Back

SARM Governance Bylaw 2016-01 – Amendment #2 (Resolution #2)

Res #: 18-21M
Number: 18
Year: 2021
Midterm: Yes
Expired: No
Responses Received: No
Departments: Matters Pertaining to SARM
WHEREAS it has been five years since Governance Bylaw 2016-01 was adopted by SARM members at the 2016 Annual Convention; and WHEREAS opportunities have been identified to improve and update the nomination and election sections of the Governance Bylaw. BE IT RESOLVED that Governance Bylaw 2016-01 be amended such that the deadline to submit nominations for an election or special election is 5:00 PM, 28 days prior to the date of the election or special election; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Governance Bylaw 2016-01 be amended to add the authority to have a special election on a date determined by the Board. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Governance Bylaw 2016-01 be amended to delegate authority to the Board to approve the nomination and acceptance of nomination forms, and the process to submit forms. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Governance Bylaw 2016-01 be amended to allow an elected official who has accepted a nomination to withdraw their acceptance of the nomination prior to the date of the election or special election; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Governance Bylaw 2016-01 be amended to add a clause to indicate that if an elected official nominates another elected official for a position, and after the date the nomination form is signed, the elected official who signed the nomination form no longer qualifies as an elected official, the change in status of the elected official signing the nomination form does not impact the validity of the nomination form; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Governance Bylaw 2016-01 be amended to add a clause to indicate that if an elected official is acclaimed to a position, the elected official assumes the position as of the date the election or special election for the position would have been held.