a. The Articles of Incorporation and these By-Laws may be amended at a General Conference of the Association by a two-thirds vote of the members present at any meeting of the Association at which a quorum has been established. An amendment may be proposed by the Board or a member of the Association and shall be submitted in writing to the Executive Director of the Association at least ninety (90) days prior to the date set for the convening of the conference at which the proposed amendment is to be considered. As soon as practicable after its receipt by him, the Executive Director shall transmit copies of the proposed amendment to the members of the Committee on By-Laws of the Association, which shall render a report with such recommendations concerning the proposed amendments to the Board of Directors not less than thirty (30) days prior to the date set for the convening of the conference.
b. The Board at its last meeting prior to the General Conference shall consider each such proposed amendment and shall vote to support, to oppose, or to take no position on the proposed amendment. This action of the Board shall be advisory only and shall be reported by the Chairman of the Committee on By-Laws to the General Conference at such time that the proposed amendment is being considered.
c. In the event that circumstances preclude the conduct of a General Conference (pandemic, war, national emergency, etc), this vote may be accomplished using electronic voting.
2. By Special Electronic Vote - Outside of General Conference
The Articles of Incorporation and these By-Laws may be amended by a two-third vote of the general membership in a special vote if an urgent need exists. The Board may, by two-thirds vote, call a special vote of the general membership to be held electronically outside of the General Conference. The Board shall provide a 30 day notice to the general membership, of which 75 members shall constitute a quorum.
3. By Unanimous Vote
The Articles of Incorporation and the By-Laws may be amended at a General Conference by Members of the Association by a unanimous vote without prior notice and without prior action by the Committee on By-Laws.
4. Effective Date
Unless otherwise provided, an amendment of the By-Laws shall be effective upon the adjournment of the General Conference of the Association that adopted it. The amendment of the Articles of Incorporation shall be effective as provided by law.