ProRodeo Sports News - February 9, 2018

percent each January 1 thereafter, or less per event may request co-approval for one or more additional circuits. Criteria is as follows: a) rodeo must be within 100 miles of the border of the additional circuit(s). (Event representatives submitted 8/2017) Add B15.2.9.1 Circuit Co-Approval Count. When a contestant wins money at a rodeo that is co-approved with his home circuit, the money he wins will be counted as official earnings for his circuit standings/points as well as circuit count. (Event representatives submitted 8/2017) New Bylaw B12.1.1.1. No Championship Points for Finals. Any money won at any of the circuit finals, The All American ProRodeo Finals and the Ram National Circuit Finals will not count towards PRCAWorld Standings. (Event representatives submitted 8/2017) Change B14.4.3 Circuit Finals Rodeo Contestants. Each Circuit may designate the number of contestants to be accepted (10, 12, or 15) in events held at the Circuit Finals. The number of contestants accepted will be the same for all events, except for team roping, where the number of teams shall be the same as the number of contestants for all other events. In determining the Qualifiers for the team roping, Championship Points won by a contestant as a header and as a heeler shall be combined, and each roper shall be ranked within his respective circuit based on his combined point total. To be a Qualifier for a Circuit Finals Rodeo event, a Contestant Card Member or Permit Member must have selected the Circuit as his Designated Circuit, must satisfy the requirements of the Required Participation Rule described in Section B14.4.3.1 with “official entry” rodeos, must finish within the top number of contestants in the Circuit Standings equal to the number of contestants accepted in that event in the Circuit Finals Rodeo, must be Financially Eligible and Competition Eligible, and must officially enter the Circuit Finals Rodeo. If there are not enough Qualifiers in an event, the remaining CFR Contestant positions shall be filled according to Section B14.4.3.2. (Event representatives submitted 8/2017) Change B1.2.7.5 Event Representative Fee. Each active contestant card member and each active contestant permit member will pay an additional $40 and $20 respectively, when they pay their dues. Any event representative concurrently serving or contestant director serving on the PRCA Board of Directors shall not be eligible to receive any portion of payment of the event representative fee. (B. Bendele submitted 10/2017) New Bylaw B10.3.4.1 Social Media/Digital Communication. Social media activity, postings or any other form of online, mobile or digital communication is subject to this Bylaw. (PRCA Staff submitted 10/2017) New Bylaw B10.3.6.1 Social Media/Digital Communication. Social media activity, postings or any other form of online, mobile or digital communication is subject to this Bylaw. (PRCA Staff submitted 10/2017) Change B14.3 Circuit and Place of Residence Designation. Each Contestant Card Member and Permit Member, at the time of payment of dues, shall designate a Circuit and place of residence, both of which shall be considered his Designated Circuit and place of residence for purposes of qualification for a Circuit Finals Rodeo. If no circuit designation and/or place of residence is made, that Member’s Designated Circuit and/or place of residence will be the Circuit and/or place of residence in which his mailing address is located. If place of residence is challenged per B14.4.3.3, the designated mailing address will be one of multiple factors considered per B14. A Noncontestant Card Member-Rodeo Committee’s Designated Circuit shall be the Circuit in which the Rodeo Committee’s rodeo is geographically located. A Stock Contractor may select his Designated Circuit at the time of payment of dues. The Circuit Finals Rodeo to which a Stock Contractor may supply stock shall be determined according to Bylaw B14.3.2. (PRCA Staff submitted 10/2017) Change B7.3.2 Determination of Nominees. As soon as practicable after January 1 of the election year, the candidates receiving nominations under Section B7.1 of these Bylaws shall be determined, and the incumbents for each office category, who meet the applicable qualifications under Section B7.2 of these Bylaws for the offices to which they are nominated in that election year; or, in the case of the incumbent, for the office which he currently holds. After determining the candidates’ eligibility, all those candidates with five or more nominations shall thereupon be notified in writing of the fact that they are among the candidates for the office in question. Such notifications shall be sent by email or mail to the addresees (as shown by the current records of the PRCA) of such candidates no later than January 15 of the election year. Each of the candidates so notified of his candidacy for office must expressly respond in writing on or before February 15 of the election year 10 business days indicating whether he is willing to serve, if elected, in the office for which he is a listed candidate. Once a candidate’s response is received, it shall be irrevocable. Any candidate to whom notice is sent who fails to respond in writing by February 15 10 business days as provided above shall be deemed to have declined said nomination for candidacy for the office in question. (PRCA Staff submitted 10/2017) Change B7.4 Election Procedure. After the nominees for each office for which an election is to be held in the current election year have been determined, the names of those nominees shall be published once in the “PRCA Business Section.” A notification to cast an online vote shall be sent to each Member entitled to vote by February 25 of the election year, online voting must be completed no later than 5 p.m. MT March 25 of the election year. The results shall be tabulated no later than March 30, and reported to the PRCA Commissioner, who shall cause the results to be printed in the “PRCA Business Section.” The nominee for each office receiving the greater number of the votes cast for the particular office shall be elected to the office. Candidates who have not been nominated through the nomination process shall not be eligible to run and may not be elected for office. In the event of a tie for any office, the Commissioner shall promptly conduct another online vote of all Members eligible to vote for such office to resolve the tie. The Commissioner shall announce the result when the voting is completed. Newly elected officers shall take their respective offices on April 1 or as soon thereafter as the election results reported on by the PRCA independent accountants, as defined in section B7.4.1. (PRCA Staff submitted 10/2017)


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