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

Aikman-Scalese, Anne AAikman at lrrlaw.com
Mon Apr 20 18:08:47 UTC 2015

Dear SCI Members and Staff,

Many thanks to Avri and staff for obtaining our work orders from the Council.  Moving forward, we need to:

1.       Address the Office of Vice Chair.  (Lori held this post but has moved to the IPC so it may not be appropriate for her to continue in that office given that it would result in two officers from the same constituency.)

2.       Set a schedule for our meetings to address the two assigned work items and to determine priorities and timelines, e.g. address both items at once with subteams or address one item at a time with the whole group?

3.       Discuss the “periodic review” aspect of SCI responsibilities and whether or not we need to be doing any work in this regard at this time.

I am thinking it might be best to have a short call with members to address these procedural matters before beginning our work on the two assignments from Council.

If we stick with the same day and time as in the past, could we do Tuesday, April 28 or Tuesday, May 12?  (I am not available Tuesday May 5 due to the International Trademark Association Meeting.)

Will members please reply with any thoughts you have regarding the above, including call dates?

Thank you,
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Anne E. Aikman-Scalese, Of Counsel

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From: owner-gnso-improvem-impl-sc at icann.org [mailto:owner-gnso-improvem-impl-sc at icann.org] On Behalf Of Avri Doria
Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2015 11:37 AM
To: Julie Hedlund; <gnso-improvem-impl-sc at icann.org>
Subject: Re: [gnso-improvem-impl-sc] Adopted SCI Review Requests from GNSO Council Meeting 16 April


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 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.

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