Article X - Amendment of Bylaws
Proposals for amendments to these bylaws may be made by the Council, by the FIP Executive Committee, or by petition to the Chair signed by no less than ten percent of the members of the FIP. If a proposed amendment originates within the FIP, it must be 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 Annual Meeting, and opportunity for discussion shall be given during the Annual Meeting. The Secretary/Treasurer shall incorporate a vote on the proposed Amendment in the next 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.