CREDENTIALS REPORT
The chair of the Credentials Committee reported 649 voting delegates registered.

PROPOSED 2012-2014 LWVUS BYLAWS (Continued from previous session)

Motion to amend motion 776 to strike the language in section C and D beginning "with a position statement...of another league."
Motion #59771, LWV of Washington

Motion FAILED

Motion to move that Bylaws Proposal #4 (as presented on pages 48-49 of the Convention Program & Workbook) be adopted.
Motion #00776, LWVUS Board

Motion APPROVED

Motion to move that Bylaws Proposal #5 (as presented on page 49 of the Convention Program & Workbook) be adopted.
Motion #00817, LWVUS Board

Motion APPROVED

NATIONAL PROGRAM FOR THE 2012-2014 BIENNIUM

Motion to adopt a concurrence with the Sentencing Policy position of the LWVDC as follows: Sentencing Policy: The LWVUS believes alternatives to imprisonment should be explored and utilized, taking into consideration the circumstances and nature of the crime. The LWVUS opposes mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenses.
Motion #33045, LWVUS Board

Motion APPROVED

Motion to adopt the LWVUS Board recommended comprehensive program to educate members and communities on the issue of campaign finance in order to inform our education and legislative efforts as needed.

Motion #91440, LWVUS Board

Motion APPROVED

Motion to retain all other current LWVUS Positions in the areas of Representative Government, International Relations, Natural Resources, and Social Policy.

Motion #91488, LWVUS Board

Motion APPROVED

Motion to amend the proposed Privatization Position to delete the second paragraph beginning "The League believes that" and ending with "provide basic human needs."
Motion #20408, LWV of Oakland

Motion DEFEATED

Motion to review and update the LWVUS agriculture position, approved in 1988. Such a review would investigate genetic modification, consolidation in the food industry, money in the regulatory process, and the consumer's right to accurate and comprehensive food labeling.
Motion #33133, LWV of Chester County, PA

Motion APPROVED

Motion to reconsider the vote on motion 32150, the Citizens United Study. I was in the majority and have new information about the scope of the intended study. I believe the convention should vote to adopt it.
Motion #18837, LWV of Santa Maria Valley

Motion Ruled Out of Order

Motion to move: We, the representatives of local and state Leagues assembled at the 2012 LWVUS Convention, call upon the LWVUS Board to advocate strongly for all appropriate, duly-considered measures which may include, but are not limited to, a constitutional amendment and which: are consistent with our current positions on campaign finance reform and individual liberties; allow Congress and the States to set reasonable regulations on campaign contributions and expenditures; and ensure that elections are determined by the voters.
Motion #36833, LWV of Greater Haverhill, MA

Motion APPROVED