[council] AMENDMENT - Acceptance of the Report from the Bylaws Drafting Team

Stephanie Perrin stephanie.perrin at mail.utoronto.ca
Mon Nov 7 07:46:11 UTC 2016

Are we going to have time to discuss this draft?  I have a couple of 
issues with it....
It is a great pity that the french meeting carried on 15 minutes past 
its allotted time and removed the possiblity for an informal discussion 
on this.

On 2016-11-07 00:23, James M. Bladel wrote:
> Councilors –
> Attached and copied below, please find a proposed amendment to my 
> earlier motion referenced above, in accordance with our discussions 
> during last night’s working session.
> As a seconder, I would ask Rubens Kuhl to confirm whether he takes 
> these changes as friendly.
> Thank you,
> J
> *1.         MOTION – Acceptance of the Report from the GNSO Bylaws 
> Implementation Drafting Team and next steps*
> *(Motion deferred to 7 November 2016 from 13 October 2016)*
> *Made by: James Bladel*
> *Seconded by: Rubens Kuhl*
> 1.On 30 June 2016 the GNSO Council approved the creation of a Drafting 
> Team (DT) that was to work with ICANN staff to “fully identify all the 
> new or additional rights and responsibilities that the GNSO has under 
> the revised Bylaws, including but not limited to participation of the 
> GNSO within the Empowered Community, and to develop new or modified 
> structures and procedures (as necessary) to fully implement these new 
> or additional rights and responsibilities”;
> 2.In creating the DT, the GNSO Council requested that the DT provide 
> the GNSO Council with an implementation plan “which will have the 
> consensus of the Drafting Team, including any recommendations for 
> needed further changes to ICANN Bylaws and/or GNSO Operating 
> Procedures to enable effective GNSO participation in ICANN activities 
> under the revised ICANN Bylaws, not later than 30 September 2016”;
> 3.During the course of the DT’s work, strongly divergent views were 
> expressed on the role of the GNSO Council in the Empowered Community, 
> leading to the production of a Final Report which included a minority 
> report; and
> 4.The DT submitted its Final Report to the GNSO Council on 12 October 
> 2016 
> (https://gnso.icann.org/en/drafts/bylaws-drafting-team-final-report-12oct16-en.pdf) 
> <https://gnso.icann.org/en/drafts/bylaws-drafting-team-final-report-12oct16-en.pdf%29>. 
> The GNSO Council has reviewed the DT’s report.
> 1.The GNSO Council accepts the recommendations in the DT’s report as 
> submitted.
> 2.The GNSO Council directs ICANN Policy Staff to draft proposed 
> language for any necessary modifications or additions to the GNSO 
> Operating Procedures and, if applicable, those parts of the ICANN 
> Bylaws pertaining to the GNSO. The GNSO Council requests that ICANN 
> Legal evaluate whether the proposed modifications are consistent with 
> the post-transition Bylaws and report their findings to the GNSO Council.
> 3.The GNSO Council requests that members of the DT make themselves 
> available for consultation by ICANN Policy Staff as needed.
> 4.In acknowledgement of the divergent views within the DT, the GNSO 
> Council directs ICANN Policy Staff to post the DT Final Report, 
> including the minority report, and all proposed modifications or new 
> procedures for public comment for no less than 40 days. The GNSO 
> Council expects that any comments received will be given meaningful 
> consideration.
> 5.As resolved previously, the GNSO Council intends to subject the 
> adoption of the proposed modifications to existing procedures and/or 
> ICANN Bylaws to a GNSO Supermajority vote.
> 6.The GNSO Council thanks the DT for its collaborative effort, 
> especially in view the limited time frame available to the DT.

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