Amend Bylaws Article I, Section Y as follows:

Proposed amendments, which must be sponsored by an authorized NAIA council, an NAIA standing committee, an NAIA association, or an affiliated conference, shall be submitted in writing to the NAIA President/Chief Executive Officer. All proposed amendments must be postmarked no later than 90 days prior to the annual meeting of the Association. The proposed amendments shall be mailed by the NAIA National Office to each active member institution in good standing, and each affiliated conference/A.I.I. commissioner/president no later than 30 days before the start of the national convention.

A proposed amendment sponsored by an NAIA affiliated conference/A.I.I. or an NAIA coaches association must have a minimum of one additional NAIA affiliated conference/A.I.I., NAIA council or NAIA standing committee co-sponsor. the proposed amendment. Co-sponsorship by an NAIA coaches association will not satisfy this requirement when the primary sponsor is another NAIA coaches association.

The proposed amendment, with the opinion of the Council of Presidents, shall be read to the voting delegates at the annual meeting. After discussion of the proposed amendment on the floor of the annual meeting, the voting delegates shall vote. Upon receiving a two-thirds approval vote by the delegates, the proposed amendment shall become effective on August 1 following approval of the proposal unless otherwise stated.

Intent: To ensure all NAIA associations organized under Article IX of the NAIA Bylaws, except the Conference Commissioners Association, obtain co-sponsorship from at least one other NAIA affiliated conference/A.I.I., NAIA council or NAIA standing committee prior to submitting an amendment to the NAIA Bylaws.
Effective date: August 1, 2015
Submitted by: National Administrative Council