To set one year as the minimum term length for delegates to the NEA Representative Assembly.

Bylaw 3. Representative Assembly
3-3 Terms

Delegates shall be elected for a term of not less than one (1) and not to exceed three (3) years. An individual elected to a one-year or multiyear term shall serve if he/she and the affiliate continue to qualify for the delegate position. Delegates may succeed themselves to this office.

Impact Statement

Bylaw 3-3 currently establishes the term for delegates to the Representative Assembly at no more than three years. The Bylaw sets no minimum time period for delegate terms, although the fact that the Representative Assembly is held annually has meant that delegates serve for at least one year. In addition, the Bylaws do not define a specific start and end date for delegate terms. However, NEA generally construes a single year of service as being from June 1, coinciding with the date the NEA Credentials Committee authorizes the release of delegate credentials for a corresponding Representative Assembly, through May 31 of the following year.

NEA delegates are currently permitted to be re-elected to additional terms, with no limit on the number of consecutive or nonconsecutive terms served.

If adopted, the amendment would have no impact on current NEA practice.

Submitted By


Joshua Rubin - MD