Constitution Amendments 2011
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Amendments to the Constitution of the Programmers' Society, 31st March, 2011
Proposed Amendment 1 (Correction of minor errors)
- Remove full-stops from the following section and clause headings for consistency:
4.3 5.4 5.5 7.3 7.4 7.5 8 9.2 10
- Correct typographical errors:
4.2.3 form => for 5.5.3 keep a register all members => keep a register of all members
- Promote sub-clauses to clauses, as there are no other sub-clauses that share the same respective super-clause:
4.4.1 => 4.4 5.4.1 => 5.4
- Rename Section 7
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS => MEETINGS
Proposed Amendment 2 (Interpretation of the Constitution)
- Alter Section 2:
2. INTERPRETATION The following terms, unless indicated to the contrary shall mean: * Society: Programmers' Society. * University, UTS: The University of Technology, Sydney. * Union: UTS Union.
Proposed Amendment 3 (Objects)
- Alter Section 3.2:
Become affiliated with the Union => Remain affiliated with the Union
Proposed Amendment 4 (Membership registration)
- Alter Section 4.2.2:
via electronic mailing facilities => via online facilities
Proposed Amendment 5 (Terms of expulsion from the Society)
- Repeal from Section 4.3.2 phrases (1) and (2), below:
(1) Persons expelled from the Society under this rule will be given the option of resigning. (2) (whether by expulsion or opted resignation)
Proposed Amendment 6 (Executive Committee Vacancies)
- Alter Section 5.2 to read either:
5.2 Executive Committee Vacancies 5.2.1 A position on the Executive Committee shall not be considered vacant unless one of the following takes place: 18.104.22.168 An Executive Committee member has submitted a formal resignation from their position on the Executive Committee, in writing, to the Executive Committee and it is accepted by the remaining members of the Executive Committee. 22.214.171.124 An Executive Committee member has resigned, subject to 4.4. 126.96.36.199 An Executive Committee member has been expelled, subject to 4.3.2. 188.8.131.52 A unanimous vote of no confidence in an Executive Committee member, by the remaining members of the Executive Committee, has been made. 184.108.40.206 An Executive Committee member has died or is otherwise incapacitated. 5.2.2 Any vacancy occurring on the Executive Committee shall be filled at a Special General Meeting to be held as soon as possible after the vacancy occurs.
5.2 Executive Committee Vacancies Any vacancy occurring on the Executive Committee shall be filled at a Special General Meeting to be held as soon as possible after the vacancy occurs.
NB: This would be a two-step vote. In the first step, the voting public would be asked to choose which option (A or B) they would prefer (a simple 50% majority should suffice), then they would cast the binding vote on the selected option (where the 2/3 majority would be required). Hence the outcomes for this vote would be OPTION A passed, OPTION B passed or BOTH OPTIONS rejected.
OUTCOME: OPTION B Passed
Proposed Amendment 7 (Secretary's Duties)
- Alter Section 5.5.3:
conduct all correspondence => conduct all paper-based correspondence
Proposed Amendment 8 (CSO's Duties)
- Append to Section 5.5.5:
and on behalf of the Executive Committee submit a report on the state of the Society's computer related resources at the Annual General Meeting.
Proposed Amendment 9 (Organs of mass communication)
- Modify the phrase "on the Union Notice Board at Broadway" to read:
a Union notice board and the Society's online services
in the following clauses:
4.3.2 7.5.1 8.2
and modify the phrase "on the Union Notice Board at Broadway" to read:
a Union notice board and, if in operation, the Society's online services
Proposed Amendment 10 (Representatives' Duties)
- Insert Sections 5.5.6 and 5.5.7:
5.5.6 First Year Representative. The First Year Representative shall promote the Society and its activities, primarily to students of the University who are undertaking their first year of undergraduate studies ("first years"), and shall act as an intermediary between first years and the Society. 5.5.7 Alumni Representative. The Alumni Representative shall promote the Society and its activities, primarily to former and current students of the University who have completed studies at the University ("alumni"), and shall act as an intermediary between alumni and the Society.
Proposed Amendment 11 (Remuneration and benefits)
- Alter Section 5.3:
No remuneration or other benefit in money or money's worth shall be paid to any member of the Executive Committee except for re-payment of out-of-pocket expenses.
Amendment 11b. (only considered if 12a. is rejected)
- Move Section 5.3 to 4.2.5. Renumber Section 5 accordingly.
NB: Possible outcomes: 11a. passed, 11b. passed, both rejected.
OUTCOME: Both rejected