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Bylaws - ARTICLE X

ARTICLE X

BYLAWS

Section 1. Amendment. These Bylaws may be amended from time to time as follows:

a) The Executive Council or Executive Committee, at any regular or special meeting, may propose by majority vote, amendments for approval by the Association.

b) Any member, group of members, or Association committee may propose an amendment as long as no fewer than 25 signatures of voting members in good standing accompany the proposed amendment. Such proposed amendment shall be submitted to the President at least 90 days prior to the annual meeting of the Association.

c) Any properly proposed amendments shall be acted upon by either of the two following methods:

(i) by the affirmative vote of at least two-thirds of the members present at an annual or special meeting of the Association wherein a quorum is present; or

(ii) by the affirmative vote of at least two-thirds of the members voting in a mail ballot which are returned within a specified period not more than 30 days after date of mailing.

(iii)by a two-thirds affirmative vote via email or similar electronic vote under procedures established by the President and/or Executive Director,

Section 2. Effective Date. Any Bylaws approved shall take effect immediately as to the conduct of the business of the Association, and shall become final upon the affirmative vote of the ACA Governing Council.