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Standing Rules

Standing Rules for Meetings

Standing Rules are adopted by the Council and may be amended by the Council as provided therein.

                                                                                                                                                           Adopted March 2, 1990
                                                                                                                                                           Amended February 28, 1991
                                                                                                                                                           Amended February 27, 1992


Section 1. Amendments to the Standing Rules must be submitted to the NCHE President at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled opening time of the Regular Annual Meeting.

Section 2. The President will present the proposed changes to the meeting.

Section 3. Changes will be approved by a two-thirds vote of the membership present and voting.

Distribution of Constitution, Bylaws and Standing Rules

A copy of the amended Constitution, Bylaws and Standing Rules of the NCHE shall be transmitted to each Organizational Member within sixty (60) days after the Regular Annual Meeting. Copies shall be available to Individual Members upon request, and at the Summer Meeting and the Regular Annual Meeting.

Order of Business and Debate

Section 1. The President or the President's designee shall preside at all meetings.

Section 2. Motions shall be presented in writing on the forms provided, signed with the name and association of both the maker and seconder of the motion.

Section 3. The first item of business shall be to act on proposed amendments to the Standing Rules.

Section 4. The second item of business shall be the adoption of the Order of Business.

Section 5. The meeting shall be conducted in accordance with the Constitution and Bylaws and the current version of Robert's Rules of Order.

Section 6. Voting cards will be issued to each member and member organization representative at the beginning of the meeting.

Section 7. No member or organizational representative shall speak in debate more than twice to the same question, nor longer than three (3) minutes at one time, unless permission is granted by majority vote of the members present.

Section 8. Voting shall normally be on the basis of one vote per member or organizational representative. Upon the request of any member or organizational representative an issue shall be decided by an Organizational Vote as set forth in the Bylaws.

Section 9. Questions on the determination of whether or not an item is one of new business or a resolution shall be decided by the Presiding Officer.

Section 10. New business items must be submitted to the Presiding Officer prior to the end of the First Business Session. A copy must be made accessible to members.

Section 11. These Rules may be suspended by a vote of two-thirds (2/3) of the members present and voting.