ANNUAL MEETING RESOLUTIONS DEADLINE IS APRIL 1 According to State Bar board policy, resolutions must be filed at the Texas Law Center by 5 p.m. April 1, 2016, to be considered at the Annual Meeting in Fort Worth, June 16-17, 2016. State Bar Rules require that proposed resolutions be filed with the executive director, according to the following stipulations: 1.19.06 Procedures for Submitting Resolutions A. Each resolution submitted to the Annual Meeting Resolutions Committee shall be submitted in triplicate and in typewritten form. If any document is referred to within a resolution, a copy of the document or its relevant portion must be attached to the resolution. Each resolution shall include a statement indicating whether it has been approved by any local bar association or by any section or committee of the State Bar. Every proposed resolution must be accompanied by a concise statement of the proponent(s) setting forth the dates of all prior submissions of any substantially similar resolution and the action taken thereon by the Annual Meeting Resolutions Committee, the general assembly, and the board. Each resolution shall include the name, address, and telephone number of the person or persons submitting the resolution and shall be signed by such person or persons. B. All resolutions must be filed with the executive director by April 1 unless the time for filing has been waived by the board. C. Each resolution shall be published in an issue of the Texas Bar Journal before the annual meeting, together with the name or names of its proponents and the name or names of any local bar association or section or committee of the State Bar approving or endorsing it. The executive director may exercise discretion in publishing the proposed resolution in summary form rather than in its entirety. The executive director shall furnish copies of each resolution to each member of the Annual Meeting Resolutions Committee. D. Resolutions relating to events after the deadline for filing resolutions may be considered upon the vote of two thirds of the voting members of the Annual Meeting Resolutions Committee. E. At the second quarterly meeting of the board, the president shall appoint a committee of three or more members, who may be members of the board, to review the resolutions and hold a hearing or hearings before the meeting of the Annual Meeting Resolutions Committee to recommend possible amendments to and consolidation of resolutions. At least one sponsor of each resolution shall be notified of the time and place of all hearings. The recommendations of this committee are not binding on the sponsors of any resolution or on the Annual Meeting Resolutions Committee. One member of this committee shall be the immediate past chair of the board. Proposed resolutions should be sent in care of: STATE BAR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR P.O. Box 12487 • Austin, TX 78711-2487 Questions should be directed to: Candiss Held, Officers and Directors P.O. Box 12487 • Austin, TX 78711-2487 (800) 204-2222, ext. 1416 or email@example.com
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