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.

 


Existing Motions from the Floor

Proposed Constitutional Amendments

The following are declarations of intent by LPF members to submit motions from the floor to amend the LPF Constitution at the appropriate point in the agenda for the LPF 2019 Annual Business Meeting. This document, once published on the LPF website, meets the requirement as specified by LPF Constitution Article VIII Section 2(A):

 

Amendments must be published among on the LPF’s official, public, and functioning website for notification of all members in good standing, thirty (30) days prior to the Annual Business Meeting and passed by two-thirds of the members present at that meeting.

 

This document is not an endorsement of any motion, or an assessment of whether said motion would be in order. The mover, or a party of his/her behalf, must still make the motion on the floor at the Annual Business Meeting for it to be considered.

 

Submission: 19-CF001

Title: Motion to Add Elections to Replace Mid-Term Vacancy Appointments

Mover: Greg Peele

Text:

 

I move to amend the LPF Constitution Article III Section 4 to append to the main paragraph the text:

 

“All offices and seats vacant at any point during an Annual Business meeting or for which the current member was not elected to that office or seat at its previous regularly scheduled election shall also be elected.”

 

Submission: 19-CF002

Title: Motion to Clarify Executive Committee Election and Duties Requirements

Mover: Greg Peele

Text:

 

I move to amend the LPF Constitution Article III in the following ways:

 

Amend Article III Section 1 to remove the text “The duties and election of the Officers shall be specified in the By-Laws.”

 

Amend Article III Section 2 to read “The Executive Committee shall be composed of the Officers, three (3) Directors-at-Large, and one (1) Regional Representative for each region. No offices or seats may be combined.”

 

Amend Article III Section 4 to delete sub-section A and relabel following sections accordingly.

 

Amend Article III Section 5 to delete sub-section F in its entirety.

 

Submission: 19-CF003

Title: Motion to Amend Executive Committee Attendance Requirements

Mover: Chris Rose

Text:

I propose amending Article III, Section 4, sub-section C of the LPF Constitution 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, a total of 5 absences from regular Executive Committee meetings not otherwise excused by Florida law in a consecutive 12-month calendar period shall be considered a vacancy.

 

Submission: 19-CF004

Title: Motion to Amend Executive Committee Notice Requirements

Mover: Greg Peele

Text:

 

I move to amend Article III Section 6 Sub-Sections D-F to read:

 

“D. Notice of all Executive Committee regular meetings including time, location, and call-in or webinar information shall be published on the public and functioning party website and sent to all County Affiliate Chairs and Executive Committee members at least 14 days in advance.

 

  • The Executive Committee shall make readily available through the Libertarian Party of Florida’s public and functioning website the current Libertarian Party of Florida Constitution, Bylaws, and Standing Rules; meeting minutes; agendas; and financial reports.

 

  • Notice of all Executive Committee special meetings including time, location, full agenda, motions to be voted on electronically, and call-in or webinar information shall be published on the public and functioning party website and sent to all County Affiliate Chairs and Executive Committee members at least 24 hours in advance.”

 

Submission: 19-CF005

Title: Motion to Amend Executive Committee Vacancy Procedures

Mover: Chris Rose

Text:

I propose the following language to replace the current sub-sections D, E, F, of Article III, Section 4 of the LPF Constitution:

 

  • The presiding officer shall have the authority to appoint a qualified and willing LPF member to fill a vacant officer seat.  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 within five (5) days to satisfy the requirements of Florida Law.

 

  • If the Annual Business Meeting will occur within 60 days, the vested appointee will retain the office until that meeting. If the Annual Business Meeting will not occur within 60 days, the Executive Committee shall, at its next regularly scheduled meeting, elect a qualified LPF member to that office. The election shall be by roll-call vote in order of nomination. The vested appointee shall be the first nominee voted upon.

 

  • Non-officer seat vacancies may be filled by ⅔ vote of the Executive Committee.

 

Submission: 19-CF007

Title: Motion to Clarify Regional Representative Elections

Mover: Greg Peele

Text:

 

I move to amend the LPF Constitution Article III Section 4 to amend the fourth sentence of the main paragraph to read: “Regional Representatives for each region shall be elected at each Annual Business Meeting by a majority of delegates present that reside in the region. Any LPF member may be elected to any Regional Representative seat regardless of region of residence. ”

 

Submission: 19-CF008

Title: Motion to Define Duties of Regional Representative Alternates

Mover: Greg Peele

Text:

I move to amend Article III Section 5 to append the following text after the first paragraph of Sub-Section E:

 

“The Regional Representative shall keep the region’s alternates appraised of all aspects of the position and may delegate responsibilities thereto. Regional Representative alternates may serve as the proxy for the Regional Representative for his or her region. The highest ranked available alternate in attendance shall serve in lieu of his or her Regional Representative for any duration of absence during an executive committee meeting. Any Regional Representative or alternate sworn to an executive session may not be replaced during that session.

 

Submission: 19-CF009

Title: Motion to Define Deputy Secretary Election and Duties

Mover: Greg Peele

Text:

 

I move to amend Article III Section 4 to append to the main paragraph the text:

 

“A Deputy Secretary may be elected under the same conditions and procedures as the Secretary. If the Secretary office is vacant, the Deputy Secretary shall automatically become the Secretary.”

 

and to amend Article III Section 5 Sub-Section C to append the text:

 

“The Secretary shall keep the Deputy Secretary appraised in all aspects of the position to act in his or her absence or incapacity and may delegate responsibilities thereto. The Deputy Secretary may serve as the proxy for the Secretary and may serve in lieu of the Secretary for any duration of absence during an executive committee meeting. The Secretary or Deputy Secretary sworn to an executive session may not be replaced during that executive session.”

 

Submission: 19-CF010

Title: Motion to Clarify Deputy Treasurer Election and Define Duties

Mover: Greg Peele

Text:

 

I move to amend Article III Section 4 to append to the main paragraph the text:

 

“A Deputy Treasurer may be elected under the same conditions and procedures as the Treasurer. If the Treasurer office is vacant, the Deputy Treasurer shall automatically become the Treasurer.”

 

and to amend Article III Section 5 Sub-Section D to append the text:

 

“The Deputy Treasurer may serve as the proxy for the Treasurer and may serve in lieu of the Treasurer for any duration of absence during an executive committee meeting. The Treasurer or Deputy Treasurer sworn to an executive session may not be replaced during that executive session.”

 

Submission: 19-CF011

Title: Motion to Amend Executive Committee Reporting Requirements

Mover: Greg Peele

Text:

 

I move to amend Article III Section 5 Sub-Section E to delete the entire second paragraph, and to insert a new Sub-Section F – relabeling any following Sub-Sections – that reads:

 

“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.”

 

Submission: 19-CF013

Title: Motion to Define Viable Alternate Constitutional Amendment Procedures

Mover: Greg Peele

Text:

I move to amend Article VIII Section 2 Sub-Section B to read:

 

“An amendment may be proposed by ¾ vote of the Executive Committee and adopted if approved by the Rules Committee as prescribed in the Bylaws and ratified by ¾ of the lawful county affiliates prior to the start of the next Annual Business Meeting.”

 

and to amend Article VIII Section 2 Sub-Section E to read:


“Immaterial changes (e.g. spelling, grammar, capitalization, formatting) that do not change the meaning of the Constitution may approved by ¾ vote of the Executive Committee following procedures prescribed by the Bylaws and Standing Rules.”

 

Submission: 19-CF014

Title: Motion to Define Platform Procedures

Mover: Greg Peele

Text:

I move to amend the title of Article VI to read “Statement of Principles and Platform” and to amend the text of Article VI to read:

 

“A. The Statement of Principles of the Libertarian Party is hereby ratified. The LPF may develop its own Statement of Principles consistent with the Libertarian Party’s as a preamble to the adopted Platform.

 

  • Proposed amendments to the Platform shall be published on the Libertarian Party of Florida’s public and functioning website 30 days prior to the Annual Business Meeting and passed by ⅔ vote of the full delegate assembly at the Annual Business Meeting.

 

  • Immaterial changes (e.g. spelling, grammar, capitalization, formatting) that do not change the meaning of the Platform may approved by ¾ vote of the Executive Committee following procedures prescribed by the Bylaws and Standing Rules.”

 

This motion shall take effect after the adjournment of the 2019 Annual Business Meeting.

 

Submission: 19-CF015

Title: Motion to Amend Official Candidates Definition

Mover: Greg Peele

Text:

I move to delete Article IX Section 2 in its entirely, to remove the label for Section 1 to make the text the main paragraph of Article IX, to move Article IX to become Article VI, and relabel the current Article VI and subsequent articles accordingly.

 

Submission: 19-CF017

Title: Motion to Define Selection of LNC Delegates

Mover: Greg Peele

Text:

I move to amend Article V to append a new Section to read:


“Qualified and willing LPF members shall be selected as delegates to the Libertarian National Committee Annual Business Meeting at the immediately prior LPF Annual Business Meeting. The qualifications and procedures for selecting national delegates and filling vacancies in national delegate seats shall be prescribed in the Bylaws and Standing Rules.”

Note: To see the motions in the original formatting, please see the Google Document here.