The changes are intended to ensure that the ANSI Constitution and 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, as well as 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 constitution and by-laws were last revised in 2009 [see related article].
The ANSI Constitution and By-Laws set forth the mission and purposes, leadership and organizational structure, membership practices, procedures for related-party transactions, committee structure, and other financial and administrative matters for the Institute. A private non-profit organization, ANSI serves to enhance both the global competitiveness of U.S. business and the U.S. quality of life by promoting and facilitating voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessment systems, and safeguarding their integrity.
To view the revised ANSI Constitution and By-Laws, click here.