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ATPE State Bylaws
The ATPE State Bylaws are the official rules and definitions governing the association’s operations. The ATPE Standing Resolutions are philosophical positions or procedures related to the ATPE House of Delegates. The standing resolutions are an addendum to the ATPE State Bylaws. Because ATPE is a member-owned, member-governed association, you may take part in the ATPE House of Delegates’ annual bylaws and resolutions review.
How the process works
Before the House of Delegates meeting
Any member may propose an amendment to a bylaw or resolution. Proposed bylaws amendments must be submitted to the Bylaws Committee by March 15 of the year preceding the HOD meeting. Proposed resolutions and proposed amendments to existing resolutions can be submitted all the way up to and on the floor of the House of Delegates. However, for a proposed resolution or proposed amendment to be included in the Resolutions Committee report, it must be submitted to the committee by March 15 of the year preceding the HOD meeting. Deadlines will be published in ATPE News and posted at www.atpe.org.
The Bylaws Committee and the Resolutions Committee meet to review and make recommendations on each proposal. The committees then present their reports to the ATPE Board of Directors. After those presentations, the committee reports become a part of the HOD business.
During the House of Delegates meeting
The HOD includes association member-delegates from all levels of the association (local unit, region and state). The process for becoming a delegate is outlined in Article IX of the ATPE State Bylaws.
Each local unit is allotted a number of voting delegates based on its membership total. Local unit presidents must certify the delegates by a specified published deadline (per the bylaws, 30 days prior to the first day of the annual HOD meeting).
During the HOD, any voting delegate may speak for or against a proposed bylaws amendment. Voting delegates vote on all proposed changes.