2020 Motions From the Floor

To submit a motion to be heard on the floor, follow the two steps in order.

Step 1: Register for Convention as a delegate. Use the same email you intend to use on this form.

Step 2: Fill out the form.

Motions need to cite the specific Article, Section, and subsection in the motion that is being considered for revision.  If the motion doesn’t include it, it will be ruled out of order unless someone makes a successful motion to amend the motion to include the section citation.

Important Note:  Using this form does not automatically mean your motion is on any agenda nor does it mean you actually moved anything. You must still be present, and stand to be addressed by the Chairperson at the annual business meeting for your motion to be heard. This form is merely a vehicle for prior discussion in Slack, and for the Secretary to receive notification.


Submission: 20-CF001
Title: Motion to remove language
Mover: Chris Rose II

Text: I move to Amend ARTICLE III Officers, Executive Committee & Standing Committees, Sec. 2 in the following way:

Strike the last sentence: “Deficit spending shall be prohibited.”

“Section 2. The Executive Committee shall be composed of the Officers, three (3) Directors-at-Large, one (1) Regional Representative for each region elected at the Annual Business Meeting within the provision of the By-Laws. The powers and duties of the Executive Committee shall be prescribed in the Bylaws and Standing Rules, to provide the control and management of all the affairs, properties, and funds of the LPF consistent with this Constitution. Deficit spending shall be prohibited.

To read:
“Section 2. The Executive Committee shall be composed of the Officers, three (3) Directors-at-Large, one (1) Regional Representative for each region elected at the Annual Business Meeting within the provision of the By-Laws. The powers and duties of the Executive Committee shall be prescribed in the Bylaws and Standing Rules, to provide the control and management of all the affairs, properties, and funds of the LPF consistent with this Constitution.”

 

Submission: 20-CF002
Title: Motion to Amend language
Mover: Chris Rose II

Text: I move to Amend Article III Section 3, para. A from:
“No offices shall be combined and all offices shall be filled.” 

To read: 
“No seats shall be combined. In compliance with Florida law, all officer seats shall be filled.”

 

Submission: 20-CF003
Title: Motion to Amend language
Mover: Chris Rose II

Text: I move to Amend Article III Section 3, para. C from: 
“Every LPF Executive Committee office and seat shall be deemed vacant following the rules provided in Florida law for political party office vacancies. In addition to those rules, unexcused absence from three monthly Executive Committee meetings or six bi-weekly Executive Committee meetings shall be considered a vacancy.” 

To read:
“Every LPF Executive Committee office and seat shall be deemed vacant following the rules provided in Florida law for political party office vacancies. In addition to those rules, except where excusals are provided for in statute, more than two unexcused absences by any Executive Committee member in a consecutive 12 month period shall be considered a vacancy.”

 

Submission: 20-CF004
Title: Motion to Amend language
Mover: Chris Rose II

Text: I move to Article III Section 3, para. D from:
“The presiding officer shall appoint a qualified and willing LPF member to fill any vacant office. The appointee shall be vested immediately with the duties and powers of the office. The LPF shall notify the Florida Department of Elections of any change in the filing certificate, including a change of officers, within five (5) days to satisfy the requirements of Florida Law.” 

to read: 
“If the next regularly scheduled Executive Committee meeting falls within five days of an officer vacancy, the Executive Committee shall elect a qualified and willing LPF member to the office. Notice shall be added to the meeting agenda accordingly. If the Executive Committee is unable to lawfully fill the vacancy, the presiding officer shall appoint a qualified and willing LPF member to the seat within five days of the vacancy to satisfy the requirements of Florida law. The appointee shall immediately assume the duties and responsibilities of the office. The LPF Secretary shall immediately notify the Florida Department of Elections of any change in the filing certificate.”

 

Submission: 20-CF005
Title: Motion to Amend language
Mover: Chris Rose II

Text: I move to Amend Article III Section 4, para. F from:
“Executive Committee members shall present a written monthly report to the Executive  Committee describing the performance of their duties. All such written reports shall be accessible to all LPF members. In addition, Executive Committee members may present verbal reports during regular business meetings.” 

to read:
“Executive Committee members shall present a written monthly report to the Executive Committee describing the performance of their duties. All such written reports are due the day before the next regularly scheduled Executive Committee meeting, and shall be accessible to all LPF members. In addition, Executive Committee members may present verbal reports during regular business meetings.”

 

Submission: 20-CF006
Title: Motion to Amend language
Mover: Chris Rose II

Text: I move to Amend Article III Section 5, para. D from:
“Notice of all Executive Committee Meetings including location and call-in or webinar information will be sent to all County Chairs at least 14 days in advance to allow general membership attendance.”

to read:
“Notice of all regularly scheduled Executive Committee, including location and call-in or webinar information shall be sent to all County Affiliate Chairs at least 14 days in advance to allow general membership attendance.”

Submission: 20-CF007
Title: Motion to Amend language
Mover: Chris Rose II

Text: I move to Amend Article IX Section 1 from:
“Candidates shall be considered official LPF Candidates if they are registered to vote as members of the LPF and register as candidates with the Florida Division of Elections and meet all requirements of local, state, or federal office to which they seek election.”

to read:
“Candidates shall be considered official LPF Candidates if they have signed the NAP pledge, are registered to vote as members in good standing with the LPF, and register as candidates with the Florida Division of Elections and meet all requirements of local, state, or federal office to which they seek election.”