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2004 Proposed Amendments to the USATF Rules of Competition

As described in Article 26 of the USATF Bylaws, 2004 is a year where amendments to the Competition Rules are considered at the Annual Meeting. To be considered, amendments must be submitted to the Rules Committee for consideration no later than 90 days prior to the Annual Meeting, which is September 2, 2004. Electronic submission is preferred, and proposals should be submitted to both the Chair and Secretary of the Committee (john@speedfish.com, RPodkam@aol.com). Submissions may also be mailed to the Rules Chair at: 109 Smith Street, Charleston, SC 29403.

As noted below, please be sure to identify both added text and/or deleted text in your submission.

The following excerpts from Article 26-D outline the method for submitting a rule amendment proposal:

"The proposed amendments shall ... show the entire section, subsection, or paragraph, as the case may be, as it will read if adopted, with all proposed additional language underlined or shaded, and all proposed deleted language in double parentheses. Each proposal ... accompanied by a brief statement of the rationale for the submission. If there is a budgetary impact, it shall be estimated with the submission...

"All proposed amendments must first be recommended for approval at the time of submission by someone other than the submitter who shall be either the chair of any sport, development, or operating committee, or Rules Committee, the president of any Association, any officer or the executive director of a national member organization authorized by Article 5-B, or any officer of USATF. Such approval must be in writing, dated, and placed on the proposal when submitted. These listed approval parties may submit proposed amendments directly without such an approval."

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