CONSTITUTION OF THE LIBERTARIAN PARTY OF KANSAS

As approved at convention April 30, 2016

Article I. NAME

The name of this organization shall be the Libertarian Party of Kansas (LPKS). Alternate names and the nature of the organization shall be set forth in the By-Laws.

ARTICLE II PURPOSE

Section A. The purpose of this organization is to be a political party committed to the principles embodied in the LPKS Statement of Principles.

Section B. The purpose shall be accomplished by publishing political and educational information to the voting public; by nominating candidates for political office in accordance with state law and the By-Laws of the party; and by performing other activities consistent with operating and maintaining a political party.

ARTICLE III MEMBERSHIP
The membership of this party will be those persons registering as Libertarians in the State of Kansas. Membership may be further defined in the By-Laws.

ARTICLE IV. OFFICERS

The appointed and elected officers and the method of their election shall be set forth in the By-Laws.

ARTICLE V. THE STATE CONVENTION

All power and authority to govern this party is given to the State Convention, which shall meet yearly at a place and time set by the State Executive Committee.

ARTICLE VI. THE STATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The State Executive Committee shall consist of members as defined in the By-Laws.  The State Executive Committee is charged with the day-to-day operation of the party. 

ARTICLE VII. MEETINGS AND QUORUM

The meetings and quora of the various committees, the State Executive Committee and the State Convention shall be set forth in the By-Laws. The State Convention shall meet each year.

During each annual meeting the State Convention shall, among other things, nominate and elect members of the State Executive Committee whose terms are expiring; when necessary, nominate candidates; and consider proposed amendments to the Party Constitution, By-Laws, Statement of Principles, or Platform.

ARTICLE VIII. STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES

The Statement of Principles affirms the philosophy of the Libertarian Party and the principles upon which it is founded. It is made by a reference herein a founding document along with this Constitution and the By-Laws of the Party. All amendments to the Statement of Principles requires a vote of 7/8 of the members registered at the State Convention.

ARTICLE IX. DISCIPLINE

As this is a Party of Principle and as we wish those principles to be the governing ideals of the Party, the Party holds unto itself the right to discipline those who act in violation of those principles. Causes and methods for discipline may be set forth in the By-Laws.

ARTICLE X. PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY

This body adopts the edition of Robert’s Rules of Order as specified in the By-Laws as its parliamentary authority.

ARTICLE XI. AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION

This Constitution may be amended by a two-thirds vote of members present and voting at any Annual Meeting except as set forth in Article VIII.

ARTICLE XII. ORGANIZATIONAL CONFORMANCE WITH THE KANSAS ELECTION CODE
The requirements of the Kansas Election Code and any other pertinent statute shall constitute a part of this Constitution and shall supersede any conflicting provisions hereof.

ARTICLE XIII. AFFILIATE ORGANIZATIONS

The By-Laws may set forth provisions for chartering affiliate organizations.