[council] Proposed motions concerning approval of the updated GNSO Council Procedures

Avri Doria avri at acm.org
Tue Oct 20 21:38:57 UTC 2009


I am proposing the following.  They will require someone in the new  
council to make the motion and to second them.  the amendment is the  
amendment that was discussed before the review period and which is  
listed in the document itself.

28 Oct Motions

Possible motions for 28 October

Motion to ammend update GNSO Council Operating Procedure

Motion by:

Seconded by:

Whereas the original language recommend by the GNSO Operations Work  
Team stated on page 5 of the Operating Procedure that

 > To pass, a motion must attain a majority of the votes cast in each  
house unless otherwise specified in these procedures or in the ICANN  
Bylaws. Abstentions count as votes cast and shall include a reason for  
the abstention. This has the effect of making an abstention count the  
same as a vote against except as described in ICANN Bylaws, ANNEX A,  
GNSO Policy-Development Process, Section 3, Initiation of PDP.


The language will be replaced with the following:

 > Unless otherwise specified in these procedures or in the ICANN  
Bylaws, to pass a motion or other action, greater than 50% of the  
eligible voters in each House must cast affirmative votes. For all  
votes taken, the number of eligible voters in each House shall be  
fixed to the number of seats allocated in the Bylaws (a.k.a. the  
denominator) and is not affected by the number of members present or  
absent at the meeting in which the motion or other action is  
initiated. Council members are permitted to abstain in any vote, but  
must provide a reason which shall be recorded in the minutes along  
with the abstention.


Motion to accept updated GNSO council Procedures


The OSC, and its Operations Work Team, produced an updated version of  
the GNSO Council Operating Procedure that were in line the the Board  
update of the ByLaws related to the structure of the GNSO,

and, the update was submitted to a period pf Public Comment extending  
from 25 September 2009 until 16 October 2009,

and, the comments have been analysed and discussed by the GNSO council


The GNSO Council Operating Procedures defined in http://gnso.icann.org/drafts/draft-gnso-operating-procedures-24sep09-en.pdf 
  and as amended (if amended in previous motions), are accepted. These  
updated Council Procedures will be in force once approved and will be  
forwarded to the ICANN Board of Directors for review.


these have been included on https://st.icann.org/gnso-council/index.cgi?28_oct_motions

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