Bylaw Amendement Recommendation: Timeline for Submission and Approval

Date Action Step
Anytime An individual member or group of members can develop a Bylaw Amendment Recommendation at any time

Bylaw Amendment Recommendations must be presented on the Bylaw Amendment Recommendation form

Anytime Bylaw Amendment Recommendations should be discussed at least at a Chapter Board meeting and preferably at a Chapter meeting and then authorized to be submitted by the Chapter by a majority vote of the Chapter or Chapter Board of Directors
March 15 Chapter must submit proposals for consideration preceding the convention at which they are to be considered, for the HODOC review
March 15 - 30 Bylaw Amendment Recommendation is sent to HODOC and Bylaw Committee Chair for review
March 30 HODOC will return the proposals giving the chapters’ time to make changes they deem desirable and return them to the HODOC by the May 1st deadline
May 1 If the chapter chooses not to alter their Bylaw Amendment Recommendation the suggestion of the HODOC, or fails to make the deadline for said alternations, then the recommendation will be considered to be submitted in its last revised version for consideration by the HOD
90 days before HOD meeting Bylaw Amendment Recommendations are sent to all delegates, HOD meeting Chapter Presidents and Chapter Secretaries

Chapters shall be responsible for making the Bylaw Amendment Recommendations available to the Chapter members
HOD Fall Meeting House of Delegates votes on Bylaw Amendment Recommendations
After Convention

The Bylaw Amendment Recommendation approved by the House of Delegates will be notified on the March National Board of Directors agenda

The HODOC Chair shall submit the Bylaw Amendment for approval at the June National Board of Directors Meeting

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