Proposed Change to Article IX:
Changes are in RED
Section 1. These bylaws, so far as allowed by law, may be amended or repealed by an affirmative vote of two-thirds of the members of the Congregation present and voting at a duly Called Congregational Meeting. Notice shall include written proposals of bylaws amendments.
Section 2. Amendments shall be filed by the secretary of the Board of Trustees with the Corporation Commission as part of the Articles of Incorporation within ten days of the approval at the congregational meeting.
Rationale: UUCT files with the Arizona Corporation Commission to renew our status annually on a set schedule. This is usually done by the Administrator with assistance from the Board and/or Minister. Removing section 2 of Article 9 is to reflect current procedure. The old wording is likely a decade (or more) out of date. ACC will not accept any bylaws or bylaw changes.
From the ACC website:
What are bylaws?
The corporation is required by law to adopt bylaws. Bylaws are written rules that govern how the corporation operates internally, such as how the Board of Directors will be elected and what votes are required for a particular action. Bylaws can have any provision in them that is not prohibited by law. See A.R.S. § 10-206 and 10-3206. The A.C.C. does not have a form for bylaws, and A.C.C. staff cannot advise you concerning the content of bylaws. DO NOT FILE bylaws with the Arizona Corporation Commission.
Are bylaws filed with the A.C.C.?
No. Bylaws will not be accepted for filing and they will not be mailed back to you. Do not submit bylaws to the A.C.C.