INMM

Amendments

Amendments to the Bylaws
Amendments to the Operations Manual

Amendments to the Bylaws 

Proposed amendments may be originated by:


1.    The EC upon approval of the proposed amendment by a majority of the Members of the EC
2.    Fifteen Members in good standing who submit a proposed amendment in writing over their signatures to the EC through the Secretary.

Historically, all proposals have originated within the EC and its staff organization (officers, members-at-large, Division or Standing Committee Chairs) because they are almost always directly related to some specific operational need. Such need is either recognized by the specific chair, or brought to his/her attention by members of this division or committee or by INMM members in general.

However, any fifteen members in good standing can require a ballot on an amendment they have prepared and placed over their signatures. The EC is not required to approve this amendment. They can, in fact, disapprove such an amendment and recommend in writing against membership approval by letter or statement accompanying the ballot sent to the members

Once a proposal is originated, it is referred to the Governance Committee. This Committee is responsible for writing the amendment in the proper form and language, finding its proper place and number in the document to be amended, and returning it to the EC for their final approval. The Governance Committee then prepares the ballot to be issued by the INMM Secretary. The INMM Secretary decides when the ballot will be sent out. Usually the election ballot and the amendment ballot can be combined.

Editorial changes such as misspelled words, substitution of words for clarity or to better emphasize original intent, or other small changes which do not change the particular rule do not have to be voted on, but should be reported to the membership

If approved by the membership, the particular section(s) of the document amended is rewritten to include the amendment. 

Amendments to the Operations Manual

Proposed amendments may be originated by:
a.    The EC upon approval of the proposed amendment by a majority of the Members of the EC
b.    Fifteen Members in good standing who submit a proposed amendment in writing over their signatures to the EC through the Secretary.

Once a proposal is originated, it is referred to the Governance Committee. This Committee is responsible for writing the amendment in the proper form and language, finding its proper place and number in the document to be amended, and returning it to the EC for their final approval.