Amendment to Elect Alternate Representatives

WHEREAS The Snohomish County Democratic Central Committee Bylaws section 3.01.02 allows the 44th LD Democrats to elect and send Alternate Representatives to the Executive Board to serve and vote in the absence of our Representatives, and

WHEREAS the Bylaws of the Washington State Democrats Article IX Paragraph B, says “…only elected precinct committee officers and precinct committee officers appointed after the organizational meeting shall vote for … any representative the legislative district organization is authorized to send to other Party organizations”, and

WHEREAS The 44th LD Bylaws Section 11.1 details the method for amending the 44th LD Bylaws, including the requirement for Meeting Notice that a proposed amendment must be submitted in writing at the previous regular meeting in order to be included on the agenda;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that We, The 44th Legislative District Democrats hereby amend our Bylaws Section 3.9.1, Bullet 3, by replacing the words “Secures a proxy” with “Notifies an Alternate Representative”, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we hereby amend our Bylaws to add a new section 14 after section 13, to read as follows.

14 Amendments

14.1 Two County Alternate Representatives of different genders

The 44th LD shall elect two Alternate Representatives of different genders to act as the male and female alternate representatives to the Snohomish County Democratic Central Committee.

14.1.1 Duties of a County Alternate Representative
• Serves as a 44th LD Alternate Representative to the Snohomish County Democratic Central Committee Executive board according to the bylaws of the Snohomish County Democrats.
• Performs the duties outlined in section 3.9.1 when serving as an alternate.

14.1.2 Executive Board
County Alternate Representative may attend and speak at any 44th LD executive board meeting, but do not gain voting membership to the 44th LD executive board or other privileges by virtue of their election.

14.1.3 Election of County Alternate Representatives
Only elected precinct committee officers and precinct committee officers appointed after the organizational meeting may vote for the Alternate Representatives to the Snohomish County Democratic Central Committee. Proxies are not allowed. Any Democrat residing in the 44th LD may be elected as an Alternate Representative without regard to whether each is a precinct committee officer, although membership is required to hold office. Alternate Representatives will serve two years, until the person resigns, or until their successors are elected or appointed or until the last day of November in each even-numbered year.

14.1.4 Method of Replacement:
If there is a vacancy in the office, an election at the next general meeting shall fill the vacancy in this office. Due notice of the election must be given when calling the meeting. If there is insufficient time for due notice, the election shall be held in abeyance until the next general meeting. The replacement shall not be of the same gender as the other County Alternate Representative.

14.1.5 Certification of Amendment 14.1

This Amendment is hereby adopted this _______ day of _______________, 20_____.
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Chair, 44th Legislative District Democrats

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