To the NEA Standing Rules, Constitution, and Bylaws
For Vote by the 2015 Representative Assembly
(Proposed insertions of language are underscored; Proposed deletions are shown in strikethrough).
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 1
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 2
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 3
TITLE: To replace the requirement that NEA committees be comprised of at least 75 percent classroom teachers with a requirement for at least one classroom teacher and one Education Support Professional on NEA committees.
Article III. Representative Assembly
Section 6. Committees.
All appointive bodies of the Association except the Review Board shall be designated by the term committee. A Committee on Constitution, Bylaws, and Rules shall be established by the Representative Assembly. All other committees shall be established or discontinued as provided in the Bylaws. All committees except the Advisory Committee of Student Members shall be comprised of at least one (1) classroom teacher and one (1) Education Support Professional.
comprise at least seventy-five (75) percent classroom teachers. There shall be a minimum of twenty (20) percent ethnic minority representation on each committee.
BYLAW AMENDMENT A
Title: To create an emergency safe harbor for Executive Committee members.
Bylaw 2-1(b) Membership Categories.
Active membership shall be open to any person (i) who is employed by or in a public school district, public or private preschool program, public or private college or university, or other public institution devoted primarily to education, regardless of the specific nature of the functions that the person performs at the work site and regardless of who actually employs the person; (ii) who is employed by a public sector employer other than a school district, college or university, or other institution devoted primarily to education but who is employed primarily to perform educational functions; (iii) who is on limited leave of absence from the employment described in items (i) and (ii) above; (iv) who is a member of a state affiliate in the state affiliate’s Active (or equivalently designated) membership category; or (v) who is serving as an executive officer of the Association or of a state or local affiliate; or (vi) who is elected to serve as an Executive Committee member and whose employment as described in (i) or (ii) above is subsequently involuntarily terminated before the end of their current term.
BYLAW AMENDMENT B
Title: To remove the sunset of the additional $10 dues assessment adopted in 2011 for the Ballot Measure/Legislative Crisis Fund and maintain a permanent assessment of $20 per member per year.
Bylaw 2-7(n) Membership Dues.
Beginning with the 2007-08 membership year, the annual membership dues of Active members of the Association, as computed pursuant to Bylaw 2-7.a, shall be increased by ten dollars ($10.00), with an additional increase of ten dollars ($10.00) beginning in
for the 2011-2012 through 2015-2016 membership year s. This dues increase shall be allocated to the Ballot Measure/Legislative Crises and Media Campaign Fund. The annual membership dues of Student members of the Association, as established pursuant to Bylaw 2-7.g, shall include one dollar ($1.00) to be allocated to the Ballot Measure/Legislative Crises and Media Campaign Fund.
Sixty percent (60%) of the money allocated to the Ballot Measure/Legislative Crises and Media Campaign Fund during each membership year shall be available to assist state affiliates in dealing with ballot measures and legislative crises, and forty percent (40%) shall be available for national and state media campaigns to advance the cause of public education and publicize the role of the Association and its affiliates in improving the quality of public education.
Where necessary to avoid legal problems under state law, the Association and a state affiliate may, at the request of the state affiliate, enter into a written agreement providing that the money collected from members of that state affiliate shall not be used to deal with ballot measures, but shall be used only to deal with legislative crises and/or to fund national and state media campaigns. The Executive Committee shall develop guidelines to implement this Bylaw. These guidelines shall be submitted to the Board of Directors, and shall become effective when approved by the Board of Directors.
The NEA president shall make a report regarding the operation of the Ballot Measure/Legislative Crises and Media Campaign Fund, which shall include a financial statement, to each Representative Assembly.
BYLAW AMENDMENT 1
BYLAW AMENDMENT 2
BYLAW AMENDMENT 3
STANDING RULE AMENDMENT 1
STANDING RULE AMENDMENT 2
STANDING RULE AMENDMENT 3
TITLE: To make debatable all motions to suspend the rules, other than motions to limit debate.
Rule 3. Order of Business and Debate
N. Suspension of a Standing Rule
By a motion from the floor, a Standing Rule may be suspended or amended without notice by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of those present and voting. Any such motion will be debatable, except for motions to limit debate.
STANDING RULE AMENDMENT 4
STANDING RULE AMENDMENT 5
STANDING RULE AMENDMENT 6
STANDING RULE AMENDMENT 7