Article I - Membership
Membership classifications, privileges, duties and dues structures shall be provided in
the Standing Rules.
Article II - Officers, Executive Committee and Committees
The Officers shall be elected at the Annual Business Meeting by majority vote of the
The Officers shall take office upon the close of the Annual Business Meeting and serve
thereafter until the final adjournment of the next Annual Business Meeting.
- Combination of Offices
No offices shall be combined.
The Executive Committee shall fill vacancies by appointment.
The LPB should be notified within seven days of the resignation of an Officer or member of
the Executive Committee.
No individual shall serve on the Executive Committee or on Standing Committees unless
proof of the following conditions has been demonstrated to the Executive Committee:
- The individual is a member of the LPB.
Unexcused nonattendance of an officer at three (3) Executive Committee meetings per term
or two (2) consecutive Executive Committee meetings may result in suspension. Suspension
of Officers and Standing Committee members shall be reserved to the Executive Committee.
The Executive Committee shall have the power to suspend Officers and Standing Committee
members by two-thirds vote. Upon notification of suspension, the Officer or Standing
Committee member shall have 30 days to submit a written appeal. Failure to appeal shall be
interpreted as acceptance of the suspension.
Section 2. Officer Duties
The Chair shall be the head of the LPB, presiding over all the meetings of the
party, the Annual Business Meeting, and the Executive Committee Meetings. The Chair is the
official spokesperson for the LPB. The Chair shall develop and provide -- with the
Secretary -- the agenda for all meetings. The Chair shall coordinate business with the
executive committee. This shall include filing a biannual report with the executive
committee due on the last day of the months of July and January. The report will include
all activities planned and all activities completed since the last report.
- Vice Chair
The Vice Chair is responsible for membership recruitment. With the Chair's
approval the Vice Chair shall order supplies and literature for use in outreach
activities. The Vice Chair shall send outreach literature to any individual requesting
information on the LP in Brevard County. In the Chair's absence, the Vice Chair is
responsible for conducting meetings. The Vice Chair shall coordinate all committee
The Treasurer shall be the custodian of all funds, receiving and disposing of the
funds at the discretion of the Executive Committee and subject to the standing rules. This
will include: balancing and ledgering all LPB accounts; providing a written financial
report at each Executive Committee meeting; Completing and filing all reports with the
Supervisor of Elections in Brevard County; maintaining the fidelity bond as required by
the State of Florida; and providing for the annual audit as required by law.
The Secretary shall serve as recorder for all meetings of the party, Annual
Business Meetings, and Executive Committee meetings. The secretary shall be the custodian
of the minutes of all meetings, correspondence, committee reports, and the Constitution,
By-Laws and Standing Rules. With the Chair, the Secretary shall develop and provide the
agenda for all meetings.
Section 3. Committees
The Chair or the Executive Committee may appoint such committees as are deemed
necessary to conduct the business of the LPB and its meetings.
Article III - Meetings
Section 1. Agenda
The Recording Secretary will coordinate with the LPB Chairman and prepare an agenda
prior to all Executive committee meetings. The agenda will be E-Mailed to all Executive
Committee members no later than one day prior to the scheduled meeting date.
Section 2. Parliamentary Procedure
Robert's Rules of Order as most recently revised shall be the parliamentary authority
for all matters not covered by the Constitution, By-Laws, and Standing Rules.
Section 3. Executive Committee Meetings
The Executive Committee shall meet as prescribed in the Standing Rules.
The powers and duties of the Executive Committees are prescribed by the Constitution,
By-Laws and Standing Rules, and by the direction of the party at the Annual Business
A quorum of the Executive Committee shall be one-half plus one of currently filled
Executive Committee seats.
Section 4. Annual Business Meetings
The Executive Committee shall set the agenda and business of the LPB Annual Business
The Executive Committee shall be the deliberative body in matters of dispute and its
decisions may be appealed to the members at the Annual Business Meeting in assembly
according to the Standing Rules.
Article IV - Finance and Accounting
Section 1. Fiscal Year
The fiscal year of the LPB shall begin on January 1st.
Section 2. Chief Financial Officer
The Treasurer shall be the chief financial officer.
Section 3. Accounting
The Executive Committee shall cause an efficient system of accounting and budgeting to
be installed and maintained, including audit and legal necessities. All expenditures in
excess of $25.00 shall be made by check.
Section 4. Checking Account
The party checking account must be set up to require two signatures per check, one
being the Treasurer, the other being the Party Chair.
Article V - Adoption and Amendments
Section 1. Adoption
Adoption of the By-Laws will be consistent with the adoption of the Constitution.
Section 2. Amendments
Amendments may be presented by the Executive Committee or from the floor at the Annual
Business Meeting and approved by a majority vote of the members attending.