Bylaws and Handbook Committee

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Purpose

The Bylaws and Handbook Committee keeps the TS-SIS Bylaws and Handbook in conformity with AALL policies, makes proposals to amend the Bylaws and/or the Handbook as desired by the TS-SIS Executive Board, and maintains an official version of the Bylaws and Handbook on the TS-SIS website.

Appointment

The TS-SIS Past Chair shall serve as chair of the Bylaws and Handbook Committee At least two other members are appointed by the TS-SIS Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect with the approval of the TS-SIS Executive Board. The members of the Bylaws and Handbook Committee serve for a term of one year, running from one annual meeting to the next annual meeting. Committee members may be reappointed for more than one term.

General Responsibilities

The committee chair:

  • Submits a written report detailing the committee's activities to the TS-SIS Chair by June 15.
  • Reports briefly on the committee's activities at the TS-SIS Business Meeting during the annual meeting.

Bylaws Responsibilities

The committee chair:

  • Follows the provisions of Article IX, Bylaws regarding the amendments to said Bylaws (See Related Documents I)
  • Sends the proposed Bylaws changes to the TS-SIS Executive Board for approval before sending proposal onto the AALL Bylaws Committee.
  • Sends both draft and final versions of amendments to the chair of the AALL Bylaws Committee for review and approval.
  • After AALL Bylaws Committee approval, sends the final version of the amendment proposal to the TS-SIS Chair and the TS-SIS Secretary/Treasurer for balloting and tabulation of results.
  • If the amendments are approved by the TS-SIS membership, ensures that they are incorporated into the official copy of the Bylaws on the TS-SIS website.

Handbook Responsibilities

The committee chair:

  • Reviews the TS-SIS Handbook for changes or clarifications that need to be made.
  • Facilitates committee discussion on proposed Handbook revisions.
  • Presents proposed revisions to the TS-SIS Executive Board for approval.
  • If the revisions are approved by the TS-SIS Executive Board, ensures that they are incorporated into the official copy of the Handbook on the TS-SIS website.

Revised July 2011