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…
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…
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.
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.
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 Rationale: The awards is outdated.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.
Bylaw XII. Section 4. Little C. Replace affiliate with emerging. Rationale: Affiliate membership no longer exists.
Bylaw 5. Section 7. Change the rule from third Friday to the second Friday. Rationale: It is what we current allow.
Bylaw 4. Section 4. Add sentence: “In the event of a tie, the resolution with the highest number of initial first-place votes will win. If still tied, the resolution with the highest number of second-place votes will win, and so forth.” Bylaw 4. Section 4. Strike the following: “After all votes are cast, the number…
Article 5. Section 4. Strike Rocky Mountain and Southern California from the list of regions elected in even numbered years. Rationale: They no longer exist and this would make the rotation 4 regions in even years and 5 regions in odd years.
Submitted 2-22-10 Add Bylaw XX. “A waiver process for the preceding bylaws may be initiated by any member and established by the Executive Council for extraordinary situations.”