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The following rule change was approved for LMSC ballot at the July Plenary
meeting. There has been some confusion on how to conduct this "paper ballot"
since it is being done via the WEB:

1) Please submit your rule change ballot comments to me at I
would like to receive these ballot comments by 1November.

2) Buzz, please distribute this rule change ballot to the IEEE 802 reflector
for comments.

3) I will assume that Bill Lidinsky and Paul Nikolich will handle
consolidating the comments and hold an ad-hoc ballot resolution meeting at
the November Plenary meeting. Jim Carlo

At the SEC meeting in Montreal on Thursday 8July 1999 the SEC approved
submitting this IEEE 802 Operating Rules change to ballot.

The proposed Rules Change deals with changes to the process for voting
procedures for a Working Group on technical issues, procedural issues and
drafts between Plenary meetings.  The changes involve the following
sections: Chair's Function Voting on Technical Issues

Attached is a pdf file showing the relevant clauses of the latest P802
Operating Rules (November 1998) with the changes indicated.  Strikethrough
text is deleted.  Underlined text is
added.  All other text is as it exists in the curent rules document. This
text was presented and discussed at a P802 Operating Rules meeting on Sunday
night, 4 July 1999 in Montreal.  This proposed rule change epresents the
output of this meeting.

The 802 rules URL is ""

Jim Carlo( Cellular:1-214-693-1776 Voice&Fax:1-214-853-5274
TI Fellow, Networking Standards at Texas Instruments
Chair, ISO/IEC JTC1/SC6 Telecom and Info Exchange Between Systems
Chair, IEEE802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee