Conclave 2017 Black Book Legislation
One of the most important duties of representatives attending Conclave is to vote on proposed legislation to the Fraternity's constitution and bylaws called The Black Book on behalf of their respective Chapter or Alumni Association.
It is the responsibility of voting delegates to be knowledgeable of proposed legislation. Chapters and Alumni Associations are each required to meet prior to Conclave and vote on the position their respective group's voting delegate will have at the Conclave.
All proposals will be brought before the Grand Chapter during the Second Session on Saturday afternoon, August 5. During the Second Session, the Grand Chapter will also elect a new Grand Council. All legislation that was submitted can be found below.
More detailed descriptions of each can be found by clicking the following link: See Proposed Changes. If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Grand Council and/or bring them up during the Second Session of the Grand Chapter. Below is a Summary of Proposed Legislation, the subject matter and the Grand Council's recommendation.
|Proposed Amendment||Subject||Grand Council Recommends||Requires|
|#1||Rename Alumni Involvement Committee to Alumni Advisory Committee||Yes, Do Pass||Majority Vote|
|#2||Rename Honorary Members to Honorary Initiates||Yes, Do Pass||Three-Fourths Vote|
|#3||Ensure Grand Council Candidates Must Be Credentialed & Pass Background Check|
Confirmation of amendments to the Black Book already passed by the Grand Council on January 26, 2017 in response to Judiciary Committee’s Statement of Emergency
|Yes, Ratify||Three-Fourths Vote|
|#4||Chapter Eternal Procedures||No, Do Not Pass||Majority Vote|
|#5||Allow Electronic Voting At Conclave||Yes, Do Pass||Majority Vote|