BYLAWS OF THE NEVADA REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE
(As Amended November 17, 2012)
ARTICLE 1: NAME
Section 1. The name of this organization shall be the NEVADA REPUBLICAN PARTY which shall be governed by the Nevada Republican Central Committee, hereinafter referred to as the NRCC.
ARTICLE 2: PURPOSE
Section 1. The purpose of this organization shall be:
A. To provide the statutory leadership of the Nevada Republican Party as directed in the Nevada Revised statutes;
B. To recruit, develop, and elect representative government at the national, state and local levels; and
C. To promote sound, honest and representative government at the national, state and local levels; and
D. To preserve and protect the dignity, rights, freedom and liberty of the individual citizen.
ARTICLE 3: DUTIES AND HEADQUARTERS
Section 1: The general supervision, regulation and direction of the Nevada Republican Party shall be vested in the NRCC, subject in the following order of priority to:
A. The Rules of the Republican National Committee;
B. These Bylaws;
C. The provisions of the Nevada Revised Statutes not in conflict with the foregoing.
Section 2. The NRCC shall set the time and place and issue the call for the State Convention, which shall be held within Clark County in all gubernatorial years and within one of the remaining sixteen counties in all presidential year; and issue the call for the Congressional district conventions in presidential years during which multi-county district convention shall be held in concert with the State Convention. There shall be no fractional voting from any county at any State Committee meeting, State Convention or any Congressional district caucus or convention.
Section 3. The NRCC shall establish and maintain its principal office in such locations as may be selected from time to time by the Chairman with the concurrence of the Central Committee. Other offices may be established as needed.
Section 4. The Executive Director shall have authority to hire and fire all office personnel, with the prior approval of the Personnel Committee, obtained at a conference call or meeting of the personnel committee.
ARTICLE 4: MEETINGS
Section 1. Regular meetings shall be:
A. Held at least two times each year on dates fixed by the Executive Committee with a goal of one meeting in each six-month period. Each regular meeting shall be no more than two days in length;
B. Called with at least 45 (forty-five) days written notice to the voting, non-voting and ex-officio members. Notice must be sent via conventional mail unless a member has authorized in writing notice by e-mail. If an e-mail bounces, a notice must be sent by conventional mail without delay;
C. Held at least once in Carson City while the State Legislature is in session;
D. Other than the meeting required to be held in Carson City, meetings shall be rotated among the various areas of the state.
Section 2. Special meetings shall be held:
A. Upon the call of the Chairman; or
B. Upon written request of a majority of the Executive Committee members; or
C. Upon written request of one-third (1/3) of the NRCC members;
D. A meeting call shall be issued within ten days of the request.
Section 3. Call of the meetings shall be mailed via conventional mail, unless a member has authorized in writing notice by e-mail only, to all members at least 45 (forty-five) days prior to the meeting. If an e-mail bounces, a notice must be sent by conventional mail without delay. The call of the meeting shall include the date, time and place of the meeting and an agenda of the items of business to be held.
Section 4. Executive sessions of the NRCC or of the Executive Committee thereof, may be conducted at any time at the discretion of the Chairman. A majority of the voting members at any meeting, with a quorum present at the time of the motion, may direct that the meeting go into an Executive Session or that a closed meeting go into open session.
Section 5. A quorum of any meeting of the NRCC, and of the Executive Committee, shall be at least a majority of the voting members thereof, in person or by proxy. Any Ex-officio member who holds his membership by reason of holding an elected public office shall not be counted in determining the numbers of persons needed to comprise a quorum. Ex-officio members shall count toward the number of persons actually present. Once a quorum is established, it shall be recognized until it is brought into question.
Section 6. No business shall be conducted at any meeting where a quorum is not present except for public announcements, discussions held in a Committee of the Whole, and setting the time and place of the biennial State Convention where compliance with the Nevada Revised Statutes admits of no adjourned meeting or special meeting.
ARTICLE 5: MEMBERSHIP
Section 1. Voting members of the NRCC, who must be registered Nevada Republican voters when elected or appointed, as well as at all times thereafter while serving, shall be the following:
A. The elected state officers of the NRCC: The Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer;
B. The elected national officers of the NRCC: the National Committeeman and National Committeewoman;
C. The chairman and highest ranked Vice-Chairman of each county Republican Central Committee; if a county has neither a Chairman nor a Vice-Chairman, then a resident of such county elected by the NRCC; and the chairman of the Rural Counties Caucus.
D. The president or chairman, however designated, of each Republican organization or auxiliary group recognized by the Republican National Committee in accordance with Article 9;
E. The Chairmen of the standing committees provided in Article 8, Section 1 of these Bylaws;
F. The immediate past State Chairman and State Vice-Chairman of the NRCC who shall not have been removed for cause;
G. Such additional representation as shall be selected at the discretion of, and certified to the NRCC by, each County Central Committee on the basis of one additional representative for each 2000, or major fraction thereof, registered Republicans in each county as of the first Monday in January in each year in which a State Convention is held, plus an additional two (2) members from each county.
H. The Ex-officio members with full voting rights: Republican members of the United States Congress representing Nevada; Republican holders of State Constitutional Offices of the state of Nevada, and Republican members of the Nevada Legislature.
Section 2. The non-voting members of the NRCC shall be:
A. The General Counsel(s) of the NRCC; and
B. The Assistant State Treasurer; and
C. The Postal Permit Coordinators; and
D. The Parliamentarian.
Section 3. Any voting member, except Ex-officio members, may be removed or replaced by the county central committee, organization, or auxiliary such person represents in accordance with the Bylaws and rules of such county, organization, or auxiliary.
ARTICLE 6: OFFICERS
Section 1. Officers:
A. The elected State Officers of the NRCC shall be a Chairman, Vice-Chairman Secretary and Treasurer. The Officers shall be elected by majority vote at the Fall Meeting of the NRCC during odd- numbered calendar years. The State Officers shall serve for a term of two years upon election or until their successors are elected. The Chairman and Vice-Chairman shall reside in different counties.
B. The elected National Officers of the NRCC shall be the National Committeeman and the National Committeewoman; they shall be elected by the State Convention by a majority vote in each Presidential election year, ratified by the National Convention and shall serve for a term of four years upon their ratification by the National Convention, or until their successors are ratified. The National Committeeman and the National Committeewoman shall reside in different counties.
C. The appointed State Officers of the NRCC shall be the Assistant State Treasurer appointed by the Treasurer and confirmed by NRCC Executive Committee, who shall serve at the pleasure of the Treasurer; one or more General Counsel(s), appointed by, and serve at the pleasure of the Chairman and confirmed by the NRCC Executive Committee; a Parliamentarian, appointed by the Chairman and confirmed by the NRCC Executive Committee, who shall serve at the pleasure of the Chairman; and two or more Postal Permit Coordinators appointed by the Treasurer and confirmed by the Executive Committee who shall serve at the pleasure of the Treasurer.
Section 2. Duties:
A. The Chairman shall:
1. Be the chief executive officer of the NRCC;
2. Preside at all meetings of the NRCC and its Executive Committee;
3. Be an ex-officio member of all standing committees;
4. Appoint the General Counsel(s) and Standing Committee Chairmen, subject to the approval of the NRCC Executive Committee;
5. Execute the policies established by the NRCC and its Executive Committee for the management of the Nevada Republican Party;
6. Sign checks issued by the NRCC in conjunction with the signature of the Treasurer or the Assistant Treasurer;
7. Serve as a member of the Republican National Committee;
8. Keep the Executive Committee advised of the activities and progress of the party.
B. The Vice-Chairman shall:
1. Assist the Chairman in the duties of his office;
2. Preside at meetings of the NRCC or its Executive Committee in the absence of the Chairman; perform all the duties of the Chairman during his inability to serve, upon his request, or upon a vacancy in the office of Chairman until a new Chairman is elected at the next meeting of the NRCC;
3. Advise and assist the counties to ensure that precinct meetings and county conventions are held in accordance with Nevada election statutes and that precincts are properly manned for voter canvassing, registration, turnout and election day challenges;
4. Sign checks issued by the NRCC in conjunction with the signature of the Treasurer or the Assistant Treasurer;
5. Keep the Executive Committee advised of his activities.
C. The State Secretary shall:
1. Be the chief administrative officer of the NRCC;
2. Keep minutes of all meetings of the NRCC and all meetings of the Executive Committee;
3. Within thirty days after any meeting of the NRCC or the Executive Committee said committees shall deliver a copy of such minutes to the State Chairman and, upon review, make a copy of the minutes available to each member of the NRCC or Executive Committee; respectively, no later than the call of the following meeting;
4. Keep a current list of all members of the NRCC and the Executive Committee as defined in Article 5, Sections 1 and 2 and Article 11, Section 1;
5. Distribute a current roster of all members of the NRCC and the Executive Committee to each member by the first NRCC meeting following the State Convention, and at least annually thereafter.
D. The State Treasurer shall:
1. Be the custodian of all moneys belonging to the NRCC; and serve as the chief financial officer.
2. Pay out funds only in compliance with the budget approved by the NRCC, except with the approval of the NRCC Chairman;
3. Keep a strict accounting of all moneys received and paid out. Said accounting shall be accessible to the State Chairman and members of the NRCC at all times;
4. File all statements and/or reports required by Federal or State laws with the appropriate authorities;
5. Issue checks in accordance with the following guidelines:
a. Checks issued by the NRCC should bear the signature of any one of the following if the amount is less than $1,000: the Chairman, the Vice-Chairman, the Treasurer, the Assistant Treasurer, or the Secretary.
b. All checks in the amount of one thousand dollars ($1,000) or greater, issued by the NRCC must bear the signature of any two of the authorized check signers.
c. Payroll checks are the only exception to the requirement of subsection 6.2.D.5.b. Payroll checks, prepared by a payroll service, may be signed utilizing the facsimile signature of the Treasurer only. In the event that there are manual payroll checks, the same requirements as other checks will apply;
6. At the conclusion of his or her service in this office, turn over to his or her successor all moneys and records of the NRCC, and provide for such audit as the Executive Committee may require;
7. Be bonded at the expense of the NRCC with sufficient security to satisfy its requirements;
8. Serve as a member of the Budget Committee;
9. Provide the NRCC and its Executive Committee members with current financial reports at each of their regular meetings and furnish the Executive Committee members updated reports if any significant change in financial condition occurs between Executive Committee meetings;
10. Appoint the Postal Permit Coordinators, with the approval of the NRCC Executive Committee, who shall serve at the pleasure of the Treasurer;
11. The Treasurer shall give written instruction to the Assistant Treasurer and the two or more Postal Permit Coordinators in regard to the performance of their duties to ensure they act in compliance with Federal Election Commission and the U.S. Postal regulations.
12. If the Treasurer shall fail to appoint a postal permit coordinator or fill a vacancy in such position, where the vacancy exists for any reason, then upon the 31st day of such vacancy;
a) A vacancy in the position of postal permit coordinator to administer a postal permit issued or authorized through a United States Post Office situated within Clark County shall be filled by appointment by the Clark County chairman and such appointee shall serve at the pleasure of the Clark County chairman; and
b) A vacancy in the position of postal permit coordinator to administer a postal permit issued or authorized through a United States Post Office situated within Washoe County shall be filled by appointment by the Washoe County chairman and such appointee shall serve at the pleasure of the Washoe County chairman; and
c) A vacancy in the position of postal permit coordinator to administer a postal permit issued or authorized through a United States Post Office situated within any of the remaining 15 counties combined shall be filled by appointment by the Rural County Caucus chairman and such appointee shall serve at the pleasure of the Rural County Caucus chairman.
E. The Assistant State Treasurer shall:
1. Assist the Treasurer in the performance of his or her duties;
2. Perform the duties of the Treasurer in his or her absence, inability to serve or vacancy in office;
3. Be a Certified Public Accountant, duly licensed by the State of Nevada, unless this requirement is satisfied by the State Treasurer;
4. Be bonded at the expense of the NRCC with sufficient security to satisfy its requirements.
F. The General Counsel(s) shall:
1. Be licensed as an Attorney in the State of Nevada;
2. When and as requested by the NRCC Chairman, Treasurer or Executive Committee shall:
a) Review all written contracts obligating the NRCC prior to their final acceptance;
b) Review statements and/or reports to be filed with Federal or State authorities;
c) Review all Bylaws and Rules of Conventions to assure they are not in conflict with Nevada Revised Statutes and the Rules of the Republican National Committee;
d) Perform other legal services needed by the NRCC.
G. The Parliamentarian shall:
1. Be certified by the National Association of Parliamentarians, whenever possible.
2. Act as Parliamentarian at all meetings including Executive Committee.
3. Advise on parliamentary procedures and Robert’s Rules of Order when requested by the NRCC Chairman, Executive Committee or the Executive Director.
H. The National Committeeman and National Committeewoman shall each serve as members of both the Finance and the Nominating and Candidate Recruitment Committees.
I. The Postal Permit Coordinators shall:
1. Be registered Republicans and residents of the state of Nevada;
2. Have general control and supervision of the postal permit to which they have been assigned, including but not limited to, supervision of art work, typesetting, photography, printing, labeling and delivery to the designated bulk mail processing center of all material to be disseminated by the NRCC through its non-profit Bulk mail permit;
3. Maintain complete records of all materials disseminated through his assigned permit including, but not limited, to representative sample(s) of all materials presented and mailed and postage receipts applicable to each item mailed;
4. All of the records that the Postal Permit Coordinator(s) maintain(s) shall be the property of the NRCC and shall be delivered to the Treasurer per his written instructions.
Section 3. Removal:
A. Any elected state officer of the NRCC may be removed from office at any time for whatever cause the NRCC may deem sufficient by a vote of two-thirds of the total membership of the NRCC, exclusive of the ex-officio members, at a special meeting called for that purpose or at any regular meeting when the notice of the meeting includes as an agenda item consideration of such removal.
B. Any special meeting called for the purpose of removing an officer and any regular meeting at which such removal is considered must be considered in Executive Session;
C. The action of the NRCC is final; no cause for removal shall be renewed after once decided.
Section 4. Vacancies:
A. During a vacancy in the office of State Chairman, the Vice-Chairman will exercise the powers and perform the duties of Chairman and shall call a Special Meeting of the NRCC within 60 days to elect the new Chairman.
B. Whenever a vacancy occurs in an elected office other than Chairman, a replacement will be elected at the next scheduled meeting of the NRCC, either special or regular.
C. Whenever a vacancy occurs in an elected office after a call of a Regular meeting has been issued, it shall be in order to insert the election of a new officer into the issued agenda as the first item of Special Orders under Robert’s Rules of Order.
D. Vacancies occurring in any appointive office shall be filled in the same manner as the appointment was originally made.
ARTICLE 7: ELECTIONS
Section 1. Elections held by the NRCC shall be conducted by ballot unless there is only one nominee for the office, in which case election shall be by voice vote. A candidate will be elected when they receive a simple majority of the votes cast, a quorum being present. In elections with more than two candidates, if no candidate receives a majority of the vote, the winner will be decided by a revote between the two candidates who received the most votes. Ties will be decided by drawing of cards, with the high card holder declared the winner.
ARTICLE 8: STANDING COMMITTEES
Section 1. The Standing Committees shall be: Budget, Bylaws, Finance, Nominating and Candidate Recruitment, Personnel and Credentials.
Section 2. Standing Committee Chairmen shall be appointed by the State Chairman, may be any registered Nevada Republican elector, and shall be confirmed by the NRCC Executive Committee.
Section 3. The Budget Committee shall:
A. Consist of its Chairman, the State Treasurer, one member from Clark County, one member from Washoe County and one member from the remaining counties combined;
B. Conduct semi-annual budget reviews for the members of the NRCC;
C. Prepare a budget for the ensuing biennium (to begin January 1 of even-numbered years) and present the budget to the NRCC for approval at the first NRCC meeting of the year.
Section 4. The Bylaws Committee shall:
A. Consist of its Chairman, two members from Clark County, two members from Washoe County and two members from the remaining counties combined;
B. Meet at least once each twelve months following the biennial State Convention to:
1) Review these Bylaws and consider any amendments that have been submitted; and
2) Review the Bylaws of each of the county central committees to ensure that they are not in conflict with these Bylaws and the Rules of the Republican National Committee;
C. Upon request, assist county central committees in revising their Bylaws.
Section 5. The Finance Committee shall consist of its Chairman, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, two members from Clark County, two members from Washoe County, and two members from the remaining counties combined. It shall oversee all fundraising programs of the NRCC.
Section 6. The Nominating and Candidate Recruitment Committee shall:
A. Consist of its Chairman, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman five members from Clark County, four members from Washoe County, and three members from the remaining counties combined;
B. Be responsible for the recruitment and development of candidates for statewide public and NRCC offices, and provide assistance, when asked, to any county recruitment effort;
C. Present nominees at the next biennial State Convention or as needed to fill any vacancies in the interim.
Section 7. The Personnel Committee shall:
A. Consist of the State Chairman as Chairman, the Treasurer, and three members of the Executive Committee as follows: the Clark County Chairman, the Washoe County Chairman, and the Rural County Caucus Chairman.
B. Develop and write job descriptions for a state executive director, office manager/secretary and any additional staff positions that may be recommended by the NRCC Chairman;
C. Review all personnel matters and determine whether these matters should be brought before the Full Executive Committee or the NRCC.
Section 8. Special Committees may be appointed by the Chairman with the approval of the Executive Committee.
Section 9. Quorum for all standing and special committees shall consist of the presence of two-thirds of the members therein either by physical presence or by telephonic communication on the occasion of a teleconference.
ARTICLE 9: REPUBLICAN ORGANIZATIONS
Section 1. Any Republican organization recognized by the Republican National Committee will be recognized by the NRCC. In the event the RNC does not recognize any such organizations, the NRCC may, at the discretion of the Executive Committee, recognize such Republican organizations.
Section 2. The Chairman or Presiding Officer of the Nevada unit of any such organization shall automatically become a voting member of the NRCC upon filing a copy of its Nevada Bylaws and proof that the individual has been recognized by the national organization as the presiding officer of the Nevada unit of that organization, with the NRCC Secretary. Subsequent presiding officers must show only the recognition from their national organization that they are the proper presiding officer of the Nevada unit.
ARTICLE 10: VOTING AND PROXIES
Section 1. All voting members who are present in person, or by proxy, have the right to vote on all matters coming before the NRCC and the Executive Committee, unless the proxy shall expressly state otherwise in writing.
Section 2. Any voting member may give a proxy for any regular or special meeting of the NRCC or Executive Committee, and a proxy form shall be enclosed or attached to the email with the call of the meeting to each member.
Section 3. To be valid, a complete proxy form shall be dated and signed by the member, designate the proxy holder by name or as bearer, and, optionally, the time of day. At each meeting, the Chairman shall instruct the Credentials Chairman to examine all proxy forms and validate the signatures and declare the names of those voting by proxy. Challenges to proxies shall be the first item of business.
Section 4. No person shall exercise more than two proxies.
Section 5. The following rules shall govern to whom proxies may be given:
A. Elected Constitutional Officers, Members of Congress, State and National Officers of the NRCC, and immediate past officers of the NRCC may each give their proxy to any qualified Republican elector;
B. Standing Committee Chairmen may give their proxy to any member of the NRCC;
C. County representatives may give their proxy to any qualified Republican residing within the county (In case of the Executive Committee, representatives of the remaining counties as that term is used in Article 11, Section 1.A.2 may give their proxy to any qualified Republican elector residing within any of those counties);
D. State Legislators may give their proxy to any other Republican State Legislator or any qualified Republican elector residing within their legislative district;
E. Members representing Republican organizations may only give their proxy to qualified Republican electors who are members of the organization they represent.
ARTICLE 11: EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Section 1. Membership:
A. Voting members of the Executive Committee shall be:
1) The State Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, National Committeeman, National Committeewoman, President of Nevada Federation of Republican Women and the Chairmen of the Budget and Finance Committees.
2) County Representatives: The Chairmen of the Clark County and Washoe County Central Committees and the chairman of the Rural Counties Caucus.
B. Non-voting members of the Executive Committee shall be the Assistant Treasurer, General Counsel(s), Parliamentarian, and the Postal Permit Coordinators.
Section 2. Duties:
The duties of the Executive Committee shall be:
A. To assist the Chairman in the formation of the policies for the management of the Nevada Republican Party.
B. To hear and resolve party controversies subject to review by the NRCC;
C. To recommend to the NRCC the time and place for the State Convention;
Section 3. Meetings:
A. Regular meetings shall be held at least three times per year with at least fifteen days written notice;
B. Special meetings:
1. May be called by the State Chairman with a minimum of ten days written notice; or
2. Must be called upon the request of a majority of the Executive Committee within ten days of such request;;
C. Meetings may be held either in person or by teleconference; all rules for conducting a meeting in person (including the determination of a quorum) shall apply to those held by teleconference;
D. Personnel reviews must be held in Executive Session;
E. A majority of the voting members of the Executive Committee, present in person or by proxy, shall constitute a quorum at any meeting.
ARTICLE 12: REQUIREMENTS FOR COUNTY CENTRAL COMMITTEES AND CONVENTIONS
Section 1. County Central Committees may adopt their own Bylaws which shall not be in conflict with the Rules of the Republican National Committee, these bylaws, or the Nevada Revised Statutes. Such Bylaws shall be filed with the NRCC Secretary, who shall note their filing in the minutes of the next NRCC meeting and deliver the Bylaws to the Chairman of the Standing Committee on Bylaws.
Section 2. Each County Central Committee may provide in its own Bylaws the sanctions it chooses to take toward its delegated representatives on the NRCC.
Section 3. Each County Central Committee shall provide the Secretary of the NRCC with a list of its elected officers and its NRCC representatives immediately following their elections. Mailing addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses, if available, shall be included.
Section 4. Each County Convention is mandated to certify and elect such persons as are nominated by their respective precinct meetings to serve as members of the respective county central committees for the ensuing two years, and each county convention is empowered to fill such positions on the respective central committee as selections by the respective precinct meetings may leave vacant.
Section 5. Notwithstanding the language of NRS 293.137(5), the rules contemplated by that statute shall be adopted by the Republican central committee of each county. If a county central committee fails to adopt new or amended rules before January 1 of the year in which any county convention is to take place, then the rules of the last preceding county convention shall be automatically adopted without the need for further action of the county central committee, except that current dates for the upcoming convention and precinct meetings shall be automatically substituted for the dates of the preceding convention and precinct meetings; and unless adopted before January 1 the county central committee shall make no other amendment to such rules prior to the convening of the county convention.
ARTICLE 13: AMENDMENT OF BYLAW
Section 1. These Bylaws may be amended or revised by a majority vote of the delegates at any State Convention; or by a two-thirds vote of the members present, in person or by proxy, at any meeting of the NRCC, a quorum being present, where notice of the proposed amendments was included in the call of the meeting and mailed at least thirty days prior to the meeting; excepting there from: amendments shall be adopted to change any language of this Article 13 or of Article 3, DUTIES AND HEADQUARTERS, only by a session of a State Convention, a quorum present, where notice of the exact language to be adopted was distributed to every delegate of the preceding Presidential election year state convention prior to the adoption of the preliminary credentials report of that prior Presidential election year state convention, and further providing that properly noticed amendments proposed to change the language of this Article 13 or Article 3, must be adopted only as proposed without any additions or deletions, which additions or deletions, if made by the convention considering such amendment acts to totally void the entire amendment.
ARTICLE 14: PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY
Section 1. Where not superseded by the Rules of the Republican National Committee, these Bylaws or the Nevada Revised Statutes not in conflict with the foregoing, the latest revision which has been in publication for at least two years of ROBERT’S RULES OF ORDER NEWLY REVISED, shall govern all proceedings not set forth herein.
ARTICLE 15: ELECTION LAWS
Section 1. No officer, agent, or member of the committee is authorized to take any action in violation of any federal, state, or local election law in the conduct of ballot security, voter challenge, or get-out-the-vote activity. Nor is any officer, agent, or member of the committee authorized to take any action in violation of the Order entered in Case No. A269546, Department IX, Eighth Judicial District Court, Clark County, Nevada. Any motion taken in violation of this provision shall be cause for removal from any office and from the committee.
ARTICLE 16: SUPPORT OF CERTAIN CANDIDATES
Section 1. The Nevada Republican Party shall neither recognize nor support any candidate for public office who has been convicted of a felony or, while serving in a public office was impeached and convicted or removed from office for any reason, unless the Nevada Republican Central Committee or a Convention of the Nevada Republican Party shall waive this rule by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the members or delegates present.
HISTORY OF AMENDMENTS
Bylaws amended by NRCC in convention, May 1992
Bylaws updated and printed February 1993
Bylaws submitted for corrections and approved by NRCC June 1993
Bylaws reprinted October 1993
Bylaws Article 3 Section 3 amended by NRCC October 1993
Bylaws reprinted May 1994
Bylaws Article 3 Section 1.C; Article 5 Section 2.C; Article 6 Section 1.C, Sections 2 A.4, 2.D.10, 2.D.11, 2.F.1,2,3,4, & 5; 2.H.1,2,3,&4; Article 11 Section 1.B; Article 12 Title and Sections 1,2,3 & 4; Article 14 Section 1 amended by NRCC in convention, May 1994
Bylaws reprinted September 1994
Bylaws Article 12 added new Section 5; Article 4 Section 1.A; Article 6 Section 1.B amended by NRCC May 2, 1996 reprinted May 2, 1996.
Bylaws Article 6 Section 2.D added paragraph 12 May 3, 1996 State Convention.
Bylaws Article 3 Section 2, amended; Article 3 added new Section 4. Article 4, Section 1.b amended; Article 4, Section 3, amended. Article 5, Section 3 corrected; Article 6, Section 3.a amended. Article 9, Section 2 amended. Article 10, Section 6 corrected, amended and removed from Article 10 and reassigned to Article 3 Section 2; Article 11, Section 1.a amended; Article 13 amended, April 24, 1998 State Convention.
Bylaws reprinted July 1998.
Bylaws Article 4, Section 1.a amended May 27, 2000.
Bylaws reprinted November 2000.
Bylaws Article 6, Section 1. amended April 17, 2001, Central Committee Meeting.
Bylaws Article 5, Section 1, G. Amended May 18, 2002, State Convention.
Bylaws Article 6, Section 2, C, D. Amended May 18, 2002, State Convention.
Bylaws Article 8, Section 1, Amended March 2, 2003, Central Committee Meeting
Bylaws Article 10, Section 3, Amended March 2, 2003, Central Committee Meeting
Bylaws Article 3, Section 4, Amended May 1, 2004, State Convention
Bylaws Article 5, Section 2, D Amended May 1, 2004, State Convention
Bylaws Article 6, Section 2, D(5),G, Amended May 1, 2004, State Convention
Bylaws Article 4, Section 1, B Amended April 2, 2005, Central Committee Meeting
Bylaws Article 4, Section 3, Amended April 2, 2005, Central Committee Meeting
Bylaws Article 12, Section 3, Amended April 2, 2005, Central Committee Meeting
Bylaws Article 16, Section 1, Amended May 20, 2006, State Convention
Bylaws Article 4, Section 2B, amended; Article 6, Sections 1A, 1C, 2A4, 2B2, 2D5, 2D12, 4B, 4C, 4D, amended; Article 7, Section 1, amended, Section 2, deleted; Article 8, Sections 2, 2C, 4B, 4B2, 9, amended; Article 9, Sections 1, 2, amended; Article 10, Section 2, amended; Article 11 Section 2D, deleted, Section 3C, added; Article 13, Title, Section 1, amended; Article 15, Section 1, amended; Article 16, Section 1, amended, April 26, 2008 State Convention.
Bylaws Article 5, Section 1, Amended December 13, 2008, Central Committee Meeting
Bylaws Sections 4 and 5 amended; Article 5, Section 1 amended; Article 6, Sections 1A, 2B2, 2C3, 2D3, 2D4, 2D5a and 2G3 amended; Article 7, Section 1 amended; Article 8, Section 2 amended; Article 9, Section 2 amended; Article 10, Section 5A amended; Article 11, Sections 3B1 and 3B2 amended; Article 12, Section 1 amended, November 17, 2012 Central Committee Meeting.