Article XVI - Amendments

Section 1.      Amendments to Bylaws.

Amendments to the Bylaws of MAPE may be approved by the Delegate Assembly with a majority vote of the delegates present and voting or by two-thirds vote of the Board of Directors.

Section 2.      Notice of Amendment by Board of Directors.

Written notice containing copies of all proposed amendments to the bylaws must be sent electronically to the members of the Board of Directors and posted on the MAPE website at least 30 days prior to the Board of Directors meeting at which they will be considered.

Before a proposed resolution is sent to the members of the Board of Directors and posted on the MAPE website, any member of the statewide Executive Committee can object by motion to the consideration of the question. If the objection motion is passed by a two-thirds vote of the Executive Committee, the resolution will be dropped, not sent, and not posted, and the resolution’s submitter will be notified as soon as possible.

The submitter of a resolution rejected by the Executive Committee may appeal to the Board of Directors in a Board meeting. A two-thirds vote of the Board members present and voting would sustain the Executive Committee’s action. If less than two-thirds of the Board members present and voting vote to sustain, the resolution will be posted on the website and the Board of Directors will consider it after the 30-day notice period.

Section 3.      Notice of Amendment by Delegate Assembly.

Written notice containing copies of all proposed amendments to the Bylaws must be mailed, emailed, or made available electronically to all delegates, alternates and members of the Board of Directors and posted on the MAPE website at least 30 days prior to the Delegate Assembly at which they will be considered. Individuals submitting proposed amendments must be members when the Delegate Assembly is convened, or their amendments will not be considered.

Section 4.      Form.

Proposed Bylaws amendments may be further amended at the Delegate Assembly or the Board of Directors’ meeting at which they are considered. Such amendment must be germane to the original amendment, must be consistent with the intent of the original amendment, and must not create a greater change in the Bylaws than the original amendment.