Bylaws, Rules, Policies and Procedures Committee – Special Rules

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(approved 5/27/09)

Special Rules of the Committee on Bylaws, Rules, Policies and Procedures 

Article 1. Committee Operations

Section 1. Recess of Committee Business

1-1.1 The Committee may schedule such recesses as would acknowledge the volunteer nature of the work done by Committee members, and their other family, work, community and party obligations in which Committee members may be engaged.

1-1.2 Each scheduled recess shall last at least one week, but in no case longer than 45 days. The Committee shall not schedule recesses in excess of 90 days per calendar year. No recess may commence prior to 20 days following adoption of the schedule providing for such recess.

1-1.3 Recesses of between one to two weeks shall require a majority vote of those voting ‘yes’, or ‘no’, provided that at least a majority of the committee votes ‘yes’, ‘no’ or ‘abstain’. Recesses longer than two weeks, but not to exceed 45 days shall require a 2/3 vote of those voting ‘yes’, or ‘no’, provided that at least a majority of the committee votes ‘yes’, ‘no’ or ‘abstain’.

1-1.4 For purposes of a recess, no motion shall be recognized during a scheduled recess, no vote shall be opened which would close during a scheduled recess, nor may a vote be opened earlier than one week after the close of a recess. Any procedural timelines for the consideration of a proposal before the Committee shall be suspended for the duration of any scheduled recess.

Reference: BRPP Policies Procedures, AMENDED (