Texas Library Political Action Committee
ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION
Revised December, 1995
Article I - Name
The name of this organization shall be the Texas Library
Political Action Committee, which shall be known and
hereafter referred to as TLPAC.
Article II - Organization and Purpose
TLPAC is a nonprofit, unincorporated, voluntary,
multi-partisan political action committee organized for
the purpose of advancing library service in Texas.
In carrying out this stated purpose, TLPAC shall
encourage all Librarians to exercise their basic political
rights, shall select and support candidates and nominees
for public office without regard to party affiliation, and
shall encourage the people of Texas to vote on measures
submitted to the people according to the needs of Texas
Article III - Office
The principal office and place of business of TLPAC
shall be located in the city in which the Treasurer
Article IV - Trustees
The governing body of the Committee shall be the Board
of Trustees, composed of nine (9) members elected to six
year terms with one-third (1/3) of the members elected
biennially in odd numbered years. The election shall be
held at the TLPAC annual meeting. In the event of a
vacancy, the Board of Trustees shall appoint a trustee to
serve the balance of the term.
The Trustees are empowered to set basic policies with
respect to expenditures to be made by the Committee, and
to direct disbursements to specific candidates. The
Trustees shall determine the procedures for collection and
distribution of funds to the candidates and political
committees that the Committee shall support and the amount
of all expenditures and disbursements by the Committee.
A quorum of the Board of Trustees shall consist of a
simple majority of the members of the Board.
Article V - Officers
Section 1. ; The officers of
TLPAC shall be the Chairman and the Treasurer.
Section 2. The Chairman
and the Treasurer of the Committee shall be elected
annually from among their members by the Board of
Trustees. The dates of the elections and the procedures
governing them may be determined by the Trustees.
Section 3. ; Subject to the
determinations of the Board of Trustees, the Chairman
shall administer and have general and active management
and supervision of all the affairs of the Committee. The
Chairman shall preside at all Committee meetings and
meetings of the Board.
Section 4. ; The Treasurer
shall be the chief financial officer of the Committee,
shall keep the financial and other records of the
Committee, shall comply with all applicable requirements
required by law, and shall perform such other duties as
may be assigned by the Chairman or Board of Trustees.
Section 5. ; The Trustees
may appoint a Vice-Chairman and Assistant Treasurer to
succeed to the offices of Chairman and Treasurer in the
event of a vacancy in either of those offices. Should a
vacancy occur in the office of Chairman or Treasurer, the
Trustees shall immediately elect a successor to serve
until the next regular annual election of officers.
Article VI - Responsibilities and Duties of the Board
The Board of Trustees shall have final authority to
conduct the affairs and operations of TLPAC to promulgate
rules, regulations, and procedures for the interviewing
and endorsement of political candidates, to determine
which candidates and/or measures shall receive monetary
support of TLPAC and in what amounts, and to appoint
committees of an advisory nature as shall be thought
necessary to carry out the purposes prescribed by law and
perform any other functions deemed necessary for
Article VII - Meetings
There shall be an annual meeting of TLPAC and as many
additional meetings as the Board of Trustees deems
necessary, at such times and places as shall be
Article VIII - Finances
The Board of Trustees of TLPAC shall cause to be
deposited in a bank account all funds donated by persons
authorized by law to contribute money or other things of
value to political action committees.
The Board of Trustees shall require such bonds and
audits as in its judgment may be necessary to protect the
funds of the organization and shall cause to be filed any
and all reports required by law.
The Board of Trustees may hire employees or contact for
the services of such persons as in its judgment may be
necessary to carry out the purposes of TLPAC.
Article IX - Enactment
The organizational structure of TLPAC shall become
operative upon the selection of the Board of Trustees and
officers, and shall operate in compliance with VERNON'S
TEXAS ELECTION CODE, as amended by H.B. 4m, 64th
Article X - Rules of Order
Any areas not specifically covered in these Articles of
Association shall be governed by the provisions in
ROBERT'S RULES OF ORDER, REVISED.