UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30, 2020 BYLAWS MAY BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY (BYLAWS + SUBMISSION FORM)
Bylaws and Standing Rules should be reviewed by the Bylaws Committee every year, but must be updated through channels at least every 5 years.
If you would like to use Spanish Bylaws, they are ONLY available as hard copy. Please contact CFS.
President appoints the Bylaws Committee (chaired by the Parliamentarian) and ratified by the Executive Board so they may begin their work.
Fill out this form to make entry in the ebylaws system faster.
Submit a request for an eBylaws login. Generate a double-sided hard copy of the Bylaws.
Use these Instructions for Completing Standard Bylaws.
Present amendments to Executive Board for approval. Record outcome in Minutes.
Submit your revised Bylaws to the Council Parliamentarian. Please include 3 full double-sided copies of the updated Bylaws, and 4 double-sided copies of your signature sheet (unsigned). Fill out the Bylaws Submission Form and send to CFS (Keep a copy for unit reference. Attach both files as .PDF documents to an email to submit.
UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30, 2020 BYLAWS MAY BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY. Fill out the Bylaws Submission Form and send along with the revised Bylaws as .PDF files to CFS.
The submission process can take several weeks (Unit --> CFS --> Sixth District --> CAPTA --> Sixth District --> CFS --> Unit). At any point you may be contacted with questions, or the Bylaws may be returned for corrections.
After being notified that your changes have been approved and signed by the CAPTA Parliamentarian, the Bylaws updates are ready to go to the Association for adoption. The updates should be published at least 30 days (not more than 90 days) before the meeting at which they are to be adopted by 2/3 vote. Approved changes should be noted in the meeting minutes of the Association.
After adoption, the signature pages should be signed by the Secretary and President. The Secretary should file an original Signed and Dated copy of the Bylaws, and the President and Parliamentarian should have a copy of the Bylaws with a Signed and Dated signature sheet. Any member may request a copy of the Bylaws.
Please submit 2 copies 1 electronic copy of the Signed and Dated signature sheet to CFS.