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Proposed Rule Changes

The following sections of Article 21 dictate the deadline for submissions, as well as the approval necessary for submitting a proposal. The following proposal reflects submissions received by the September 1 deadline. 

2016 USATF Rules Proposal

Article 21-E

Submitters: Amendments may be submitted only by a member of USATF.

Approval of submissions :  All proposed amendments must first be recommended for approval at the time of submission by someone other than the submitter who shall be either a Board member, the chair of any sport, development, or operating committee, any member of the Law & Legislation Committee (for Bylaws and operating Regulations) or Rules Committee (for Rules of Competition), the president of any Association, or any officer or the executive director of a national member organization authorized by Article 5-C.  The 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.

Format :  Each submission shall contain a section titled “Action Requested.”  Each submission shall include the proposed amendment in a form showing the entire section, subsection, or paragraph, as the case may be, as it will be read if adopted, with all proposed additional language underlined or shaded, and all proposed deleted language containing a line striking through the deleted language.

Rationale :  Each submission shall also contain a section title “Rationale” in which the submitter shall explain the proposed improvement or identify the problem the proposed amendment would correct, why the problem exists, and how the proposed amendment will correct the problem identified.  The submitter shall also provide an analysis of whether the proposed amendment will conflict with any other provisions of the Bylaws or Regulations.

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