Article VII: Resolutions and Policy Statements

Procedure.  To be considered by the Conference, any proposed substantive resolution or policy statement (resolutions of appreciation not included), must be sponsored by a committee or the Board.  The committee shall submit the resolution or policy statement, in writing, to the Board of Directors, well in advance of a business meeting.  The recommendation of the Board shall be presented to the membership at its next scheduled meeting, at which time the resolution or policy statement may be considered and voted upon by the membership. 

At times, Congress or an Executive Branch agency may be acting on proposed legislation or regulations before the Conference will have the opportunity to consider a resolution at an annual or midyear meeting.  In extenuating circumstances when Conference action is time sensitive, the Board of Directors may act on behalf of the Conference between meetings provided the membership is promptly notified of the action.