How would a body choose between various undefined options? For example, if body decides a member should be disciplined, how does the body decide the appropriate method of discipline?
There are any number of methods available to discipline someone, from private or public reprimand, to monetary penalties, to suspensions of whatever length, to removal as an officer, to removal as a member of the body, etc. You can also mix & match various methods of discipline (e.g., suspension PLUS public reprimand). Further, if you decide to suspend someone, the body would then have to decide the length of the suspension (e.g., 30 days, 60 days, 90 days, 120 days, etc.).
How does a body democratically sort through all that without getting bogged down in a ton of motions that could end up without a majority on any of them? I thought about using a ballot system, but the ballot would have to list every possible combination of methods of discipline available, right?
I’m thinking about this because I’m trying to write bylaws that define a fair procedure.