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AMENDMENT 2017-2
RESOLUTION TO AMEND THE BYLAWS OF THE

FLORIDA NATIONAL EMERGENCY NUMBER ASSOCIATION CHAPTER


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RESOLUTION TO AMEND THE BYLAWS OF THE

FLORIDA NATIONAL EMERGENCY NUMBER ASSOCIATION CHAPTER


Whereas the Florida Chapter of the National Emergency Number Association was established to foster the technological advancement, availability, and implementation of a universal emergency telephone number system;

Whereas the Florida Chapter of the National Emergency Number Association encourages to make 9-1-1 service universally available and effective as possible in order to provide immediate citizen access to emergency services, thereby saving time for the caller and reducing the overall response time to all emergency service providers;


Whereas the Florida Chapter of the National Emergency Number Association provides support and assistance to other 9-1-1 agencies engaged in the operation, maintenance and management of 9-1-1 systems;


Whereas the Florida Chapter of the National Emergency Number Association encourages an atmosphere of mutual cooperation and respect between all entities involved with the provision of 9-1-1 services;


Whereas the Florida Chapter of the National Emergency Number Association promotes the protection of human life, the preservation of property, and the maintenance of general community security as its objectives;


And Whereas the Florida Chapter of the National Emergency Number Association is incorporated under the current laws of the State of Florida and is governed in accordance with bylaws approved by the membership;


Be it resolved for consideration and vote of the membership; in order to clarify and correct the presiding bylaws of the Florida National Emergency Number Association Chapter as indicated herein:


Amendment 1 - Proposed Amendment to Article IV of the Florida NENA Chapter Bylaws, ammending Section 2.4 (Election Procedure):

2.4      Electronic ballots shall be returned to the Chairperson of the Nominating Committee no later than two (2) calendar days preceding the start of the Annual Chapter Conference.  


The Nominating Committee will count all ballots after the election held during the business meeting at the Annual Chapter Conference.  The Chair of the Election Committee shall oversee the balloting, certify the proper returns, and report the results

of each election in accordance with these Bylaws and the Election Policy.


Amendment 2 - Proposed Amendment to Article V of the Florida NENA Chapter Bylaws, ammending Section 7.3 (Duties):

I.Establish a grievance policy/procedure to resolve conflicts between Members and the Chapter.



Amendment 3 - Proposed Amendment to Article VI of the Florida NENA Chapter Bylaws, removing Section 2.1 to Section 2.2 (Impeachment):

2.1     Written notice of an impeachment proceeding shall be rendered.

2.2     A two-thirds majority vote of the total membership present at a Chapter Annual Conference, or at a special meeting, shall be required for the removal from office of an officer of the Chapter.


This section is now redundant as it has been replaced by Section 5 (Vacancies in Office).  NENA National suggests it be removed

as to not conflict with Section 5.


Amendment 4 - Proposed Amendment to Article V of the Florida NENA Chapter Bylaws, removing Section 6.1 (Vice Presidents; Authority):

6.1Authority

The Area Vice Presidents shall have such duties and exercise such authority as from time to time may be delegated or assigned by the President or the Executive Board.  The Florida Chapter of NENA is divided by counties into four geographical areas of the state, each of which is headed by an Area Vice President:

Ë        West Florida Area, (WEFA), composed of the following counties:  Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, Washington, Bay, Jackson, Calhoun, Gulf, Liberty, Franklin, Gadsden, Wakulla, Leon, and Jefferson.

Ë        North Florida Area, (NOFA), composed of the following counties:  Levy, Madison, Taylor, Hamilton, Suwannee, Lafayette, Dixie, Flagler, Gilchrist, Columbia, Baker, Union, Bradford, Alachua, Nassau, Duval, Clay, St. Johns, and Putnam and Marion.

Ë        Central Florida Area, (CEFA), composed of the following counties:  Sarasota, Marion, Volusia, Citrus, Sumter, Lake, Seminole, Orange, Brevard, Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Polk, Osceola, Indian River, and Manatee.

Ë        South Florida Area, (SOFA), composed of the following counties: DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Charlotte, Glades, Martin, Lee, Hendry, Palm Beach, Collier, Broward, Dade, and Monroe.


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