[ALAC] Motion to amend Rules of Procedure

Ariel Liang ariel.liang at icann.org
Tue Jun 7 22:16:35 UTC 2016

Dear All, 

Kindly find the wiki workspace for the ALAC Rules of Procedure revisions here: https://community.icann.org/x/vh2OAw. 

Best regards,

On 6/7/16, 8:28 AM, "alac-bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org on behalf of Alan Greenberg" <alac-bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org on behalf of alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca> wrote:

>Please find attached a revised version with a small wording change to 
>19.11.3 that should have been in the version I sent out yesterday. 
>Also for your convenience is a version in PDF format.
>A wiki page will be set up shortly for comments and questions.
>At 06/06/2016 03:34 PM, Alan Greenberg 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;
>>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changes that cannot be readily adjusted, they will be withdrawn to 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.
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