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Business Process Overview

The information you need on how to vote, submit business items and amendments, costing, and Standing Rules for the Representative Assembly.

Submission of Business Items for Representative Assembly


Business Item Submission Tutorial Video

Submit items for  RA consideration

Delegates may submit amendments to the Constitution, Bylaws, and Standing Rules for consideration at the 2024 Representative Assembly using the link above. The deadline for Constitutional amendments is September 15, 2023; the deadline for Bylaw and Standing Rule amendments is March 3, 2024.  The submission form will reopen for NBIs and amendments to the legislative program, policy statements, and resolutions in January 2024. 

Summary of types of Business Items

Chart of Different Types of Business Items

What type of Business Item is my idea?

Business Item Flow Chart for Delegates

NEA Constitution, Bylaws, & Standing Rules

The NEA policy hierarchy is ordinal in nature and the supreme policy document of the organization is the NEA Constitution, followed by the Bylaws, and the Standing Rules.

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