Article VII

as ratified on July 15, 1992 and approved by
The American Kennel Club

Section 1
Amendments to the constitution and bylaws and to the Standard for the breed may be proposed by the Board of Directors or by written petition addressed to the Recording Secretary signed by 20% of the membership in good standing. Amendments proposed by such petition shall be promptly considered by the Board of Directors and must be submitted to the membership (via one of the official Club publications). Members shall have a specified period of sixty days to offer comments or suggestions to the Bylaws committee and/or the Board (through the Recording Secretary) before a final draft is submitted to the membership for a vote. Amendments must be submitted with recommendations of the Board by the Recording Secretary for a vote within four months of the date when the petition was received by the Recording Secretary.

Section 2

The constitution and bylaws and the Standard for the breed may be amended at any time provided a copy of the proposed amendment has been mailed by the Recording Secretary to each member in good standing with the date of the mailing, accompanied by a ballot on which he/she may indicate his/her choice for or against the action to be taken. The notice shall specify a date not less than 30 days after the date of mailing by which date the ballot must be returned to the Recording Secretary to be counted. The favorable vote of 2/3 of the members in good standing who returned valid ballots within the time limit shall be required to effect any such amendment.
Section 3
No amendment to the constitution and bylaws or to the Standard for the breed that is adopted by the Club shall become effective until it has been approved by the Board of Directors of the American Kennel Club.

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