The Hollis Republican Town Committee will hold a special meeting on Tuesday September 10th, 2019 7:00 PM at Fulchino Vineyard - 187 Pine Hill Road Hollis, NH to review and approve proposed HRTC Bylaw changes. A copy of the 2019 HRTC Bylaws Report of proposed changes is provided below.
2019 HRTC Bylaws Report
Bold = New language to an existing section that would be added upon a proposals’ enactment
(Bold and parentheses above the proposed language) = Special circumstances regarding a proposals’ ability to be enacted
Strikethrough = Preexisting language that would be deleted upon a proposals’ enactment
Anything italicized and underlined = An edit made by the Bylaw subcommittee in order to ensure legality and precision.
PROPOSAL 1 - Kent Blumenshine
TO CREATE ARTICLE IV SECTION 5
Officers may be removed from office by written petition to the Chair of the Hillsborough County Republican Committee.
PROPOSAL 2 - Kent Blumenshine
TO CREATE ARTICLE VI SECTION 7
The executive committee may remove any member for cause or reason by a two-thirds vote.
PROPOSAL 3 - Rep. Jim Belanger
TO AMEND ARTICLE II - OBJECT
The object of this committee shall be to advance the purposes of the Republican Party in compliance with the State adopted Republican Platform.
PROPOSAL 4 - Rep. Jim Belanger
TO AMEND ARTICLE IV SECTION 2
Officers shall be elected at a regular meeting in January of the calendar year. A 30 day notice shall be sent to all active members prior to the election date.
PROPOSAL 5 - Rep. Jim Belanger
TO AMEND ARTICLE X
These bylaws can be amended at any regular meeting of the town committee by a two-thirds of those present vote provided that previous notice has been given. by a two thirds vote of those present and voting, a quorum required, provided that a 30 day notice to active members has been given.
PROPOSAL 6 - Rep Jim Belanger
TO AMEND PROPOSALS 4 AND 5 AND TO CREATE ARTICLE X SECTION 2 (Assuming proposal 4 and or 5 passes)
- The Amendments will add the word “active” in proposals 4 and 5
- The article would work to define the word “active” as used in Proposals 4 and 5 as: “Someone who has met the standards of Hollis GOP membership under Article III, paid the required dues to the Committee before the date of the meeting in consideration, and has attended at least 15% of the prior general committee meetings that calendar year.”
*The majority of the Bylaw Subcommittee does not recommend the passing of this proposal. If this proposal is not passed, the word “active” in proposals 4 and 5 would be struck through even the proposals are passed*
PROPOSAL 7 - Rep. Jim Belanger
TO AMEND ARTICLE IV SECTION 3 - TREASURER
The treasurer shall be solely responsible for the safeguarding of all funds received by the HRTC and shall disburse them upon authorization of the Chairman or the Executive Committee. Such funds shall be kept on deposit in financial institutions or invested in a manner approved by the Executive Committee. The Treasurer shall maintain a roll of the members that have paid their yearly dues. The Treasurer shall keep accurate accounts of receipts and disbursements, shall report to each meeting of the General Membership, and shall prepare an annual financial statement. The annual financial statement will be audited by an independent Audit Committee prior to being presented to the General Membership at the annual meeting. Checks are to be prepared by the Treasurer and signed by the Chairman; Treasurer will sign if the Chairman is unavailable. Checks in excess of $500 shall be signed by the Chairman and the Treasurer and checks made out to the Chairman shall be signed by the Treasurer and vice versa which shall be appointed as defined in Article VII Section 1.
PROPOSAL 8 - Rep. Jim Belanger
TO AMEND ARTICLE V SECTION 4
Special meetings can shall be called by the chairperson or the executive committee and shall be called upon the written request of twenty members of the town committee.
PROPOSAL 9 - Rep. Jim Belanger
TO AMEND ARTICLE VI SECTION 2
The five members described in Section 1 shall be elected at the regular annual meeting in the month of January which follows a biennial election and shall serve for a term of two years or until their successors are elected.
PROPOSAL 10 - Rep. Jim Belanger
TO AMEND ARTICLE IV SECTION 4
Meetings of the Executive committee will may be called by the chairperson or shall be called upon the written request of five members of the executive council.
PROPOSAL 11 - Rep. Jim Belanger
TO AMEND ARTICLE IV SECTION 5
It shall be the duty of the executive committee to nominate the candidates for the offices to be filled at the regular annual meeting in January as set forth in Article V, Section 3. The committee shall report at this meeting. Nominations may be made from the floor.
PROPOSAL 12 - Doug Davidson
TO CREATE ARTICLE IV SECTION 5
Any person either holding, appointed, or formally running for office (including officer,
Executive Committee, Committee Chairman), shall confirm via letter or Email to the Chairman and copy the Executive Committee, that they have read and generally understand the purpose and meaning of the By-Laws as it pertains to their particular or proposed duties, as described herein. This requirement shall be satisfied at the earliest possible convenience subsequent to the commencement of their efforts to seek/hold office or chair a committee that has business materially affected by the By-Laws. The Chairman and Executive Committee shall acknowledge and confirm these requirements have been satisfied by said person and thereupon shall report this to the membership at the next General Meeting. Relatively speaking, the same requirements shall apply to anyone holding the office of HRTC delegate or liaison to any State or County Committee or other such committee outside of the HRTC, proper. In the absence of these required qualifications being met after due time as described above, 1 the Chairman, Executive Committee or General membership shall take corrective action necessary to assure these requirements have been satisfied. Further, as suggested by Robert’s Rules of Order and from time to time, all office holders are encouraged to periodically review on their own, or seek in-put from a more versed person/s on this subject, as this shall increase the prospects of effective communication and more successful and rapid execution of the duties and goals of the HRTC.