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Bylaws of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party. Feb 11, 2014.
Bylaws of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party. Feb 11, 2014.

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CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CENTRAL COMMITTEE
As amended February 11, 2014. (021314) COST $5.00
 
 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS ARTICLE I. DEFINITION
 .................................................................................................................... 1 Section A. NAME ............................................................................................................................... 1 Section B. CONTINUITY .................................................................................................................... 1 Section C. PURPOSES ...................................................................................................................... 1 Section D. DEMOCRATIC VOTERS .................................................................................................. 2 Section E. HIGHEST FINISHING DEMOCRAT .................................................................................. 2
ARTICLE II. MEMBERSHIP
 ................................................................................................................. 2 Section A. TYPES OF MEMBERS ..................................................................................................... 2 1. Elected Members .............................................................................................................. 2 2. Appointed Members .......................................................................................................... 2 3. Ex-Officio Members .......................................................................................................... 3 4. Regular Members ............................................................................................................. 4 5. Alternate Members ........................................................................................................... 4 6. Associate Members .......................................................................................................... 5 Section B. SEATING OF MEMBERS .................................................................................................. 6 Section C. TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP ................................................................................... 6 1. Voluntary Termination ....................................................................................................... 6 2. Termination for Lack of Attendance .................................................................................. 6 3. Termination for Failure to Pay Dues ................................................................................. 7 4. Termination for Additional Grounds .................................................................................. 7 Section D. FILLING OF VACANCIES ................................................................................................. 8
ARTICLE III. DUES
............................................................................................................................... 9 Section A. PAYMENT OF DUES ........................................................................................................ 9 Section B. DEFERRAL OR WAIVER OF DUES ................................................................................. 9
ARTICLE IV. OFFICERS
 ..................................................................................................................... 9 Section A. OFFICERS OF THIS COMMITTEE .................................................................................. 9 Section B. DUTIES OF OFFICERS ................................................................................................. 10 1. Chair .............................................................................................................................. 10 2. Vice-Chair (Male) and Vice-Chair (Female) ................................................................... 10 3. Regional Vice-Chair ....................................................................................................... 10 4. Recording Secretary ...................................................................................................... 11 5. Corresponding Secretary ............................................................................................... 11 6. Controller ....................................................................................................................... 11 7. Parliamentarian ............................................................................................................. 12
ARTICLE V. ELECTIONS AND RECALL
 ........................................................................................... 12 Section A. OFFICERS OF THIS COMMITTEE ................................................................................. 12 Section B. REGIONAL VICE-CHAIRS .............................................................................................. 12 Section C. ASSEMBLY DISTRICT DELEGATION OFFICERS ......................................................... 12 Section D. REPRESENTATIVES TO STATE COMMITTEE ............................................................. 13 Section E. RECALL OF OFFICERS ................................................................................................. 13
ARTICLE VI. TREASURER AND LEGAL COUNSEL
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Section A. TREASURER .................................................................................................................. 13 Section B. LEGAL COUNSEL .......................................................................................................... 14
 
 
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ARTICLE VII. COMMITTEES
 .............................................................................................................. 14 Section A. POLICY COMMITTEE .................................................................................................... 14 Section B. OTHER STANDING COMMITTEES ............................................................................... 15 Section C. NOTICE AND RULES ..................................................................................................... 16 Section D. AUDIT COMMITTEE ....................................................................................................... 17 Section E. CHAIR'S ADVISORY COMMITTEE ................................................................................ 17 Section F. REMOVAL OF MEMBERS FROM POLICY COMMITTEE .............................................. 17
ARTICLE VIII. BUDGET AND FINANCE
 ............................................................................................ 18 Section A. BUDGET ......................................................................................................................... 18 Section B. EXPENDITURES ............................................................................................................ 18 Section C. RECEIPTS ...................................................................................................................... 19
ARTICLE IX. MEETINGS
.................................................................................................................... 19 Section A. REGULAR MEETINGS ................................................................................................... 19 Section B. SPECIAL MEETINGS ..................................................................................................... 19 Section C. EMERGENCY MEETINGS ............................................................................................. 20 Section D. PROCEDURES .............................................................................................................. 20 Section E. GENERAL POLICIES ..................................................................................................... 21 Section F. EMAIL NOTICE ............................................................................................................... 21
ARTICLE X. CANDIDATE NOMINATION
 ........................................................................................... 22
ARTICLE XI. ENDORSEMENT
 .......................................................................................................... 22 Section A. GENERAL PROVISIONS ............................................................................................... 22 1. Definition and Jurisdiction of Endorsement Recommendation Committee ..................... 23 2. Percentage Required for Endorsement or Recommendation for Endorsement .............. 23 3. Validity of Written Ballot ................................................................................................. 24 4. Calculation of Percentages ............................................................................................ 24 5. Prohibition on Multiple Endorsements ............................................................................ 24 6. Only One Form of Endorsement .................................................................................... 24 7. Prohibition on Supporting or Endorsing Non-Democrats ................................................ 24 8. Notice of Endorsement Proceedings, Service of Standard Candidate Questionnaire & Proof of Service……………………………………………………. ............ 24 9. Special Notice Provisions for Ballot measures ............................................................... 25 10. Application of the Open Meetings Rule to Endorsement Recommendation Process; Notification of Committee Actions and Recommendations ............................... 25 11. Conflict of Interest Provisions ........................................................................................ 26 12. Quorum ......................................................................................................................... 27 13. Participation of Alternate Members ................................................................................ 28 14. Exclusive Procedure ...................................................................................................... 28 15. Binding Nature of Rules ................................................................................................. 28 Section B. PREREQUISITES TO CANDIDATE ENDORSEMENT PROCESS ................................. 28 1. Initiation of Endorsement Process ................................................................................. 28 2. Restriction on Timing of Endorsement ........................................................................... 29 3. Administrative Fees for Endorsement & Waiver ............................................................. 29 4. Submission of Completed Candidate Questionnaires .................................................... 29 5. Eligibility of Candidates for Endorsement ....................................................................... 30 6. Candidate Recruitment Track and Early Endorsement Procedure ................................. 30 Section C. ENDORSEMENT RECOMMENDATION COMMITTEES AND PROCESS ..................... 32 1. Regional Endorsement Coordinators ............................................................................. 32 2. Calendar ........................................................................................................................ 32

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