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The bylaws of an organization I belong to does not follow the framework identified in RONR. For instance, Article III in our bylaws covers "meetings" and Article VI covers "Members" and the list goes on.

If the organization proposed a "reordering" of our bylaws to match that shown in RONR without any wording or bylaw amendment proposed and only rearranging the Articles and certain Sections into the format suggested, would this "reordering" necessitate it be referred to as a "general revision" as described on pp 593?

 

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3 minutes ago, Jim Anderson said:

If the organization proposed a "reordering" of our bylaws to match that shown in RONR without any wording or bylaw amendment proposed and only rearranging the Articles and certain Sections into the format suggested, would this "reordering" necessitate it be referred to as a "general revision" as described on pp 593?

 

This can certainly be accomplished as a series of amendments, and they would in many cases be conforming amendments which can be introduced together and cannot be divided (so you don't wind up with two Article II's or the like).  You'll need to pay attention to which amendments conform and the sequence in which they are offered, but it can be done.  Doing it as a revision, of course, could be easier, but opens the full document to amendment without scope of notice requirements.

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2 minutes ago, Jim Anderson said:

The bylaws of an organization I belong to does not follow the framework identified in RONR. For instance, Article III in our bylaws covers "meetings" and Article VI covers "Members" and the list goes on.

If the organization proposed a "reordering" of our bylaws to match that shown in RONR without any wording or bylaw amendment proposed and only rearranging the Articles and certain Sections into the format suggested, would this "reordering" necessitate it be referred to as a "general revision" as described on pp 593?

 

Your bylaws will supersede RONR. So, while advisable, it is not mandatory that your bylaws follow the order in RONR.

In answer to your specific question, I would either that that an a revision or create a series of strike out and inserts. 

 

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