Amendment Proposal to Change Method of Amending USGenWeb Bylaws from a 2/3 Vote to a Majority Vote for Passage.

Proposed Amendments to the USGenWeb Bylaws
Sponsored by INGenWeb, August 18, 2008
Co-sponsored by MSGenWeb, August 18, 2008
Co-sponsored by GAGenWeb, August 23, 2008
Co-sponsored by WAGenWeb, September 7, 2008
Co-sponsored by NDGenWeb, September 7, 2008
Co-sponsored by FLGenWeb, September 12, 2008
Co-sponsored by HIGenWeb, September 17, 2008

ARTICLE XVI. AMENDMENT TO BYLAWS

OLD:
Section 1. These Bylaws may be amended by the membership of The USGenWeb Project through a two-thirds (2/3) majority of those members participating during the voting period.

To be replaced by:

NEW:
Section 1. These Bylaws may be changed by a majority of votes cast in the affirmative on a proposed amendment.

And concurrently:

OLD:
Section 4. Voting on any proposed amendment to the bylaws shall be during the annual voting period of July 1-July 31 and a two- thirds (2/3) majority, of the members voting within that time frame, is required for the amendment to pass.

To be replaced by:

NEW:
Section 4. Voting on a proposed amendment to the Bylaws shall be during the annual voting period of July 1-July 31.

And Concurrently:

OLD:
Section 5. In the case of an urgent matter affecting the well- being of The USGenWeb Project, the Advisory Board may propose an amendment and disseminate it to the membership without the required co-sponsorship. In this case, the proposed amendment shall be posted to the national website and disseminated to the membership within two (2) business days. The proposed amendment shall remain posted for a minimum of three (3) business days. A special ballot shall be prepared and voting shall be for a period of five (5) business days. A two-thirds (2/3) majority, of The USGenWeb Project membership, voting within that time frame, shall be required for the amendment to pass.

To Be replaced by:

NEW:
Section 5. In the case of an urgent matter affecting the well- being of The USGenWeb Project, the Advisory Board may propose an amendment without the required co-sponsorship. The Advisory Board's proposed amendment shall be posted to the national website. Notification to all membership shall be within two (2) business days of posting on the national website. The proposed amendment shall remain posted for a minimum of three (3) business days. A special ballot shall be prepared and voting shall be for a period of five (5) business days.