(These bylaws were last modified May 1, 2019.)
This organization has been established to promote the values and principles of the Democratic Party, to support its candidates, to educate residents of the 45 legislative district about party goals and activities, and to expand opportunities to flee All Democrats in the taking district in the party.
Article I: Name
The organization will be named 45 District Democrats.
Article II: Policies
Section 1: This organization operates under the King County Democratic Central Committee (hereinafter KCDCC), the Washington State Democratic Central Committee (hereinafter), the Democratic National Committee (hereinafter bylaws and rules imposed by the DNC), and Washington state law.
Section 2: It is the policy of this Organization to contribute to the development, development and influence of the Democratic Party and to increase the effectiveness and inclusiveness of the party by maximum participation, equal representation and equal guarantee for all remedies.
Section 3: This organization supports the Democratic Party platform and those candidates and Democratic candidates who, by their records and their reputations, are in general agreement with that forum.
Article III: Membership
Section 1: Membership of this organization is all elected, appointed, and acting 45 District Democratic Area Committee officials (PCOS) and district dwellers who are at least sixteen years old, declaring themselves to be Democrats, and pay arrears.
Section 2: Membership for PCOS does not need to be paid dues, but is encouraged to do so. All members have been granted equal privileges except as required by these bye-laws or by state law.
Section 3: The district may establish annual dues at its biennial reorganization meeting or a later monthly membership meeting.
Section 4: The earliest of the effective dates when a person becomes a member is:
(A) by when their tenure as elected PCO begins;
(B) 45 The District Democrats recommend their appointment as a caretaker PCO or appointed PCO on which date;
(C) When the person was a voting member during the last calendar year, when the applicable dues are paid; or
(D) seven days after paying applicable dues
Section 5: A person will cease to be a member:
(A) As on date, they are no longer PCO, unless they have paid the dues for the applicable member year; or
(B) In each new year till 31st January, if no outstanding payment has been received for that calendar year within the last 60 days; or
(C) on his death; or
(D) Immediately after a vote in favour of their expulsion from the majority of the membership.
Section 6: The Member shall not use any title of the office or identify himself as representing the 45 district unless subscribed or authorized by the Executive Board.
Section 7: The prerogatives of a member may be temporarily suspended with the reason for a set time by a positive vote of the majority of membership.
Section 8: The motions to suspend or expel a member can be seen properly after the conclusion by the Executive Board or the Chairperson-appointed disciplinary body that the member has violated the code of conduct that has been adopted or behaved improperly. A member facing a suspension or expulsion proposal must be informed in at least seven days before the meeting that such a proposal will be tabled and will be considered.
Section 9: Elected and appointed campus Committee officials can neither be suspended nor expelled, but the membership may ask a border committee official to resign.
Section 10: The Executive Board may waive the amount due to any person and grant the status of annual membership, for which payment of the due amount would be a hardship.
Article IV: Area Committee Officers (PCOS)
Section 1: KCDCC rules and bylaws govern the appointment of PCO.
Section 2: A PCO appointee supersedes an acting PCO, who or may not reside in the premises. The primary function of each PCO is to recruit an area resident to file for PCOS.
Section 3-Applications for PCO acting and appointed in regular district meetings are considered. A prospective PCO should be in attendance at the meeting where their application is processed.
Section 4: Applications for acting and appointing PCOs are voting on one at a time. When only one person applies for PCOS in a sublimit, a vote of raised credentials is taken to direct the Chair to recommend to that person the county chair unless there is a request for a written ballot. Every application for PCOS submitted to the organization in a regular membership meeting must be approved or denied in that meeting and cannot be tabled or postponed.
Section 5: Any person's acceptance for the status of acting or appointing PCOS requires the majority of those eligible to present and vote. The District president is responsible for sending all the recommendations to the KCDCC in a time bound manner.
Section 6: By a two-thirds vote in a regular meeting, the organization may temporarily appoint the Executive Board to delegate the KCDCC acting recommended power and PCOS in the next month, provided the procedures of this article are otherwise followed. This power delegation is appropriate in the event of increased activity and imminent deadlines (as for caucuses).
Section 7: Only the elected and PCO to choose candidates for appointment to participate in a special nomination may be involved in filling a vacancy for the state representative or state senator in this district.
Section 8: An precinct is deemed empty if elected PCO or appointed PCO dies, resigns from the post; It becomes easier to be a registered voter; Or stay in the subpremises from where the PCO was elected or appointed.
Section 9: A PCO is believed to have resigned from the post on written resignations directed to the organization, termination of registration to vote on the premises to which they represent, or in any other way declared by the revised Code of Washington.
Section 10-the Chair should electronically transmit any PCO resignations to the district membership within seven days of receipt. The chair should announce any PCO resignations at the next membership and executive Board meetings.
Section 11: No PCOS can also be recommended for county chairs between the certification of the general election in numbered years and the restructuring meeting after the general election.
Article V: Officers and duties
Section 1: The officers Chair of this organization, the first Vice Chair, second vice chair, secretary, treasurer, two representatives with different sexes are the Washington state Democratic Central Committee, two representatives with different sexes, the executive board of the King County Central Democratic Committee , Two alternates with different genders for the King County Central Democratic Committee's Executive Board, a delegate to King County's Young Democrats, and a king-county alternate Democrat for youth. The terms of office are for two years, starting from the biennial reorganization meeting of the 45 district.
Section 2: Any District resident who himself is considered a Democrat and is inclined to be known as a Democrat is nominated, elected and eligible to serve in the event of any elected official (although some posts may be subject to age and gender limitations). Except for the posts of treasurer and Secretary and any additional Executive Board posts created in accordance with these bye-laws, the electors will be elected and appointed to the campus in the district for the district officials.
Section 3: A person can concurrently serve two elected officer positions, except that a person will not concurrently serve in more than one of the following elected official posts: Chair, First Vice Chair, second vice Chair, secretary, and treasurer. A person serving in the position of more than one officer will retain only one vote on the Executive board.
Section 4: Additional officers may be required to fill up the posts chosen by the membership from time to time or give necessary suggestions for applicable rules and laws. As long as state or county sub-laws prohibit voting on a particular situation for PCOS, all members will be eligible to cast such officers to vote in the election.
Section 5-The speaker is the executive officer of the Organization. The Chair presides over all the meetings, appoints all the committee chairmen and the members of the Committee, serves as the District's spokesperson and performs all the duties that the executive officer of an organisation has to carry out.
Section 6: The first Deputy serves the absence of the chair or the inability of the chair, acts as a third alternate delegate or an alternate to the Chair in the KCDCC, and performs other duties as directed by the Chair. If that post becomes vacant, the first deputy Chair does not automatically give success to the chair.
Section 7: The Second vice chair acts in absentia or performs other duties as the incompetence of the first vice chair and directed by the Chair. However, the second vice Chair does not serve as an IV alternate delegate or as optional for the Chair in the KCDCC, and if that post becomes vacant, the automatic first sub-chair does not succeed.
Section 8: Secretaries record the minutes of all district meetings, distribute copies of the Minutes to the Executive Board, prepare a summary of the minutes to be transmitted to electronic subscriptions, and perform other duties as directed by the Chair.
Section 9: The Treasurer is responsible for the safe keeping of the organization's funds, preparing inquiries for the distribution of funds, making monthly reports for membership, submits an annual report on the district's fiscal health, and performs all the functions normally attendant on the office , Including strict adherence to the reporting requirements of Washington's public disclosure laws.
Section 10: Representatives and options of the KCDCC represent the district organization at each meeting of the county Central Committee and report back to the membership. Two individuals with different genders serve as representatives, and two additional individuals with different genders serve as alternate representatives of the District organization. In the absence of a representative or in the absence of a district chair an alternate representative is seated if the first vice chair is unable to attend.
Section 11: Representatives of the WSDCC represent the district organization at each meeting of the State Central Committee and report back to the membership. Two persons with different genders serve as representatives of the District organisation.
Section 12-Apart from the committee chairmen, the Chair can appoint the following non-voting officers; MP and sergeant-at-arms.
Article VI: Executive Board
Section 1 The District Executive Board is composed of all elected district Officers and chairmen of all standing Committees. The Standing committee chairs are appointed by the district president in the biennial reorganisation meeting or thereafter as per requirement. The appointments are subject to ratification by either the majority of current membership and voting in a membership meeting, or the majority of the Executive Board present and voted in an Executive board meeting.
Section 2: Meeting on a regular basis for the purpose of planning and directing policy and organization activities of the Executive Board. Meetings are convened by the Chair or on the request of most of the members of the Executive Board. These meetings are open to all members of the district organization.
Section 3: Regular meetings of the Executive Board will be held nine days before regular scheduled membership meetings, but can be canceled or taken at a different time or place if circumstances warrant, provided that the members of the organization change at least twenty-four hours in advance Are notified. Special meetings of the Executive Board can be convened at any time by the Chair, subject to the members of the organization being notified at least four hours in advance.
Section 4: Any regular or special meeting of the Executive Board can be conducted electronically, provided the meeting is carried out using a conferencing medium that allows all participating members to clearly listen to each other in real time. Roll call votes should be taken and recorded on any and all motions considered by the Board at an electronic meeting. The instructions for attending the meeting should provide all members of the Executive Board at least twenty-four hours in advance. The members of the Organization should be informed at least twenty-four hours in advance that they have the opportunity to attend the electronic meeting. On receipt of a request from a member to participate in a good position, the Chair shall provide instruction for joining the electronic meeting. To control their electronic meetings, the Board will adopt rules specifying the tools or types of software required for participation, contingency procedures for addressing technical difficulties or malfunctions, and methods for obtaining accreditation, The floor, and the written proposal for making.
Section 5: If a member of the Executive Board, who is not physically able to travel to the site of a person's meeting wishes to participate electronically, the Chair shall endeavour to adjust that person's request reasonably. That the person's participation in the meeting can only be heard clearly by counting towards a quorum if they can clearly hear the proceedings of the meeting from their remote location and those boardmembers physically present for the meeting.
Section 6-The Executive Board is responsible for the preparation of an annual budget. The approval of the budget requires a simple majority of those present and voting at a regular membership meeting.
Section 7: The majority of the Executive Board constitutes a quorum in its meetings.
Article VII: Vacancies
Section 1: In the event of a vacancy in the Office of the Chair, the first vice Chair shall perform the duties of the Chair until the election of a new chair. A new chair will be elected by the elected and appointed PCOS in a special election at the next regular meeting after sufficient information is published. The notice of the special election, which will be a special election in the meeting, must be published at least seven days in advance.
Section 2-Vacancies in other elected posts may be filled up by the temporary appointment of the Chair till the special election in the next regular meeting after adequate notice is given. The notice of the special election, which will be a special election in the meeting, must be published at least seven days in advance.
Article VIII: Removal of officers
Section 1: On the plea for removal of the signed by at least one-third of the elected PCO, the district shall consider removing the chair. The chair should be removed from the two-thirds vote of the currently elected PCO and vote in a regular or special membership meeting, not to count abstentions.
Section 2: The petition for removal shall be signed by at least one-third of all the elected and appointed PCOS, considering the removal of any officer from the district chair. In addition to the chair, officials can be removed by two-thirds vote of the elected and appointed PCOs and voting in a regular or special membership meeting, not counting abstentions.
Section 3: A petition for removal must be published at least seven days before the meeting on which an officer or executive board member shall be considered to be removed.
Section 4: The speaker may remove the chair of an appointed committee with or without reason either with the approval of the majority of the membership or executive Board.
Article IX: Membership meetings
Section 1: The Organization's general membership meetings will be held monthly at a regular time and place, until changed by the Executive Board. These meetings are open to all Democrats.
Section 2: A quorum consists of twenty percent of PCOS.
Article X: Endorsement
Section 1: The organization can confirm candidates or take positions on the voting measures within the applicable rules of the KCDCC, WSDCC, and the DNC.
Section 2: The endorsement of a candidate by this organisation or the establishment of a public place of this organisation can be done by a simple majority of members in attendance at a regular meeting of this organisation. The District can adopt standing endorsement rules specifying a higher limit for endorsement. Note that the consensus consideration will be on the agenda of the meeting at least seven days before the meeting should be sent upfront, which is held between the close of the meetings and the general election date every year apart.
Article XI: Committees
Section 1: After each biennial reorganization, the Chair shall establish or restore the following standing committees by appointing, at least two other voting members: Administration and rules, data management, communications, advertising, events and hospitality, fundraising, legislative action, Membership and outreach, PCO support, and technology. In addition, after every biennial reorganisation, the Chair will set up a finance committee, chaired by the Treasurer.
Section 2: In consultation with the Executive Board, the Chair can set up ad hoc committees at any point of time. Each Committee thus designated will have one chair and at least two other voting members.
Section 3: The committee chairmen will have to submit the action plans on behalf of their committees to the Executive Board later than the declared date of the February Executive Board meeting each year, or if the Committee has been reconstituted after 31st January in the current year. , Thirty days after the leadership of the Committee and the appointment of members. Each action plan must identify the objectives of the Committee for that calendar year and a time limit for each to be fulfilled.
Section 4: The Executive Board of the Administration and Rules Committee will be responsible for providing the orientation to the new members, the drafting of the rules to govern by subscribing to the organization's meetings and work for consideration, and the updated proposal is necessary in the form of these bylaws. The Committee will also review the resolutions submitted by the members before they are considered by membership. It can propose amendments to put forward proposals in consultation with the drafters as part of its review process.
Section 5: The Data Management Committee will be responsible for managing the organization's voter data and facilitating provision for VoteBuilder or any successor voter file system.
Section 6: The Communications Committee will be responsible for communication between the Organization, the membership, and the public, including emails or announcements sent through the content of mobile messaging services, website, social media, press, and the creation of voter literature.
Section 7: The Endorsement Committee shall be responsible for examining the candidates, evaluating the voting measures and making recommendations on endorsement for membership.
Section 8: Events and Hospitality will be responsible for hospitality at committee meetings and the Organization of special or seasonal events, such as the district's annual picnic, Winter Leisure party, and parade entries. The program and Hospitality Committee will also assist with organizing multi-organizational events The district helps, such as the annual Eastside dinner, if requested.
Section 9: In consultation with the Executive Board of the Finance Committee the Organization will be responsible for drafting the budget and assisting the Treasurer in carrying out fiscal and compliance duties. The Finance Committee will also regularly scrutinize the reports filed by the organization with the Public Disclosure Commission to examine the errors.
Section 10: The fundraising committee will be responsible for the development of the Organization. It will work with finance, membership and outreach, and events and hospitality committees to strengthen the Organization's financial resources in support of party candidates and causes.
Section 11: The Legislative Affairs Committee will be responsible for championing the organization's platform planks and policy priorities at the local, state, and federal levels. It can draft and recommend a legislative priorities agenda for adoption by membership every year.
Section 12: The Membership and Outreach Committee will be responsible for recruiting new members to join the organization and building bridges with the constituencies wishes to have a relationship with the organization.
Section 13: The PCO Support Committee will be responsible for providing area committee officers with the necessary tools and resources to discharge their duties effectively, and the district recruiting new PCOS to serve the Democratic Party on campus within 45.
Section 14: The Technology Committee will be responsible for administering the organization's website content management system and cyber assets including its domain registration, password management, and web hosting. The Committee will additionally be responsible for researching and recommending vendors and platforms for the organization's use at the request of the Chairman.
Section 15: For any date at which the Washington state Democratic Party's scheduled legislative District caucus has been determined at least 90 days ago, the Chair appoints a chair or co-chairs and at least two other Members: logistics, rules, credentials, and platform. The Logistics Committee will secure the venue and other resources needed to keep the caucus, the Rules Committee will develop proposed rules for the caucus to adopt, the Credentials Committee will be liable to prepare and certify the caucus. The participants are that it is recorded after finding them entitled to recognition, and the Forum Committee will be responsible for considering drafting a forum and modifying any resolutions presented.
Section 16: Not later than seven days after the day of a general election in a single numbered year, the Chair will set up a committee consisting of at least three members of a temporary reorganization organization. The reorganization Committee will manage preparations for the District's biennial reorganization meeting, including the possible transfer of responsibilities of signing the 45 financial accounts and the establishment of an online filing system where candidates for officer positions can declare their interest And 500 words or short statements to consider for Campus Committee officials to submit. After holding the first Executive Board meeting of the two-year term of newly elected officials, the responsibilities of the Reorganisation Committee will cease.
Article XII: Finance
In addition to the Bank or credit union account transactions from the section 1:45 District Fund, no money will be paid through the Treasurer or the Chair. Any member other than the treasurer or chair can raise a loan or otherwise bind the 45 district to the future payment of the funds without the approval of the Treasurer, chair, or executive board.
Section 2: Membership will approve a budget. The budget must be adopted and amended by the majority of members present and voting at a meeting, and not for the calculation of the abstentions. Note that it will be considered to accept or revise the budget, which should be published at least seven days before the meeting in which the budget is presented.
Section 3: Chair, Treasurer, or executive Board may authorize expenditures for budget items.
Section 4: The Executive Board can authorise non-budget expenditures of 100 dollars or less, except that the Executive Board may not authorise any non-budgetary contributions to any candidate, ballot coalition, or political committee, unless the membership vote it comes of a stipulated time To give such rights to the term.
Section 5: Before the passage of the budget, the Executive Board may authorise reasonable expenditure as necessary to maintain the district organisation.
Article XIII: amendments and Miscellaneous provisions
Section 1: Amendment of these bylaws should be approved by a two-thirds vote of members in attendance at a regular meeting of this organisation. Note that the subrule change is on the meeting agenda should be sent to all members at least seven days in advance.
Section 2: The majority of these bylaws elected PCOS will be effective on the vote and vote at a restructuring meeting, not counting abstentions.
Section 3: These bylaws cannot be suspended for any purpose whatsoever.
Section 4: State law, the Charter and the bylaws of the WSDCC, and the KCDCC bylaws will govern in terms of conflict with these bylaws.
Section 5: In the event of a special designated caucus or designated convention, Washington state will govern the bylaws of Democrats.
Section 6: The rules contained in the current version of Robert's order may adopt the newly amended district and the rules of order in all cases in which they are applicable and in which they shall govern their meetings in these bylaws and are not incompatible with any permanent rules or specifics.