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Libertarian Party of Brevard County
As amended by Motion 2021-01
Adopted at Business Meeting
March 17, 2021
ARTICLE I: NAME AND OBJECT
The name of this organization shall be the “Libertarian Party of Brevard County”
hereinafter referred to as the “LPBC.”
The object and purpose of the LPBC is to engage in political action to defend and
advance the cause of individual liberty and minimum government in Brevard County,
Florida, and to serve as an affiliate organization to the Libertarian Party of Florida.
The LPBC shall serve as the county affiliate in Brevard County to the Libertarian Party
The LPBC adopts the Libertarian Party Statement of Principles as approved in 1974 as
the philosophy upon which the Libertarian Party is founded, by which it shall be
sustained, and through which liberty shall prevail.
The Libertarian Party of Brevard County (LPBC) shall adopt the constitution and bylaws
of the Libertarian Party of Florida as its basic guidance.
The Libertarian Party of Brevard County (LPBC) may secede from the Libertarian Party
of Florida with a three-fourths majority of voting members present at a duly called
Upon adoption of secession, or upon dissolution of the Libertarian Party of Florida
leading to dissolution of LPBC, all LPBC assets shall be assigned to a designated
successor organization and/or contributed to charity as chosen by majority vote if not
otherwise specified. Upon dissolution of the Libertarian Party of Brevard County (LPBC) for any other reason except secession or dissolution of the Libertarian Party of Florida,
LPBC assets shall be assigned to the Libertarian Party of Florida.
ARTICLE II: MEMBERSHIP AND DUES
An Associate Member of the LPBC is any person who states intent to join the LPBC and
signs the Non-Aggression Pledge (N.A.P.) “I hereby certify that I do not believe in or
advocate the initiation of force as a means of achieving political or social goals.” Verified
membership in the Libertarian Party of Florida is sufficient to qualify as signing this
pledge. Associate Members shall maintain membership status for life unless explicitly
revoked or resigned.
A Voting Member of the LPBC is any person who is an Associate Member and attends
three (3) of the previous six (6) and/or six (6) of the previous twelve (12) regular
business meetings, is registered to vote in Brevard County, Florida with a listed party of
Libertarian Party of Florida (LPF) as verified by Voter ID, and is not otherwise a member
of any other political party. Voting membership shall take effect immediately on
attendance of the qualifying meeting. Any member who fails to maintain this level of
attendance, whose voter registration cannot be verified, or who is shown to be
registered with or is otherwise a member of another political party shall be downgraded
to associate membership until all qualifications for voting membership are met again.
Any member may voluntarily choose to revoke membership in LPBC with a signed
written statement delivered to at least two EC members or presented at a regular
business meeting. No member may be expelled or otherwise have membership revoked
except as prescribed in this constitution.
To promote a libertarian culture of self-reliance and voluntary funding, the LPBC shall
collect no membership dues or fees. The LPBC shall rely solely on donations,
contributions, and proceeds from fundraising activities.
ARTICLE III: OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
The Executive Committee of the LPBC shall consist of the Chair, the Vice-Chair, the
Secretary, the Treasurer, and the Director At-Large.
Executive Committee Members shall be elected for a term of one year by a majority of
Voting Members at the annual business meeting held in January, in accordance with
any voting procedures further prescribed in the bylaws or by a majority of Voting
Members, to begin at the adjournment of that meeting.
To be elected to any Executive Committee position, the nominee must meet all of the
● The nominee must be a current LPBC Voting Member
● The nominee must be a member of the Libertarian Party of Florida
● The nominee must be registered to vote in Brevard County, Florida with a listed
party of Libertarian Party of Florida (LPF) as verified by Voter ID
● The nominee must not have served in the same position previously for eight (8)
or more consecutive years
“None of the above” (NOTA) shall always be considered a nominee for each elected
position. If “none of the above” receives a majority, none of the nominees will be elected
to the position.
If no fully qualified member is elected to a particular Executive Committee position in a
particular election, some or all of the qualifications for election may be waived by twothirds
of voting members and new nominations may be made with the lesser
qualifications. The following qualifications are the minimum prescribed by law and party
rule and cannot be waived:
The nominee must be a member of the Libertarian Party of Florida
The nominee must be registered to vote in Florida with a listed party of Libertarian Party
of Florida (LPF) as verified by Voter ID.
The Chair shall preside over meetings and shall act as the public spokesperson for the
The Vice-Chair shall perform the duties of the Chair in conjunction with or in the
absence of the Chair.
The Secretary shall keep LPBC records including, but not limited to:
• minutes of meetings
• records of membership
• official correspondence
The Secretary shall insure members are informed of meetings and events. The
Secretary shall perform the duties of the Chair in the absence of the Chair and the Vice-
The Treasurer shall be the Chief Financial Officer and shall receive, hold, disburse and
account for all funds under the direction of the Executive Committee. The Treasurer
shall perform the duties of the Chair in the absence of the Chair, the Vice-Chair, and the
The Director At-Large shall perform the duties of the Chair in the absence of the Chair,
Vice-Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer. The Director At-Large shall represent the
interests of all Brevard Libertarians to the Executive Committee and shall be
responsible for overseeing candidate requests.
Any Executive Committee member may resign from their Executive Committee position
by written notice to at least two (2) other Executive Committee Members or by making a
motion to accept their resignation at the next regular business meeting.
Voting members of the LPBC may remove any Executive Committee member from
elected position by a two-thirds vote of voting members present at a duly called
meeting. The motion to remove shall state the cause(s) for removal and the Executive
Committee Member being considered for removal shall be permitted to speak for up to
two (2) minutes in opposition. A special election may be held at that meeting to replace
the removed Executive Committee member in accordance with the rules for special
elections. If no replacement is elected, the position shall be vacant until otherwise filled.
Any Executive Committee position that is vacant for any reason prior to the regular
election for that position shall have a special election for that position at the next regular
business meeting in accordance with all rules prescribed for the regular election for that
position. The Executive Committee member so elected shall serve the remainder of the
unfinished term for the position to be effective immediately upon election. If required by
law or party rule, the Chair may appoint an interim replacement to the position until the
position is filled by election.
ARTICLE IV: ADOPTION AND AMENDMENTS
Adoption of any new constitution and bylaws shall be adopted by three-fourths of the
voting members present at a duly called business meeting.
Amendments to this constitution shall be adopted by three-fourths of the voting
members present at a duly called business meeting.
Amendments to the bylaws shall be adopted by a majority of the voting members
present at a duly called business meeting.
Adoption of a new constitution and bylaws or amendments to this constitution or bylaws
shall be presented for hearings and discussion at two consecutive business meetings
and shall only be put to a vote and adopted at the second hearing.
Adoption of a new constitution and bylaws or amendments to this constitution or bylaws
shall be effective immediately upon adoption unless otherwise prescribed by the
ARTICLE V: PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE
Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised (RONR) 12th Edition shall be the parliamentary
authority for all matters of procedure not specifically covered by this constitution or the
Any provisions in the bylaws that conflict with this constitution shall be severed and
deemed unenforceable to the minimum extent necessary to remove the conflict. Any
two conflicting provisions wholly contained within the constitution or wholly contained
within the bylaws shall be resolved in favor of the most recently adopted provision, and
the older provision shall be severed and deemed unenforceable to the minimum extent
necessary to remove the conflict.
The Executive Committee may create additional standing rules or other written
governing documents that are wholly subordinate to and may not conflict with this
constitution, the bylaws, and the adopted parliamentary authority.
The Executive Committee shall call business meetings at least monthly with advance
notice of the meeting posted to the public and functioning website, subject to any
additional policies and procedures defined in the bylaws or other subordinate governing
Permanent standing committees may be defined in the bylaws, to include the
committee’s name, membership composition and qualifications, term of service, duties,
powers, and any other policies and procedures prescribing the actions of the committee.
The Executive Committee may create special committees in accordance with the
adopted parliamentary authority. Any such special committees shall operate for the
duration specified by the Executive Committee or until the next regular Executive
Committee election, whichever is sooner.