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An Amendment to Address the Electronic Printing and Distribution of International Convention Reports

BE IT RESOLVED:

         That the International Union Constitution, Article V, Section 3, is amended to read as follows:

      Section 3.  The International President shall be the presiding officer at all conventions, but may call any delegate to preside instead. The International President shall, at each convention, present a written report to the delegates, in printed or electronic format, provided that printed copies shall be provided to any delegate who requests it, concerning the President’s activities during the period since the preceding convention. Prior to the convention, the International President shall, with the approval of the International Executive Board, appoint a Credentials Committee, a Committee on Rules and Order of Business, a Constitution Committee, a Sergeants-at-Arms Committee, and such other committees as shall be authorized by the Executive Board, designating one member of each committee as the Chairperson. At the Convention, the International President shall, with the approval of the International Executive Board, appoint any additional committees required under the rules of the convention, designating one member of each committee as Chairperson, and any special committees and the Chairpersons thereof required by any resolution adopted by the Convention, unless such resolution provides for a different method of appointment. At each convention at which elections are to be held, the International President, with the approval of the International Executive Board, shall appoint a Committee on Elections, designating one member of the Committee as Chairperson. The International President shall be an ex-officio member of all convention committees, except the Credentials Committee and the Committee on Elections, and of any interim committees that may be established by the Convention.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED:

      That the International Union Constitution, Article VI, Section 4, is amended to read as follows:

      Section 4.  The International Secretary-Treasurer shall, at each convention, present a written report to the delegates, in printed or electronic format, provided that printed copies shall be provided to any delegate who requests it, concerning the Secretary-Treasurer’s activities during the period since the preceding convention, which report shall include a financial report for any fiscal year or years which have ended during such period. The fiscal year shall begin on January 1st and end on the last day of December.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED:

         That the International Union Constitution, Article VIII, Section 21, is amended to read as follows:

Section 21.  The International Executive Board shall, at each regular biennial convention, present a written report to the delegates, in printed or electronic format, provided that printed copies shall be provided to any delegate who requests it, concerning the Board’s activities since the preceding regular biennial convention. It shall be the responsibility of the International Secretary-Treasurer to prepare the report. The International Executive Board shall review and make a recommendation to the Convention on any proposal to amend the Constitution.

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED:

        That the International Union Constitution, Article XI, Section 21, is amended to read as follows:

        Section 21.  The Judicial Panel shall submit a written summary of its actions to each regular International Convention. Such a summary shall include a listing of all cases referred to it, a description of the major issues involved, and the judgments of the Panel or its members, where action was taken by less than the full Panel.  Where constitutional omissions or ambiguities have been involved, the Panel report shall call particular attention to these and may offer recommendations. It shall be the responsibility of the Chairperson of the Panel to prepare such report. It shall be the responsibility of the International Secretary-Treasurer to reproduce distribute such report, in sufficient quantity for distribution printed or electronic format, to each the convention delegates, provided that printed copies shall be provided to any delegate who requests it.

 

SUBMITTED BY:    

Lee Saunders, International President
Laura Reyes, International Secretary-Treasurer

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