New Your State School Boards Association

2017 Voting Delegates’ Guide


September 7, 2017

NYSSBA Annual Business Meeting
Saturday, October 14 - 8:00 a.m.
1932 Jack Shea Arena

Below you will find a link to the 2017 Voting Delegates' Guide for the Annual Business Meeting.  This guide contains the report of the Resolutions Committee as well as endorsements received by the September 5 deadline.


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 for approval. If the motion to suspend the bylaws fails, the resolution cannot be considered.

To help us prepare for the Annual Business Meeting, if you plan to submit either a late resolution or an amendment to a resolution from the floor, please select the appropriate form below and follow the instructions located at the top of the form in advance of the meeting. While a late resolution or amendment may be submitted at any time during the meeting, it will make the meeting run more efficiently if late resolutions and amendments are received in advance.

If your district wishes to share copies of a late resolution, amendment or any other materials with the voting delegates, it is the responsibility of the district to provide 300 copies of the document.  The district will be allowed into the room from 7:00 - 7:30 a.m. on the morning of the business meeting to distribute documents.

 

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 on the floor.

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