2016 Voting Delegate Guide for the Annual Business Meeting


September 27, 2016

Saturday, October 29 – 8:00 a.m.
Convention Center Ballroom

Below you will find a link to the 2016 Voting Delegate Guide for the Annual Business Meeting.  This guide contains the report of the Resolutions Committee as well as rebuttals received by the September 19 deadline. This year, we received a total of four rebuttals.


Amendments and Late Resolutions

Amendments and Late Resolutions may be submitted, in writing, at the rostrum during the Annual Business Meeting.

Amendments to Resolutions will need to be moved and seconded from the floor to be considered.  A “majority of those voting” is necessary to approve an amendment.

Late Resolutions may be considered at the business meeting under “Other Business.” At that time a motion to suspend the bylaws for the purpose of considering a particular resolution may be offered. A motion to suspend the bylaws is required to be moved, seconded and adopted by a two-thirds vote for every resolution submitted from the floor. Once the motion to suspend the bylaws is adopted, the new resolution can be moved and seconded, and a simple majority of those present and voting is required to be approved. If the motion to suspend the bylaws fails, the resolution cannot be considered.

In preparation for the Annual Business Meeting, if you plan to submit either a Proposed Resolution or a Proposed Amendment to a Resolution from the floor, please select the appropriate form below and follow the instructions located at the top of the form. It will be the responsibility of the district to provide the voting delegate with approximately 300 copies of the submitted proposed document.  The voting delegate will be allowed into the room a half hour prior to the start of the Business Meeting in order to distribute the proposed document.  

If you have any questions please contact Penny Martiniano at penny.martiniano@nyssba.org or at (518) 783-0200.

Please note, delegates will be provided with a light breakfast and snacks on the floor.


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