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Article XIII - Amendments

Section 1. This Constitution may be amended by proposals properly introduced at the Convention and approved by a two-thirds vote of the Convention. In the case of a regular biennial convention, any amendment which is submitted to the International Secretary-Treasurer not later than 120 days prior to the opening of the Convention, a copy of which shall be mailed by the International Secretary- Treasurer to each subordinate body not less than 90 days prior to the opening of the Convention, may be approved by majority vote of the Convention. In the case of a special convention, called by the International Executive Board, such amendments as the Board has proposed for action by the special convention shall be included with the convention call, which shall be mailed at least 75 days prior to the opening of the special convention, and such amendments may be approved by majority vote of the special convention.

Section 2. The International Executive Board shall review and make a recommendation to the Convention on any proposal to amend the Constitution.

Section 3. Any amendment to this Constitution, unless otherwise provided in the amendment, shall become effective upon final adjournment of the Convention at which the amendment is adopted.

Section 4. The International Secretary-Treasurer shall be responsible for printing and distributing copies of the Constitution as amended, and shall have authority, in connection with such printing, to renumber any Article, Section, subsection, or paragraph as may be necessary, and to correct any references in other portions of the Constitution to such renumbered Article, Section, subsection, or paragraph.

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