Bylaws

Procedure For Submitting Amendments To The Bylaws

According to Article XIV, of the Bylaws, amendments to the Bylaws may be submitted as follows:

Section 1. Origination

Proposed amendments to the Bylaws may be submitted in writing by: the Executive Committee, the Governance and Bylaws Committee, the Board of Directors or at least five Voting Members.

Section 2. Procedure

  1. Proposed amendments shall be submitted in writing no later than July 1 of that year to the Governance and Bylaws Committee, through the president, unless proposed by said committee, for its consideration and its recommendations to the Board of Directors. Upon approval or disapproval by the Board of Directors, the proposal will be forwarded to the Senate for action with the Board of Director’s recommendations.
  2. If the Governance and Bylaws Committee recommends modification of a proposal and the Board of Directors approves the modification or approves an alternative modification, the sponsor shall be so notified of the proposed modification. Should the sponsor find the modification unacceptable, the original proposal, together with the Board of Director’s recommendation, shall be submitted to the Senate for action
  3. Written notice of the proposed change shall be sent to each Voting Member at least thirty days prior to the Annual Meeting.
  4. The Senate shall consider all proposed amendments which meet the requirements and any proposed amendment shall require a two-thirds vote of those present and voting to be adopted.
  5. An amendment becomes effective at the close of the Senate meeting at which it was adopted.

Procedure For Submitting Resolutions

According to Article V, Section 7, of the Bylaws, resolutions to be voted on by the ACCT Senate may be submitted in the following ways.

  1. Proposed resolutions relating to governance of the Association shall be submitted in writing to the Governance and Bylaws Committee, through the president, no later than July 1 of that year. Proposed resolutions may be submitted by a Voting Member, the Board of Directors, or by the Governance and Bylaws Committee.
  2. The Governance and Bylaws Committee shall study all proposals received and shall forward with comments to the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors shall prepare a report of its recommendations. Such report shall be distributed to the Voting Members of the Association no later than thirty days in advance of the Senate meeting at which the resolutions shall be considered.
  3. Proposed resolutions following the process of paragraphs a. and b. above must have a majority vote of the voting delegates present and voting to be adopted.
  4. Proposed resolutions not meeting the requirements set forth above may be considered by the Senate under the following procedure:
    1. The proposed resolution must be submitted to the president in writing, signed by the voting delegates of at least five Voting Members, prior to the Senate meeting.
    2. The Senate must suspend the rules, without debate, by a three-fourths favorable vote of the voting delegates present and voting.
    3. The proposed resolution must be adopted by a two-thirds favorable vote of the voting delegates present and voting.
  5. Resolutions adopted by the Senate shall expire on the termination date set in the Resolution, or if there is not a termination date, three years after the date of adoption, unless re-authorized by the Senate.