[ALAC] Motion to amend Rules of Procedure

Maureen Hilyard maureen.hilyard at gmail.com
Mon Jun 6 19:43:49 UTC 2016

I will second your motion, Alan
On 6/06/2016 9:41 am, "Alan Greenberg" <alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca> wrote:

> As discussed on the ALAC call of 26 April 2016, based on the experience of
> the 2014 At-Large Board Member Selection, a number of amendments to the
> ALAC Rules of Procedure (RoP) are required. In addition, a number of other
> minor changes to align the rules with our current practices are desirable.
> The hope is that we can amend the RoP during the ICANN 56 meeting in
> Helsinki. According to the RoP section 13.1.1, a motion to amend the rules
> must be made 21 days in advance.
> I hereby make the following motion and ask that another ALAC Member second
> it.
> Whereas the At-Large Advisory Committee is currently operating under Rules
> of Procedure (RoP) approved on 03 April 2013 and which went into effect on
> 02 October 2013;
> Whereas a number of changes to these (RoP) have been recommended;
> Therefore;
> The ALAC Adopts the attached Modifications to the Rules of Procedure.
> -----------------------------
> Also attached is a detailed log describing each change and the rationale
> for it.
> The final RoP adopted by the ALAC may be amended as agreed to by the ALAC
> prior to final adoption (as per 13.1.3). Final adoption will require a
> super-majority (2/3) vote of the ALAC.
> The most important part of these changes related to the selection of the
> At-Large Director. The other changes (prior to Section 19) all effectively
> adjust the rules to practices that have been the practice of the ALAC. If
> there is any serious objection to these changes that cannot be readily
> adjusted, they will be withdrawn to not delay the changes to Section 19.
> The changes have all been reviewed by the RoP modification group
> consisting of Alan Greenberg, Tijani Ben Jemaa, Maureen Hilyard, Cheryl
> Langdon Orr and Vanda Scartezini. (Some of that group  have not formally
> approved this last edit and if there are any issues, they will raise them
> at the level of the ALAC.)
> During its deliberations, the group reach unanimous agreement on all but
> one section. For that section, 19.11.4, a number of alternatives are
> proposed. I will follow up with another e-mail in a few days detailing the
> options and giving the pros and cons of each. The ALAC will then have to
> reach consensus (or vote) on which option to use.
> Alan
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