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American Society for Public Administration

Georgia Chapter

Constitution

  1. Name and Purposes
  2. Membership
  3. Officers and Governing Body
  4. Nominations and Elections
  5. Meetings
  6. Committees
  7. Fees
  8. Amendments
  1. Amendments

    1. Amendments to this Constitution may be made in the following manner:
      1. Amendments may be proposed by the Chapter Council, such proposed amendments to be submitted to the membership in accordance with Article V, Section 4, of this Constitution, and such proposed amendments may be adopted by a two-thirds vote of regular members present and voting at a regularly called meeting.
    1.  Amendments may be proposed by a two-thirds vote of regular members present and voting at a regular meeting, such proposed amendments to be submitted to the membership in accordance with Article V, Section 4, of this Constitution, and such proposed amendments may be adopted by a two-thirds vote of regular members present and voting at the next succeeding regularly called meeting.
    1. Consistent with inclusion of this Chapter in the group federal income tax exemption ruling of the American Society for Public Administration (identified by the Internal Revenue Service as Group Exemption Number 3155), all amendments to the Chapter Constitution which may be made from time to time shall be submitted to the American Society for Public Administration for its approval.
    2. Miscellaneous Provisions
      1. No part of the net earnings of the Chapter shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to, any director or officer of the Chapter, or any other private person, except that the Chapter shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered to or for the Chapter and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth hereinabove.
      1. No substantial part of the activities of the Chapter shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation (except as otherwise permitted by Section 501(h) of the Code), and the Chapter shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of statements concerning) any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office. Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles, the Chapter shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by an organization exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Code or (b) by an organization, contributions to which are deductible under Section 170(c)(2) of the Code.
      1. In the event of dissolution or final liquidation of the Chapter, after paying or making provision for the payment of all of the liabilities and obligations of the Chapter and for necessary expenses thereof, all of the remaining assets and property of the Chapter shall be distributed to the American Society for Public Administration provided it remains organized and operated exclusively for charitable or educational purposes as shall at the time qualify as an exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Code, and, if not, to an organization which does so qualify. In no event shall any of such assets or property be distributed to any director or officer or to any private individual.
      1. The fiscal year of the Chapter shall end in the month of June. The employer identification number assigned by the Internal Revenue Service to this Chapter is 52-1204205.
    1. Effectuation
      1. This Constitution shall take effect upon approval of the American Society for Public Administration and upon favorable vote of the organizational meeting of the Chapter.
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    Adopted this 10th day of November 1965.
    AMENDED:  March 3, 2000