SIOP voting members recently approved two Society bylaws amendments:
- The first amendment provides recognition for persons elected as SIOP president-elect but who are unable to serve as president due to death or illness.
- The second bylaw amendment eliminates an outmoded membership category (International Affiliate) and was recommended by the Membership Committee.
A simple majority of voters is required for approval of the amendment. The first amendment passed 368 to 11 and the second passed 369 to 8. Both amendments were recommended for passage by the SIOP Executive Board.
The complete language for the proposed amendments as well as a rationale for each proposal can be found here. Only bylaws sections with changes are shown in the amendment language. The bylaws in their entirety can be found here.
Voting by voting SIOP members (SIOP Members, SIOP Retired Members, SIOP Fellows, SIOP Retired Fellows) began December 2, 2016 and continued through January 2, 2017.