Proposed Bylaws Change to add Section 27 to the Bylaws:

County Recognition proposed ByLaws change:

Description: Setting a basic policy on the requirements for a County to gain recognition of the AZLP as an Official County Affiliate.

Language:
27. County Recognition: The Board of Directors shall consider a County organized and affiliated with the AZLP once a group of Precinct Committeemen in any currently unorganized County meet the following requirements:
a) Regular meetings should be held quarterly, at a minimum, each year. An organizing meeting must be held for the purposes of Organization and Officer Elections and State Committeemen Elections as per ARS 16-824.
b) Proper documentation is provided to the Secretary of the AZLP including the following:
1. Statement of Organization
2. County Committee bylaws and platform
3. List of Officers and contact information.
4. List of all Precinct Committeemen
5. List of all State Committeemen
These requirements do not reflect the requirements of each County for County Recognition or Ballot status. see ARS 16-801,802,803, and 804.

(Proposed by Secretary Jeff Daniels with Committee)

Proposed Bylaws Change to Section 2 of the Bylaws:

Description:
To Change the AZLP Board of directors Officer (BOD) requirements to the minimum membership level of Precinct Committeemen (PC), or Class B member, for all non-statutory Officer positions. Presently, any Class A members may run for non-statutory Office.
An AZLP BOD Officer is escalated by ex-officio to the State Committeemen (SCM), or Class C, status upon election to the Office. Statutory requirements for an SCM require PC status.
Presently, a Class A member holding a non-statutory can possibly attain a statutory Office through a vacancy, that would normally require Class C status.

Language:
2. Non-statutory Officers: These Bylaws hereby create four non-statutory officers of the Party and State Committee. The four non-statutory officers of the Party and State Committee shall be: 1) the State First Vice-Chairman of the Party and State Committee, 2) the State Second Vice-Chairman of the Party and State Committee, 3) the State Assistant Secretary of the Party and State Committee, and 4) the State Assistant Treasurer of the Party and State Committee. The State Committee shall elect from the class (A) B members the non-statutory officers at the biennial statutory organizing meeting of the State Committee. All non-statutory officers shall be elected for a two-year term, shall take office immediately upon election, and shall hold office until their successors are elected or qualified.

For clarification our Constitution Article 4(B) states:
County Precinct Committeemen: Libertarian county precinct committeemen chosen under the procedures defined in Title 16, Chapter 5, Article 2, Arizona Revised Statutes, shall be Class B Members of the Party.”

(Proposed by Secretary Jeff Daniels with Committee)

Proposed Bylaws Change to Sections 1 and 2 of the Bylaws:

Reasoning:  It puts the new chairman just elected in an awkward position to officiate a meeting he or she may not have planned.  It helps complete the current officers’ term of office.

The last sentence in Section 1 to read:
All Statutory officers shall be elected for a two-year term, shall take office immediately upon (election) the conclusion of the meeting in which they are elected, and shall hold office until their successors are elected or qualified.

The last sentence in Section 2 to read:
All non-statutory officers shall be elected for a two-year term, shall take office immediately upon (election) the conclusion of the meeting in which they are elected, and shall hold office until their successors are elected or qualified.

(Proposed by Chairman Howard Blitz)

BYLAWS OF THE ARIZONA LIBERTARIAN PARTY, INC.
AND ITS STATUTORILY CONSTITUTED STATE COMMITTEE

2. Nonstatutory Officers: These Bylaws hereby create four six nonstatutory
officers of the Party and State Committee. The four six nonstatutory officers of
the Party and State Committee shall be: 1) the State First Vice-Chairman of the
Party and State Committee, 2) the State Second Vice-Chairman of the Party and
State Committee, 3) the Communications Director of the Party and State
Committee, 4) the Fundraising Director of the Party and State Committee, the 5)
State Assistant Secretary of the Party and State Committee, and 46) the State
Assistant Treasurer of the Party and State Committee. The State Committee
shall elect from the class A members the non-statutory officers at the biennial
statutory organizing meeting of the State Committee. All nonstatutory officers
shall be elected for a two-year term, shall take office immediately upon election,
and shall hold office until their successors are elected or qualified.

3. Board of Directors and Terms of Office: The statutory and nonstatutory
officers of the Party and State Committee shall constitute the Board of Directors
of the Party and State Committee. Thus, there shall be seven These nine
members of the Board of Directors and this membership shall not be changed or
increased except by an amendment, approved by the State Committee, to these
Bylaws. Furthermore, no individual may hold more than one office on the Board
of Directors, and no member of the Board of Directors shall have more than one
vote. Each member of the Board of Directors shall serve a two year term, and the
two year terms of office of members of the Board shall run concurrently with their
two year terms of office as statutory and nonstatutory officers.

Furthermore, at the time of their election by the State Committee, succession by
means of Bylaw 10, or appointment by the remainder of the Board to office, the
statutory and nonstatutory officers that thus constitute the Board of Directors
shall be residents of the State of Arizona and shall be state committeemen of the
Party and State Committee. However, upon assuming their offices, all statutory
and nonstatutory officers shall be ex officio state committeemen while serving, in
good standing, as officers and members of the Board of Directors and until the
terms of office of ex officio state committeemen end, as defined below.

All Arizona Revised Statutes (in particular, A.R.S. 38-291) regarding elections,
appointments, residency requirements, and vacancies in office shall be
interpreted with the widest possible latitude to allow the statutory and
nonstatutory officers to serve out their terms of office as officers and members of
the Board and as state committeemen, where:
1) the term of office of a person as an officer and as a member of the Board,
elected by the State Committee, shall end at the next biennial statutory
organizing meeting of the State Committee;
2) the term of office of a person as an officer and as a member of the Board,
succeeding by means of Bylaw 10 or appointed by the remainder of the Board,
shall begin immediately upon succession or appointment and shall end at the
next annual meeting of the State Committee;
3) the term of office of a person as a state committeeman, appointed by the State
Chairman of the Party and State Committee, shall begin immediately upon
appointment;
4) the two year terms of office of persons as state committeemen, elected at the
biennial statutory organizing meetings of the county committees that are the
recognized county affiliates of the Party and State Committee, shall begin upon
the adjournments of these meetings;
5) also, the terms of office of persons elected or appointed as state
committeemen shall end upon the adjournments of the next biennial statutory
organizing meetings of the above recognized county affiliates;
6) the term of office as ex officio state committeeman, of a county chairman of an
above recognized county affiliate, shall begin when that person assumes the
office of county chairman;
7) the term of office of a person serving ex officio as a state committeeman shall
end when that person is neither a statutory or nonstatutory officer of the Party
and State Committee nor the county chairman of an above recognized county
affiliate, and;
8) all persons serving as statutory or nonstatutory officers and thus as members
of the Board of Directors and all persons serving as state committeemen shall
hold office until their successors are elected, appointed, or qualified.
4. Duties of the Board of Directors: The duties of the Board of Directors of the
Party and State Committee shall include but not be limited to the following:
1) ensuring that the Arizona Libertarian Party, Inc. has continuing countywide
and continuing statewide ballot status,
2) recruiting Libertarians wishing to seek elective office,
3) registering voters as members of the Arizona Libertarian Party, Inc.,
4) educating the electorate on the virtues of Libertarian principles, and
5) bringing laws into closer agreement with Libertarian principles through the
initiative and referendum process, through the legal challenge of unjust laws, and
through the persuasion of sitting lawmakers.
6) other specific responsibilities per the office as enumerated in Section 6 below.
(a) Candidate Understandings
It shall be a duty of each member of the Board of Directors, in its process of
recruiting Libertarians to run for office, and/or interviewing and certifying
Libertarians presenting themselves as candidates for office, to be certain that
each candidate has been contacted by the Secretary of the state or local county
party ,or member of the Board of Directors, and has received copies of the
national, state, and if pertinent, local Party platform, constitution and bylaws; and
a policy sheet further elucidating the party’s stances concerning receipt of public
(“Clean Elections”) funds, cross-party endorsements, and policies plainly contrary
to national, state, or local Party platforms.
Candidates shall be presented with copies of these materials in hard copy in
person or via postal mail, or if requested, via electronic mail.
The Secretary shall provide the candidate with a checklist and signature form to
indicate that s/he has received each of the items described.
(b) Personal Political Endorsements
Personal Political Endorsements: In connection with any political activity, the
Arizona Libertarian Party desires to discourage conflicting use of endorsements
that in any way implies, states or misrepresents an affiliation or relationship with,
or endorsement by, the AzLP/State Committee. An individual who endorses a
candidate or political issue in conflict with the support of the Arizona Libertarian
Party, shall not reference ‘Libertarian’ in a way that associates the endorsement
with the Libertarian Party. This includes Libertarian candidates who use the title
of an office sought as part of a personal endorsement.
The Arizona Libertarian Party’s recourse may include withholding of financial aid,
invitations to events, voter data, inclusion in mailings, official endorsement and
censure. Any member of the State Committee may bring violations of this Bylaw
before the officers for a censure vote. A censure vote will be a majority of those
present and voting. If the officers fail to vote upon the matter within 10 days, a
petition signed by 25% of the State Committee will require the Chair to convene
the entire State Committee for a censure vote within two weeks of receipt.
5. General Powers of the Board of Directors: The Board of Directors of the
Party and State Committee shall manage all affairs of the State Committee, and
the Board of Directors shall have the power to make contracts and set general
policy on behalf of the State Committee. The Board of Directors shall have final
authority over all State Committee finances. The Board of Directors, however,
may establish funds available to the State Chairman of the Party and State
Committee and the State Treasurer of the Party and State Committee, for
discretionary expenses.
The Board of Directors of the Party and State Committee shall fulfill all legal
requirements of the State of Arizona, in particular, all requirements currently set
out in Title 16, Chapters 1 though 8 of the Arizona Revised Statutes governing
political parties, elections, and campaign finance; all requirements currently set
out in Title 19, Chapters 1 through 2 of the Arizona Revised Statutes governing
initiative, referendum, and recall; and all requirements currently set out in Title
10, Chapters 24 through 40 of the Arizona Revised Statutes governing nonprofit
corporations.
Should the Board of Directors of the Party and State Committee choose to make
the State Committee a Federal political committee, the Board of Directors shall
then fulfill all legal requirements of the Federal election laws and Federal
campaign finance laws of the United States of America.
The Board of Directors of the Party and State Committee shall have the sole
power to appoint and to dismiss the statutory agent for the Arizona Libertarian
Party, Inc.
6. Specific Powers of the Statutory and Nonstatutory Officers:
a) Chairman: The State Chairman or acting State Chairman is the Chief
Executive Officer of the Party and State Committee. The Chairman or acting
Chairman presides over the meetings of the Board of Directors, and the
Chairman or acting Chairman presides over the meetings of the entire State
Committee. With the exception of the statutory agent and in addition to the
powers delegated in Bylaw 21 below, the Chairman or acting Chairman shall
have the power to form or abolish all other committees, create or abolish other
positions, including paid positions, and make all appointments to these
committees and positions as needed to carry on the business of the Party and
State Committee. The Chairman or acting Chairman is responsible for
overseeing the performance of his appointees, and all appointed committee
members and other appointees such as employees, consultants, and vendors
shall serve at the discretion of the Chairman or acting Chairman. Furthermore,
the Chairman or acting Chairman, at his discretion, may delegate some of his
authority.
b) First Vice-Chairman and Second Vice-Chairman: In the absence of the
State Chairman or acting State Chairman, the State First Vice-Chairman of the
Party and State Committee shall preside over the meetings of the Board of
Directors and the meetings of the entire State Committee. The First Vice-
Chairman shall be responsible to identify, recruit, mentor, and train Libertarian
candidates for current and upcoming election races and shall create, deliver, and
implement training and campaign development resources for those individuals.
c) Second Vice Chairman In the simultaneous absence of the State Chairman or
acting State Chairman and the State First Vice-Chairman, the State Second
Vice-Chairman of the Party and State Committee shall preside over the meetings
of the Board of Directors and the meetings of the entire State Committee. The
Second Vice-Chairman shall be responsible to monitor proceedings in the
Arizona legislature, Arizona county Boards of Supervisors, and Arizona cities and
towns, for issues of interest to the party, and shall be responsible to draft and
formulate responses to the same. The Second Vice-Chairman shall be
responsible to train, mentor, and guide AZLP citizen lobbyists in formulating
appropriate deliberative body responses, including testimony, white papers,
proposed legislation, and referenda.
dc) Secretary: The State Secretary of the Party and State Committee shall
correspond with other organizations and individuals as needed. The Secretary
shall keep all non-financial written records of the Party and State Committee and
shall record, keep, and maintain all minutes of meetings of the Board of Directors
and of meetings of the entire State Committee.

(Proposed by Asst. Secretary Emily Goldberg)

appropriate State of Arizona and Federal documents on behalf of the Party and
State Committee. Should the Board of Directors choose to make the State
Committee a Federal political committee, the name and address of the Assistant
Treasurer shall appear on the Federal Statement of Organization form.
h) Communications Director – The Communications Director of the party shall be
responsible for ensuring the timely and ongoing communication between the
Board of Directors and State Committee of the Party and all registered Arizona
Libertarians, including, but not limited to, sourcing and editing material for, and
publishing, the AZLP’s monthly or bimonthly newsletter; drafting and timely
issuing press releases; drafting and publishing interest articles on the Party’s
media platforms including website and social media channels; plan for and
implement additional media campaigns including video, candidate publicity, and
otherwise; respond to press inquiries; carry the Party’s cell phone.
i) Fundraising Director – The Fundraising Director shall develop and implement
capital campaigns for the Party and for party committees. The Fundraising
Director shall create, plan, and implement a series of donation requests to all
Arizona Libertarians over the course of each year; shall create, plan, and
implement fundraising events or occasions quarterly around the state; shall
develop prolegomena for ongoing planned giving relationships with individuals
and like-minded entities; shall develop legal and practical prolegomena for
bequest giving; shall, to the extent necessary, investigate and implement
avenues for additional giving opportunities including donation-in-kind giving.
7. Veto and Modifying Power of the Board of Directors: By a two-thirds vote
at a meeting of the Board of Directors, the Board of Directors may veto or modify
any decision that any statutory or nonstatutory officer, appointee, committee,
employee, consultant, or vendor has made on behalf of the Party or the State
Committee.

(Proposed by Asst. Secretary Emily Goldberg)

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