On July 19, 2018, the NAME Board of Directors approved a change to the NAME Bylaws, Article V.b.3. This change lengthens the term served by the NAME Immediate Past President from the end of the calendar year in which the President’s term ended to a one year term.

The article now reads:

Article V.b.3. Immediate Past President. The Immediate Past President must represent a State Medicaid agency or a State Education agency and shall serve a one-year term. The Immediate Past President shall carry out the duties of the President when the President and the President-Elect are absent or incapacitated and shall have the same power and duties as the President when acting in that capacity.

For more information about the process for amending the Bylaws and historical information about NAME Bylaws changes, see the below article on Bylaws Archive. To see a list of NAME Bylaws Committee members, log into Members Only > Committees> Bylaws Committee.

NAME’s Bylaws may be amended upon approval by the board of directors and in accordance with NAME Board Policy 2.1.4. (summarized below). In no case shall Bylaws be adopted in fewer than 30 calendar days from the date published for comment.

The Bylaws Committee shall: prepare, and submit for Board approval, drafts of Bylaws changes proposed in a motion approved by the Voting Membership or by the NAME Board of Directors; facilitate consideration and adoption of Bylaws changes in accordance with approved committee procedures; and disseminate adopted Bylaws to the Membership following an amendment.