ICANN Resolutions » 2002-02-12 - Bylaw Amendment Regarding Term Alignments
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Board amends Article V, Section 9 of the bylaws regarding the terms of office for Directors selected by Supporting Organizations.
WHEREAS, at its third annual meeting on 15 November 2001 the Board informally requested the General Counsel to prepare and post for public comment a proposal to amend the bylaws to have the terms of the directors selected by the Supporting Organizations begin and end at the conclusion of ICANN's annual meeting of the year in which replacements are selected;
WHEREAS, five comments were received and reviewed by the Board;
WHEREAS, the Board concludes that the proposed bylaw revisions, amended to eliminate also the phrase "beginning in the year 2000" from proposed Article V, Section 9(b) (that clarifying elimination is not intended to affect the meaning of the provision), would be in the best interest of ICANN;
RESOLVED [02.12] that the Board adopts the following amendments to the ICANN Bylaws, to become effective immediately:
Article V, Section 9(b) is amended to read:
(b) Prior to October 1 of each year, each Supporting Organization entitled to select a Director (other than an Original Director selected by the Supporting Organization under Section 2 of this Article) shall make its selection according to the procedures specified by Article VI (including Articles VI-A, VI-B, and VI-C). The Supporting Organization shall give the Secretary of the Corporation written notice of the selection within fifteen days after that selection.
The preamble to Article V, Section 9(c) is amended to read:
(c) The regular term of office of a Director shall be as follows:
Article V, Section 9(c)(4) is amended to read:
4. The staggered terms of the Original Directors selected by any Supporting Organization as provided by Section 2 of this Article shall extend until the conclusion of the second, third, and fourth Annual Meeting of the Corporation, respectively, after the Supporting Organization's notification of their selections and designations is received by the Secretary.
Article V, Section 9(c)(5) is added to read:
5. The term of a Director selected by any Supporting Organization to succeed a Director previously selected by it (other than a Director selected to fill a vacancy) shall expire at the conclusion of the third Annual Meeting of the Corporation after the one at the conclusion of which the term of the Director's predecessor expired.