Original Amendment as Approved for Vote on December 19, 2017 

By-Laws

Article I: Meetings

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Section III

Only voting members will be eligible to vote for LPOC party officers and on other LPOC business.

Section IV (New)

Per state law, proxy voting shall be allowed, provided a voting member's written (email permitted) notice of proxy for a specific meeting is received by both the secretary and the chair no later than 24 hours prior to that meeting. The member may designate the proxy for one or more specific question(s) or for the entire meeting. The secretary will announce all proxies after the meeting is called to order. The presence of the member at a meeting will invalidate that member's proxy. A valid proxy shall count as attendance for purposes of establishing a quorum, but shall not count as attendance for any other purpose such as maintaining voting membership. Only voting members in good standing may serve as proxies and no member may serve as proxy for more than one other member.

Section IV Section V

Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised (11th Edition) shall be the parliamentary authority for all matters of procedure not specifically covered by these Bylaws. 

Proposed Amendment as to be Amended on February 20, 2018

By-Laws

Article I: Meetings

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Section III

Only voting members will be eligible to vote for LPOC party officers and on other LPOC business.

Section IV (New)

Per state law, proxy voting shall be allowed, provided a voting member's written (email permitted) notice of proxy for a specific meeting is received by both the sSecretary and the cChair no later than 24 hours prior to that meeting. The member may designate the +a directed+ proxy +to cast a specified vote+ for one or more specific question(s) or +may designate an undirected proxy to vote at his or her own discretion on behalf of the member+ for the entire meeting. The sSecretary will announce all proxies after the meeting is called to order. The presence of the member at a meeting +or the designated proxy declining to accept the designation+ will invalidate that member's proxy. +A directed proxy must accept the designation for all specified questions or decline the designation for all specified questions. If not declined, a directed proxy must cast the vote as specified by the member on each specified question, and all other votes not specified shall be counted as an abstention by the member.+  A valid proxy shall count as attendance for purposes of establishing a quorum, but shall not count as attendance for any other purpose such as maintaining voting membership. Only voting members in good standing may serve as proxies and no member may serve as proxy for more than one other member.

Section IV Section V

Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised (11th Edition) shall be the parliamentary authority for all matters of procedure not specifically covered by these Bylaws.