ARCHIVED: Bylaws Committee (2007-2009)

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2008-2009 Charge

TYPE: Process Committee

PURPOSE: The purpose of the Bylaws Committee is to serve as a resource for the Association, the SISs, the Chapters, and members on questions relating to the Bylaws and parliamentary procedure in accordance with existing Association Bylaws.

CHARGE: The Committee shall, as requested by the Executive Board, the President, the membership, or on its own initiative: study problems concerning the Association's Bylaws; interpret bylaw questions; draft possible amendments to the Bylaws; and, implement solutions to Bylaws-related problems. The Committee shall maintain an official text of the Bylaws incorporating all changes as adopted by the membership and shall verify as correct all published texts of the Bylaws.

In accordance with the Association Bylaws, the Committee shall review all Chapter and SIS constitutions and Bylaws, when adopted or amended, for conflict or inconsistency with the Association documents. The Committee shall advise Chapters and SISs on means of resolving conflicts among the documents. The Committee shall request Executive Board action when necessary to bring Chapter and SIS documents into conformity with those of the Association. The Committee shall advise Chapters and SISs of changes in the Association Bylaws that may require amendment of Chapter and SIS documents to avoid conflict or inconsistency. The Committee shall serve as a resource on proposed amendments and offer advisory opinions on drafting questions to Chapters and SISs.

MEMBERSHIP QUALIFICATIONS: Experience with bylaw drafting, revision, or parliamentary procedure is desirable.

TENURE: Membership on the Committee shall normally be for two years, except that the Vice Chair and Chair will each serve three years. The returning member selected as Vice Chair at the end of the first year shall serve in that capacity in the second year, and become Chair in the third.

SIZE: The Committee shall normally consist of a Chair, a Vice Chair, five members, and a non-voting Executive Board liaison. Normally the Association Secretary serves as the Executive Board liaison.

STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS COMPLIANCE:

Goal I: Leadership
Goal II: Education
Goal III: Advocacy

RELATIONSHIP TO OTHER COMMITTEES/STRUCTURES: The Association Secretary also maintains a copy of the official text of the Association Bylaws.

2007-2008 Charge

CHARGE: The committee shall serve as a resource for the Association, the SISs, the Chapters, and members on questions relating to the Bylaws and/or of parliamentary procedure. In accordance with AALL Bylaws, Article X, Section 5, and Article XI, Section 5 (a), the committee shall review all chapter and SIS constitutions and/or bylaws, when adopted or amended, for conflict or inconsistency with the AALL documents. The committee shall advise the chapter or SIS on resolving conflicts with the AALL documents, if any. The committee shall request Board action when necessary to bring chapter or SIS documents into conformity with those of AALL. The committee shall advise chapters and SISs of changes in the AALL Bylaws that may require amendment of chapter and SIS documents to avoid conflict or inconsistency. The committee shall serve as a resource on proposed amendments and offer advisory opinions on drafting questions to chapters and SISs. The committee shall maintain an official text of the Bylaws incorporating all changes as adopted by the membership (as does the Association secretary), and shall verify as correct all published text of the bylaws. These responsibilities shall include maintenance of style rules and the authority to make minor grammatical or syntax changes which do not change the substance of the documents. The committee shall, as requested by the Executive Board, the President, or the membership, or on its own initiative, study problems concerning the Association Bylaws; interpret bylaw questions; and draft possible amendments to the and bylaws to implement solutions to problems.

SIZE: The committee shall consist of six members and the chair.