Clarify the process for Implementation of Directive resolutions

Code:
G16-C011
Party Unit:
Members of the Party
Proposal Type:
Constitutional
Resolution Status:
Adopted, pending ratification
Resolution Timing:
In Advance
Submission Date:
Sunday, May 15, 2016
Submitter Name:
Steve May

Preamble

WHEREAS Directive’ in Article 7.3.5 of the GPC Constitution is currently defined as “A General Meeting motion or resolution that does not meet the definition of Policy or, if adopted, does not result in a change to the Constitution or Bylaws.”;

WHEREAS that definition is vague and confusing;

WHEREAS Directives are an important way for Green Party members to provide direction to the party;

WHEREAS the current definition does not specify the process of what happens to Directives after submission;

WHEREAS Directives often lack follow up;

Operative

BE IT RESOLVED that Article 7.3.5 be amended to add:

...and, if adopted, is sent to Federal Council for consideration in the annual planning and budget process.

Sponsors:
Mary Ann Coleman, Simon McMillan, Christine Cantin, Kate Storey, Erich Jacoby-Hawkins, Elizabeth Berman, Lynne Quarmby, Olivier Adam, Steve May, Jacquie Miller, Stephanie Coburn, Patricia Farnese, Kyle Tate, Aaron Padolsky, Becky Smit, Jordan Bober, Ira Heidemann, Brian Smallshaw, Sid Hayes, John Whistler

Background

This resolution seeks to provide more detail around how a Directive is dealt with and ensure that the good ideas contained in Directives are not lost in between Conventions. In conjunction with this Directive, we will seek to ensure that a document listing all Directives is posted on the GPC website. It has also been suggested that we mandate that Federal Council be obligated to report back on Directives for each BGM.

Code

G16-C011

Proposal Type

Constitutional

Submitter Name

Steve May

Preamble

WHEREAS Directive’ in Article 7.3.5 of the GPC Constitution is currently defined as “A General Meeting motion or resolution that does not meet the definition of Policy or, if adopted, does not result in a change to the Constitution or Bylaws.”;

WHEREAS that definition is vague and confusing;

WHEREAS Directives are an important way for Green Party members to provide direction to the party;

WHEREAS the current definition does not specify the process of what happens to Directives after submission;

WHEREAS Directives often lack follow up;

Operative

BE IT RESOLVED that Article 7.3.5 be amended to add:

...and, if adopted, is sent to Federal Council for consideration in the annual planning and budget process.

Sponsors

Mary Ann Coleman, Simon McMillan, Christine Cantin, Kate Storey, Erich Jacoby-Hawkins, Elizabeth Berman, Lynne Quarmby, Olivier Adam, Steve May, Jacquie Miller, Stephanie Coburn, Patricia Farnese, Kyle Tate, Aaron Padolsky, Becky Smit, Jordan Bober, Ira Heidemann, Brian Smallshaw, Sid Hayes, John Whistler

Background

This resolution seeks to provide more detail around how a Directive is dealt with and ensure that the good ideas contained in Directives are not lost in between Conventions. In conjunction with this Directive, we will seek to ensure that a document listing all Directives is posted on the GPC website. It has also been suggested that we mandate that Federal Council be obligated to report back on Directives for each BGM.