Bylaws Interpretations

Under GPCA Bylaws Section 13-3, the Coordinating Committee and Bylaws Committee play roles in making bylaws interpretations in between General Assemblies:

13-3 Bylaws Interpretation

In cases of ambiguity or procedural disagreement, the General Assembly shall decide for itself the meaning of its governing documents, the appropriate procedure to be followed and what amendments are necessary to resolve any further ambiguity or disagreement. Between General Assembly meetings, the Coordinating Committee shall decide these questions and the Bylaws Committee is charged with assisting with the Coordinating Committee in this process by providing analysis. Such Coordinating Committee determinations are subject to a 2/3 confirmation by the General Assembly. If the Coordinating Committee makes such a determination within 60 days of the receipt of the petition, the Coordinating Committee shall place the vote on the draft agenda, and any agenda approved by the General Assembly must include the vote. If an in-person General Assembly is not scheduled to occur within 60 days of the receipt of the petition, the Coordinating Committee shall submit the decision for confirmation by the Standing Green Assembly for an on-line discussion and vote at the next available starting date for on-line proposals, as defined in these bylaws.

Record of Coordinating Committee Bylaws Decisions

Interpretation Regarding Platform Approval at San Francisco General Assembly 
September 10, 2012 - confirmed by Napa General Assembly, June 23, 2013

Interpretation Regarding Final Election of More CC members from a single county than permitted by prior GPCA Bylaws
September 10, 2012 - not heard for confirmation, because both the election of Coordinating Committee members from regions of counties, and the cap on the number of Coordinating Committee members per county was eliminated in the GPCA Bylaws, meaning this situation will not come up again.

Interpretation Regarding Final GPUS Delegate Seat elected at San Francisco General Assembly
July 2, 2012

Interpretation Regarding a Standing Green Assembly
June 4, 2012
Articles 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11 and 13 approved January 18, 2013. Articles 6, 7 and 8 approved March 22.

Record of Bylaws Committee Bylaws Recommendations

Retroactive Recall, Removal, Nullification of Election, or Change of Term of Regional Election  
January 31, 2007