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Amendment

Final round panel

Section 17: The final round of CEDA Nationals shall have an odd number of judges, between 9 and 13 as determined by the below criteria.

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Voting

Article 3, Section 4

In order to maintain voting privileges, institutional members must participate in CEDA nationals within the prior four (4) years or submit a monetary hardship exemption to the executive committee detailing the reasons the member school was unable to participate in CEDA nationals within the past four years. Monetary exemptions are valid for one (1) year and schools must re-apply for the exemption yearly if the hardship is ongoing.

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Elim Rounds

Bylaw VI. Section 2. Replace with: "To be eligible for CEDA points, a division must A) contain at least six teams from a minimum of three different schools and B) may set the first elimination round bracket so that half of the teams will advance (rounded down; for example, a tournament with 26 or 27 teams would advance 13 teams to the elimination rounds).

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Change the requirements for the chair of the topic selection committee

Current language:

Article IV. TOPIC SELECTION
Section 6:

"The chair of the Topic Selection Committee will be a committee member selected by a majority vote of the committee."

Proposed language:

"The chair of the Topic Selection Committee may be a committee member selected by a majority vote of the committee. The committee may also elect a non-voting chair from outside their membership."

Rationale:

To give the topic committee the choice to select an outside member as their chair.

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BALLOTING

Article 5. Section 3. Replace specific sentence with: “Balloting shall cease at midnight 14 days after submission of the ballot.
Article 8. Section 1.D. and Section 2.D. Change 10 days to 30 days.
Rationale: These two changes make all balloting consistent – 30 days to distribute ballots and 14 days to vote.

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STUDENT REP

Article 4. Section 11. Eliminate entire section.
Rationale: Almost no region elects student representatives. Electronic communication enables voicing of concerns.

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MINUTES

Article 4. Section 5. Little E. Eliminate entire section.
Rationale: The recording secretary now performs this task.

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ELECTRONIC JOURNAL

Bylaw XIV. Eliminate entire bylaw.
Rationale: This doesn’t exist. It hasn’t for a long time. If desired, the idea should be shifted to the electronic publication of CAD.

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SELECT SWEEPS

Bylaw XII. Section 4. Little A. Eliminate select sweepstakes award.
Rationale: The awards is outdated. It was created when there were more than 200 member schools and those with limited travel budgets could not hope to win an award. But, the expansion of the Newcomer criteria protects this small group of schools.

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NEWCOMER AWARD

Bylaw XII. Section 4. Little C. Replace affiliate with emerging.
Rationale: Affiliate membership no longer exists.

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