Bylaws of the Greenwich Republican Town Committee

ARTICLE I

PURPOSES
To effectuate the principles of good government of the Republican Party, to encourage full participation m Party affairs by Party members, to promote the success of its candidates at the polls and to direct Party effort and activities, the following rules are adopted as the rules of the Republican Party of the Town of Greenwich insofar as they shall not conflict with any provision of law or with the Convention and Committee Rules of the Republican Party of the State of Connecticut.
ARTICLE II

DEFINITION OF TERMS
Wherever used herein, the masculine pronoun shall include the feminine, the singular shall include the plural, and the plural shall include the singular, and when computing time, the date of the primary  or  election  shall  not  be  included  in  the  computation.  If  the  day  specified   shall  fall  on  a Sunday or legal holiday, or on a date when no newspaper is published, the following day on which a newspaper is published shall be the designated day. Any reference in these rules to an hour of day shall refer to Standard Time or Daylight Saving Time, whichever prevails in the Town of Greenwich at  the  time  in  question.  Any reference  in  these  rules  to  a   newspaper  shall  mean  any  newspaper published in or having a substantial circulation in the Town.
ARTICLE III

REPUBLICAN TOWN COMMITTEE

Section 1. Functions and Duties.
The Republican Town Committee shall be the official organization of the Republican Party of the Town of Greenwich, and shall be charged with the administration and direction of the affairs of the Party in the Town. The duties and powers of the Town Committee shall include but shall not be limited  to:  nomination  of  Party-endorsed  candidates  for  municipal  and  Other  elective offices, delegations  to  Party  conventions  and  for  Town  Committee  membership  in  the manner  hereinafter provided; direction of general election campaigns; encouragement of affiliation of electors with the Republican Party; sponsorship, supervision and encouragement of constructive Party activities; and collection, administration and disbursement of Party funds received by it.

Section 2. Composition of Town Committee

The Republican Town Committee shall consist of enrolled members of the Republican Party, elected as hereinafter provided. In addition, the Republican Selectmen of the Town, the Town Clerk (if Republican),  the  Tax  Collector  (if  Republican),  the  Chairman  of  the  Board  of  Education  (if Republican), the Chairman of the Board of Estimate and Taxation (if Republican), the Republican Registrar  of  Voters,  the  members  of  the  Republican  State  Central  Committee  from  the Town  of Greenwich, the Republican Senator and Representatives in the General Assembly of the State from the Town or any District which includes the Town, the Chairman of the State Central Committee, the members of the Republican National Committee from the State of Connecticut and any officers of the Republican Town Committee who are not elected members thereof and Presidents of Republican Clubs in the Town of Greenwich, shall be members ex-officio of the Town Committee without vote.

Each voting district may appoint five times as many associate members as there are Town Committee members in the district. Associate members shall be eligible to attend all meetings of the RTC, but  without  vote  unless  holding  a  proxy  from an  elected  member.  Associate  members  shall serve until the next election of RTC members.

Section 3. Election of Members of Town Committee.

The  Town  Committee  shall  be  elected  from  the  several  voting  districts  of  the  Town  as hereinafter provided.

Each  district  shall  be  allotted  at  least  four  members  of  the  Committee.  In  addition each district shall be allotted one member of the Committee for each full five hundred votes cast in each such district for the Republican candidate receiving the greatest number of votes in which the Town Committee is to be elected.

In the event of a change of boundaries in any voting district after the general election which immediately  precedes  any  primary  at  which  a  new  Town  Committee  is  to  be  elected,  the Town Committee shall allocate the number of members of the new Town Committee to be elected from each of such districts in such a way as fairly to reflect the changes in number of Republican voters in such districts.

Section 4. Terms.

The terms of Town Committee members shall start on the first Monday following the date of the primary set in connection with their election in the event of a contest, and they shall serve for two years or until their successors shall have been chosen, unless their terms are sooner continue for more than twenty-six (26) months.

Section 5. Financial Organization.

(a) Treasurer.   The Town Committee shall elect a "Campaign Treasurer" (as defined in Chapter 150 of the General Statutes of Connecticut). Said Campaign Treasurer shall also serve as the Treasurer of the Town Committee. The Treasurer shall receive and disburse moneys on behalf of the Town Committee. All disbursements shall be in accordance with the budgets duly approved by the Executive Committee. The Treasurer shall present a financial report to the Executive Committee and Town Committee annually, and on a quarterly basis pursuant to Chapter 150 of the General Statutes of Connecticut, The Treasurer shall also file with the Secretary of the State such statements or reports required to be filed under Chapter 150 of the General Statutes of Connecticut


(b) Assistant Treasurer.   The Chairman of the Town Committee shall appoint a "Deputy Campaign Treasurer" (as defined in Chapter 150 of the General Statutes of Connecticut), to serve in the capacity of the Treasurer in the event the Treasurer is unable for any reason to perform his duties. Said Deputy Campaign Treasurer shall also serve as the Assistant Treasurer of the Town Committee, and shall perform such duties as the Treasurer may direct.

(c) Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer.  No person shall act as Treasurer or Assistant Treasurer unless after his appointment a statement designating him as "Campaign Treasurer" or "Deputy Campaign Treasurer", signed by the Secretary of the State. The statements shall also designate the period during which such Treasurer-ship shall continue.

(d) Solicitors.  The Treasurer may, from time to time appoint Solicitors to receive, but not to disburse, moneys on behalf of the Town Committee, Each Solicitor shall be responsible for filing with the Treasurer a list of all contributions and depositing with the Treasurer all contributions received by him within the time limits set forth in Chapter 150 of the General Statutes of Connecticut.

(e) Greenwich Republican Finance Committee.  A Finance Committee shall be appointed in the manner set forth in Article IX, to be known as the Greenwich Republican Finance Committee.


ARTICLE IV SELECTION OF PARTY-ENDORSED CANDIDATES.
Section 1. Endorsement of Candidates.

(a) Party-endorsed candidates for municipal and other elective offices, Town Committee members and delegates to conventions shall be selected by the Town Committee in the manner provided by law and these rules, except that party-endorsed candidates for the lower house of the General Assembly shall be selected by only those members of the Town Committee in the particular political subdivisions or assembly districts which said candidates will represent.

(b)  Before endorsing any such candidate the Town Committee or the endorsing members thereof shall obtain appropriate assurance from the candidate that the candidate will not support or endorse any candidate in opposition to a candidate so endorsed by the Republican Town Committee for the same election.

(c) Any election or similar process by which the Town Committee selects, adopts or endorses candidates for municipal or state elective offices or party platform issues shall be made and conducted only by open roll call vote or other publicly recorded vote, with the individual Committee member votes openly and immediately recorded, and any such selection or endorsement made by any form of secret ballot or vote by which an individual Committee member vote is unknown and unrecorded at the time of the vote shall be void; provided, however, this requirement may be waived in any of those elections in which there is one candidate only and it is requested by a member of the Town Committee that such candidate be elected or nominated unanimously by voice vote.


Section 2. Endorsement by Districts for Town Committee

In the selection of party-endorsed candidates for membership of the Town Committee from any district, only the enrolled members of the Republican Party from such district may participate, in caucus,  except  that  in  the  event  of  a  tie  vote,  such  tie  shall  be  dissolved  by majority  vote  at  a subsequent duly convened meeting of the full Town Committee.

No member who failed to attend in person 50% of the duly noticed meetings of the Town Committee held  during  the  first  twenty  months  of  the  current  term  (or,  in  the  case  of  members joining the Town Committee after the first meeting of the current term, 50% of such meetings since joining the Town Committee and within the first twenty months of the current term) shall be eligible for re-endorsement membership during the next succeeding term.

Section 3. Form of Ballot.


In the event of a primary for the election to the Town Committee, the ballot in each of the several districts shall include only the names of candidates to be voted upon by the residents of such districts.

Section 4. Filling of Vacancies in Endorsements.

Subject  to  the  provisions  of  Section  2  above  and  Section  3  of  Article  VIII,  the  Town Committee shall fill all vacancies in party endorsements and nominations in the manner provided by law and the Convention and Committee Rules of the Republican Party of the State of Connecticut, provided that candidates for such vacancies be selected in accordance with Article IV above.

ARTICLE V TIMES FOR PRIMARIES & ENDORSEMENTS
Section 1. Members of Town Committee.

(a) Primary. The date for primaries for the election of Town Committee members shall be the first Tuesday of March in. the even numbered years (Sec, 9-425) or as directed by State Statutes.

(b)  Endorsements.  Party-endorsed  candidates  set  for  Town  Committee  membership  shall  be selected at district caucuses held not earlier than the 42nd day nor later than the 40th day preceding the  primary  date.  The  Town  Chairman  shall  designate one  date  for  all  of  the districts  caucuses  at least  thirty  (30)  days  in  advance  and  shall  give  public  notice thereof,  Each  district  leader  shall designate the place and hour for the district caucus, Not less than seven (7) nor more than twenty-one (21) days preceding the caucuses, the Chairman shall cause a second notice thereof to be published at least once in a local newspaper.


Section 2. Delegates.

Endorsements  and  primaries  for  delegates  to  State  and  District  Conventions  shall  be made and held on dates established therefore by the State Central Committee.

Section 3. Elective Offices.

(a) Primary. The day for holding primaries for the nomination of party-endorsed candidates for town/state office shall be the fifty-sixth day preceding the day of the election.

(b)  Endorsements.  The  Chairman  shall  set  the  date  for  the  selection  of  party-endorsed candidates  for  all  elective  offices  not  earlier  than  the  forty-second  (42nd)  day  nor later  than  the fortieth (40th) day preceding the primary, except that the State Central Committee sets the date for selection of party-endorsed candidates for State Senator.

Section 4. Filing Endorsements.

The names of party-endorsed candidates shall be filed with the Town Clerk no later than the thirty-ninth (39th) day preceding the date of the primary by the Chairman or presiding officer and the Secretary of the Town Committee, except that when such thirty-ninth day is a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday such filing shall take place no later than the next succeeding business day.


Section 5.  Polling Hours.
The polling places for primaries shall remain open for voting from 12 noon to 8 o'clock p.m.


ARTICLE VI ORGANIZATION OF REPUBLICAN TOWN COMMITTEE
Section 1.   First Meeting of Town Committee.

Within fourteen days after the election of the Town Committee, it shall meet at the call of the previous Committee Chairman.

At least seven days before such meeting the members of the Town Committee from each of the districts shall select one of their number to serve on the Executive Committee.

The Executive Committee shall thereupon convene, and shall present a slate of nominees for the offices  of  chairman,  two  Vice-chairmen,  Secretary  and  Treasurer.  Only  the  newly  elected Executive  Committee  members  shall  vote  on  the  slate  of  nominees.  Upon  the  presentation of  the nominations  the  election  to  these  offices  shall  be  held  at  once.  The  chairman  may  appoint  an Assistant Secretary and Assistant Treasurer which shall be non-voting offices.


Section 2.    Officers of Town Committee.

(a)  Only a member of the Town Committee shall serve as Chairman. The other offices may be filled by persons who are not members of the Town Committee, provided that any such other officer is elected by the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the members present or by proxy at a duly convened meeting of the Town Committee.

(b)  The officers shall have the following duties:

(i) Chairman: In addition to those duties otherwise described herein, the Chairman’s duties shall also  include  attending  senatorial  district  and  congressional  district  meetings,  attending and conducting  Town  Committee  meetings  and  securing  a  report  from  the  state  central committee member.

(ii)  Vice  Chairmen:  The  Vice  Chairmen’s  duties shall  include  attending senatorial district, congressional  district,  and  Town  Committee  meetings.   Upon  the  occurrence  of  a vacancy  in  the office of Chairman, the Vice Chairmen shall also be responsible for determining the time, date and place  for  a  meeting  to  select  a  new  Chairman,  which  meeting  shall  be called  by  either  Vice Chairman after the vacancy occurs.  If either Vice Chairman does not issue the call for the meeting within two weeks of the vacancy, the state central committee member shall call such meeting.

(iii)  Treasurer:  In  addition  to those  duties  described  in  Article  III  Section  5,  the Treasurer shall  also  give  a  financial  report  at  each  Town  Committee  meeting,  and  ensure compliance  with election finance laws by the Town Committee and instruct and assist various campaign treasurers with compliance.

(iv) Secretary: The Secretary’s duties shall include:

(A)  notifying  the  town  chair,  Town  Committee  members,  and  state  committee members of the time, date and place of each Town Committee meeting;

(B) keeping a record of minutes of each Town Committee meeting and see that such minutes of each meeting are acted upon by the Town Committee;

(C) keeping accurate attendance records of Town Committee meetings and reporting upon the same to the Town Committee biannually as well as indicating absences in the minutes of each Town Committee meeting;

(D)  furnishing  to  the  state  party  chair  at  least  every  six  months  a  list  of  dates and places of all Town Committee meetings held during the previous six months;

(E)   furnishing  to  the  state  party  chair  at  least  annually  a  list  of  Town  Committee officers and notify the sate party chair of changes as they occur;

(F)  sending true and accurate copies of local party rules and any amendments to such rules to the state party chair, indicating the date on which they were adopted, within fifteen days of such adoption.


Section 3.  Terms.
Each officer shall hold office for two years or until his successor shall have been duly elected and qualified, but not more than twenty-six (26) months. His term shall terminate sooner whenever he  shall  resign  his  office  or  cease  to  be  a  resident  of  the  Town  of  Greenwich,  or   cease  to  be  an enrolled  member  of  the  Republican  Party  or,  in  the  case  of  the Chairman,  if  he  ceases  to  be  a member of the Town Committee.

Section 4.  Loss of Membership in Town Committee.

Any  elected  member  of  the  Town  Committee  shall  cease  to  be  a  member  forthwith  if  he ceases to be an enrolled member of the Republican Party or if he ceases to be a resident of the voting district from which he was elected. However, in the case of changes in district lines during his term, said member shall continue to serve as a member of the Town Committee from such district until the next election of Town Committee members as set forth in Article, V Section I; or until otherwise replaced as a Town Committee member as provided for in other sections of these rules.

In  the  event  that  any  Town  Committee  member  resigns  prior  to  the  end  of  his  term, such member  shall  not  be  eligible  for  membership  on  the  Town  Committee  for  the remainder  of  the calendar year in which said resignation becomes effective.

Section 5.  Filling of Vacancies in Town Committee.

Vacancies  in  the  membership  of  the  Republican  Town  Committee  shall  be  filled  by  the members of the Town Committee from the district in which such vacancy occurs. In the event of a tie vote  in  any  district,  such  tie  shall  be  dissolved  by  a  majority  vote  of  the  members present  in person or by proxy at the subsequent duly convened meeting of the Town Committee.

A  person  so  chosen  to  fill  such  a  vacancy  shall  have  all  the  rights,  privileges, duties  and responsibilities  of  an  elected  member  of  the  Town  Committee,  and  all provisions  of  these  Rules pertaining to elected members of the Town Committee shall be applicable to members so Chosen.

Section 6.  Meetings of Town Committee.

The  Town  Committee  shall  meet  at  least  twice  in  each  calendar  quarter.  Meetings  of the Town Committee may be called by the Chairman at any time, and shall be called by him/her within ten days after receiving a written request therefore signed by ten members of the Town Committee and stating the purpose for which the meeting is to be called. All Town Committee meetings shall be open to the public unless the Town Committee shall by a majority vote elect to go into executive session.

Section 7. Notice of Meetings.

Notice of meetings of the Town Committee shall be written, and shall be given at least seven clays before the date of meeting, unless it is impossible or impracticable to do so, in which case at least three days' notice shall be given, except that at least five days notice shall be given for meetings for endorsements and amendments pf these rules. All notices shall State the purpose of the meetings.


Section 8. Quorum

A majority of the members of the Town Committee eligible to vote when present in person or  by proxy  shall  constitute  a  quorum,  except  that  for  the  endorsement  of  candidates  for   public office, delegates or Town Committee members, a majority of the members of the Town Committee eligible to vote when present in person shall constitute a quorum.

Section 9. Voting at Meetings of Town Committee.

Voting  at  meetings  of  the  Town  Committee  shall  be  by  voice  vote  unless  otherwise  voted by a majority of the voting members present in person or by proxy.

On  all  votes  taken  at  meetings  of  the  Town  Committee  each  member  of  the  Town Committee, including the Chairman and other officers if they are elected members, shall have one vote, and in the event of a tie vote, the chairman or other presiding shall have the tic-breaking vote, but he cannot exercise a proxy to create a tie.

Voting   for   endorsement   or   selection   of   candidates   for   public   elective   office    or   for adoption of issues shall be in accordance with the provisions of Article IV.

Section 10.  Proxies.

Any elected member of the Town Committee may designate any enrolled Republican of the Town  of Greenwich  from  his  district  to  represent  him  as  proxy  in  any  meeting  of  the  Town Committee, except as to endorsement of candidates for public office, delegates or Town Committee members, but no person shall represent more than one member as proxy in any one meeting, and no person  prohibited  by  these  rules  from  Town  Committee  members  shall  be  entitled  to   exercise  a proxy. All proxies shall be in writing and shall be filed with the Secretary prior to voting.

Section 11. Rules of Order.

All matters of procedure not specifically covered herein shall be determined by the rules set forth in Robert's Rules of Order Revised.
Section 12.  Disputes.

Any disputes regarding qualifications of members or apportionments thereof among the districts,  qualifications of officers, procedures or rules, shall be resolved by the Town Committee.

Section 13.  Removal of Town Committee Officers.

(a)  The Chairman or any other officer of the Town Committee may be removed by the affirmative vote of two-thirds (2/3rds) of the entire authorized membership of the Town Committee at a duly warned meeting called for that purpose by one-third (1/3rd) of the members of the Town Committee.

(b)  Not less than five (5) days written notice shall be given of any meeting called under subsection (a) of this section.


(c)  Proxy voting shall not be permitted in any meeting held under subsection (a) of this section.

ARTICLE VII

DISTRICT ORGANIZATION

Section 1.     Selection of  District Leader.

Prior to the organization meeting of the Town Committee the members of the Town Committee from each district respectively shall select from their number the leader of such district, except that in the event of a tie vote in any district, such leader shall be selected by the Town Committee.

Any vacancy in the position of District Leader shall be filled in the same manner. The term of office  of  each  District  Leader  shall  coincide  with  the  period  for  which  he  was elected  to  the Republican Town Committee, provided that he may be removed at any time by a majority vote of the remaining members of his district present in person at a meeting duly convened for that purpose.
Section 2. Duties of District Leader. The District Leader shall be responsible for seeing that the Republican Party in his district makes diligent efforts to: (1) turn out the largest possible Republican vote in local, state and national elections, (2) raise funds for the Republican Party annually, (3) increase the number of registered voters and enrolled Republicans in the district, (4) keep Republican officials posted on the needs of his district for services and facilities, and (5) inform his constituents of the accomplishments of the Republican officeholders.

The  District  Leader  shall  also  be  responsible  for:  (1)  the  training  of  his organization in  "precinct"  political  work,  (2)  the  coordination  of  the  work  done  for the  Party  in  his  district by  the  various  recognized  Republican  Clubs,  (3)  annual budgeting  of  district  expenditures,  and (4)  all  other  responsibilities  usual  to  the  administration  and  operation  of  an efficient  district political organization.
Section 3.  Selection of Executive Committee Member.

Prior  to  the  organization  meeting  of  the  Town  Committee  the  members  of  the  Town Committee from each district respectively shall select from their number a member to represent such district  on  the  Executive  Committee,  except  that  in  the  event  of  a  tie  vote  in  any district  such member shall be selected by the Town Committee.  Any  vacancy  in  the  Executive  Committee  shall  be filled  in  the  same  manner.  The  term of office of each member of the Executive Committee shall coincide with the period for which he was elected  to  the  Republican  Town  Committee,  provided  that  he  may  be  removed  at  any  time by  a majority vote of the remaining members of his district present in person at a meeting duly convened for that purpose. Said Executive Committee member may also serve as District Leader.


ARTICLE VIII

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE TOWN COMMITTEE

Section 1.   Composition of the Executive Committee.

The  Executive  Committee  shall  consist  of  the  Chairman,  Vice-Chairmen,  Secretary  and Treasurer  of  the  Town  Committee,  and  one  member  from  each  of  the  voting  districts selected  as provided in Article VII, Section 3.  In addition, all district leaders, and all ex-officio members of the Town Committee (as listed in Article III Section 2), shall be members ex-officio of the Executive Committee without vote.   Meetings  of the Executive  Committee  shall be  closed to  non-Executive Committee members, except at the invitation of the Chairman.


Section 2.   Officers of the Executive Committee.

The Chairman, Vice-Chairmen and Secretary of the Republican Town Committee shall be the Chairman, Vice Chairmen and Secretary of the Executive Committee,

Section 3.  Powers of the Executive Committee.

The Executive Committee shall be the nominating Committee, the Committee on Vacancies, the Policy Making Committee and the Platform Committee of the Republican Town Committee. Whenever the Executive Committee or any subcommittee thereof shall consider the candidacy of any of its members for public office, such member shall absent himself from any discussion and vote thereon. The acts of the Executive Committee shall be subject to the approval of the Town Committee, except when acting as the Committee on Vacancies with respect to vacancies occurring within ten days prior to a Primary.
Section 4.  Meetings of Executive Committee.

The Executive Committee shall hold monthly meetings except in August and December, the time and place thereof to be decided by vote of the Committee. The Chairman may also call special meetings of the Executive Committee,

Section 5.  Notice of Meetings

Notice of meetings of the Executive Committee shall be written, and shall be given at least seven days before the date of the meeting, unless it is impossible or impractical to do so. All notices shall state the purposes of the meetings.

Section 6.  Quorum.

A Majority of the members of the Executive Committee when present in person or by proxy shall constitute a quorum.


Section 7.    Voting at Meetings of Executive Meeting.


(a) Voting at meetings of the Executive Committee shall be by voice vote unless otherwise voted by a majority of the members present in person or by proxy, subject to the provisions of sub-  paragraph c. herein.


(b) On all votes taken at meetings of the Executive Committee each member, including all officers, regardless of whether or not they are elected members of the Republican Town Committee, shall be entitled to one vote. In the event of a tie, the Chairman or other presiding officer shall have an additional tie-breaking vote, but he cannot exercise a proxy to create a tie.


(c) Any election or similar process by which the Town Committee Executive Committee selects, adopts, recommends or endorses candidates for consideration by the Town Committee for municipal or state elective offices or party platform issues shall be made and conducted only by open roll call vote or other publicly recorded vote, with the individual Executive Committee member votes openly and immediately recorded, and any such selection or endorsement made by any form of secret ballet or vote by which an individual Committee member vote is unknown and unrecorded at the time of the vote shall be void. Provided, however, this requirement may be waived in any of those elections in which there is one candidate only and it is requested by a member of the Executive Committee that such candidate be elected or nominated unanimously by voice vote.

Section 8.  Proxies

A District member of the Executive Committee may designate another elected member of the Town Committee  from  his  District  to  represent  him  as  a  proxy  in  any  meeting  of  the Executive Committee.  No  person  shall  represent  more  than  one  member  as  proxy  in  any one  meeting,  AH proxies shall be in writing and shall be filed with the Secretary prior to voting,


ARTICLE IX


OTHER COMMITTEES OF THE TOWN COMMITTEE

Section 1.   Committees to be appointed.

The district members shall select and appoint the following four committees: Legislative and Rules Committee Voter Registration Committee Publicity and Public Affairs Committee


Finance Committee

The  Executive  Committee  may  create  and  appoint  such  other  committees  as  may  seem
advisable.

Section 2. Members of Committees.

Except as provided in Section 3, said committees shall each consist of twelve members all of whom shall be members of the Town Committee. Notwithstanding Section 3, any members of said Committees who  are  not  members  of  the  Town  Committee  shall  be  enrolled  members  of  the Republican Party of the Town of Greenwich. There shall be only one (1) member from each District.

Section 3. Legislative and Rules Committee.

The Legislative and Rules Committee shall (i) consider and study such legislation affecting the Town  as  may  be  referred  to  it  by  the  Chairman,  the  Town  Committee,  or  the  Executive Committee; (ii) recommend, propose or prepare legislation which it may deem to be necessary or beneficial to the Town; (iii) upon request and through its Chairman, advise the Chairman or other officers of the Town Committee or other Committees thereof on matters of order and parliamentary law and procedure, and (iv) when so directed by the Town Committee, undertake studies of these rules with a view to amendment or revision as hereinafter provided, and shall study any petitions submitted for amendment or revision of these rules as hereinafter provided, and shall report thereon to the Executive Committee.

Section 4. Voter Registration Committee.

The Voter Registration Committee shall be responsible for the registration of new voters and enrollments in the Republican Party on the basis of the entire town.

Section 5. Publicity and Public Affairs Committee.

The Publicity and Public Affairs Committee shall (i) have charge of all Republican publicity and submit to the Finance Committee a proposed budget for each year upon order of the Executive Committee; (ii) keep record of Party actions and prepare a record that will be informative and useful in elections; and (iii) publicize the deeds of Party officials throughout the year which are informative to the public and create good will and esteem for the Party.

Section 6. Finance Committee.

The Greenwich Republican Finance Committee shall serve as the Finance Committee of the Town Committee,  with the  responsibility  of  collecting  money  for  the  Town  Committee  through those members designated by the Treasurer as Solicitors pursuant to Article III, Section 5 (d).

AMENDMENTS

ARTICLE X


Section 1.   Amendments by Town Committee.

These rules may be amended or revised by a majority vote of the members of the Republican Town Committee present in person or by proxy at a meeting duly convened for that purpose; and a copy of any amendment or revision proposed by the Executive Committee or the Rules Committee shall be included by the Secretary with the notice of such meeting.

Such  Committee  shall  cause  notice  of  its  adoption  of  such  amendment  or  revision  to  be published once in at least one newspaper. Any such amendment or revision shall be deemed adopted on the thirty-first day after its first publication in a newspaper, unless within such time a petition has been filed opposing such amendment or revision as provided in Section 2 of this article.

If a petition as provided in Section 2 of this Article is submitted in opposition to some but not all of the amendments adopted by the Town Committee, balloting at the caucus as provided in this Article shall be only upon the amendment or amendments which are opposed by said petition, and the amendment or amendments which are not opposed shall be deemed adopted as provided in this Section.

Section 2. Petitions with Respect to Amendments.

A petition signed by at least 5% or 500, whichever is less, of the enrolled members of the Republican Party of the Town of Greenwich, or by such number as may hereafter be required by the general  statutes  of  the State of Connecticut, may be filed with  the  Registrar of Voters, proposing specific  amendments  to  these  rules,  or  opposing  any  amendment  or  revision voted  by  the  Town Committee, or both. The petition shall include a statement of the amendment or amendments which are proposed by the petitioners, or the amendment or amendments or revision proposed by the Town Committee which are opposed by the petitioners, or both. Each signature on any such petition shall be certified as genuine by the person who obtained such signature.

Section 3.  Consideration of New Amendments by Town Committee.

Upon  receipt  of  a  petition  proposing  an  amendment  or  amendments  and  not  opposing any amendment  or  amendments  adopted  by  the  Town  Committee,  a  special  meeting  of  the Town Committee   shall   be   called   forthwith   to   vote   upon   the   adoption   of   such proposed amendment  or  amendments.  If  the  Town  Committee  shall  vote  to  adopt  such amendment  or amendments  without  change  as  provided  in  Section  1  of  this  Article  or with  a  change  Of changes  acceptable  to  a  majority  of  the  petitioners  present  at  a meeting  called  for  that  purpose by  publication  of  a  notice  thereof,  the  procedure outlined  in  this  Article  to  be  followed  after such  adoption  shall  apply.  The  Chairman of  the  Town  Committee  shall  cause  notice  of  any such  meeting  of  petitioners  to  be published  at  least  three  days  prior  thereto  in  a  newspaper. A  quorum  at  any  such  meeting  shall  consist  of  those  petitioners  who  shall  be  present  at  the convening thereof.


Section 4.  Notice of Caucus.

If  a  petition  shall  be  filed  opposing  any  amendment  or  revision  adopted  by  the  Town Committee, or if a petition be filed proposing any amendment and the Town Committee shall have failed to adopt such amendment at the meeting convened for consideration thereof without change or with change acceptable to a majority of the petitioners present at a meeting called for that purpose, a caucus  shall  be  held  to  vote  upon  the  amendment  proposed  by  the  Town Committee  or  by  such petition, The Chairman shall forthwith cause a notice of such caucus, setting forth the content.? of the  petition  but  not  including  the  names  of  the  signer's thereof,  and  the  change,  if  any,  in  the amendment contained in the petition which was adopted by the Town Committee to be published at least once in each of two successive weeks in at least one newspaper.

Section 5.  Time and Place of Caucus.

The Town Committee shall designate a suitable tune and place or places for holding of any caucus conducted under this Article.

Section 6.  Form of Ballot.

The  ballot  to  be  used  in  any  caucus  conducted  under  this  Article  shall  set  forth  any amendment or amendments or revision adopted by the Town Committee and which arc opposed by petition on the left hand side thereof under a suitable designation. Any amendment or amendments submitted in opposition thereto shall be set forth on the right hand side of said ballot under a suitable designation, except that if the amendment or revision adopted by the Town Committee is opposed but no substitute amendment is proposed, the right hand side of the ballot shall provide a space to record a vote against the adoption of the amendment or revision adopted by the Town Committee. If an amendment shall have been proposed by a petition and shall have failed of adoption and shall provide  for  a  choice  between  acceptance  of  the  proposed  amendment  and  its  rejection.  If  and amendment  shall  have  been  proposed  by  petition  and  the  Town  Committee  shall have  adopted  it with a change or changes not acceptable to the meeting of petitioners as set forth In Section 3 of this Article,  the  ballot  shall  set  forth  the  proposed  amendment  and the  change  therein  adopted  by  the Town Committee, and shall provide for recording a choice between the amendment as proposed and as changed by the Town Committee.

Section 7.  Effective Dates for Amendments.

Amendments  or  revisions  of  these  Rules  shall  become  effective  sixty  days  after  the same have  been  filed  with  the  Secretary  of  the  State  in  the  manner  provided  by Section  9-374  of  the General Statutes or any amendment thereof.

Rules filed with the Secretary of the State November 30, 1976 (revised).   Amendments filed after adoption on these respective dates: April 26, 1978; September 26, 1979;  March 26,1980.

Rules filed with the Secretary of the State April 22, 1983.     Amendments adopted by Republican Town Committee March 23, 1983.

Rules filed with the Secretary of the State May 6, 1983. Amendment adopted by Republican Town Committee April 27, 1983.