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Amendment

Change topic date

Current Wording:
IV. TOPIC SELECTION
Section 2: By May 1 the committee will report to the Executive Secretary no fewer than three
problem areas to be voted upon by the general membership. In early July the committee will
report to the Executive Secretary no fewer than three resolutions corresponding to the winning
topic area.

Proposed Amendment
Change May 1 to May 8.

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Odekirk Service Award

Desaray Odekirk Service Award--
During the CEDA National Tournament, the CEDA President, Executive Council, along with consultation of the Tournament Host when necessary, will determine recipient(s) worthy of the Desaray Odekirk Service Award. The award, unlimited in number, shall be presented to any person(s) making a significant contribution to the hosting, management, preparation of that years CEDA National Tournament.

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JV Eligibility 2015

Replaces the current language with the following:
A debater is eligible to compete in junior varsity if they have less than two years of collegiate policy debate experience at the varsity or junior varsity level or until they meet two of the following conditions, whichever occurs first:
1) Advances to finals of three college policy debate tournaments in junior varsity, varsity, or open that clears to at least a full quarterfinals in the division.
2) Has over 100 rounds of collegiate policy debate
3) Qualified to the Tournament of Champions

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JV Eligibility - JV Nationals

JV Rule Change #2

After the statement “An exception will be made for Junior Varsity National Tournaments.” add the following: This exception only applies to the year in which the student was forced to progress.

Existing Rule

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JV Eligibility - Prior rounds

JV Rules Change #1

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JV Eligibility

JV Rules Change

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Novice Eligibility

Novice Rule Change

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Replace host fee

Bylaw IX. Section 14. Rewrite Subpoint A as follows: "Participant fee. Each person attending the CEDA national tournament will pay a fee (determined by the host and the President). The fee should go directly to the host institution to underwrite the costs associated with hosting the tournament."

Rationale:

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Minority Judging

Bylaw V. Section 11. Add the following: "The preference system must include a method to affirmatively place racial minorities in judging assignments. If a tournament director is unable or otherwise precluded from affirmatively placing racial minorities in judging assignments, the tournament director may appeal to the CEDA Executive Council for tournament sanctioning."

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Women Judging

Bylaw V. Section 11. Add the following: "The preference system must include a method to affirmatively place women in judging assignments. If a tournament director is unable or otherwise precluded from affirmatively placing women in judging assignments, the tournament director may appeal to the CEDA Executive Council for tournament sanctioning."

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