CONSTITUTION: Article VIII Board of Conduct Provisions

ARTICLE VIII: BOARD OF CONDUCT PROVISIONS

Section 1: Eligibility — A person shall be eligible to be a member of the Board of Conduct who is currently an Active or Life member of the Association and who has been a member of the Association for at least one year prior to the date of election or appointment and is not a member of the Executive Board.

Section 2: Composition — There shall be five members of the Board of Conduct which shall consist of the Chair, Secretary, one Member-at-Large, and two alternate members.

Section 3: Appointment —
a) The Board of Conduct shall be appointed by the Executive Board.
b) The length of service for one term shall be two years.

Section 4: Vacancies — The Executive Board shall fill any vacancy for the unexpired portion of the term.

Section 5: Powers —
a) The judicial power of the Association shall be vested in the Board of Conduct.
b) The three regular members of the Board of Conduct shall have the power to vote.
c) The alternate members shall only be permitted to participate and vote in meetings when requested to replace a regular member in case of an absence or a conflict of interest.

Section 6: Expulsion, Suspension and Reinstatement:
a) The Board of Conduct of the Association shall have the power to censor [censure], suspend or expel any member for conduct unbecoming a member of the Association.
b) The member shall receive written notice of any and all charges against him or her and shall receive such notice by certified mail from the Board of Conduct. This notice shall be mailed within 14 days from the time the Board of Conduct receives a report from the Supervisor of Officials at a meeting of the Board of Conduct. After receiving such notice, a member shall have a right to a hearing before a Board of Conduct prior to any disciplinary action being taken. The Board of Conduct shall issue a written decision regarding the disciplinary action taken against the member.
c) If the member waives his or her right to a hearing, then the Appeals Board shall make a decision and notify the member by certified mail.
d) The Board of Conduct and shall send a copy of said decision to the member by certified mail.
e) If the member disagrees with the decision of the Board of Conduct regarding any disciplinary actions taken against him or her, then there shall be a right to appeal through the Association’s Executive Board. The Executive Board shall act as an Appeals Board. The decision of the Executive Board shall be final and without further appeal.