The last item on the Agenda for the Jan. 19 Executive Meeting was that
Barbara Petty moved that “this body recognize the invalidity of the December 10th meeting.” A
discussion ensued about whether there was proper notice to the Central Committee members for the special meeting. This motion was Adopted by 10 to 5 by a roll call vote.
Voting Yes: Scott Bell, Jeff Alexander, Jacki Wilson, DeLaina Tonks, Becky Pirente, Barbara Petty, Mathew Thompson, Marian Monahan, Stan Lockhart, Raphael Millet
Voting No: Wendy Woodfield, Chris Shelley, Lisa Shepherd, David Duncan, Peggy Burdett
Abstain: David Acheson, Cory Maloy
It was moved by Barbara Petty that “we nullify the adoption of B114-A because it is in conflict with RNC rule 15,c 2.” There was a Point of Order from Dave Duncan on whether the EC has the authority to nullify actions of the Central Committee. The Chair ruled the motion out of order.
Stan Lockhart then moved that “we forward the action of the Executive Committee to the Central Committee as a point of order relative to the December 10th meeting for their consideration.”
( This was referring to the above motion regarding recognizing the validity of the December 10th meeting).
Adopted 11 to 5
It was moved that we place this on the agenda after Jackie’s Precinct Caucus training
Stan Lockhart moved the each side of the validity issue be given 5 minutes on the Central Committee agenda to makes a presentation on the issue, and debate be limited to 3 speakers on each side for 2 minutes each.
David Duncan moved “We recognize that the county party is subject to the state and national party rules.”
Adopted by unanimous vote
Adjourned at 9:50 pm
Submitted by Kirby Glad
Also discussed was the fact the Executive Committee does not have the power to over-turn or invalidate the Central Committee, as the Central Committee is the governing body of the
The fact there are no provisions in the Republican Party Documents and Roberts Rules for invalidating a meeting or vote 40 days AFTER the fact, was also discussed.
Article III - Organization and Powers Utah County Republican Constitution
1. The Central Committee shall be the governing body of the Utah County Republican Party. All powers not specifically reserved for the Party Conventions or specifically delegated by this Constitution are vested in the Central Committee. The Central Committee may delegate specific powers to the Steering Committee, to the Executive Committee, or to an individual. The powers of the Central Committee include, but are not limited to, the following: . . . . . . .
- To propose and adopt new Bylaws or amendments thereto consistent with law
and this Constitution.
To approve budgets and changes thereto.
To approve and recommend proposed amendments to this Constitution for
presentation to a County Party Convention. . . . . . . .
Utah County GOP Constitution