RESOLUTION: Convention Vote for MDGOP Representative to the RNC Rules Committee WHEREAS, in January 2013 the Republican

National Committee (“RNC”) resolved to convene the Standing Committee on Rules (“Rules Committee”) at its April 2013 meeting; and WHEREAS, upon passage of said resolution, the Chairman of the Republican National Committee asked each state delegation to appoint one member to the Standing Committee on Rules; and WHEREAS, the Maryland delegation to the Republican National Committee, under leadership of former Chairman Alex Mooney, appointed National Committeewoman Nicolee Ambrose to the RNC Standing Committee on Rules, and that this appointment was received by the RNC Counsel’s office on February 19, 2013; and WHEREAS, the Maryland delegation to the Republican National Committee, under leadership of interim Chair Diana Waterman, then rescinded the appointment of Nicolee Ambrose to the Rules Committee, replacing it with the appointment of National Committeeman Louis Pope, and that this change was received by the RNC Counsel’s office on February 28, 2013; and WHEREAS, this change was not communicated to members of the Maryland Republican State Central Committee in any timely manner, and that it has undermined the confidence of members of the Central Committee in the ability of the Maryland delegation to perform its duties in appointing a representative to the RNC Rules Committee who will best serve our state and party; THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the appointment of the Maryland representative to the Republican National Committee’s Standing Committee on Rules shall be decided by a simple majority vote of all Central Committee members during the Maryland Republican Party’s 2013 Spring Convention, in accordance with the voting procedures defined in the bylaws of the Maryland Republican Party, Article VIII, Section 4; and BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that the outcome of this vote shall be binding upon the Maryland delegation to the RNC until such time as the RNC again resolves to convene the Rules Committee and the RNC Chairman again asks the state delegations to submit appointments to the Rules Committee, or until such time as the Maryland Republican Party holds it next scheduled elections for National Committeeman and National Committeewoman in accordance with its bylaws. Submitted By: Scott Shaffer Republican State Central Committee of Anne Arundel County sshaffer@aagop.org 410-929-2699

RESOLUTION: Future MDGOP Appointments to the RNC WHEREAS, the Rules of the Republican National Committee (“RNC”) call for Maryland’s delegation to select one member of the delegation to serve as a representative on the RNC’s Standing Committee on Rules; and WHEREAS, the Maryland Republican Party Chairman or the Maryland delegation may be called upon in the future to select and appoint representatives to other committees of the RNC, whether standing or temporary; and WHEREAS, these appointments represent all Maryland Republicans and the interests of the Maryland Republican Party as an organization; THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that any such appointment to any RNC committee made by the Maryland Republican Party Chairman or by the Maryland delegation must be approved by a simple majority vote of all Maryland Republican State Central Committee members during the next regular convention of the State Central Committee, in accordance with the voting procedures defined in the bylaws of the Maryland Republican Party, Article VIII, Section 4; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that if the appointment is not approved during this vote, that an additional simple majority vote will then be held, also in accordance with the voting procedures in the bylaws, to select the representative to be appointed; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that if the representative selected by the Central Committee vote is different from the original appointment, that the person selected by the vote shall replace the original appointment on the appropriate RNC committee effective immediately; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that should the particular RNC committee schedule a meeting between the date of the original appointment and the date of the next regular convention of the State Central Committee, the appointed representative may serve on the committee in an acting capacity until a convention vote may be taken; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that should the work of the particular RNC committee be concluded before the next regular convention of the State Central Committee, then no vote shall be required at the convention, and the appointment shall stand; and BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that the outcome of this vote shall be binding upon the State Party Chairman and/or Maryland delegation to the RNC until such time as the Chairman and/or delegation is again asked by the RNC to submit an appointment to the particular committee. Submitted By: Scott Shaffer Republican State Central Committee of Anne Arundel County sshaffer@aagop.org 410-929-2699

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