Article X - Amendment of Bylaws
Proposals for amendments to these bylaws may be made by the Council, by the Society Governance Committee, by the FIP Executive Committee, or by petition to the Chair signed by no less than ten percent of the members of the FIP. However an amendment is initiated, it must be reviewed by the Society Governance Committee and approved by Council before further action can be taken. Following Council approval, the Secretary/Treasurer shall distribute copies of the proposed amendment to all members of the FIP not less than four weeks before the regularly scheduled FIP election. The Secretary/Treasurer shall incorporate a vote on the proposed amendment in the next regularly scheduled unit election. The adoption of an amendment shall require the affirmative vote of no less than two-thirds of the members voting and shall become effective as soon as the official count of the ballots is completed.