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Preparations are underway for NATCA’s 18 th Biennial Convention to be held in Houston on May 27-29, 2020.  Pursuant to Article XIV, Section 1 of the NATCA Constitution, “[a]ll proposed amendments to the National Constitution shall be submitted to the National Constitution Committee through the Executive Vice President one-hundred and twenty (120) days prior to the Convention.” The deadline for submitting proposed amendments for the upcoming convention, therefore, is 11:59 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. Proposed amendments should be submitted to Executive Vice President Trish Gilbert at  tgilbert@natcadc.org.

Amendments may be proposed to make changes to Articles I through XV of the Constitution and/or to add new articles.  All proposed amendments submitted to the Constitution Committee are reported out of committee and will be submitted to the membership as part of a constitutional amendment package that will be mailed on or before March 28, 2020. 

Members may also submit proposed resolutions to the Executive Vice President in advance of Convention.  As defined in Article VIII, Section 7 of the Constitution, “[r]esolutions approved by the National Convention shall form the Standing Rules and Policy/Position Statements of the Association.”  Any resolution submitted to the Executive Vice President on or before Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 shall be published along with the proposed amendments. Pursuant to Standing Rule C-1, no resolutions will be accepted between Jan. 28, 2020 and the beginning of Convention. Resolutions may be submitted at the Convention in accordance with Convention Rules.

NATCA encourages any member who would like to submit a proposed amendment to do so in a timely fashion by 11:59 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in order for the amendment to be considered by Constitution Committee. Anyone with questions or concerns regarding the proposed amendment process should contact a member of the Constitution Committee or NATCA General Counsel Marguerite L. Graf.