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Amendments

Proposed Amendments to the NEA Standing Rules, Constitution, and Bylaws for Vote by the 2014 Representative Assembly

Proposed insertions of language are underscored; proposed deletions are shown in strikethrough. Results of Constitution and Bylaw Amendments were determined by secret ballot vote on July 5, 2014.


CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 1

WITHDRAWN


CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 2

(Two-Thirds Majority Needed to Pass)

FAILED

YES: 3,467 - 52.59%
NO: 3,126 - 47.41%


BYLAW AMENDMENT 1

(Majority Needed to Pass)

FAILED

YES: 2,060 - 31.50%
NO: 4,479 - 68.60%


STANDING RULE AMENDMENT 1

WITHDRAWN


STANDING RULE AMENDMENT 2

ADOPTED

TITLE: To clarify that delegates may yield unused time only for the purpose for which they were recognized.

Rule 3. Order of Business and Debate
G. Yielding Speaking Time

A member may yield the microphone or speaking time to another delegate only for the unused portion of his/her allotted time, and only for the purpose for which the member was recognized.


STANDING RULE AMENDMENT 3

ADOPTED

TITLE: To require recognition of at least one speaker in support and one in opposition before consideration of a motion to close debate, where speakers on both sides of a question have called in.

Rule 3. Order of Business and Debate
H. Closing Debate

No member speaking on a question may move to close debate.
A motion to close debate shall apply to no more than the single question immediately before the Representative Assembly.
Before a motion to close debate will be considered, the Chair will recognize at least one speaker in support and one speaker in opposition if speakers have called in on the motion on the floor.


STANDING RULE AMENDMENT 4

ADOPTED

TITLE: To delete unnecessary language from the Standing Rules.

3. Order of Business and Debate
I. Amend by Substitution

A motion to amend by substitution shall be treated as a motion to amend.


STANDING RULE AMENDMENT 5

WITHDRAWN


STANDING RULE AMENDMENT 6

WITHDRAWN


STANDING RULE AMENDMENT 7

DEFEATED


STANDING RULE AMENDMENT 8

ADOPTED

TITLE: To allow a rationale/background statement of no more than 40 words for New Business Items.

Rule 6. New Business Items
B. Format

Each new business item shall be printed accompanied by the name of the submitting NEA, state, or local group and shall be accompanied by the name and state of the contact person. New Business Items may include a separate rationale/background statement of no more than 40 words. 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 9

DEFEATED


STANDING RULE AMENDMENT 10

NOT CONSIDERED


Proposed Constitutional Amendments for 2015

Titles of Proposed Constitutional Amendments to be considered by the 2015 NEA Representative Assembly 


PROPOSED AMENDMENT

Repeal of proportionate delegate allocation to merged states 


PROPOSED AMENDMENT

Replace the requirement that NEA committees be comprised of at least 75 percent classroom teachers with a requirement for at least one classroom teacher and one education support professional on NEA committees.  


PROPOSED AMENDMENT

Change the frequency of the Representative Assembly from every year to every other year beginning in 2020.