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California Liberty Alliance – Classes & Subcommittees of Membership in Local Chapters

dlpdfbtnAll Local Chapters of California Liberty Alliance (a California based 501-C-4) shall maintain the following three (3) classes and seven (7) Subcommittees of membership:

I) Class I Members – California Members. Any person, business or organization may petition to join a local chapter of California Liberty Alliance, so long as they are qualified to participate in one or more of the following Subcommittees:

A) Cannabis Consumers (any qualified individual who may lawfully possess or use cannabis in accordance with California laws);

B) Cannabis Producers (any individual, business or organization that engages in the lawful cultivation of cannabis in accordance with California laws, including cannabis nurseries, cannabis seed producers and cannabis production farms);

C) Cannabis Providers (any individual, business or organization that engages in the lawful distribution and transportation of cannabis in accordance with California laws, including cannabis dispensaries, cannabis delivery services and primary caregivers serving more than             qualified patients per year);

D) Cannabis Handlers (any individual, business or organization that handles cannabis, as part of the lawful chain of title, in accordance with California laws. This includes processing crews, brokers, manufacturers of plant conversions, commercial kitchens, testing laboratories, packaging & labeling providers, secured transportation providers, secured storage providers, secured waste disposal, incineration and composting providers and hemp manufacturers);

E) Cannabis Use Facilities (any individual, business or organization that provides a safe and secure space for qualified individuals to use cannabis, in accordance with California laws);

F) Product Suppliers (any individual, business or organization that may provide supplies to cannabis consumers, producers or providers, in accordance with California laws. This includes purveyors of hydroponic equipment, farm and gardening supplies, soil and soil amendments, greenhouse manufacturing, farm equipment, processing equipment, repair services, rental services, cannabis paraphernalia, glass manufacturing, security systems and equipment, office supplies, fencing supplies, fuel, generators, groceries, etc…);

G) Service Providers (any individual, business or organization that may provide services to cannabis consumers, producers or providers, in accordance with California laws. This includes providers of tracking software, accounting or bookkeeping services, legal services, medical services, educational services, real estate services, insurance, security services, electrical work, computer repairs, plumbing, land surveying, grading, general contracting services, political lobbying, signature gathering, business associations, etc.).

II) Class II Members – Board of Officers. The Board of Officers for every Local Chapter shall always consist of an odd number of individuals. The initial officers shall be appointed by State Chapter Board of Officers, for 2 and 3 year staggered terms. All subsequent Officers shall be nominated from within, and elected in staggered terms by, Local Chapter Class I Members.

III) Class III MembersSubcommittee Members. As a requirement of membership, every Local Chapter Member shall elect to serve as a member of at least one Subcommittee (based on the Category(s) of Membership the member belongs to), whether or not that member ever chooses to participate in Subcommittee meetings.

The rights, privileges, preferences, restrictions and conditions attaching to each class of membership shall be as follows:

Class I Members – California Members must maintain their good standing, in order to participate in elections and to access the benefits of membership. This includes the timely payment of dues and adherence to: the policies and procedures of the Local Chapter; the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws of the State Chapter, and; the authorizing Chapter Agreement. California Members in good standing have the privilege of participating in any active Local Chapter Subcommittee(s), according to their membership category(s). California Members may elect to join more than one category of membership, providing said member pays the required dues. California Members in good standing may participate in fundraising activities co-sponsored by the State Chapter and their Local Chapter, including the “California Liberty Alliance – Community Rapid Response Program”. California Members may receive discounts or scholarships to attend educational seminars produced or sponsored by California Liberty Alliance. California Members may receive discounts or scholarships to attend accredited, third-party continuing education courses that are approved by California Liberty Alliance.

Class II Members – Board of Officers is charged with overseeing all funds allocated to the Local Chapter’s primary bank account, in accordance with C.L.A. Bylaws and Chapter Agreement. The Board of Officers is hereby entrusted to fulfill the Mission of California Liberty Alliance, in accordance with the State Chapter and with any affiliated organizations, throughout the State of California. The Board of Officers is responsible for any and all decisions that are under the purview of Local Chapter, in accordance with Chapter Agreement.

Class III Members – In order to form an active Subcommittee, at least 3 members from within any category of membership must elect to form the Subcommittee, and shall inform the Board of Officers in writing in order to gain active status. Every active Subcommittee shall appoint a Secretary, a Recorder and a Chairperson, for terms that are subject to the discretion of the Subcommittee members and the appointees. Subcommittees shall hold their own meetings, where participating members shall discuss issues effecting and pertaining to their category of membership. Any matters the Subcommittee votes to bring before the Board of Officers shall be presented in writing (by the Secretary) and may be presented orally (by the Chairperson), as an Agenda Item at any regular meeting of the Board of Officers.

The voting rights of each class of membership shall be as follows:

Class I Members – California Members shall have one vote each at every regular or special meeting of the Chapter Membership, in any election or matter presented to the Membership for a vote. Such matters include nominating and voting for Chapter Officers (from amongst the membership of that Chapter). California Members shall also have one vote each at every Election of the State Chapter’s Membership Advisory Board, within their specific category of membership / Subcommittee. For the purposes of this section, California Members are considered Class III Members, according to their respective Subcommittee(s).

Class II Members – Officers of the Board shall have one vote each at every regular or special meeting in any election or matter presented to the Officers for a vote. Excepting in cases of suspension or removal from office, all votes shall be determined by a majority vote of the total Board of Officers. In cases of suspension or removal from office, all votes must be unanimous (excluding the vote(s) of the subject(s) of suspension or removal).

Board of Officers votes to nominate any candidates for the position of Local Intermediary (oversees Local P.A.C. Bank Account and serves at the discretion of the Officers of C.L.A. Political Action Committee).

Class III Members – In order to vote in any Subcommittee meeting, a Class III Member must be a Class I member in good standing, from within that Subcommittee’s membership category, and must attend at least 2 of the past 3 consecutive Subcommittee meetings, before being allowed to vote. Members of active Subcommittees shall not have voting rights at any regular or special meeting of the Board of Officers, nor shall they have any voting rights as Subcommittee members at any regular or special meeting of the Chapter Membership. However, Subcommittee members are responsible for holding their own regular meetings and keeping their own minutes, and they maintain the rights to set their own agenda.

Subcommittee members vote on whether or not to include any matters as Agenda Items at any regular meeting of the Board of Officers.

Subcommittee members vote to request funds from C.L.A. Political Action Committee for use in local campaigns.

Elections – Regular elections shall be conducted by the Local Chapters and coordinated through the State Chapter, every year during the month of                                   .