[gnso-improvem-impl-sc] Adopted SCI Review Requests from GNSO Council Meeting 16 April

Avri Doria avri at acm.org
Thu Apr 16 18:36:39 UTC 2015


Thanks for reporting on this and for all your help in getting these
written and submitted.

So now there are two work items.


On 16-Apr-15 11:43, Julie Hedlund wrote:
> Dear SCI members,
> As Avri Doria has previously reported, she submitted to the GNSO
> Council in March two SCI review requests (attached).  These were
> discussed during the Council meeting on 19 March, but action on them
> was deferred to the GNSO Council meeting on 16 April.   For reference,
> here is the link to the transcript from the 19 March
> meeting: http://gnso.icann.org/en/meetings/transcript-council-19mar15-en.pdf. 
> The two requests were placed on the Consent Agenda for today's GNSO
> Council meeting as follows: (See the agenda
> at http://gnso.icann.org/en/meetings/agenda-council-16apr15-en.htm.)
>       "Item 3: Consent agenda (5 mins): 3.1 – Approval to refer two
>       matters <http://gnso.icann.org/en/council/drafts>(first
>       submitted to the Council on 5 March 2015) to the GNSO's Standing
>       Committee for Improvements Implementation (SCI). The first
>       <https://community.icann.org/display/gnsocouncilmeetings/Motions+16+April+2015>concerning
>       GNSO Council practices for proposing, seconding and amendment of
>       motions and the second
>       <https://community.icann.org/display/gnsocouncilmeetings/Motions+16+April+2015>on
>       clarifying the Operating Procedures regarding the waiver and
>       resubmission of motions."
> As there were no requests to have these items removed from the consent
> agenda, the items proceeded to a vote and were adopted.  See the
> resolutions at: http://gnso.icann.org/en/council/resolutions. If you
> wish to review the transcript of today's Council meeting it will be
> posted at: http://gnso.icann.org/en/group-activities/calendar#apr.
>  The MP3 is available
> at: http://audio.icann.org/gnso/gnso-council-16apr15-en.mp3. For
> reference concerning the Consent Agenda procedures, the relevant
> section from the GNSO Operating Procedures is included below.  
> Best regards,
> Julie
> Julie Hedlund, Policy Director
> *--------Excerpt from the GNSO Council Operating Procedures----------*
>     4.9    Consent Agenda 
> When preparing the meeting agenda, the Council Chair in consultation
> with the Council Vice-Chairs determines whether an item belongs on the
> consent agenda. All items that are subject to a different voting
> threshold than a simple majority vote (see ICANN Bylaws, Article X,
> section 3-9) or are subject to absentee voting (see section 4.4 –
> Absentee Voting) are not eligible for inclusion in the consent agenda.
> A numbered list of consent items is included as part of the meeting
> agenda. The list and supporting documents are included in the Council
> agenda in sufficient time to be read by all Council members prior to
> the meeting in accordance with section 3.3 – Notice of Meetings of
> these Operating Procedures.
> At the beginning of the meeting, the Chair asks members what items
> they wish to have removed from the consent agenda and discussed
> individually. If any Council member requests that an item be removed
> from the consent agenda, it must be removed. Council members may
> request that an item be removed for any reason. They may wish, for
> example, to discuss the item, to query the item, or to register a vote
> against the item. If an item is removed from the consent agenda, it is
> added to the meeting agenda for that meeting, unless the Council Chair
> in consultation with the Council Vice-Chairs determines differently.
> When there are no more items to be removed, the Chair reads out the
> number of the remaining consent items. Then the Chair calls for a vote. 
> When preparing the minutes, the full text of (or links to) the
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> the consent agenda.

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