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Power of adjournment.

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At our recent convention, delegates approved changes to the constitution, elected officers and then adjourned. Later, someone suggested that because the changes were not presented as a committee report and the report not adopted, the changes are invalid. Thoughts anyone?

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At our recent convention, delegates approved changes to the constitution, elected officers and then adjourned. Later, someone suggested that because the changes were not presented as a committee report and the report not adopted, the changes are invalid. Thoughts anyone?

Nothing in RONR requires that amendments to the bylaws come from a committee, although you'll want to look at the amendment process in the bylaws to see if they provide otherwise. See RONR, 11th ed., pgs. 588-591 for some Principles of Interpretation.

Additionally, even if the amendments were contained within a committee report, the society would vote on the committee's recommendations (the amendments). You wouldn't vote on adopting the report itself.

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Guest Edgar

And what any of this has to do with the "power of adjournment" (whatever that is) escapes me.

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