Constitution and Bylaws Changes for January 26, 2019

State Central Committee Meeting Consideration

Changes:

In all instances where the words “Independence Party” or “Independence Party of Minnesota” are used, the words shall be amended to “Independence-Alliance Party” or “Independence-Alliance Party of Minnesota”. Instances of the above are found as follows:

Page 1 – Title and Preamble. Independence Party of Minnesota (used three times), and, Independence Party (once).

Article One – Section 1. Name. Independence Party of Minnesota (used four times), and, Independence Party (once).

Article Two – Section 1. Object. Independence Party of Minnesota (used four times), and, Independence Party (once).

Article Three – Section 1. Membership. Independence Party of Minnesota (used two times).

Article Four – Section 1. State Convention Organization. Subdivision 1. Existence. Independence Party of Minnesota (used once).

Subdivision 2. Members and Officers. Independence Party of Minnesota (used seven times).

Subdivision 3. Responsibilities. Independence Party of Minnesota (used two times).

Subdivision 4. Powers. Independence Party of Minnesota (used five times).

Subdivision 5. Duties. Independence Party of Minnesota (used four times).

Section 2. State Convention Sessions. Subdivision 1. Regular Sessions. Independence Party of Minnesota (used four times).

Subdivision 2. Special Sessions. Independence Party of Minnesota (used six times).

Subdivision 3. Emergency Sessions. Independence Party of Minnesota (used five times).

Subdivision 4. Platform Session. Independence Party of Minnesota (used once).

Section 3. State Delegates. Subdivision 2. Election. Independence Party of Minnesota (used two times), and, Independence Party (once).

Article Five – Section 1. State Central Committee Organization. Subdivision 1. Existence. Independence Party of Minnesota (used once).

Subdivision 2. Members and Officers. Independence Party of Minnesota (used five times).

Subdivision 3. Responsibilities. Independence Party of Minnesota (used three times).

Subdivision 4. Powers. Independence Party of Minnesota (used three times).

Subdivision 5. Duties. Independence Party of Minnesota (used nine times).

Subdivision 6. State Central Committee Persons and Alternates. Independence Party of Minnesota (used three times).

Section 2. State Central Committee Meetings. Subdivision 1. Regular Meetings. Independence Party of Minnesota (used seven times).

Subdivision 2. Special Meetings. Independence Party of Minnesota (used ten times).

Subdivision 3. Emergency Meetings. Independence Party of Minnesota (used six times).

Subdivision 4. Electronic voice or data meetings. Independence Party of Minnesota (used once).

Article Six – Section 1. State Executive Committee Organization. Subdivision 1. Existence. Independence Party of Minnesota (used once).

Subdivision 2. Members and Officers. Independence Party of Minnesota (used six times).

Subdivision 3. Responsibilities. Independence Party of Minnesota (used four times).

Subdivision 4. Powers. Independence Party of Minnesota (used seven times).

Subdivision 5. Duties. Independence Party of Minnesota (used three times).

Section 2. State Executive Committee Meetings. Subdivision 1. Regular Meetings. Independence Party of Minnesota (used five times).

Subdivision 2. Special Meetings. Independence Party of Minnesota (used six times).

Subdivision 3. Emergency Meetings. Independence Party of Minnesota (used six times).

Subdivision 4. Electronic voice or data meetings. Independence Party of Minnesota (used once).

Section 3. State Party Officers. Subdivision 1. Existence and Designation. Independence Party of Minnesota (used eight times).

Subdivision 2. Deputy State Party Officers. Independence Party of Minnesota (used fourteen times), and, Independence Party (once).

Subdivision 3. Duties, Responsibilities, and Powers. Independence Party of Minnesota (used eleven times).

Subdivision 4. Election. Independence Party of Minnesota (used four times).

Subdivision 5. Term. Independence Party of Minnesota (used two times).

Subdivision 6. Vacancy. Independence Party of Minnesota (used ten times).

Article Seven – Section 1. State Special Committees. Independence Party of Minnesota (used fourteen times).

Article Eight – Section 1. Congressional District Convention Organization. Subdivision 1. Existence and Number. Independence Party of Minnesota (used one time).

Subdivision 2. Members and Officers. Independence Party of Minnesota (used six times).

Subdivision 3. Responsibilities. Independence Party of Minnesota (used two times).

Subdivision 4. Powers. Independence Party of Minnesota (used seven times).

Subdivision 5. Duties. Independence Party of Minnesota (used four times).

Section 2. Congressional District Convention Sessions: Subdivision 1. Regular Sessions. Independence Party of Minnesota (used three times).

Subdivision 2. Special Sessions. Independence Party of Minnesota (used four times).

Subdivision 3. Emergency Sessions. Independence Party of Minnesota (used eight times).

Article Nine – Congressional District Committees Section 1. Organization. Subdivision I. Existence and Function. Independence Party of Minnesota (used two times).

Subdivision 2. Members and Officers. Independence Party of Minnesota (used eleven times).

Subdivision 3. Responsibilities. Independence Party of Minnesota (used three times).

Subdivision 4. Powers. Independence Party of Minnesota (used seven times).

Subdivision 5. Duties. Independence Party of Minnesota (used four times).

Section 2. Congressional District Committee Meetings: Subdivision 1. Regular Meetings. Independence Party of Minnesota (used eight times).

Subdivision 2. Special Meetings. Independence Party of Minnesota (used five times).

Subdivision 3. Emergency Meetings. Independence Party of Minnesota (used five times).

Section 3. Congressional District Officers. Subdivision 1. Existence and Designation. Independence Party of Minnesota (used one time).

Subdivision 2. Duties, Responsibilities, and Powers. Independence Party of Minnesota (used two times).

Subdivision 3. Election. Independence Party of Minnesota (used three times).

Subdivision 4. Term. Independence Party of Minnesota (used two times).

Subdivision 5. Vacancy. Independence Party of Minnesota (used four times).

Bylaw 04.00. Candidate Endorsement: Bylaw 04.10. Eligibility. Independence Party of Minnesota (used two times).

Bylaw 04.20. Application Process. Independence Party of Minnesota (used four times).

Bylaw 04.40. Candidate Screening Committee. Independence Party of Minnesota (used three times).

Bylaw 04.50. Resources. Independence Party of Minnesota (used two times).

Bylaw 04.60. Resources Prohibited. Independence Party of Minnesota (used three times).

Bylaw 04.80. Cross Endorsement. Independence Party of Minnesota (used one time).

Bylaw 04.81. Terms of Cross Endorsement. Independence Party (used three times).

Bylaw 04.110. Endorsement Duration. Independence Party of Minnesota (used one time).

Article Eleven – State Party Platform Section 1. Existence and Definition: Subdivision 1. Formation. Independence Party (used two times).

Article Twelve – Bylaws Section 1. Bylaws. Independence Party (used one time).

Bylaw 11.20. Right to Propose Amendments. Independence Party (used one time).

Bylaw 11.50. Payment of Proposed Amendment Costs. Independence Party (used two times).

Article Thirteen – Parliamentary Authority. Section 1. Parliamentary Authority. Independence Party (used two times).

Article Fourteen – General Provisions. Section 1. Definitions. Subdivision 2. “Congressional District committee”, or “Congressional District Convention”. Independence Party of Minnesota (used one time).

Subdivision 3. “State Executive Committee”, “State Central Committee”, or “State Convention”. Independence Party of Minnesota (used one time).

Subdivision 5. “File”, “filing”, or “filed”. Independence Party of Minnesota (used one time).

Subdivision 8. “Independence Party official”. Independence Party (used one time-in title) and Independence Party of Minnesota (used one time).

Subdivision 10. “Party”. Independence Party of Minnesota (used two times).

Subdivision 11. “Endorsement”. Independence Party (used one time).

Subdivision 12. “Support Vote”. Independence Party (used one time).

Section 2. General Provisions For Members and Officials: Subdivision 1. Accreditation. Independence Party of Minnesota (used two times).

Subdivision 2. Fees. Independence Party of Minnesota (used two times).

Subdivision 3. Voting and Participation Rights. Independence Party of Minnesota (used three times).

Subdivision 4. Proxy Voting Prohibited. Independence Party (used one time).

Subdivision 3. Election. Independence Party of Minnesota (used three times).

Subdivision 4. Term. Independence Party of Minnesota (used two times).

Subdivision 5. Vacancy. Independence Party of Minnesota (used four times).

Bylaw 04.00. Candidate Endorsement: Bylaw 04.10. Eligibility. Independence Party of Minnesota (used two times).

Bylaw 04.20. Application Process. Independence Party of Minnesota (used four times).

Bylaw 04.40. Candidate Screening Committee. Independence Party of Minnesota (used three times).

Bylaw 04.50. Resources. Independence Party of Minnesota (used two times).

Bylaw 04.60. Resources Prohibited. Independence Party of Minnesota (used three times).

Bylaw 04.80. Cross Endorsement. Independence Party of Minnesota (used one time).

Bylaw 04.81. Terms of Cross Endorsement. Independence Party (used three times).

Bylaw 04.110. Endorsement Duration. Independence Party of Minnesota (used one time).

Article Eleven – State Party Platform Section 1. Existence and Definition: Subdivision 1. Formation. Independence Party (used two times).

Article Twelve – Bylaws Section 1. Bylaws. Independence Party (used one time).

Bylaw 11.20. Right to Propose Amendments. Independence Party (used one time).

Bylaw 11.50. Payment of Proposed Amendment Costs. Independence Party (used two times).

Article Thirteen – Parliamentary Authority. Section 1. Parliamentary Authority. Independence Party (used two times).

Article Fourteen – General Provisions. Section 1. Definitions. Subdivision 2. “Congressional District committee”, or “Congressional District Convention”. Independence Party of Minnesota (used one time).

Subdivision 3. “State Executive Committee”, “State Central Committee”, or “State Convention”. Independence Party of Minnesota (used one time).

Subdivision 5. “File”, “filing”, or “filed”. Independence Party of Minnesota (used one time).

Subdivision 8. “Independence Party official”. Independence Party (used one time-in title) and Independence Party of Minnesota (used one time).

Subdivision 10. “Party”. Independence Party of Minnesota (used two times).

Subdivision 11. “Endorsement”. Independence Party (used one time).

Subdivision 12. “Support Vote”. Independence Party (used one time).

Section 2. General Provisions For Members and Officials: Subdivision 1. Accreditation. Independence Party of Minnesota (used two times).

Subdivision 2. Fees. Independence Party of Minnesota (used two times).

Subdivision 3. Voting and Participation Rights. Independence Party of Minnesota (used three times).

Subdivision 4. Proxy Voting Prohibited. Independence Party (used one time).

Subdivision 5. Duties of Independence Party Officials. Independence Party (used one time-in title) and Independence Party of Minnesota (used three times).

Subdivision 6. Limits of Responsibility, Power, and Duty. Independence Party of Minnesota (used one time).

Subdivision 7. Removal of Independence Party Officials. Independence Party (used one time-in title) and Independence Party of Minnesota (used three times).

Subdivision 8. Appeals. Independence Party of Minnesota (used one time).

Bylaw 07.11. National Seats Defined. Independence Party of Minnesota (used three times).

Bylaw 07.12. National Seats Filled By Elections. Independence Party of Minnesota (used four times).

Bylaw 07.15. Prior Member Activity Required. Independence Party of Minnesota (used two times).

Bylaw 07.16. Prior Member Activity Defined. Independence Party (used three times) and Independence Party of Minnesota (used three times).

Bylaw 07.17. Eligibility Challenge. Independence Party of Minnesota (used one time).

Bylaw 07.18. National Seats Filled At The Pleasure Of The Electing Body. Independence Party of Minnesota (used one time).

Bylaw 07.19. Term of Office. Independence Party of Minnesota (used one time).

Section 3. General Provisions for Conventions and Committees. Subdivision 2. Rules. Independence Party of Minnesota (used one time).

Subdivision 3. Minutes. Independence Party of Minnesota (used two times).

Subdivision 4. Vote By Mail. Independence Party of Minnesota (used one time).

Subdivision 5. District Fundraising. Independence Party (used one time) and Independence Party of Minnesota (used one time).

Subdivision 6. Spending Restrictions. Independence Party of Minnesota (used six times).

Section 4. General Administrative Provisions: Subdivision 1. Accounting Standards. Independence Party of Minnesota (used one time).

Subdivision 2. Open Meetings and Books. Independence Party of Minnesota (used eleven times).

Section 5. Officer Eligibility. Independence Party of Minnesota (used two times).

Article Fifteen – Amendment. Section 1. Appointment of IPM Constitution Committee. Independence Party of Minnesota (used three times).

Section 2. Committee Review. Independence Party of Minnesota (used four times).

Section 3. Notice of Amendment. Independence Party of Minnesota (used one time).

Section 4. Amendment Adoption. Independence Party of Minnesota (used three times).

Section 5. Ratification. Independence Party of Minnesota (used three times).

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