Resolution 48-02: Limited Force
Proposed by: DAVID A. GRINDLE, PGIM, ID; WILLIAM G. SNYDER, PGIM, MO; G THOMAS TAYLOR III, PGIM DE
STATEMENT OF THE SPONSORS FOR RESOLUTION 48-02
Background: In preparing Bylaws Amendments for the 2020 Virtual Triennial in September, we noticed that the existing Bylaws (Section 802) states that “Amendments to these By-Laws shall be presented and acted upon as provided in ARTICLE XI of the Constitution.”
There is not and never has been an Article XI in the Constitution. While one can use various means of construing away a typographical error, there is some doubt about the amendment of Bylaws in these circumstances. Our Jurisprudence Committee has suggested a more cautious approach.
This Amendment removes the conflicting and confusing reference and properly refers the proponent of legislation for amendments to the proper section of the Constitution.
This is coupled with and dependent in its current form upon the adoption of Resolution 48-01 for the amendment of the Constitution, Article X.
Article VIII, Sections 801 and 802 be deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following:
Proposed to Read:
These Bylaws may be amended at any Triennial or Special Assembly by a two-thirds (2/3) vote provided the procedures set forth in the Constitution, Article X, Section 1002, for submitting an Amendment are followed. Amendments will become effective at the close of the Assembly unless moved to take effect immediately by unanimous vote.