Section E: Duties

1. State Committee.  The State Committee shall:

    • Be responsible for the control and management of all the affairs, properties, and funds of the Party consistent with these Bylaws, plus any resolutions which may be adopted in Convention, and as governed by State and Federal laws and regulations.
    • Formulate and provide for the execution of such policies, plans, and measures as it deems to be in the best interest of the State Party, in conformity with its Bylaws.
    • Meet at least two (2) times per year.  In years when a State Convention is called, one meeting shall be immediately before or concurrent with the State Convention and the other meeting shall be as called by the State Committee at its last meeting or in the absence thereof, by the Executive Committee or the State Chairman.  Notice of State Committee meetings shall be deemed sufficient if sent by regular mail, postage prepaid at the last address of the State Committee member as submitted by the member, or otherwise on the Party’s records, at least thirty (30) days prior to such meeting. Notices may also be sent by electronic means in place of regular mail as long as the person responsible for sending such notifications ensures that a “read receipt” is received for each Committee member notified by email.  If no “read receipt” is received in time, then the Committee member must be notified by regular mail in accordance with the rules outlined earlier in the subsection.  (That means that the “read receipt” must be received prior to the 30-day regular mail notification timeframe above.)

      In lieu of meeting at a physical location, one of the two State Committee meetings per year may be held via interactive electronic means as long there are no objections from any of the Committee members.  If an objection is raised, then after the objection is heard by the members, the Committee can still hold that meeting via electronic means as long as it is approved by a vote of three-fourths (3/4) of the State Committee. 

    • The State Committee may develop and promulgate rules, not inconsistent with these Bylaws, to regulate any of the functions or activities provided for herein or as may be necessary to comply with State or Federal election laws.


2. Executive Committee.  The Executive Committee shall:

  • Be subordinate to the State Committee.
  • Transact the business of the State Committee between meetings of the State Committee and may authorize expenditures and contract for services in the name of the State Committee, but its actions shall be subject to review by the State Committee, except that those actions incurring contractual liability shall not be revocable solely by reason of this right of review.
  • Call all regular and special State Conventions and make arrangements therefore, including the time, place, and date of the Conventions. 
  • Meet at least semi-annually to make proposals for submission to the State Committee and/or the State Convention and to fulfill any other duties that may come before it.  The meetings may be conducted by interactive electronic media (telephone, internet, etc.).
  • Act as a nominating committee and submit candidates for the offices of the Party to the Convention or to the State Committee as may be applicable.
  • All appointments of the State Chairman shall be subject to approval of the Executive Committee unless that power is specifically granted to another body in these Bylaws.
  • Be empowered to meet and act on an emergency basis, do anything that the State Committee is empowered to do provided that any such emergency action by the Executive Committee may be revoked upon the three-fifths majority vote of the State Committee at the next duly convened State Committee meeting.