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Amendments

Proposed Amendments to the NEA Standing Rules, Constitution, and Bylaws for Vote by the 2013 Representative Assembly

Proposed insertions of language are underscored; proposed deletions are shown in [brackets].

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 2

DEFEATED

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 4

ADOPTED

TITLE: To allow NEA to provide the text of proposed amendments to the Constitution or Bylaws to all members through NEA printed or electronic media.

Article IX. Amendment of Constitution and Bylaws
Section 2. Amendment of the Constitution.

a. A proposed amendment to the Constitution shall be presented in writing to the Committee on Constitution, Bylaws, and Rules and read by title to the Annual Meeting immediately prior to its proposed adoption. Documentation of timely submission of an amendment shall be the responsibility of the contact person for the amendment, provided that the time of submission of an amendment that is proposed by a majority vote of the NEA Board of Directors shall be when the language of the amendment is approved by the Board of Directors.
b. The text of the proposed amendment shall be [printed in an official publication sent] provided to all members at least sixty (60) days prior to its consideration through NEA printed or electronic media.
c. This Constitution may then be amended at the Annual Meeting by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of delegates present and voting.

Section 3. Amendment of the Bylaws.

a. A proposed amendment to the Bylaws shall be presented in writing to the Committee on Constitution, Bylaws, and Rules, postmarked no later than one hundred twenty (120) days preceding the Annual Meeting. Documentation of timely submission of an amendment shall be the responsibility of the contact person for the amendment, provided that the time of submission of an amendment that is proposed by a majority vote of the NEA Board of Directors shall be when the language of the amendment is approved by the Board of Directors.
b. The text of the proposed amendment shall be [printed in an official publication sent] provided to all members at least sixty (60) days prior to its consideration through NEA printed or electronic media.
c. The Bylaws may then be amended at the Annual Meeting by a majority vote of the delegates present and voting.

 

BYLAW AMENDMENT 1

ADOPTED

TITLE: To increase annual NEA membership dues by three dollars and to allocate this increase to a Special Fund to assist NEA affiliates advance great public schools for all students.

New: Bylaw 2-7(p)

Beginning with the 2013-2014 membership year, the annual membership dues of Active members of the Association, as computed pursuant to Bylaw 2-7.a, shall be increased by three dollars ($3.00).  These dues increases shall be allocated to a Special Fund to help NEA affiliates advance the goal of great public schools for all students.

The Executive Committee shall develop guidelines to implement this Bylaw. These guidelines shall be submitted to the Board of Directors, and shall become effective when approved by the Board of Directors.

The NEA president shall make a report regarding the operation of the Special Fund, which shall include a financial statement, to each Representative Assembly.

BYLAW AMENDMENT 2

DEFEATED

BYLAW AMENDMENT 3

DEFEATED

 

STANDING RULE AMENDMENT 1

DEFEATED

TITLE: To return to the procedures set forth in Roberts Rules of Order in regard to motions to object to consideration.

STANDING RULE AMENDMENT 2

ADOPTED

TITLE: To make an amendment to the Legislative Program subject to a motion to object to consideration.

Rule 3. Order of Business and Debate
M. Object to Consideration

The object to consideration motion shall be in order only immediately after the maker of the motion has had the opportunity to speak to it. A legislative amendment shall be subject to the motion to object to consideration as if it were a main motion.

STANDING RULE AMENDMENT 3

WITHDRAWN

STANDING RULE AMENDMENT 3a

ADOPTED

TITLE: To allow electronic submission of proposed amendments to the Standing Rules.

Rule 5. Amendments to the NEA Constitution, Bylaws, and Standing Rules
C. Amendments to Standing Rules
2. Time for Submission and Notice
a. Deadline

A proposed amendment to the Standing Rules shall be presented in writing to the Committee on Constitution, Bylaws, and Rules, postmarked and/or received by electronic communication, no later than one hundred twenty (120) days preceding the Annual Meeting

STANDING RULE AMENDMENT 4

DEFEATED

STANDING RULE AMENDMENT 5

ADOPTED AS MODIFIED

TITLE: To require whenever possible the inclusion of the email address of the contact person when a proposed Representative Assembly action is published.

Standing Rule 6
B. Format

Each new business item shall be printed accompanied by the name of the submitting NEA, state, or local group and be accompanied by the name and state of the contact person.  Whenever a proposed Representative Assembly action is published, it shall include the name, state and, with the express written consent of the contact person, the email address of said contact person. Any new business item that contains an acronym or abbreviated term shall include the complete name for the acronym followed by the acronym in parentheses when it is first used in that new business item.

STANDING RULE AMENDMENT 5a

DEFEATED

STANDING RULE AMENDMENT 6

DEFEATED

STANDING RULE AMENDMENT 7

RULED OUT OF ORDER

STANDING RULE AMENDMENT 8

DEFEATED