[gnso-improvem-impl-sc] RE: Consensus Call: Waiver of 10-Day Motion Deadline and Resubmission of Motions

Aikman-Scalese, Anne AAikman at lrrlaw.com
Mon Sep 28 18:29:19 UTC 2015

Many thanks Julie. We understand the consensus call is open until COB TUESDAY September 29 – THAT IS TOMORROW and failure to object is considered consensus (as in the past.)  We prefer a positive confirmation of consensus for our records so please   - WILL ALL MEMBERS RESPOND BY TUESDAY?

Separately, JULIE, we also do need to have posted to the list the description of the current procedure for “friendly amendments” – draft prepared by Mary – so that those on the list can review and add any redline comments they have based on their experience on Council.  This is about DOCUMENTING the existing procedure – not about discussing or recommending changes to it.  For those not present on the call, we are going to finalize a version of what we think the current procedures are and present that to Council for consideration in Dublin as part of our report.  (many thanks to Marika for reminding us there are two steps to this exercise that are “in scope” for SCI.)


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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 Julie Hedlund
Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 7:41 AM
To: gnso-improvem-impl-sc at icann.org
Subject: [gnso-improvem-impl-sc] Consensus Call: Waiver of 10-Day Motion Deadline and Resubmission of Motions
Importance: High

Dear SCI members,

As discussed during the SCI call last week on 17 September, please see below the proposed letter from the SCI to the GNSO Council on the issue of the waiver of the 10-day motion deadline and resubmission of motions.

This is a consensus call.

Please indicate your agreement with, or objection to, the proposed letter.  If there are no objections or changes received by COB Tuesday, 29 September 2015, the letter will be presumed to be accepted by full consensus.

Kind regards,

Julie Hedlund, Policy Director

Dear Jonathan,

On 05 March 2015 the Standing Committee on Improvements Implementation (SCI) submitted to the GNSO Council a Review Request (see attached) on the issue of whether the waiver of the 10-day deadline for the submission of motions can be applied to resubmitted motions.  The Review Request was one of two that the Council approved at its meeting on 16 April 2015.  The SCI is continuing to discuss the other Review Request from the Council for the SCI to consider codifying the current informal procedure for amendments to motions and to recommend any changes SCI believes (through full consensus) are appropriate.

The SCI has determined after a review of the GNSO Operating Procedures that by its terms as previously approved by Council, the waiver of the 10-day deadline for submission of motions does not apply to resubmitted motions. Further, after lengthy discussion of the possible issues, the SCI is reluctant to make any recommendations to change the current status of the Operating Procedures given that no instance of a problem arising in this regard has occurred.   The SCI also notes that although changes to the GNSO Operating Procedures are not recommended at this time, the SCI could revisit the issue if requested by the Council and, specifically, if there is a contentious issue that warrants further analysis.

Please let us know whether you or the Council have any questions or require further information concerning the SCI's response to this issue request.

Best regards,
Anne and Rudi

Anne Aikman-Scalese, SCI Chair
Rudi Vansnick, SCI Vice-Chair


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