To change from 25 to 50 the number of signatures required for submission of an amendment to the NEA Standing Rules by petition of delegates.

Rule 5.  Amendments to the NEA Constitution, Bylaws, and Standing Rules

C (1)(a). Amendments to Standing Rules. Proposal of Standing Rule Amendments; Petition of Delegates

Amendments to the Standing Rules may be proposed to the Representative Assembly by one or more of the following methods:

(a) Petition of Delegates – petition signed by at least twenty-five (25) fifty (50) certified delegates and submitted to the Committee on Constitution, Bylaws, and Rules for presentation to the Representative Assembly.

(b) State Delegation – a state delegation in the Representative Assembly whose concurrence in the proposed amendment is evidenced either by a majority vote of those delegates present and voting in such delegation at a regularly called meeting of the delegation held in connection with the Annual Meeting or by petition signed by a majority of the members of such delegation. Proposals shall then be submitted to the Committee on Constitution, Bylaws, and Rules for presentation to the Representative Assembly.

(c) NEA Board of Directors – majority vote of the NEA Board of Directors and submitted to the Committee on Constitution, Bylaws, and Rules for presentation to the Representative Assembly.

(d) Committee on Constitution, Bylaws, and Rules – a majority vote of the Committee on Constitution, Bylaws, and Rules.

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Relevant Strategic Goal (G) or Core Function (CF)

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