PublicationProRodeo Sports News - March 22, 2019

2020 Bylaw Proposals 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) 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) Change B15.1.16 New Rodeo in Same Marketing Area as Existing Rodeo. A rodeo committee which is applying for approval as a PRCA–sanctioned event for the first time and whose rodeo is in the same marketing area as an existing PRCA- approved rodeo (established for at least two years) will not may be approved by the Director of Rodeo Administration over the objection if of any of the Rodeo Committees whose rodeos are in the marketing area object to such approval; however, if a Rodeo Committee so objects, if said approval is denied by the Director of Rodeo Administration, the application may be submitted to the Board of Directors for approval along with supporting documents allowing for BOD discretion. For purposes of this Bylaw only, the Rodeo Committee of an existing PRCA–sanctioned event which applies to change the date of its event by more than two weeks from the corresponding date of the previous year shall be treated as a Rodeo Committee applying for approval for the first time. The Board may review the consequences of approving the rodeo after 1 or 2 years and may withdraw approval of the application at that time. (D. Davis submitted 3/2018) Change B15.10.3.3 Monies due the PRCA. Should the “For Secretary Use” sheet indicate that the Arena Secretary owes money to the PRCA, that money must be submitted to the PRCA postmarked no later than the first business day following the completion of the rodeo. (D. Davis submitted 3/2018) Change B15. Prize Money. All prize money shall be paid in checks. Arena secretary shall send all prize money checks not claimed at the rodeo and a copy of the check distribution sheet to the PRCA National Office, postmarked no later than two



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