On Tuesday, April 30th, the Exectutive Commitee of the Suffolk LO is calling a special convention for the purpose of amending the bylaws for the purpose of preventing the hijacking of the county committee by spurious new members that may work against the Libertarian Party's positions and platform. To this end, the Suffolk LO is proposing to amend the bylaws as follows:
Article III, letter A to be amended to read:
Membership in the Suffolk LO shall be open to any individual who submits a completed Membership Application as determined by the County Committee, the individual will be a member in good standing of the county Libertarian Party, and who pays dues as determined by the County Committee.
Article III letter C to be added to read:
A member in good standing shall be determined to be a member that has fulfilled sections A and B of membership, has attended at least 25% of regularly scheduled general Suffolk LO meetings, and has paid their dues at least 15 days before any committee regular business votes, and 180 days before voting in any scheduled annual convention(s) or special conventions.
Article V letter A to be amended to read:
The officers of the Suffolk LO shall be the Chair, the Vice Chair, the Secretary, and the Treasurer. An officer of the Suffolk LO may not hold any other county committee position, however an officer of the Suffolk LO may hold state Libertarian Party and/or National Libertarian Party positions, according to the rules of the respective state and national bylaws. An officer must be a member in good standing with a minimum of 180 days membership, unless suspended by a majority vote at an annual convention.
In addition, all references to "Suffolk LO" in all documents and bylaws be replaced by "Libertarian Party of Suffolk County New York", to be abbreviated as "LPSC".