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Writing Constitutional Amendments

Writing Constitutional Amendments

You use the Constitutional Amendment Form when your idea for change or action will affect the Constitution and By-Laws.

EducationCommitteeoct2010035This idea must be presented in resolution format but on the Constitution Amendment Resolutions Form. It will be submitted to the Constitution and By-Laws Committee after approval by the Local.

Please note: You must include all articles related to your amendment.

 

Constitution Section 3.5 – RESOLUTIONS TO CONVENTION

3.5.1 Locals may bring matters before a Convention for consideration only by means of resolutions duly discussed and adopted at a regular or special meeting of the Local.

3.5.2 The Board may submit its own resolutions to a Convention.

3.5.3 All resolutions from Locals for Convention shall be submitted in detail to and received by the Executive Director at least sixty (60) days prior to Convention, except that this time requirement shall not apply in the case of a Special Convention. The Executive Director shall forward forthwith such resolutions to the Resolutions Committee for preparation and presentation to the next Convention.

3.5.4 All recommendations and resolutions of Provincial Committees and Special Committees shall be reported to the Board at least sixty (60) days prior to Convention. The Board may only reject such recommendations and resolutions by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the Board members present. Such recommendations and resolutions, other than those rejected by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the Board, shall be forwarded to the Resolutions Committee not less than thirty (30) days prior to Convention.

3.5.5 All recommendations and resolutions from the Board shall be forwarded to the Resolutions Committee not less than thirty (30) days prior to Convention.

3.5.6 The Executive Director shall arrange that copies of all resolutions and recommendations which are received at least sixty (60) days prior to Convention are forwarded to all Locals at least thirty (30) days prior to Convention, except in the case of a Special Convention.

3.5.7 The Executive Director shall arrange that copies of all resolutions, recommendations and reports which are to be submitted to Convention shall be forwarded to all delegates at least ten (10) days prior to Convention, except in the case of a Special Convention.

Section 3.10 – AMENDMENTS

3.10.1 Proposals for amendments to the Constitution and By-Laws may only be submitted by the Board or Locals and shall be presented in resolution form and submitted in detail to and received by the Executive Director at least sixty (60) days prior to Convention, except that this time requirement shall not apply in the case of a Special Convention. The Executive Director shall forward forthwith such resolutions to the Constitution and By-Laws Committee for study. The Committee shall report its recommendations on such resolutions to the Board and the Board may only reject the Committee’s recommendations thereon by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the Board members present.

Section 3.12 – EXTRAORDINARY AMENDMENTS

3.12.1 Notwithstanding the provisions of Article 3, subsection 3.10.1, and subject to two-thirds (2/3) majority consent by the Convention, an extraordinary constitutional amendment may be considered. An extraordinary constitutional amendment must first be presented to the Constitution and By-Laws Committee for a study of eligibility and recommendation. The Committee will then present it to the Board for consideration, who will offer a recommendation respecting its presentation to the Convention delegates.

3.12.2 An extraordinary constitutional amendment shall be eligible for consideration only when it pertains to a matter or a development that has become evident after the expiry date for receipt of constitutional amendments as provided in Section 3.10 of this Article.

 

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