BUIP116: Articles of Federation Clarification
Proposer: Griffith
Submitted on: 2019-03-27
Status: closed


## Summary

There are currently inconsistency issues with the AOF that should be
clarified. - There is currently no section 2.5 - It is unclear between
sections 2.9 and 2.10 if a no-confidence BUIP can be filed against a
non-officer member or not. This is allowed via standard BUIP as was
clarified by solex but it is unclear that this is the case. - It is
unclear that section 2.9 applies only to removal from an officer
position, not the BU organization entirely.

## NOTE

It is important to point out that regardless of this BUIP passing, since
it is already written in the articles, members can be kicked out via a
standard BUIP. This BUIP simply adds a section to clearly define the
rules regarding non-officer member removal as it is not immediately
clear while reading the articles. It also clarifies that article 2.9
applies only to the removal of an officer from their officer position,
not removal of an officer as a BU member entirely.

## Proposal

this BUIP would fix these issues by making the following changes in the
order stated:

- section 2.6 has its number changed 2.5 - section 2.7 has its number
changed to 2.6 - section 2.8 has its number changed to 2.7 - a new
section 2.8 is added with the following text in an effort to clarify non
officer member removal: A member who does not hold an officer position
(henceforth non-officer member) can be removed via a “no confidence”
BUIP. This BUIP follows the normal schedule, however it must pass with a
75% super-majority of voters with at least 25% of members voting or
greater than a 50% majority vote with at least 50% of members voting. A
BUIP advocating for the removal of a particular non-officer member may
not be occur within 4 months of a prior unsuccessful proposal advocating
for the removal of that member. Multiple non-officer member removal
BUIPs are not allowed. Submit them separately. - section 2.9 is amended
to the following in an effort to clarify that this article only applies
to removal from the officer position: An officer can be removed from
their position via a “no confidence” BUIP. This BUIP follows the normal
schedule, however it must pass with a 75% super-majority of voters, with
at least a third of members voting. A BUIP advocating for the removal of
a particular officer from their position may not be occur within 4
months of a prior unsuccessful proposal advocating for the removal of
that officer. Removal proposals will be managed by an officer who is not
affected by the BUIP. Multiple officer removal BUIPs are not allowed.
Submit them separately. - section 2.10 is amended to the following to
clarify the difference between sections 2.8 and 2.9: If actions of the
President, Secretary, Developer, Pool Operator, or Member is in
violation of these rules, that is grounds for removal. Any member may
submit a “no confidence” BUIP against a non-officer member as per
section VIII. Any member may submit a “no confidence” BUIP against an
officer as per section IX. Members are exhorted to vote based on their
belief as to whether the individual broke these rules rather than their
personal opinion of the individual. A removed member may re-apply for
membership. A removed officer may re-run for any position.

## Motivation

Clarification of the articles is needed due to an inconsistency that
makes it unclear what the process for member removal is as well as the
distinction between removal from an officer position and member removal.