2010 Convention Agenda and Standing Rules

Agenda and Convention Standing Rules 2010

*Required by Bylaws

*1. Credential and Seat Delegates of Affiliated Counties
*2. Credential and Seat Delegates from Unaffiliated Counties
*3. Reading and Approval of Minutes of the last Annual Business Meeting – John Schick, Secretary
*4. Adopt Agenda and Standing Rules for Annual Business Meeting
*5. Financial Report – Dale Wedel, Treasurer
6. Presentation of Charters to Latest Affiliated Counties
7. Executive Director’s Report
Chris Spangle, Executive Director
8. “State of the State” Address – Sam Goldstein, Chair
9. Nomination of candidates for the Barbara Bourland Light of Liberty Award
*10. Nomination of Candidates for November General Election
*11. Proposed Amendments to Bylaws

Annual Business Meeting Rules
These rules supplement the Bylaws.
Please check your Bylaws for additional requirements and procedures.

Rule 1.: All candidates must notify executive director Chris Spangle in writing of their intention to run for office by 8 p.m. Friday, April 23, 2010. Notices to run for office must state the office for which one intends to run and the name of the candidate. Notices must be delivered to State Headquarters in Indianapolis. Notices may be delivered by email, U.S. mail, overnight delivery by UPS or FedEx, or personally. All notices delivered to State Headquarters after the deadline will be considered late and will be subject to Rule 6.

Rule 2: Affiliated counties will be allocated membership delegates based on the number of state members in their county as of January 31, 2010.

Rule 3: Delegates can vote either, yea, nay, none of the above; or abstain from voting.

Rule 4: Use white index cards for secret ballot.

Rule 5: For all votes except secret ballots and voice votes, raise green neon card for “yea”, red neon card for “nay” and yellow neon card for “none of the above”.

Rule 6: Individuals seeking to be nominated after the filing deadline may be nominated for an office only if a majority of the delegates vote to allow the nomination.

Rule 7: Motions to accept candidates by acclamation are acceptable for uncontested races.

Rule 8: The annual meeting will follow the published convention schedule and break for scheduled convention events, including, but not limited to lunch, dinner, seminars, presentations, etc.
Rule 9: Nominees for Federal Office – House, State Office – House, Judicial Office, State Office – Senate and State Offices -(Non-Secretary of State) will be voted for as a group unless a motion is made, seconded and approved by a majority of the delegates to vote on each office separately.

Rule 10. Candidates for delegate and alternate delegate to the National Convention must commit to attending all business meetings from July 1 – 2nd, 2006 and paying the basic registration fee.

Order of Nominations and Procedure

Statewide Offices – Secretary of State

10 -15-30 {10 minutes per candidate and/or representative for speech, 15 minutes per candidate for questions, 30 minutes for discussion by delegates on candidates}

Proceed to Vote (Secret Ballot)

State Office – House

1-1-1 {1 minute per candidate and /or representative for speech if desired, 1 minute for questioning of candidates by delegates, 1 minute for discussion by delegates on candidates}

Proceed to Vote (Secret Ballot unless rule suspended)

State Office – Senate

1-1-1 {1 minute per candidate and /or representative for speech if desired, 1 minute for questioning of candidates by delegates, 1 minute for discussion by delegates on candidates}

Proceed to Vote (Secret Ballot unless rule suspended)

Judicial Office – (Includes Prosecuting Attorneys)

1-1-1 {1 minute per candidate and /or representative for speech if desired, 1 minute for questioning of candidates by delegates, 1 minute for discussion by delegates on candidates}

Proceed to Vote (Secret Ballot unless rule suspended)

Federal Office – Senate

2-2-2 {2 minutes per candidate and /or representative for speech if desired, 2 minutes for questioning of candidates by delegates, 2 minutes for discussion by delegates on candidates}

Proceed to Vote (Secret Ballot unless rule suspended)

Federal Office – House

Candidates:

2-2-2 {2 minutes per candidate and /or representative for speech if desired, 2 minutes for questioning of candidates by delegates, 2 minutes for discussion by delegates on candidates}

Proceed to Vote (Secret Ballot unless rule suspended)

Statewide Offices (Non-Secretary of State)

1-1-1 {1 minute per candidate and /or representative for speech if desired, 1 minutes for questioning of candidates by delegates, 1 minute for discussion by delegates on candidates}

Auditor
Treasurer

Proceed to Vote (Secret Ballot unless rule suspended)

Election of Delegates to National Convention

If there are fewer candidates than available delegate positions, a motion to accept candidates by acclamation will be entertained by the Chair.

If there are more candidates than available delegate positions, or a motion to accept candidates by acclamation fails, the following procedure shall apply unless the delegates suspend the rule:

0-5-5 {5 minutes for questioning of candidates by delegates, 5 minutes for discussion by delegates on candidates}

Proceed to Vote (Secret Ballot Required by Bylaws)

Each delegate shall be entitled to cast a number of votes equal to the number of vacancies for national delegate at the time of the vote. A delegate may cast no more than one vote for any individual candidate for national delegate. A delegate may cast all or any portion of his or her votes.

BYLAWS PROCEDURE

Proposed amendments to the bylaws will be discussed in the order that the Central Committee receives them.

A motion with a second must be raised on the floor to bring the proposed amendment to the floor.

The delegate sponsoring the proposed amendment will be given one minute to speak on behalf of the amendment. The floor will then be open to discussion by the delegates. Each delegate will have one minute to speak on the proposed amendment. The first delegate recognized must be in opposition to the proposed amendment, unless no delegate in opposition asks to be recognized. Discussion shall be limited to 15 minutes.

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