Members: Categories, confitions for being admitted and disciplinary regime
The following member categories are established:
* Article modified at the April 24, 2003 Member Assembly
Members shall have the following rights:
* Article modified at the March 31, 2004 Member Assembly.
The members have the following obligations:
Any party which has ceased to fulfill the membership requirements of the bylaws will cease to be a member. The member who falls behind in the payment of three quotas or any other contribution which has been established, will be duly notified of his obligation to pay his dues to the treasury. When one month has lapsed from this notification and the situation has not been resolved, the Board may declare the termination of membership of this member who is in debt. Membership status may also be lost due to resignation or expulsion.
The Board may apply the following penalties to the members:
suspension, for a maximum period of one year,
expulsion, to be graduated according to the seriousness of the misdemeanor, and the circumstances of each case considering the following causes:
Non-fulfillment of the obligations imposed by the bylaws, rules or resolutions of the Assemblies and the Board,
notorious bad behavior,
voluntary harm to LACNIC, provocation of serious disorders, or behaving in a way which is notoriously harmful to the interests of the membership.
The disciplinary penalties referred to in the preceding article will be decided by the Board once the party involved has presented his defense. In all cases the affected party can resort to an appeal to the first Assembly to be held, within a period of 30 days of notification of the penalty. The interposition of this resource will have a suspensive effect. Regarding his rights as a member, in the supposed case that the penalized member holds office in one of the administration or control organs, these may suspend him in this capacity until the corresponding Assembly has resolved his case.