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Re: How are bylaws amended?

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2006-08-29 20:30:27 CEST

On 8/29/06, Karl Fogel <kfogel@red-bean.com> wrote:
> On 8/29/06, Malcolm Rowe <malcolm-svn-org@farside.org.uk> wrote:
> > There is probably an obvious answer to this question, but I can't see it.
> > What is the procedure for amending the bylaws after they are initially
> > adopted?
> >
> > According to the AoI (IX), "the power to adopt, amend or repeal the
> > Bylaws" lies with the Board "in accordance with the procedures set forth
> > in the Bylaws". I can't see those procedures in the bylaws - are they
> > implicit as part of California law or similar?
> >
> > (The bylaws also reference the possibility of amendments, see IV-2).
>
> This is an oversight. I thought I had included 67% vote as the
> threshold for changing the bylaws, but I see now that we only
> put that threshold for amending the Articles of Incorporation.
> Probably when I was reading it over, I read "Articles of
> Incorporation" and thought "bylaws".
>
> If we just say 67% of Active Members must vote to approve a change to
> the bylaws, we can avoid the futzing around with the complex
> California code. This is a suggestion only; I'm happy to just default
> to CA code if that's what y'all want.

The actual section of the code that DannyB pointed to seems
straitforward enough. That said, if you want to propose a change to
add something specific, feel free to do so, just do it quickly ;-)

-garrett

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