Libertarian Party of Orange County, Fl.

Business Meeting Minutes

April 23th, 2019

Opening

The regular meeting of the Libertarian Party of Orange County, Fl. was called to order at 7:41pm on April 23th, 2019 at The Village Inn by Chair – Derek Ryan.

Present

Executive Committee: Chair – Derek Ryan, Pedro Geliga – Vice Chair, Mari Peele – Secretary, Greg Peele – Treasurer, Platform Chair – Wayne Jackman

Voting Members: none

Regular Members: Rob Casterline

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

Quorum of voting members was established.

Approval and Adoption of Agenda

Mari Peele made a motion to adopt the agenda. The motion was seconded by Greg Peele and passed unanimously.

Approval of the Minutes

Wayne Jackman made a motion to accept the minutes from the March 19th, 2019 business meeting. The motion was seconded by Greg Peele and passed unanimously.

Guest Speaker – Sam Adams

Chair Report –Derek Ryan

Vice-Chair Report – Pedro Geliga

Secretary Report – Mari Peele

Treasurer Report – Greg Peele

By-Laws Report – No Report

Communications Report – No Report

Finance Report – No Report

Membership Report – No Report

Candidates Report – No Report

Platform Report – No Report

Old Business

No old business.

New Business

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

Mover: Mari Peele

Second: Greg Peele

Disposition: Passed Unanimously

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.

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 therefor unbounded.”

  Motion 19-010: Amend Bylaws to Specify Candidate Procedures

Mover: Greg Peele

Second: Pedro Geliga

Disposition: Passed Unanimously

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.

Text: I move to amend the bylaws to 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

Motion to recess for fives minutes – Greg Peele

Libertarian Party of Florida Candidate Speeches

Steven Nekhaila – Candidate for LPF Chair

Omar Recuero – Candidate for LPF Chair

Jon-Luc Tesky – Candidate for LPF Chair

Spencer Garber – Candidate for LPF Vice-Chair

J Mark Barfield – Candidate for LPF Director At-Large 3

Sam Adams – Candidate for Florida’s 6th Congressional District

Philippe Cadorette – Candidate for LPF Rule Chair

Moderator: Pedro Geliga

Libertarian Party of Florida Candidate Panel

Open Discussion

Adjournment

Pedro Geliga made a motion to adjourn. The motion was seconded by Wayne Jackman and it was approved by a unanimous vote.

Meeting was adjourned at 10:05pm by Chair – Derek Ryan. The next business meeting will be at 7:00pm on May 21, 2019, at The Village Inn Restaurant.

Minutes submitted by: Mari Peele

Approved by: