ICANN Resolutions » 2000-07-16 - Bylaws on Minutes

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2000-07-16 - Bylaws on Minutes


Resolution of the ICANN Board
Topic: 
Amended bylaws on minutes
Summary: 

Board approves amended bylaws regarding making meeting minutes available to the public promptly.

Category: 
Administration and Budget
Meeting Date: 
Sun, 16 Jul 2000
Resolution Number: 
00.53
Status: 
Complete
Implementation Actions: 
  • Amend Bylaws.
    • Responsible entity: ICANN Secretary
    • Due date: None provided
    • Completion date: 16 July 2000
Resolution Text: 

Resolved [00.53], that Article III, Section 2 is amended to read as follows:ACCESS TO INFORMATION

(A) All minutes of meetings of the Board, Supporting Organizations (and any councils thereof) and Committees shall be approved promptly by the originating body.

(B) No later than five (5) days after each meeting, any actions taken by the Board shall be made publicly available in a preliminary report on a publicly-accessible Internet World Wide Web site maintained by the Corporation (the "Web Site"); provided, however, that any actions relating to personnel or employment matters, legal matters (to the extent the Board determines is necessary or appropriate to protect the interests of the Corporation), matters that the Corporation is prohibited by law or contract from disclosing publicly and other matters that the Board determines, by a three-quarters (3/4) vote of Directors voting, are not appropriate for public distribution shall not be included in the preliminary report made publicly available. For any matters that the Board determines not to disclose, the Board shall describe in generic terms in the relevant preliminary report the reason for such nondisclosure.

(C) No later than the day after the date on which they are formally approved by the Board, the minutes shall be made publicly available on the Web Site; provided, however, that any minutes relating to personnel or employment matters, legal matters (to the extent the Board determines is necessary or appropriate to protect the interests of the Corporation), matters that the Corporation is prohibited by law or contract from disclosing publicly and other matters that the Board determines, by a three-quarters (3/4) vote of Directors voting, are not appropriate for public distribution shall not be included in the minutes made publicly available. For any matters that the Board determines not to disclose, the Board shall describe in generic terms in the relevant minutes the reason for such nondisclosure.

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