DRAFT AGENDA - SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Join the Libertarian Party of Orange County, FL for our regular business meeting.

NOTICE: This meeting is at a different date and location than usual.

Everyone is welcome to attend, regardless of political affiliation (or lack of). Our focus is the advancement of liberty within our local communities through activism, events, and Libertarian political candidates.

The meeting will start with a meet and greet at 7:00 PM. The official call to order for conducting party business is at 7:15 PM. If you can't make it then, feel free to join us for some social time after!

Location:    Village Inn Restaurant     3130 Daniels Rd, Winter Garden, FL 34787

7:00 - Meet and Greet

7:15 - Call to Order

Determination of Quorum - 75% of Executive Committee or 25% of all voting members

Declaration of Proxy

Approval and Adoption of Agenda

Review and Approval of Minutes - Minutes for March 19, 2019

7:20 - Guest Speaker - Sam Adams for Florida's 6th Congressional District  

7:30 - Officer Reports

Chair Report - Derek Ryan

Vice-Chair Report - Pedro Geliga

Secretary Report - Mari Peele

Treasurer Report - Greg Peele

7:45 - Committee Reports

Waived this month

7:45 - Old Business

None

7:45 - New Business 

Motion 19-009: Amend Bylaws to Require Motions to State Financial Impact

Mover: Mari Peele

Text: I move to amend the bylaws to insert the following provision as a new section at the end of Article 1:

"Motions that authorize expenditure of funds shall include a statement of the maximum direct financial liability incurred if the motion were to pass. If the financial liability is unknown or unable to be calculated, then the motion shall include a statement that the financial liability is unknown and therefore unbounded."

Note: The amendment text difference is available here - By-Laws Amendment - Motion 19-009 Financial Impact

Special Rule of Order: LPOC Constitution Article V Section III requires bylaws amendments to have been brought up for consideration at a prior meeting. This motion is the first hearing.

Motion 19-010: Amend Bylaws to Specify Candidate Procedures

Mover: Greg Peele

Text: I move to amend the bylaws the include a new article at the end of the bylaws titled "Candidates" with the following sections:

"Section I

LPOC may endorse any political candidate for public office that is a registered Libertarian Party of Florida (LPF) voter or a No Party Affiliation (NPA) voter by majority vote. Any political candidate that is a registered voter of any other political party may be endorsed with a 3/4 vote for nonpartisan races only. No political candidate may be endorsed for a partisan race prior to the determination of the Libertarian Party of Florida party nominee, if any. A political candidate that is not a registered Libertarian Party of Florida voter shall not be endorsed if that candidate is running against a candidate who is a registered Libertarian Party of Florida voter.

Section II

LPOC shall not endorse any candidates for internal party office including but not limited to any county executive committee, state executive committee, or Libertarian National Committee member. Individual members of LPOC may make personal endorsements for these party offices using their party titles, if any, so long as the endorsement is not portrayed as being from LPOC as an organization.

Section III

Financial and in-kind contributions to candidates and independent expenditures to support candidates using LPOC funds may only be authorized for candidates that have been endorsed by LPOC. Non-financial support including but not limited to sharing social media posts and events, giving a platform to speak at meetings, and so on is permitted for any candidate so long as the candidate is not incorrectly portrayed as being endorsed by LPOC, except as otherwise prohibited by Florida Statute.

Section IV

No LPOC Executive Committee member may publicly endorse, campaign for, or promote any political candidate for public office using an LPOC title or the LPOC branding or identity unless that candidate has been endorsed by LPOC. Executive Committee members shall otherwise not be restricted in personal support for any political candidate in any way.

Section V

LPOC shall make party nominations to public office when required by law. Upon notice of a requirement to make a party nomination, at the next regular or special business meeting, any LPOC voting member may nominate any qualified Libertarian Party of Florida voter to the specified public office. The nominee that is elected by a majority of voting members present shall become the party nominee for the office."

Note: The amendment text difference is available here - By-Laws Amendment - Motion 19-010 Candidates

Special Rule of Order: LPOC Constitution Article V Section III requires bylaws amendments to have been brought up for consideration at a prior meeting. This motion is the first hearing.

Motions from the Floor

8:00 - Libertarian Party of Florida Candidate Speeches

Note: candidate speaking order will be randomized at the event for fairness, each candidate will be given up to 5 minutes to speak without interruption

Steven Nekhaila - Candidate for LPF Chair - Current LPF Treasurer, LNC Region 2 Representative, and LP Florida Keys Treasurer

Jon-Luc Tesky - Candidate for LPF Chair - Current LP Polk Vice-Chair

Spenser Garber - Candidate for LPF Vice-Chair - Current LPF Director At-Large 1, LP Santa Rosa Chair

J Mark Barfield - Candidate for LPF Director At-Large 3 - Current LPF Region 7 Representative

Other candidates that Orange County delegates will eligible to vote for will be welcome at the floor

8:30 - Libertarian Party of Florida Candidate Panel

Round table question and answer session with all candidates

Questions from LP Orange members on the floor will be prioritized

Questions submitted via email, message, or other means will be presented if time permits 

9:15 - Convention Preview

LPF Platform Amendment Review - Wayne Jackman - Proposed Amendment Located Here

LPF Constitution and Bylaws Amendment Review - Greg Peele - Proposed Constitutional Amendments Here - Proposed Bylaws Amendments Here - Floor Motions here

Other LPF Convention Discussions 

9:45 Adjourn for Social Hour

11:00 - Venue Closes