We the undersigned, all BTA members in good standing, respectfully request a proposed amendment to the constitution. We wish to abolish number 9 of Section B of Article III which states:
Section B.-Duties of the President
9. In the absence of any officer, with the exception of the first and Second Vice Presidents, the President shall appoint, with board approval, a member of the Association to perform the duties of the absent officer for the remainder of the term. In the cases of the First and Second Vice Presidents, the President shall appoint, with Board approval, a member of that respective bargaining unit for the remainder of that term.
In place of having the President appoint a candidate with board approval as stated above: a special election shall be held each and ever time a board position becomes vacant.
As dues paying members, we have a right to elect officers of our choice.
This petition has met and surpassed the signature requirement as stated in the bylaws (10% of membership)
This amendment shall be voted upon at the next scheduled general membership meeting.
A two-thirds vote of the membership present shall be required for passage.