Bylaws of the Clark County Republican Party

As Amended July 26, 2016

1.0 Organizational Designation.

 

1.1 Organization Name.

The name of this organization shall be the Clark County Republican Central Committee herein after referred to as the CCRCC.

 

1.2 Non-profit Status.

This CCRCC shall be a non-profit organization.

 

2.0 Objectives.

 

2.1 Electoral Objectives of the CCRCC.

The electoral objectives are to elect Republican candidates to local, county, state and national offices.

 

2.2 Policy Objectives of the CCRCC.

The policy objectives are to promote free market capitalism and individual liberty throughout Clark County and Nevada.

 

2.2 CCRCC Policy on Endorsement.

 

2.2.1 Endorsement of Candidates

The CCRCC or the County Convention may make a pre-primary endorsement of Republican candidates who are unopposed in a primary election after the filing date and who pass a background check.

 

2.2.2 Requirements of Endorsed Candidates for Public Office.

All candidates for office endorsed by the CCRCC or the County Convention must be registered Republicans, unless the endorsement is for an election in which there is no Republican candidate and the filing date has passed.

 

2.2.3 Endorsement of Issues.

The CCRCC or the County Convention may endorse or oppose ballot questions.

 

 

 

 

 

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2.3 CCRCC Policy on Conflict of Interest.

No elected member of the Executive Board including Elected Officers nor any Appointed Officer shall hold a paid staff position with a political campaign or political consultant or with the Nevada Republican Central Committee or Republican National Committee. Nothing in this section shall be interpreted to apply to persons holding non-officer appointments, including but not limited to committee or auxiliary appointments or to persons elected as members of the Nevada Republican Central Committee.

 

3.0 CCRCC Membership.

 

3.1 Qualifications of CCRCC Members.

 

3.1.1 Number of Members.

In accordance with Nevada Revised Statutes, Chapter 293, Section 143, each established voting precinct is entitled to have at least one member on the CCRCC, and no precinct may have more members than its current authorized number according to law.

 

3.1.2 Admitting New Members to the CCRCC.

 

3.1.2.1 Delegates attending the biennial Clark County Republican Convention become new members at the close of the convention. Subsequent to the biennial convention, registered Republicans in Clark County may apply for CCRCC membership at any time. The applicant must be a registered Republican voter, and a vacancy must exist within the precinct.

 

 

3.1.2.2 Applications for membership to the CCRCC must be reviewed by the Secretary to ensure the applicant is a registered Republican voter and that a vacancy does exist within the applicant’s precinct. If the new member’s application is complete and a vacancy exists, the Secretary shall schedule the application for membership for the agenda of the next regular meeting of the CCRCC. Approval or denial of membership must occur at the meeting for which it is scheduled as Parliamentary Special Orders before all other items of business except ceremonial matters such as the Invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

3.2 Loss of Membership in the CCRCC.

 

3.2.1 Normal Term of Membership in the CCRCC.

Members of the CCRCC shall serve for two years or until the final adjournment of the next biennial Clark County Republican Convention, whichever occurs sooner.

 

3.2.2 Termination of Membership in the CCRCC.

Any member of the CCRCC whose registration is canceled by the Clark County Registrar of Voters, except for a change of name, or who by reason of absence pursuant to § 3.6 of these Bylaws, is considered to have forfeited his/her membership on the CCRCC and the Secretary shall schedule a vote on the agenda of the next regular or special meeting of the CCRCC to terminate the  membership. Approval or denial of termination of membership must occur  at the meeting for which it is scheduled as Parliamentary Special Orders before all other items of business except ceremonial matters such as the Invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance. Any member of the CCRCC, regardless of membership classification, may be removed for cause by a majority vote at any regular meeting of the CCRCC.

 

3.2.3 Suspension of Membership in the CCRCC.

The Chair has the authority to suspend a member of the CCRCC pending resolution of any good faith dispute whether the member is or should be duly registered as a Republican by the Clark County Registrar of Voters. The Chair also has the authority to suspend and remove from participation at any meeting a member who, at said meeting, has violated the Bylaw or the Rules, or has otherwise acted, at that meeting, in an unprofessional or obstructive manner, which decision may not be overturned absent a 2/3 vote of the members present of the CCRCC at that meeting.

 

3.3 CCRCC Member’s Changes in Precinct.

Members of the CCRCC shall not lose their membership because of changes in the numbers of registered voters in their precinct, changes or modifications to precinct boundaries or abolition of their precinct by the County Registrar of Voters. CCRCC members will not lose their membership for the reason of moving from one residence to another within the County. The Secretary will adjust the membership lists to reflect the current precinct organization and ensure that vacancies on the CCRCC are determined using the latest precinct boundaries and official registration affidavits and statistics.

 

3.4 CCRCC Members Addresses.

 

3.4.1 U.S. Mail Addresses.

Members who wish to receive official notices via postal mail are required to keep the CCRCC Office advised of their current mailing addresses. If correspondence mailed to a member is returned by the U.S. Post Office because it could not be delivered, no mail, including meeting notices, will be sent to that member until his/her address is corrected.

 

3.4.2 E-mail Addresses.

Members who wish to receive official notices via postal mail must do so in writing to the Secretary. Absent any such election by a member all  CCRCC correspondence or notices will be sent to them through the Internet to their e-mail addresses. If e-mail is returned or otherwise rejected using the Internet, no additional e-mail, including meeting notices, will be sent to that member until the e-mail address is corrected. Members are responsible for keeping the Secretary informed of their current e-mail address, for remaining subscribed to the mailing list and for preventing notices from being blocked by the members personal e-mail filtering.

 

3.5 CCRCC Meeting Sign-in Requirements.

Members shall sign the attendance record for each meeting they attend.

 

3.6 Members Absence at CCRCC Meetings.

Members who are absent without excuse from two (2) consecutive meetings shall automatically lose their membership to the CCRCC  Members who are reclassified because of absences at CCRCC meetings may apply for  Membership again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3.7 Classifications of Membership.

 

3.7.1 Persons admitted to membership with voting rights under § 3.1 shall be classified as Regular Members of the CCRCC.

3.7.2 The Central Committee shall adopt Standing Rules providing for two (2) additional voting membership classifications, which shall be known as Ex Officio Member and Honorary Member. Ex Officio membership shall be restricted to elected officials with constituencies wholly or partially within Clark County and shall be exempt from attendance requirements herein. Honorary Members shall be appointed by a majority vote of the Standing Committee on Management. Their membership status shall not be subject to attendance requirements, but their voting privileges shall be.

 

3.8 CCRCC Representatives to the Nevada State Central Committee.

 

3.8.1 Absence at State Central Committee Meetings.

Any Clark County representative to the NRCC who fails to attend two meetings of the NRCC during their term, either in person or by recorded proxy, shall lose their Clark County membership to the NRCC. Clark County members of the NRCC who complete a proxy form for a NRCC meeting, and have that proxy recorded by the CCRCC office, will receive credit for attending a particular NRCC meeting even if their proxy was not used.

 

4.0 Elected Officers of the CCRCC.

 

4.1 Number of Elected CCRCC Officers.

The elected officers of the CCRCC shall be a Chair, Vice-Chair, Political Director, Precinct Director, Community Relations Director, Secretary, and Treasurer.

 

4.2 Term of Office for CCRCC Elected Officers.

The term of office for elected Officers of the CCRCC shall be for two (2) years or until the next scheduled election for Officers, whichever comes sooner. Each newly elected officer shall assume office immediately upon the announcement of the election result.

 

4.3 RESERVED

 

4.4 Vacancies in CCRCC Elected Officer Positions.

 

4.4.1 Filling Officer Vacancies

A vacancy in an elected officer position shall be filled at the first regular meeting of the CCRCC following the occurrence of such vacancy with at least a ten (10) day notice having been given. Elections to fill vacancies shall be conducted as Parliamentary Special Orders before all other items of business except the Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance. A vacancy shall be deemed to exist when any officer is voluntarily elected as a voting member of the Executive Board.

 

 

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4.4.2 Pro Tem Officer Appointments

Vacancies in the office of CCRP Chair shall be filled by a Pro Tem succession beginning with the CCRP Vice Chair and followed, in order, by the Political Director, Precinct Director and Community Relations Director. Vacancies in all other elected offices shall be filled by a Pro Tem appointment by the CCRP Chair. Offices filled by Pro Tem incumbents are still considered vacant and all Pro Tem tenures shall expire upon the election of a new office holder as required in § 4.4.1. Officers holding such appointments shall exercise all the duties of their office, except that they shall not hold a vote on the Executive Board or the Permanent Committee on Management unless they were an elected member of the Executive Board at the time they were appointed. An elected officer, may, in writing to the CCRP Secretary, decline to succeed to the office of CCRP Chair Pro Tem and retain their current office.

 

4.5 RESERVED

 

4.6 RESERVED

 

4.7 Duties of Elected Officers of the CCRCC.

The officers shall perform the duties presented by these Bylaws and the Standing Rules.

 

4.8 Employees of the CCRCC

Paid employees or regularly engaged independent contractors of the CCRCC may only be hired or terminated on the authorization of the Executive Board.

 

4.9 Duties of the CCRP Chair

The Chair shall exercise direction, management, supervision and control over the following responsibilities:

 

4.9.1 Representing the CCRP to the Clark County community, the State of Nevada and the United States.

4.9.2 Providing the principal leadership for the overall strategic, political and business management, including fund raising, of the CCRP.

4.9.3 Reviewing all other officers, committees and other organizations within the CCRP to assess the performance their duties.

4.9.4 Chairing meetings of the County Convention, the Central Committee, the Board, and the Permanent Committee on Management and approving the preliminary agendas for said meetings.

4.9.5 All employees of the CCRP and all CCRP appointed officers and remove any such officers at his discretion except those specifically placed under the authority of another elected officer by the Standing Rules.

4.9.6 Serving as a member, ex officio, of all Standing and Special Committees of the CCRP and any Sub-Committees thereof.

4.9.7 Between meetings of the Permanent Committee on Management, the CCRP Chair shall possess and may exercise all of the powers of the committee in the management and direction of all the affairs and business of the CCRP in such manner as he may deem for its best interests except that he shall not perform any function which by law or under the Bylaws or any rules under these Bylaws is to be done or performed by the Central Committee, the Board, or the Permanent Committees on Management or Oversight. The Permanent Committee on Management may, by amendment to the Management Rules, restrict or limit any and all devolved power of its own to the CCRP Chair.

 

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4.10 Duties of the CCRP Vice Chair

The Vice Chair shall exercise direction, management, supervision and control over the following responsibilities:

 

4.10.1 Operation of the party office suite, including all property management services such as building security, maintenance, repair, parking and fire protection, as well as  office management services including printing and graphics services, purchasing of office equipment and supplies, mail services and storage.

4.10.2 Operation of the party information technology (IT) services including acquisition of IT hardware and software, IT security, maintenance and repair of IT infrastructure and provision of IT services for other departments of the party, including telephone service, internet access and the management of all automatic telephone dialer systems used by the party, except those responsibilities delegated to the Political Director. Nothing in this section shall be construed to include responsibility for content.

4.10.3 The logistical and contractual responsibilities of all conventions and other meetings, including audio visual services, seating arrangements and election balloting. Nothing in this section shall be construed to include responsibility for scheduling or notification of such meetings or the planning and managing of their related agendas and programs, or the nomination process for elections.

4.10.4 All Sergeants At Arms, Tellers, Ushers and Doorkeepers at all conventions and other meetings, including their appointment.

4.10.5 Preside over meetings in the absence of the CCRP Chair.

4.10.6 Serve as a member, ex officio, of all Standing and Special Committees of the CCRP and any Sub-Committees thereof.

 

4.11 Duties of the CCRP Political Director

The Political Director shall exercise direction, management, supervision and control over the following responsibilities:

 

4.11.1 Research and compiling of data on voting patterns and other relevant information in support of the Precinct Organization’s four primary objectives of Electoral Victory, Voter Registration, Voter Turnout and Voter Rights.

4.11.2 Advising the CCRP Chair and Board on strategic political priorities for CCRP financial and volunteer resources.

4.11.3 The content and priority of use of all automatic telephone dialer systems used by the party.

4.11.4 Background examinations for political candidates being considered for endorsement by the CCRP.

4.11.5 Development and recruitment of Republican candidates for public office.

 

4.12 Duties of the CCRP Precinct Director

The Precinct Director shall exercise direction, management, supervision and control over the following responsibilities:

 

4.12.1 The CCRP Precinct Organization, including Precinct Captains and any field management authorized by the Standing Rules.

4.12.2 Providing the primary leadership and management to achieve the CCRP goals of Electoral Victory, Voter Registration, Voter Turnout and Voter Rights.

4.12.3 Providing the primary leadership and management of the recruitment of CCRP volunteers.

4.12.4 Ensuring that the volunteers throughout the CCRP Precinct Organization receive adequate leadership and management for both recruiting and training.

 

4.13 Duties of the CCRP Community Relations Director

The Community Relations Director  shall exercise direction, management, supervision and control over the following responsibilities:

 

4.13.1 Organizing, growing, motivating and coordinating the activities of all CCRP coalitions.

4.13.2 Scheduling, planning, and conducting coalition chair meetings.

4.13.3 Coordinating coalition activities with the CCRP Chair and outside organizations as needed.

4.13.4 Encouraging the establishment and growth of local chapters of national Republican organizations.

4.13.5 Providing liaison and representing the CCRP to Republican coalitions and organizations and other community organizations.

 

4.14 Duties of the CCRP Secretary

The Secretary shall exercise direction, management, supervision and control over the following responsibilities:

 

4.14.1 The preparation and promulgation of official calls of meetings, the maintenance of records and the execution of documents normally required of a corporate secretary.

4.14.2 The membership records of the party.

4.14.3 The recording of minutes of meetings.

 

4.15 Duties of the CCRP Treasurer

The Treasurer shall exercise direction, management, supervision and control over the following responsibilities:

 

4.15.1 Acting as Chief Financial Officer of the CCRP.

4.15.2 Ensuring the accurate and complete financial accounting activities of the CCRP.

4.15.3 Recording the receipt of all funds, issuing appropriate receipts, and preparing all checks for signature.

4.15.4 Presenting an itemized financial statement at all regular meetings of the Plenary Session.

4.15.5 Preparing and submitting all financial reports required by state and federal law.

4.15.6 Completing all tasks specified in state and federal law that are required of Chief Financial Officers of non-profit entities.

4.15.7 Cooperating fully with any audit rules adopted in the Standing Rules.

 

5.0 Appointed Officers of the CCRCC.

 

5.1 Qualifications of Appointed Officers

 

All CCRP Appointed Officers shall be registered as Republicans with a legal voting residence in Clark County, Nevada.

 

5.2 Appointment Authority of Appointed Officers

 

Except as provided for in these Bylaws or the Standing Rules, the authority to appoint or remove all appointed officers is vested in the CCRP Chair.

 

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5.3 Enumeration of Appointed CCRP Officers

 

The appointed officers of the CCRP shall be a Legal Counsel, Parliamentarian, and such other officers as may be established in the Standing Rules.

 

5.4 Duties of Appointed Officers

 

The duties of Appointed Officers shall be those described in these Bylaws or the Standing Rules.

 

5.5 Duties and Qualifications of the CCRP Legal Counsel

 

5.5.1 Perform all such duties as are the usual and customary responsibilities for legal counsel to a non profit organization.

5.5.2 Provide legal advice to the CCRP Chair as requested.

5.5.3 Conduct correspondence and other informal legal activity as directed by the CCRP Chair.

5.5.3 Take such formal legal action as directed by the CCRP Chair.

5.5.4 Advise the CCRP Chair on legal matters on his own initiative as appropriate.

5.5.5 Legal Counsel and any subordinate counsel shall be current and active members in good standing of the State Bar of Nevada.

 

5.6 Duties and Qualifications of the CCRP Parliamentarian

 

5.6.1 Advise the CCRP Chair regarding any parliamentary implications in the preparation of agendas for the County Convention, the Central Committee, the Board and the Permanent Committee on Management.

5.6.2 Advise the presiding officer of the County Convention, the Central Committee, the Board and the Permanent Committee on Management during the course of meetings on matters of parliamentary procedure, either in response to inquiries from the chair or on his own instance as he deems appropriate.

5.6.3 The Parliamentarian and any subordinate parliamentarians shall be current and actively accredited by the National Association of Parliamentarians as either a Registered Parliamentarian or a Professional Registered Parliamentarian or as a Certified Parliamentarian or Certified Professional Parliamentarian with the American Institute of Parliamentarians.

 

6.0 CCRCC Meetings.

 

6.1 Location for CCRCC Meetings.

All meetings of the CCRCC must be held within the County of Clark, Nevada.

 

6.2 Regular Meetings of the CCRCC.

Regular meetings of the CCRCC must be held in the third week of every other month commencing in January of each year, on a day specified in the Standing Rules. Exceptions on a one time basis may also be made to include holidays and elections or other exigent circumstances; in that case, the Chair will decide when the meetings will be held. Any month in which a regular meeting of the central committee is scheduled that a county convention is also scheduled, the regular meeting is hereby cancelled.

 

6.3 Special Meetings of the CCRCC.

 

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6.3.1 Scheduling Special Meetings of the CCRCC.

Special meetings of the CCRCC require a five (5) calendar day notice to members and may be held:

6.3.1.1 Pursuant to a resolution passed at a regular meeting.

6.3.1.2 Pursuant to a resolution passed at a special meeting.

6.3.1.3 On call of the Chair by sending notices to each member at least five (5) calendar days prior to the meeting date.

6.3.1.4 On call of 30 percent or more of the Executive Board members.

6.3.1.5 On a petition of 10 percent or more of the CCRCC members for a special meeting submitted to the Secretary at least ten days before the proposed meeting date, and specifying a time, location and items of business to be discussed. If the requirements of this clause are met, the Secretary shall issue the call at least five calendar days before the meeting date. If they are not met, the Secretary shall deny the petition and explain the deficiency to the submitter.

6.3.1.6 Only that business indicated in the resolution or call for a special meeting may be conducted at a special meeting.

 

6.4 Voting at CCRCC Meetings.

Only members in attendance at CCRCC meetings shall be entitled to vote. A member shall become eligible to vote at the second meeting that the member attends as a CCRCC member.

 

6.5 Open Meeting Requirements.

Regular meetings shall be open to the public. A non-member is not entitled to be heard as a matter of right.

 

6.6 Minutes of CCRCC Meetings.

Minutes shall be kept of every regular or special meeting of the CCRCC by the Secretary, or in the Secretary’s absence by the Deputy Secretary, Recorder, or any registered Republican resident in Clark County appointed by the Secretary. In the absence of any of these, the Chair may appoint any registered Republican resident in Clark County to take the minutes. The minutes shall be open to the inspection of any Member upon request.

 

6.7 Quorum Requirements for CCRCC Meetings.

No business shall be transacted in the name of the CCRCC unless a quorum is present. Ten (10) percent of the members of the CCRCC shall constitute a quorum. There shall be no proxy voting.

 

6.8 Powers of the CCRCC.

The CCRCC may review the actions or exercise any of the powers or functions delegated to officers, the Executive Board, or committees of the party of any type at any regular or special meeting of the CCRCC.

 

7.0 EXECUTIVE BOARD.

 

7.1 CCRCC Executive Board Members.

 

 

 

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7.1.1 Voting Members of the Executive Board.

Voting members of the Executive Board will be two members from each of the seven (7) Clark County Commission Districts who represent and reside in that Commission District. Each person so elected shall be known as a District Trustee. In the event that a District has no candidates, the vacancy may be filled by election at large. The other voting members are the Elected officers of the CCRCC: Chair, Vice Chair, Political Director, Precinct Director, Community Relations Director, Secretary, and Treasurer.

 

7.1.2 Non-voting Members of the Executive Board.

The non-voting members of the Executive Board shall be the Legal Counsel, Parliamentarian, Chief of Staff, Operations Director, Policy Director, Communications Director, County Whip, Deputy Secretary, Registrar and Recorder.

 

7.1.3 RESERVED

 

7.1.4 Chairman Voting at Executive Board Meetings.

The Chairman shall not vote upon a motion except to make or break a tie.

 

7.1.5 Registered Voter Requirements.

All members of the Executive Board shall be registered Republican voters in Clark County.

 

7.2 [RESERVED]

 

7.3 Quorum Requirements for Executive Board Meetings.

The presence of twenty-five percent of the voting members of the Executive Board shall constitute a quorum. A quorum may transact all business. The Executive Board meets on the first Tuesday of each month preceding the month of a Regular Central Committee meeting. If that date is a holiday or an election, the Executive Board may meet on any later date determined by the Chair.

 

7.4 Special Meetings of the Executive Board.

The Executive Board shall meet on call of the Chair with at least 24 hours written or oral notice to each member. Any six (6) or more members of the Executive Board may call a special meeting by notifying each member at least five (5) calendar days prior to the meeting date.

 

7.5 Executive Board Reports.

The Chair shall report on the activities of the Executive Board at each regular meeting of the CCRCC.

 

7.6 Powers of the CCRCC Executive Board.

Between meetings of the CCRCC, the Executive Board shall possess and may exercise all of the powers of the CCRCC in the management and direction of all the affairs and business of the CCRCC in such manner as they deem for its best interests except that they shall not perform any function which is by law to be done or performed by the CCRCC. The CCRCC may, by resolution, restrict or limit any and all powers of the Executive Board.

 

 

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7.7 Powers of the Chairman of the CCRCC.

During the intervals between meetings of the Executive Board and the Permanent Committee on Management, the CCRCC Chairman shall possess and may exercise the powers of the Executive Board This power shall not include those matters for which the Executive Board or the Permanent Committee on Management has expressly retained authority, or which pursuant to NRS, the Bylaws, or the Standing Rules must be performed by the CCRCC, the Executive Board or the Permanent Committee on Oversight. This power may be exercised by the CCRP Vice Chair when the Chair is outside the State of Nevada for more than five (5) days.

 

7.8 Loss of Membership to the CCRCC Executive Board.

The Executive Board may, at their discretion, terminate any voting Board member who has missed two consecutive regular meetings by a 2/3 vote, provided that notice of the vote was included on the proposed agenda and sent to all Board members at least 72 hours before the meeting. Board members so terminated may be re-elected.

 

8.0 County Republican Conventions and Standing Committees.

The number of delegates to the biennial County Convention shall be consistent with the requirements in these bylaws related to the number of members to the CCRCC. The CCRCC must hold precinct meetings in preparation for the biennial convention in a manner to be determined by the Executive Board.

 

8.1 Committee Rules

The Central Committee may adopt Standing Rules to implement the provisions of this article. Except as provided in these bylaws or the Standing Rules, the authority to appoint a Chair and Vice Chair of each committee rests with the appointing authority of the committee itself. No committee shall have more than 11 voting members, exclusive of ex officio members. The authority to appoint committee members is the power to remove committee members.

8.2 Types of Committees

The CCRP shall have the following types of committees as delineated below.

 

8.1.1 Standing Committees, created by the Bylaws and appointed by the CCRP Chair.

8.1.2 Special Committees, created and appointed by the CCRP Chair.

8.1.3 Ad Hoc Committees, created and appointed by the Executive Board.

8.1.4 Permanent Committees, created by the Bylaws and consisting of Executive Board members as delineated in this article.

8.1.5 Select Committees, created by the Standing Rules and elected directly by the Central Committee.

8.1.6 Joint committees, created by the Standing Rules and appointed by the CCRP Chair with the consent of the Executive Board.

 

8.2 Permanent Committee on Oversight

The Permanent Committee on Oversight shall consist of the members of the Executive Board elected by District. The Committee shall elect its own Chair and Vice Chair from among its own members.

 

 

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8.3 Permanent Sub-Committees

The Permanent Committee on Oversight shall divide itself into Sub-Committees as delineated below. Only Committee members may serve on Sub-Committees. No Committee member shall serve on more than two Sub-Committees, serve as Chair for more than one, or serve as Vice Chair for more than one. The committee will appoint a Chair and Vice Chair of each Sub-Committee. No person shall serve on the Sub-Committees on Credentials Appeals and Ethics and on Election and Disciplinary Appeals at the same time.

 

8.3.1 The Permanent Sub-Committee on Credentials Appeals and Ethics. This committee shall have jurisdiction over credentials appeals for the Central Committee and County Convention and conduct investigations in disciplinary proceedings as provided for in the rules.

8.3.2 The Permanent Sub-Committee on Election and Disciplinary Appeals. This committee shall have jurisdiction over elections monitoring, review and appeals for the Central Committee and County Convention and will conduct trials in disciplinary proceedings as provided for in the rules.

8.3.3 The Permanent Sub-Committee on Efficiency and Audit. This committee shall have jurisdiction over investigations regarding the financial and management efficiency of the party and shall review all audits and deliver a report of their own independent assessment of said audits to the Executive Board. They may also inspect any CCRP financial records and conduct any audit inquiry on their own instance.

8.3.4 The Permanent Sub-Committee on Bylaws and Rules. This committee shall review and make a report to the Executive Board on all proposed amendments to the Bylaws or Rules or propose amendments on the Sub-Committee’s own initiative.

 

8.4 Permanent Committee on Management

8.4.1 The Permanent Committee on Management shall consist of the elected officers as voting members and all appointed officers who are not subordinate to other appointed officers as non-voting members, with the exception of the Deputy Secretary, Recorder and Registrar who shall also be non-voting members.

8.4.2 The Committee Chair and Vice Chair shall be the CCRP Chair and CCRP Vice Chair, respectively. Between meetings of the Executive Board the Committee shall possess and may exercise all of the powers of the Executive Board in the management and direction of all the affairs and business of the CCRCC in such manner as they deem for its best interests except that they shall not perform any function which is by law or under these bylaws or rules adopted under these bylaws, to be done or performed by the Executive Board or the Permanent Committee on Oversight. The Executive Board may adopt Executive Rules restricting or limiting any and all powers of the Committee.

 

8.5 Other Sub-Committees

All other Sub-Committees, regardless of which type of committee they are subordinate to, may only be created pursuant to procedure established in the Standing Rules.

 

 

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8.6 Standing Committee on Platform and Legislative Policy

 

8.6.1 The Standing Committee on Platform and Legislative Policy shall consist of the CCRP Policy Director as Chair and 10 Regular Members of the Central Committee as members.

8.6.2 The committee shall conduct at least one hearing in the same year as, but prior to the County Convention, open to the public, for members of the Central Committee, to speak to the Committee and express their opinions as to those issues that they feel should or should not be contained in the CCRP Platform.

8.6.3 The committee shall conduct at least one hearing in the same year as, but prior to, the County Convention, and subsequent to the hearing required above, open to the public, for all Republicans registered in Clark County, to speak to the committee and express their opinions as to those issues that they feel should or should not be contained in the CCRP Platform.

8.6.4 Prepare and submit the Preliminary and Final Reports of the Committee to the County Convention, provided that the committee may not vote on the Preliminary Report until after the public hearings required in this section have been held.

 

9.0 Parliamentary Authority.

 

9.1 Robert’s Rules of Order.

The current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised which has been in print for at least two years shall constitute the General Rules of Order of the party and may be cited as such and shall govern on all questions of procedure and parliamentary law not inconsistent with these bylaws or any rules adopted under them.

 

9.2 Order of Parliamentary Authority.

 

The order of binding parliamentary authority for the CCRCC, the Executive Board and all committees established pursuant to these bylaws or any rules adopted under them shall be:

 

9.2.1 The Nevada Revised Statutes.

9.2.2 The Bylaws of the NRCC.

9.2.3 The Bylaws of the CCRCC.

9.2.4 The Standing Rules of the CCRCC.

9.2.5 The General Rules of Order established pursuant to § 9.1.

 

9.3 [RESERVED]

 

9.4 Rules regarding Precinct Meetings and Conventions

The Central Committee shall adopt Standing Rules governing the preparation for and the conduct of Precinct Meetings and the County Convention. Such rules shall include all legally required rules and rules regarding vacancies to the County Convention.

 

10.0. Amendments.

These bylaws may be amended at any regular meeting of the CCRCC by a two-thirds (2/3) vote, provided the amendment has been included in the call of that meeting with ten (10) days written notice or read aloud in full at the previous regular business meeting.

 

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11.0 Applicable Law.

No officer, agent or member of the CCRCC is authorized to take any action in violation of any federal or state election law in the conduct of CCRCC business, ballot security, voter challenge, or get-out-the-vote activity. Nor is any officer, agent or member of the CCRCC authorized to take any action in violation of the Order entered in Case No. A269546, Dept. IX, Eighth Judicial District Court, Clark County, Nevada. Any action taken in violation of this provision shall be cause for recall or removal pursuant to these Bylaws.

 

11.1 Reservation of Rights.

The CCRCC reserves all rights to manage its internal affairs as stated by the United States Supreme Court in 489 U.S. 214, 109 S. Ct. 1013 (1989).

 

12.0 Elections.

 

12.1 General Election Provisions.

This article applies to elections for the following elective offices:

 

12.1.1 Elected Officers.

12.1.2 Elected District Members of the Executive Board.

12.1.3 Representatives to the Nevada Republican Central Committee.

 

12.2 Conduct of Elections.

 

12.2.1 Elections shall be held by secret ballot, unless there is only one candidate for an office  in which case an election may be held by a show of hands.

12.2.2 All elections shall be held at regular meetings of the Central Committee, except for District Board Elections which shall be held at the County Convention. Election shall not be held at special meetings of the Central Committee.

12.2.3 A majority vote is required to elect. When there are more than two candidates for one office and no one receives a majority on the first ballot, the two candidates receiving the most votes shall remain on the second and any subsequent ballots and all others shall be dropped.

12.2.4 The specific vote totals for all candidates participating in a secret ballot shall be revealed and read to the entire CCRCC immediately upon announcement of election results, and thereafter published on the party website for not less than 30 days.

12.2.5 A supervised representative of each candidate shall be permitted to review and count the ballots, after the official count, and before the official results have been announced.

12.2.6 All ballots must be maintained for a minimum of thirty (30) days.

12.2.7 The use of electronic voting machines is permitted.

12.2.8 All elections shall be conducted as Parliamentary Special Orders before all other items of business except the Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

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12.3  Schedule for Elections.

 

12.3.1 Elections for Elected Officers shall be held in July of odd numbered years.

12.3.2 Elections for Elected District Members of the Executive Board shall be held at the biennial County Convention.

12.3.3 Representatives to the Nevada Republican Central Committee shall be held at the first regular meeting of the CCRCC following the County Convention

12.3.4 All persons elected under this article shall hold their office until their resignation, their recall, or the expiration of their term at the next regularly scheduled biennial election for their office and the election of their successor.

 

12.4 Vacancies in Elected Positions.

A vacancy in an elected position shall be filled at the first regular meeting of the CCRCC following the occurrence of such vacancy with at least a ten (10) day notice having been given.

 

12.5 Recall Elections

An election shall be held to recall or retain a person holding an elected office upon receipt by the Secretary of a petition or letters bearing the signature and precinct numbers of at least ten (10) percent of the Regular Membership of the CCRCC. A two-thirds (2/3) majority of the members present is required to recall with at least a ten (10) day notice having been given.

 

12.6 Executive Board District Members that Move Their Residence.

If an Executive Board Member representing a County Commission District moves to a District other than the one from which he was elected, an election is to be called in the manner of a vacancy, but that member shall remain on the Executive Board until a replacement from his original District is elected at which time he vacates the office.

 

12.7 Special Procedures for Elections to the State Central Committee.

  • 12.2.3 notwithstanding, in elections for the office of Representative to the Nevada Republican Central Committee, the counting of votes, and if needed, the conduct of runoff elections, shall be conducted as prescribed in § 46 of the General Rules of Order for the conduct of elections for multiple positions.

 

12.8 Allocation of Seats to the State Central Committee.

The generally allocated seats to the NRCC from Clark County shall first be filled ex officio by the elected members of the Executive Board who are not already ex officio members of the NRCC pursuant to state party bylaws. Any person holding a seat on the NRCC by virtue of elected office automatically loses that seat if they vacate their qualifying office and the seat will be automatically filled by the successor to that office. The remaining allocated seats shall be elected by County Commission District on basis proportional to the number of registered Republicans in each District.

 

Adopted: 4/04/1986.

 

Amended: 1/20/1987, 11/17/1987, 3/19/1988, 4/07/1990, 9/18/1990, 5/2/1991, 1/20/1992,

5/18/1993, 4/08/1994, 9/19/1995, 3/29/1996, 3/17/1998, 3/27/1998, 4/22/2000, 5/16/2000,

9/16/2000, 3/20/2001, 5/15/2001, 9/17/2001, 1/15/2002, 3/09/2002, 1/15/2005, 3/18/2007,

3/8/2008, 1/20/2009, 3/20/2010, 1/17/2012, 07/18/2012, 11/14/2012, 1/16/2013 and 7/26/2016.