CLEAR Board to Vote on Bylaws Revisions in September

The Board of Directors invites comment from the membership on the the following proposed bylaws changes. The Board will consider these changes during its next regularly scheduled meeting on September 3, 1997, in Norfolk, Virginia.

Please send comments on the proposed changes by Monday, August 4, 1997, to Pam Brinegar, 403 Marquis Avenue, Suite 100, Lexington, Kentucky 40502, facsimile (606) 231-1943, e-mail

Article II, Section 2, 4th paragraph: Associate members are eligible for membership on all committees; however, no more than one associate member may sit at any time oneach of the Finance and the Nominations and Elections Committees and the Board of Directors.

Article III, Section 2: The Board of Directors shall:

(a) establish the governing policies and procedures for the management and operation of CLEAR;

(b) develop long-range policies and strategies for CLEAR;

(c) adopt an annual operating budget for CLEAR;

(d) elect a President-Elect in accordance with Article IV of these Bylaws;

(d) meet at the annual meeting and at least one other time during the year;

(e)direct the use of the CLEAR name, logo or other indicia;

(f) establish membership dues and assessments; and

(g) exercise such other powers as are generally consistent with these Bylaws.

Article III, Section 3: The members of the Board of Directors and the President-Elect shall be elected at the business annual meeting. and shall serve terms of two years. A member of the Board of Directors shall resign that position upon election to the position of President-Elect. The vacant Board position will be filled by the eligible candidate who received the next highest number of votes during the last election of Board members. In the event of tie votes of the eligible candidates, the Board will vote by secret ballot and the candidate receiving the highest number of Board votes will fill the vacated Board position. If there were no eligible candidates, the Board position will remain vacant until the next full election of Board members. In the event of a vacancy on the Board of Directors following the last regular election and prior to the next regular election, the vacant Board position will be filled by the same procedure.

Elections will be held in a two stage process with part of the ballots being cast through the mail and the remainder cast at the annual meeting. Voting procedures shall be established by the Board of Directors. Mail ballots must be sent by first class mail to all regular members at least 60 days prior to the beginning of the annual meeting. . . .

Article III, Section 4: Board of Directors members shall serve no more than two full successive terms of two years each. provided that this shall not in any way affect the selection or tenure of a President-Elect, President or Immediate Past President.

Article IV, Section 2(e): The President-Elect shall:

(1) be elected by a majority vote of the Board of Directors at the annual business meeting;

(1) serve as the Treasurer and presiding officer at all meetings of the Finance Committee;

(2) perform such duties as may be assigned by the President or the Board of Directors;

(3) serve as president during the membership year following his/her term as President-Elect;

(4) succeed the President and complete the President's term of office in the event the President should resign or otherwise be unable to serve;

(5) in the case of temporary disability or absence of the President, the President-Elect shall perform and be vested with all the powers and duties of the President; and

(6) in the event the President-Elect becomes the President pursuant to the provisions of Article IV Section 2(e)54, s/he shall also serve the full term of office to which s/he was initially elected.

Article IV, Section (f): In the event of a vacancy in the office of President-Elect, both the President and President-Elect shall be elected by the membership at the next annual meeting.

Article IV, Section (g): The Immediate Past President shall serve until such time as a successor past president assumes that position. In the event of a vacancy in the office of Immediate Past President, the President shall appoint a board member to assume the duties of the Immediate Past President; this appointment shall in no way affect the term of the appointed board member.

Article VI, Section 4: The Finance Committee shall consist of the President, President-Elect, one other person appointed from the Board of Directors and at least four other members of CLEAR who are not members of the Board of Directors. and one of whom may be an associate member.

Article VI, Section 5: The Information Systems Advisory Committee shall consist of at least one person appointed from the Board of Directors and other regular or associate members. The functions of the Information Systems Advisory Committee are to:

(a) provide guidance and assistance to other CLEAR committees and the membership of CLEAR as requested in the area of information systems;

(b) promote the development of information systems standards, policies and procedures in the professional regulation community; and

(c) perform such other functions related to providing information services as may be assigned by the Board of Directors.

Subsequent sections under Article VI would then be renumbered.

Article VI, Section 9 8: The Site Selection Committee shall consist of a member of the Board of Directors and four no more than seven other regular and/or associate members. . . .