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ANSI Opens 30-Day Comment Period on Proposed Revisions to Institute Constitution and By-Laws

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI), in accordance with Section 10.01.1 of the current edition of the ANSI Constitution and By-Laws, is seeking feedback from its membership on proposed amendments. All responses must be received by Tuesday, July 8, 2014, the end of the 30-day comment period. The Institute strongly encourages all members to review the proposed changes and submit any relevant comments.

The proposed changes to the ANSI Constitution and By-Laws are intended to ensure that the Institute's by-laws comply with requirements in the New York Non-Profit Revitalization Act of 2013, to align the by-laws with current practice and to update membership voting provisions to allow voting by proxy. Other changes include edits to ensure gender-neutrality, new rules to increase transparency regarding related party transactions and to improve reporting of conflicts of interest involving ANSI's Board of Directors and officers.

The revised ANSI Constitution and By-Laws can be viewed online with the changes marked, or in a clean version.

To respond, members must complete a revision feedback form and email it by close of business on July 8 to Tricia Power, ANSI manager of corporate governance and legal affairs, at [email protected]. If members have comments, they should identify the reasons behind each comment and specify the section numbers relevant to their feedback.

For more information about the proposed revisions, or to ask questions, please contact Ms. Power by email or by phone at 212.642.4881.


Jana Zabinski

Senior Director, Communications & Public Relations


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Beth Goodbaum

Journalist/Communications Specialist


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