Bylaws Committee

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DESCRIPTION

This Committee is charged with the responsibility of reviewing the SIS Bylaws annually and with recommending any changes it deems necessary to the Executive Committee, with soliciting imput for changes from the membership, and with drafting appropriate language.

The Committee is further charged with making sure that the SIS Bylaws are in compliance with AALL's Constitution and Bylaws.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

CHAIR:

Johanna Bizub, Chair
The Prudential Insurance Company of America
Law Library 22 Plaza
751 Broad St.
Newark, NJ   07102-3777
973-367-3175
fax: 973-802-2298
jbizub@prudential.com

COMMITTEE MEMBER: Caren Luckie

ANNUAL REPORTS

IMPORTANT PROJECTS

PLL/SIS Bylaws

Bylaws Revisions

The PLL Executive Board and the Nominations Committee examined our nominations procedure and by-laws in the 1990s. Two issues plagued the SIS during that time: the high cost of mail ballots for annual elections and the difficulty of finding members willing to run for office in a contested election. Many smaller Special Interest Sections and Chapters have moved to an uncontested election, where a slate of candidates submitted to the membership by the Nominations Committee would be accepted without an election in the traditional sense.

The bylaw revisions before the 2000 elections took into account these two issues by giving the Nominations Committee "permission " to submit one name per office, the ability to announce the slate in PLL Perspectives (saving the costs of mailing), and providing a mechanism for members to submit petitions for further nominations. In addition, the By-laws Committee standardized our bylaws for clarity based on the AALL Model Special Interest Section Bylaws. The major and substantive changes appear at Article IV, section 4 . 

LINKS TO OTHER INFORMATION

Bylaws of the American Association of Law Libraries

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS

The documents linked below relate to PLL Bylaws Committee.