See also LASA Approved Resolutions.
|April 21, 2016||Deadline for receipt of resolutions. Proposals intended as official LASA resolutions must be sponsored by at least thirty LASA members in good standing. Sponsors may support a proposal by signed mail, signed fax, or by electronic communication to the Secretariat which indicates the name and address of the sponsor.|
|April 23, 2016||Proposed resolutions are reviewed by a Subcommittee, consisting of the LASA Vice President and two other members of the Executive Council appointed by the LASA President. This Subcommittee may seek advisory opinions from all sources it deems appropriate, and may recommend revisions.|
|April 28, 2016||The Sub-committee on Resolutions informs the proponents of a resolution of any changes they recommend as well as the rationale behind those changes.|
|April 28 – May 2, 2016||Period during which proposers can revise resolutions based on feedback provided by the Subcommittee and modify or supplement the background information.|
|May 5, 2016||Resolutions reviewed by the Subcommittee are sent to the Executive Council along with background information provided by proposer(s). The Subcommittee recommends actions to be taken.|
|May 20, 2016||LASA Executive Council Meeting. Executive Council meets to conduct the constitutionally required review of all resolutions approved by the Subcommittee; the council will either forward a resolution to the membership for ratification or return it to the Subcommittee along with a report on the reasons for the council's decision to return the resolution.|
|24 hours before the LASA business meeting||Emergency Resolutions: Motions other than those dealing with procedural matters will be accepted only when they address unforeseen new events that preclude the use of normal resolution procedures. Such motions must be signed by thirty LASA members and presented in writing to the President of the Association at least twenty-four hours before the Business Meeting. See submission checklist for emergency resolutions.|
|LASA Business Meeting (TBD)||Open hearing on resolutions is held during the LASA conference. All proposed resolutions approved by a two-thirds majority vote of the Executive Council shall be read at the Business Meeting. Discussion of each proposed resolution may take place, but attendees at the Business meeting shall not vote on the proposed resolution. Amendments to resolutions may be presented at the LASA Business Meeting, and if accepted as a friendly amendment by a duly empowered person present at the meeting, the resolution as amended will be sent out for a vote to the membership. If not accepted, the resolution will be sent out for vote in its original form.|
|June 16, 2016||All proposed resolutions shall be automatically emailed for electronic voting to each individual who is a member during the year in which the Congress is held, no later than 15 days after the close of the Business Meeting.|
|June 16 – August 16, 2016||Resolutions vote balloting period|
|July 16, 2016||Resolutions first email reminder (for internal purposes only)|
|August 1, 2016||Resolutions first email reminder (for internal purposes only)|
|August 16, 2016||Deadline for receipt of votes. Twenty percent of the current LASA membership must vote regarding a proposed resolution and the majority must vote in favor of it for the resolution to pass.|
|August 20, 2016||Any actions stipulated in ratified resolutions are carried out; the results of the balloting are published in the Fall issue of the LASA Forum; resolutions ratified by the membership are posted at the LASA website.|
A regular resolution is one that is submitted by April 21, 2016. The deadline is a receipt deadline. Only LASA members who are in good standing for the current year may submit resolutions.
The following materials must be submitted by the deadline to the chair of the Subcommittee on Resolutions in care of the LASA Executive Director at the LASA office. Materials may be submitted by postal mail or e-mail. See below for address information. The proposer of record must identify himself or herself and provide full contact information.
Note 1: Original signatures are required. Only LASA members who are in good standing for the current year may offer their signatures in support of a resolution. Signatures may be submitted in any of the following ways: (1) The proposer of record may gather original signatures in advance and submit them by postal mail, to arrive at the LASA office by April 21, 2016. (2) Individual supporters of a resolution may send their signatures separately by postal mail, to arrive at the LASA office by April 21, 2016. (3) Signatures may be faxed (412-648-7929), collectively or individually, to meet the April 21, 2016 deadline. The original of the fax must then be mailed to the LASA office so that it arrives within seven business days of the deadline. (4) A statement of support for a resolution may be e-mailed to meet the April 21, 2016 deadline. A printout of the e-mail message signed by the supporter must then be mailed to the LASA office so that it arrives within seven business days of the deadline.
Note 2: The proposer of record should submit background information that he or she deems necessary to support the resolution’s claims. The background information may either be submitted by mail or in electronic form (PDF files or MS Word files are strongly preferred). Faxed materials are not acceptable. Limit supporting documentation to 24 single-sided pages.
Resolutions that are “occasioned by emergencies arising after April 21, 2016” are designated emergency resolutions. Emergency resolutions must be submitted at least 24 hours before the scheduled start of the LASA Business Meeting during the LASA Congress.
The following materials must be submitted to the chair of the Subcommittee on Resolutions or in care of the LASA Executive Director. The proposer of record must identify himself or herself and provide full contact information.
Note 3: Emergency resolutions shall not name individuals or institutions in such a way that, in the determination of the LASA Executive Council, a response from the named party must be sought.
Note 4: Original signatures are required. Only LASA members who are in good standing for the current year may offer their signatures in support of a resolution.
Note 5: The proposer of record should submit all the background information that he or she deems necessary to support the resolution’s claims. The background information must be submitted on paper.
The postal address to use for submitting a resolution and related materials is:
The fax number to use for submitting a resolution and related material is: 412-624-7145
The electronic address to use for submitting a resolution and related material is: email@example.com