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    Default VOTING: Change in Ownership Language

    Since we no longer use a minority/majority ownership system, it is being recommended that any portion of the FOFL Constitution that refers to Majority or Minority Ownership be deleted.

    Official Discussion

    VOTING CLOSES NEXT MONDAY @ 8pm est.

    Per the Constitution, voting on amendments is mandatory for all owners.


    Current language:


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    I. THE LEAGUE
    A. The Front Office Football League (hereafter referred to as FOFL) consists of 32 franchises, full owners, numerous minority owners,and official vultures. The league will use Front Office Football 2004 as its simulation engine, and the structure of the league shall be as mandated by the game.

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    I. THE LEAGUE
    A. The Front Office Football League (hereafter referred to as FOFL) consists of 32 franchises, owners and vultures. The league will use Front Office Football 2004 as its simulation engine, and the structure of the league shall be as mandated by the game.

    AND

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    II. OWNERSHIP
    A. Levels of Ownership
    1. Majority Owner
    a. The primary owner of each franchise; there shall be exactly one per franchise. Should a dispute arise among official owners, the majority owner's decision shall be official.
    b. New majority owners shall be decided via majority vote by the other majority owners. The details of election shall be set by the Board of Governors.
    2. Official Minority Owner
    a. Optional secondary owners of each franchise. In the absence of disagreement by their majority owner, official minority owners may draft, submit exports, post confirmation of trades, and perform all other day to day duties of an owner.


    b. New official minority owners shall be inducted by the Board of Governors. Though there are no official requirements, the Board of Governors should strive to make public their general criteria for acceptance.
    3. Unofficial Minority Owner
    a. A minority owner not officially approved by the Board of Governors. Minority owners, by default, have no official standing, but may perform duties as designated by their majority owner, so long as the Board of Governors is adequately informed.
    b. There is no official induction for this class, but the Board of Governors may, in their discretion, forbid a person to be a minority owner.
    B. Removal of Owners
    1. All owners are required to maintain a minimum level of activity. If a majority owner persists in an extended period of inactivity, the Board of Governors may remove that owner. This minimum level of activity is set by the Board of Governors. Should it become apparent that an owner is in violation of the activity requirement, strong efforts should be made to contact and inform that owner before removal.
    2. Minority Owners, both official and unofficial, may be removed by their majority owner.
    C. Behavior of Owners
    1. All owners, majority and minority, are subject to the rules of the constitution. Repeated, intentional or reckless disregard for any of these rules may be cause for remediation as determined by the Board of Governors, up to and including removal of an owner.


    2. Certain activities are deemed to be detrimental to the league and are hereby banned. This list is not necessarily all-inclusive, and the Board of Governors may add to this list at their discretion, so long as the activity banned is not explicitly allowed elsewhere in this constitution, and so long as no remediation is applied retroactively.
    a. Simming ahead

    b. Testing of extension offers

    c. Testing of position changes

    d. Entering the game as a team for which you lack permission
    D. Owner Absences
    1. Should all of a team's official owners be unavailable for a period of time, the majority owner is to inform the Board of Governors. The Board of Governors may then appoint a temporary owner. The temporary owner shall not be affiliated with a team from the same division as the aforementioned team, and shall not be affiliated with a team that will play against the aforementioned team during their service as a temporary owner.
    2. The Board of Governors will specify the powers of the temporary owner, depending on the length and timing of the absence.


    3. Temporary owners must strive to avoid seeing privileged information (scouted ratings and game plans) as much as they can, while serving in that capacity.


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    II. OWNERSHIP
    A. Levels of Ownership
    1. Owner
    a. The primary owner of each franchise; there shall be exactly one per franchise.

    b. New owners shall be decided via majority vote by the other owners. The details of election shall be set by the Board of Governors.
    B. Removal of Owners
    1. All owners are required to maintain a minimum level of activity. If an owner persists in an extended period of inactivity, the Board of Governors may remove that owner. This minimum level of activity is set by the Board of Governors. Should it become apparent that an owner is in violation of the activity requirement, strong efforts should be made to contact and inform that owner before removal.
    C. Behavior of Owners
    1. All owners are subject to the rules of the constitution. Repeated, intentional or reckless disregard for any of these rules may be cause for remediation as determined by the Board of Governors, up to and including removal of an owner.


    2. Certain activities are deemed to be detrimental to the league and are hereby banned. This list is not necessarily all-inclusive, and the Board of Governors may add to this list at their discretion, so long as the activity banned is not explicitly allowed elsewhere in this constitution, and so long as no remediation is applied retroactively.
    a. Simming ahead

    b. Testing of extension offers

    c. Testing of position changes

    d. Entering the game as a team for which you lack permission
    D. Owner Absences
    1. Should a team's owner be unavailable for a period of time, the owner is to inform the Board of Governors. The Board of Governors may then appoint a temporary owner. The temporary owner shall not be affiliated with a team from the same division as the aforementioned team, and shall not be affiliated with a team that will play against the aforementioned team during their service as a temporary owner.
    2. The Board of Governors will specify the powers of the temporary owner, depending on the length and timing of the absence.


    3. Temporary owners must strive to avoid seeing privileged information (scouted ratings and game plans) as much as they can, while serving in that capacity.

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    XII: AMENDMENT PROCEDURE
    A. Suggested amendments may be posted at any time. After a sufficient showing of support and time for discussion, the Board of Governors will post the amendment for vote. An amendment may be forced to vote at any time by the public posts of 16 majority owners.


    B. All majority owners are eligible to vote. A majority owner may delegate his vote to an official minority owner by notifying the Board of Governors.


    C. An amendment shall be deemed to have passed if it receives 22 "YES" votes.


    D. Voting for all majority owners on amendments is mandatory. The Board of Governors may punish repeated violations of this policy in its discretion, but should consider extenuating circumstances if they present.

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    XII: AMENDMENT PROCEDURE
    A. Suggested amendments may be posted at any time. After a sufficient showing of support and time for discussion, the Board of Governors will post the amendment for vote. An amendment may be forced to vote at any time by the public posts of 16 owners.


    B. All owners are eligible to vote.



    C. An amendment shall be deemed to have passed if it receives 22 "YES" votes.


    D. Voting for all owners on amendments is mandatory. The Board of Governors may punish repeated violations of this policy in its discretion, but should consider extenuating circumstances if they present.


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    XIII: RATIFICATION
    A. This constitution shall go into effect upon its ratification by 24 majority owners.


    B. After the constitution has gone into effect, no majority owner, official minority owner, or unofficial minority owner who takes action on the part of his team will be allowed to participate in FOFL without first having ratified.

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    XIII: RATIFICATION
    A. This constitution shall go into effect upon its ratification by 24 owners.


    B. After the constitution has gone into effect, no owner who takes action on the part of his team will be allowed to participate in FOFL without first having ratified.

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