ARTICLE XV.

Amendments to the By-Laws


Section 1.

 a.  A petition from the membership, signed by at least twenty-five (25) members in good standing, may present a petition to amend the existing Bylaws to the Board of Delegates.

 

b. The Board of Delegates shall receive the petition at the next regular Board of Delegates meeting.

 

c. The petition shall be voted on by the Board of Delegates. A majority vote shall make possible the presentation of the petition to the next regular meeting of the Local Union Executive Board for further action. If the Board of Delegates votes the petition down, the petition cannot be brought back into the Board for at least six (6) months, at which time the petition shall be processed in the normal fashion as set forth in these By-laws.


d. Upon receipt of the approved petition from the Board of Delegates, the Local Union Executive Board shall act upon the petition at its next regular meeting. A majority vote shall make possible the presentation of the petition to the next regular meeting of the general membership. Denial by the Board shall be the same as in Sec.lc herein.

 

e. At the next general meeting of the membership, the petition shall be read to the members by the Recording-Corresponding Secretary. After a proper period for discussion and consideration, a vote shall be made by the membership present. This Local Union may adopt and amend the By-Laws by a majority vote of those members voting at a regular membership meeting. If the membership votes the petition down, the petition cannot be brought back to the membership for at least (6) months at which time the petition shall be processed in the normal fashion as set forth in these By-Laws. No Local Union By-Laws may be adopted or amended in contravention of the Constitution, Laws, Rules, Obligation or Ritual of the International Union, or the decisions, rulings, orders and directions of any authority of the International Union empowered by its Constitution to make them. Copies of all By-Laws, immediately following their adoption or amendment, shall be transmitted by the Recording-Corresponding Secretary to the General President and the General Secretary-Treasurer. By-Laws or amendments thereto, in order to become effective, must be adopted by the Local Union and approved by the General President.

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