Bylaw amendment objective: To clean up the Resolutions Master Index by either modifying, consolidating, or removing redundancies within previously adopted VFP resolutions.
Section 4. Resolutions.
(a) The Board of Directors will appoint a resolutions committee whose responsibility it will be to receive and screen all resolutions submitted for consideration at the annual meeting as well as conduct a yearly review of all resolutions and report the findings to the board at its March meeting. It will be the responsibility of that committee to establish and publish appropriate rules, procedures and deadlines for this process. Such Rules will include provisions for bringing resolutions after the deadline. All decisions of this committee will be subject to approval by the board of directors.
(b) Once a resolution has been adopted it defines an intent of the organization until it is countermanded by the body or until world events render it irrelevant. For this reason, a A comprehensive list (Resolution Master Index) will be maintained by the national office of all resolutions which have been adopted. Any resolutions which are submitted for consideration will be compared with that list as a means of eliminating redundancy.
(c) All resolutions submitted by the deadline shall require a majority vote for approval. Resolutions submitted after the deadline require a two-thirds majority for approval. In no case will a resolution be presented after the Annual Convention.
(d) Associate Members shall have the right to submit resolutions.
(e) Resolutions may be removed from, or modified on the, Resolution Master Index by the board for the following reasons
- A resolution is no longer timely (i.e. desired action achieved, no current legislation, subsequent resolution repeats language, etc.).
- Multiple resolutions on the same basic subject (i.e. Israel, Korea, Space, etc.) have their action items (the “Therefore be it resolved” statements) combined into one resolution statement.
- Update resolutions that for the spirit of the resolution, minor updating may be needed to keep a resolution current (see Atomic Veterans, Fairness For  and Kellogg-Briand Pact of 1929 Treaty Outlawing War ).
(f) Authors of resolutions being modified or removed will be notified of pending resolution removals or modifications.
Submitted by: Resolutions Committee
Board and Committee:
Committee Recommendation: Approved
Board of Directors Recommendation: Supported by the Board of Directors by unanimous vote
Convention Floor Vote: