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File #: 24-1194    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Policy Status: Passed
File created: 2/19/2024 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 2/27/2024 Final action: 2/27/2024
Title: Request for discussion and possible action to amend the bylaws of the Harris County LGBTQIA+ Commission.
Department: County Administration
Department Head/Elected Official: Leah Barton, Deputy County Administrator

Regular or Supplemental RCA: Regular RCA

Type of Request: Executive Session

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Request Summary (Agenda Caption):
Request for discussion and possible action to amend the bylaws of the Harris County LGBTQIA+ Commission.

Background and Discussion:
The Court approved the bylaws of the LGBTQIA+ Commission on July 18, 2023. These amendments have been made at the Commission's request, based on the advice of the County Attorney's Office, and in consultation with the Boards & Commissions Office. These amendments include the addition of a Secretary Officer position, modification of agenda posting requirements, transition of "annual reporting" to even-numbered years, adjustments to public speaker protocols, and provision for a "vacated" Commission seat to remain At-Large. This final change allows for the seat to be filled through a process appointed by the Commission, subject to approval by a majority vote of the Commissioners Court.

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Request for approval of the Harris County LGBTQIA+ Commission bylaws.

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