ARTICLE XII. Rule Changes

SECTION 1. GENERAL

CHJA rules may be amended as follows:

  1. A written proposal for rule changes may be submitted to the Rules Committee by any CHJA member in good standing. This written proposal must be accompanied by the signatures of 10 additional CHJA members in good standing or be submitted by a Board member or committee chairman. The proposal may be withdrawn at any time.
  2. A written proposal may be submitted anytime before August 1st to be considered for the following year. Board members and Committee Chairman may submit rule change proposals until September 1st of the current year.
  3. The Rules Committee will refer proposals received to the appropriate committee for discussion
  4. The membership must be notified of all accepted rule change proposals before such proposals are brought to a vote by the Board of Directors. Members will also be notified of the date, time and location of the meeting at which the rules will be voted on by the Board.
  5. Once the proposal has completed the above process, the Board may accept, amend and accept, or deny the proposal by a two-thirds vote of the Directors present at the previously specified meeting in which a quorum exists. A roll call vote may be requested by any member present at the meeting.
  6. Changes of an editorial nature such as correction of typos, re-numbering, relettering and change of the year on cover pages may be made by the Rules Committee prior to printing of the Rule Book without going through steps A - E.
  7. Rule changes will take effect December 1st of the submitted year.
  8. Changes required to be in compliance with USEF/USHJA/Zone 8 specs may be proposed by the Rules Committee and approved by the board without going through steps A-E. The membership will be notified of any such changes within 45 days.

SECTION 2. EXTRAORDINARY RULE CHANGES

The Board of Directors may entertain extraordinary rule proposals at any time, provided:

  1. The proposal was submitted in writing by a Board member or signed by fifteen CHJA members in good standing.
  2. There is an immediate need to act on the proposal: i.e. for safety reasons, health reasons, or other compelling circumstances.
  3. The proposal is endorsed by at least two directors prior to the meeting.
  4. Once the proposal has completed the above process, the Board may accept, amend and accept, or deny the proposal by a two-thirds vote of the entire Board. The general membership must be notified of the extraordinary rule changes within 45 days.