2021 CONSENSUS CODE DEVELOPMENT CYCLE: Bylaws, Regulations, PRoceduRes and guidelines - IAPMO Codes

 
2021 CONSENSUS CODE DEVELOPMENT CYCLE: Bylaws, Regulations, PRoceduRes and guidelines - IAPMO Codes
2021 CONSENSUS CODE
 DEVELOPMENT CYCLE:
   Bylaws, Regulations, PRoceduRes and guidelines
IAPMO WORLD HEADQUARTERS
                    west – 4755 east Philadelphia street • ontario, ca 91761-2816 – usa
                     east – 5001 east Philadelphia street • ontario, ca 91761-2816 – usa
        Phone: 909.472.4100 • Fax: 909.472.4150 • e-Mail: iapmo@iapmo.org • website: http://www.iapmo.org

                                               REGIONAL OFFICES

Region 1                              Region 5 Manager                       Allen Inlow, executive VP of iaPMo
states Represented: alaska,           states Represented: connecticut,       Business and Product
arizona, california, colorado,        Maine, Massachusetts,                  development
Hawaii, nevada, utah                  new Hampshire, new york,               Phone (703) 624-7888
Dwight Perkins,                       Pennsylvania, Rhode island, Vermont    e-mail: allen.inlow@iapmo.org
sr. VP of Field operations            Peter Kelly
4755 e. Philadelphia st               141 north street 02191                 iaPMo – code & technical support
ontario, ca 91761                     north weymouth, Ma                     Questions
Phone (503) 307-9944                  e-mail: peter.kelly@iapmo.org          toll Free: (800) 201-0335
Fax (909) 472-4232
e-mail: dwight.perkins@iapmo.org      Region 6 Manager                       iaPMo – chicago Regional office
                                      states Represented: delaware,          Dave Viola, chief operating officer
Region 2 Manager                      Florida, Kentucky, Maryland,           and executive Vice President of
states and Provinces Represented:     new Jersey, north carolina,            Business strategy
alberta, British columbia, idaho,     south carolina, ohio, Virginia,        18927 Hickory creek drive, suite 220
Montana, oregon, saskatchewan,        washington d.c., west Virginia         Mokena, il 60448
washington, wyoming, yukon            Ron Lord                               Phone (708) 995-3004
territory                             484 williamsport Pike, suite 141       Fax (708) 479-6023
G.F. (Jed) Scheuermann                Martinsburg, wV 25404                  e-mail: dave.viola@iapmo.org
12691 se staley ave                   Phone (443) 458-5958
Boring, oR 97089                      Fax (443) 458-5798                     dRinKing wateR and
Phone (971) 300-7649                  e-mail: ron.lord@iapmo.org             BacKFlow PReVention
e-mail:                                                                      iaPMo – Backflow
jed.scheuermann@iapmo.org             Region 7 Manager                       training/certification Prgms
                                      states Represented: alabama,           Sean Cleary, VP of Backflow
Region 3 Manager                      arkansas, georgia, louisiana,          Prevention institute
states Represented: illinois,         Mississippi, new Mexico,               25106 McBryde terrace
indiana, Michigan, Minnesota,         oklahoma, tennessee, texas             chantilly, Va 20152
north dakota,                         John A. Mata                           Phone: (909) 996-5336
south dakota, wisconsin               18062 FM 529 Rd.• PMB 196              e-mail: sean.cleary@iaPMo.org
Matthew Marciniak                     cypress, tX 77433
4528 w. oklahoma ave.                 Phone (281) 856-2029
Milwaukee, wi 53219                   Fax (281) 856-2042
Phone (414) 329-4244                  e-mail: john.mata@iapmo.org
Fax (414) 329-4245
e-mail:                               Region 8 Manager
matthew.marciniak @iapmo.org          caribbean
                                      Marylyn Stapleton
Region 4 Manager                      Phone (340) 775-9443
state Represented: iowa,              Fax (340) 777-7832
Kansas, Missouri, nebraska            e-mail:
Brian Rogers                          marylyn.stapleton@iapmo.org
1721 12th st. nw
cedar Rapids, ia 52405
Phone (319) 654-6638
e-mail: brian.rogers@iapmo.org
INTERNATIONAL OFFICES
IAPMO – Canada                         IAPMO R&T – Asia                     IAPMO – India (Bengaluru)
Edwin Ho, VP of canadian cert. Prgms   Jin Luo, executive VP of             Dr. K Chandrasekhar,
36 Bitola drive                        lab Recognition & asia-Pacific       Managing director
Markham, ontario l6e 0M7,              operations                           no. 43, PMR tower, 4th floor, above
canada                                 Room 503/504,                        sBi, Beretena agrahara,
Phone (905) 294-9996                   Fangqun Building #c                  near Hosa Road Junction, Hosur
Fax (905) 927-0100                     nansanhuan east Road                 Main Road,
e-mail: edwin.ho@iapmort.org           Fengtai district, Beijing 100078,    Bangalore – 560 100
                                       china                                Karnataka india
IAPMO R&T – Europe                     Phone: 8610-6768-0181                Phone: +91 80 3071 4500
Guenter Schieweck, VP of european      Fax: 8610-6768-0209
certification Programs                 e-mail: iapmoasia@iapmo.org          Aquadiagnostics Waer Research
talstr 23 a                                                                 & Technology Centre
d-58739 wickede (Ruhr)                 IAPMO R&T – Latin America            dr. Muralidhara Rao sakhumalla,
germany                                Oscar M. Zanoni, VP of latin         Managing director
cell: 49 171 315 9 184                 american certification Programs      no.43, PMR tower, 3rd floor, above
Phone: 39 347 5943128                  Vicente lópez 132, 4 “B”             sBi, Beretena agrahara, near Hosa
e-mail: guenter.                       cP 1640 Martinez                     Road Junction, Hosur Main Road,
schieweck@iapmort.org                  Pcia de Bs. as.                      Bangalore – 560 100 Karnataka
                                       argentina                            india
IAPMO – Mexico                         Phone: 011-54-11-4733-6523           Phone: 91 8025743042 /
Dr. Donato Lozano,                     Fax: 011-54-11-4733-6524             918025743181
Manager of Mexican                     usa Fax: (732) 909-2224
certification Programs                 e-mail: oscar.zanoni@iapmort.org     IAPMO R&T Hong Kong Ltd
Burgos 4041 col las torres,                                                 Room c 21/F
Monterrey, nl, cP, Mexico, 64 930      PT IAPMO Group Indonesia             central 88
cell: 011-52-1818-020-4388             Jl. Kapuk timur Blok F23 no. 11 aa   88 des Voeux central
Phone: 011-52-81-8357-80-68            lippo cikarang, delta silicon iii    Hong Kong
e-mail: donato. lozano@iapmort.org     Bekasi 17750                         Phone: 852 3062 3012
                                       Jawa Barat - indonesia
IAPMO R&T – Oceana                     Ph: +62-21-89911467                  IAPMO R&T South Korea
Paul Bonsak, Managing director         Fax: +62-21-89911468                 Mr. Joon-ho lee
1040 dandenong Road                    e-mail: info@iapmoindonesia.org      Phone: 82-10-9115-6732
carnegie, Melbourne, Victoria 3163                                          e-mail: joon-ho.lee@iapmort.org
australia
Phone +61 03 8684 9580
e-mail: paul.b@iapmooceana.org

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Board of directors .......................................................................................................................................................................................5

    standards council.......................................................................................................................................................................................6

    Bylaws .............................................................................................................................................................................................................7

    code development timeline – 2021 uPc & uMc.........................................................................................................................18

    Regulations governing committee Projects ..................................................................................................................................19

    extract guidelines ....................................................................................................................................................................................40

    guide for the conduct of Participants in the iaPMo codes and standards development Process...........................42

    guide for Referencing Mandatory standards.................................................................................................................................47

    assembly consideration session Rules ............................................................................................................................................48

    technical Meeting convention Rules................................................................................................................................................49

    Regulations governing Petitions to the Board of directors from decisions of the standards council.....................50

    Formal interpretations Request Form...............................................................................................................................................52

    technical committee Membership application ...........................................................................................................................53

    Proposal/comment Form – uPc/uMc..............................................................................................................................................55

    code development timeline – 2021 usHgc & usPsHtc..........................................................................................................57

    Regulations governing consensus development of the usHgc/usPsHtc.......................................................................58

    Proposal/comment Form – usHgc/usPsHtc...............................................................................................................................69

    application for iaPMo Membership .................................................................................................................................................71

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

                                              PRESIDEnT
                                             Dave Straub,
                                          Plumbing inspector,
                                               (Retired)
                                  city and county of denver, colorado

                                             VICE PRESIDEnT
                                                David Gans
                                          chief Building official,
                                       city of oceanside, california

                                         SECRETARy/TREASuRER
                                            Marty Cooper,
                                    chief Building official cdd/Bid,
                                     city of Foster city, california

                                       IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDEnT
                                               DJ nunez
                                        construction supervisor ii,
                                           state of california

                                          BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Allen Becker, combination Plans examiner 3             Brian J. Hamner, Plumbing inspector
city of Henderson, nevada                              city of des Moines, iowa
                                                       Hugh Kelleher, executive director,
Tom Bigley, director of Plumbing,
                                                       greater Boston Plumbing contractors association
united association
                                                       danvers, Mass.
Ken Borski, division Manager, city of Houston
                                                       Ian M. Longacre, Plumbing/Mechanical inspector
Dana Colombo, southern Regional Manager, nitc          city of santa Fe, nM
Metairie, la
                                                       Steve Panelli, chief Plumbing inspector, city and
                                                       county of san Francisco
Rex Crawford, chief Plumbing inspector
city of lincoln, ne                                    Claudio Spagnuolo, cPsi
                                                       Plumbing inspector
David Gans, chief Building official,
                                                       city of Brampton, ontario, canada
city of oceanside, calif.
                                                       Jeremy Stettler, Plumbing and Mechanical
Ed Gormley, President and operation Manager,
                                                       inspector, davis school district
gormley Plumbing + Mechanical
                                                       davis county, utah
McMinnville, oR

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STANDARDS COUNCIL
                                              Chairman
                                            Linden Raimer
                                     Raimer consulting services, llc
                                         covington, louisiana

                                     Gabriella M. Davis, Secretary
                                                iaPMo
                                      4755 e. Philadelphia street
                                          ontario, ca 91761
                                          tel: 909-472-4203
                                          Fax: 909-472-4222
                                        gaby.davis@iapmo.org

                                Hugo Aguilar, Recording Secretary
                                              iaPMo
                                   4755 e. Philadelphia street
                                       ontario, ca 91761
                                       tel: 909-472-4111
                                    hugo.aguilar@iapmo.org

    JT Baca                                          Ron Rice
    state of new Mexico                              city of st. Paul
    santa Fe, nM                                     st. Paul, Mn

    Carl Crimmins                                    Bud Riestenberg
    Mn state Pipe trades – Retired                   Piping systems, inc.
    st. Paul, Mn                                     Jupiter, Fl

    Bill Erickson                                    Kevin Tindall
    c.J. erickson Plumbing co                        tindall & Ranson Plumbing,
    alsip, il                                        Heating & a/c inc.
                                                     Hamilton, new Jersey
    James Majerowicz
    Plumbers’ Jac lu 130                             Staff
    chicago, il                                      Monte Bogatz, executive VP & general counsel
                                                     Heather Koffman, associate general counsel
    Rich Prospal
    asse
    Brunswick, oH

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BYLAWS
                                                     effective May 14, 2018

                          ARTICLE 1                                           sentence, a Voting Member employed by a govern-
             NAME, PURPOSE AND LOCATION OF OFFICES                            mental unit shall be deemed located where the
                                                                              Voting Member’s governmental unit is located, and
1.1     name. the name of the corporation is the                              for those persons not employed by a governmental
international association of Plumbing and Mechanical                          unit where that Voting Member’s principal residence
officials, a nonprofit corporation, and it shall be popularly                 is located. such changes to districts shall be approved
known as “iaPMo.” the corporation is sometimes referred to                    or disapproved by a letter ballot mailed to all Voting
in these Bylaws as the “association.”                                         Members for their vote.

1.2     Purposes and Powers. the purposes of the association                                 ARTICLE 2
shall be to promote the interests of the arts and science of                                MEMBERSHIP
plumbing and mechanical building codes, and the officials
                                                                   2.1    Categories of Membership. there shall be eleven (11)
in connection therewith, and to promote the interests of all
                                                                          categories of membership as follows:
persons whose responsibility it is to interpret plumbing
                                                                          Voting Members are the following:
and mechanical building laws and practices to the public,
                                                                          (a) Regular Member
and those other purposes specified in the association’s
                                                                          (b) life Member
articles of incorporation.
                                                                          (c) senior Member
                                                                          (d) organization Member
1.3    Principal Office.
                                                                          Nonvoting Members are the following:
       a. the principal office for the transaction of the
                                                                          (e) Honorary Member
           business of this association is hereby located in
                                                                          (f ) student or apprentice Member
           the county of san Bernardino, state of california.
                                                                          (g) international Member
       B. the Board of directors is hereby granted full                   (h) Radiant Professional alliance Member
           power and authority to change said principal                   (i) asse national chapter of iaPMo Member
           office from one location to another.                           (j) eMember
                                                                          (k) dispensing equipment alliance, national chapter
1.4    Other Offices. Branch or subordinate offices may at                     of iaPMo Member
any time be established by the Board of directors at any place
or places where the association is qualified to do business.       2.2     Regular Member. a Regular Member may be any of
                                                                   the following. each Regular Member shall have one (1) vote
1.5    Districts.                                                  in the affairs of the association and shall pay dues
       a. the association shall be divided into three districts.   determined in accordance with these Bylaws.
          the central district shall be bounded on the north               a. a governmental unit engaged in the administration
          at the western limits of the united states by the                    or formulation of laws and ordinances relating to
          42nd Parallel of latitude, thence following the                      plumbing or mechanical construction which
          northern border of california, nevada, utah,                         governmental unit desires to advance the
          colorado, Kansas, Missouri, illinois, indiana and                    purposes of the association shall be eligible to
          ohio; thence following the 42nd Parallel of latitude                 become a Regular Member. a governmental unit
          from the eastern shores of lake erie eastward.                       shall be entitled to one (1) Regular Member vote
          the area north of this line shall be the northern                    and shall designate its representative to exercise
          district. the southern limits of the central district                its vote pursuant to subsection 8.2c. an individual
          shall commence at the 36th Parallel of latitude,                     who ceases being the official representative of a
          extend eastward across california, then follow the                   governmental unit may still qualify to be a member
          southern border of nevada, utah, colorado,                           of the association if such person otherwise
          Kansas, Missouri, Kentucky and Virginia, and                         qualifies hereunder as a Regular Member or other
          thence extend eastward along the 36th Parallel of                    category of membership.
          latitude. the area south of this line shall be the               B. an individual desiring to advance the purposes of
          southern district.                                                   the association.
       B. when, in the opinion of the Board of directors, a
          substantial imbalance in Voting Members develops         2.3     Life Member. an individual of any age, the combined
          between districts, to the extent that any district       total of his/her age and years as a Voting Member in the
          contains less than 50% of the number of voting           association equals or exceeds ninety-two (92), shall be
          members contained in the next largest (by number         eligible to become a life Member. a life Member shall receive
          of voting members) district, the Board of directors      all benefits of a Regular Member but shall be exempt from
          shall recommend changes of boundaries to provide         payment of annual dues.
          a reasonable balance. For purposes of the preceding
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    2.4    Senior Member. an individual of age sixty-two (62)             alliance Member shall have all the rights of a Regular
    years or greater shall be eligible to become a senior Member.         Member except a Radiant Professionals alliance Member
    a senior Member shall receive all benefits of a Regular               shall not be entitled to vote, but shall be eligible to
    Member and shall pay dues as determined in accordance                 participate in all other affairs of the association.
    with these Bylaws.
                                                                          2.10 ASSE national Chapter of IAPMO Member. an
    2.5     Organization Member. national or international                individual who is a Member in good standing of the asse
    institutes, societies, trade or professional associations,            national chapter of iaPMo, desiring to recognize, support
    associations or organizations desiring to recognize, advance          and advance the plumbing and mechanical industries. an
    and support the association and its purposes shall be eligible        asse national chapter of iaPMo Member shall have all the
    to become organization Members. an organization Member                rights of a Regular Member except an asse national chapter
    shall have one (1) vote in the affairs of the association and         of iaPMo Member shall not be entitled to vote, but shall be
    shall pay dues as determined in accordance with these Bylaws.         eligible to participate in all other affairs of the association.
    an organization member shall designate in writing one (1)
    person to exercise its one (1) vote in a manner prescribed by         2.11 eMember. an individual desiring to advance the
    the Board of directors.                                               purposes of the association. an eMember shall have all the
                                                                          rights of a Regular member except, an eMember shall not be
    2.6     Honorary Member. an individual who, in the                    entitled to vote; shall not be eligible to hold any office or
    determination of the membership of the association acting             directorship in any governing body of the association; shall
    on the recommendation of the Board of directors, has rendered         be ineligible for membership-level pricing; and shall receive
    to the association exceptional services of the highest order          all services provided to members only in electronic format.
    over a substantial period of years shall be eligible to become
    an Honorary Member. each Honorary Member shall have all               2.12 Dispensing Equipment Alliance Member, national
    the rights and benefits of a Regular Member, except that an           Chapter of IAPMO. a member in good standing of the
    Honorary Member shall not be entitled to vote and shall be            dispensing equipment alliance, national chapter of iaPMo.
    exempt from the payment of annual dues. an Honorary                   a dispensing equipment alliance, national chapter of
    Member shall hold no office or directorship in any governing          iaPMo Member shall have all the rights of an e-Member.
    body of the association, and shall not be appointed a member
    of any committee.                                                     2.13 Admission to Membership. Membership shall be by
                                                                          application to the association and shall state the category of
    2.7      Student or Apprentice Member. an individual                  membership requested. the Board of directors, or any committee
    enrolled as a full-time student or apprentice in a recognized         to which the Board of directors may delegate, shall determine
    school or other institute of learning pursuing a program              all qualifications for membership. in order that one industry
    leading to a diploma or a certificate of competence in                (as such term is defined below) does not unduly dominate
    engineering, architecture or the mechanical arts. a student           the association, the Board of directors may, in the Board of
    or apprentice Member shall have all the rights of a Regular           directors’ sole and absolute discretion, restrict the number of
    Member except a student or apprentice Member shall not be             persons from one industry becoming Regular Members in
    entitled to vote, but shall be eligible to participate in all other   order that one particular industry does not have a
    affairs of the association. dues for this category of membership      disproportionate number of Voting Members in relation to
    shall be determined in accordance with these Bylaws.                  the total number of Voting Members from other industries. For
                                                                          purposes of this paragraph 2.9, the term “industry” singular and
    2.8     International Member. an individual currently residing        “industries” plural shall mean a particular type or segment of
    outside the united states of america and canada desiring to           manufacturer, distributor, contractor, trade, or trade
    advance the purposes of the association. an international             association. By way of example, and not by way of limitation,
    Member shall have all the rights of a Regular Member except           a particular industry would be copper pipe and copper
    an international Member shall not be entitled to vote; shall not      fittings manufacturers and/or distributors; or air conditioning
    be eligible to hold any office or directorship in any governing       and refrigerating systems manufacturers and/ or distributors;
    body of the association and shall receive all services provided       or plumbers; or mechanical contractors. the Board of
    to members in electronic format.                                      directors shall make such determination of what constitutes a
                                                                          particular “industry” in such Board of directors’ discretion.
    2.9 Radiant Professionals Alliance Member. an
                                                                          2.14 Other Categories of Membership. the Board of
    individual, governmental unit or organization desiring to             directors may add, delete, or modify additional categories of
    recognize, support and advance the radiant heating and                voting or non-voting membership, having such rights and
    cooling industry and the art and science of the manufacturing,        responsibilities as the Board of directors shall determine.
    design, installation and maintenance of radiant heating and
    cooling systems. By way of example, and not by way of                 2.15 Membership Dues. dues for Members shall be
    limitation, an organization would be dealer, distributor,             determined from time to time by the vote of the Board of
    manufacturer, national or international institutes, societies,        directors.
    trade or professional associations. a Radiant Professionals
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BYLAWS
        dues shall be payable on the annual anniversary date               e. Proposed amendments to the several, exclusively
of the date membership status is obtained by the member.                      or jointly sponsored codes shall be presented to
dues not paid within three (3) months of the date on which                    the membership by posting such proposed
payable are delinquent. when a member’s annual dues                           amendments on iaPMo’s website or by mailing a
become delinquent, that member shall automatically cease                      printed or electronic version of same upon request
to be a member and shall forfeit all rights and privileges as a               in accordance with the Regulation governing
member. all monies collected from the dues specified herein                   committee Projects or the Regulations governing
shall be deposited with the treasurer of the association.                     consensus development of the uniform solar,
                                                                              Hydronics and geothermal code and uniform
2.16 Magazine Subscription. all members of iaPMo,                             swimming Pool, spa and Hot tub code at least
regardless of membership classification, shall receive a                      thirty (30) days prior to the annual education and
subscription to official Magazine as part of their membership.                Business conference or any special business
international Members and eMembers shall receive the                          meeting of the general membership. such material
subscription in electronic format only. said subscription shall               first shall be submitted to the appropriate
be for a one- (1) year term and shall be automatically                        committee for their consideration and review.
renewed upon annual payment of dues.                                          nothing shall prevent the members of the
                                                                              association from proposing an amendment to any
2.17 Forfeiture of Membership. a membership in this                           code change proposal presented for their
association may be declared to be forfeited for cause by the                  consideration, provided such change relates to the
Board of directors for any of the following reasons:                          same subject matter and is presented pursuant to
       a. conduct determined by not less than two-thirds                      the Regulations governing committee projects or
          (2/3) of the Board of directors to be contrary to                   the Regulations governing consensus development
          the best interests of the association.                              of the uniform solar, Hydronics and geothermal
       B. if a member is found to have been convicted of a                    code and uniform swimming Pool, spa and Hot
          felony and the judgment of conviction has                           tub code.
          become final.
       c. if a member is found to have been declared of             3.2    Special Business Meeting.
          unsound mind by an order of a court of
                                                                           a. special business meetings of the membership for
          competent jurisdiction.
                                                                              any purpose whatsoever may be called at any
                                                                              time by the President, or by the Board of directors.
                          ARTICLE 3                                        B. except in special cases where no other express
                     MEETING OF MEMBERS                                       provision is made by statute, notice of such special
                                                                              business meeting shall be given in the same
3.1    Annual Conference.                                                     manner as for the annual education and Business
       a. one (1) meeting, to be known as the annual                          conference of members. notice of any special
          education and Business conference, shall be held                    business meetings shall specify, in addition to the
          each calendar year. the Board of directors shall select             place, hour and day of such meetings, the general
          the time and place of the annual education and                      nature of the business to be transacted.
          Business conferences.
       B. such selection of the annual education and                3.3    Quorum.
          Business conference shall be made and notice                     a. a majority of those members who are present and
          thereof given as hereinafter provided, at least one                 entitled to vote at any meeting of the annual
          (1) month in advance of the date thereof.                           education and Business conference or of any
       c. written notice of each annual education and                         special business meeting of the membership (but
          Business conference shall be given to each                          not less than one hundred (100) Voting Members)
          member, whether or not entitled to vote thereat,                    shall constitute a quorum and shall have power
          either personally or by sending a copy of such                      for the transaction of business until adjournment.
          notice through the mail, charges prepaid, to such                B. when any meeting, whether annual or special, is
          member’s address appearing on the books of the                      adjourned for thirty (30) days or more, notice of the
          association, or as supplied by such member to the                   adjournment shall be given as in the case of an
          association for the purpose of notice.                              original meeting.
       d. all such notices shall be given to each member in
          the manner heretofore specified not less than one         3.4    Closed Business Meetings. when necessary for the
          (1) month before each annual education and                orderly conduct of association business, the presiding officer
          Business conference and such notice shall specify         of any Board of directors meeting and the chairman of any
          the place, the days and the starting time of such         committee, with the exception of iaPMo’s consensus code
          conference. the notice may also include an agenda         committees appointed pursuant to section 6.4 of these Bylaws
          of the subjects to be presented for consideration         which shall operate in accordance with the Regulations
          by the membership.                                        governing committee Projects or the Regulations governing
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BYLAWS
     consensus development of the uniform solar, Hydronics                         offices of secretary and treasurer shall be appointed
     and geothermal code and uniform swimming Pool, spa and                        by the newly elected or re-elected President and
     Hot tub code, may call a closed session limiting the                          ratified by the Board of directors.
     participants thereof to current members of the Board of                  B. each officer shall hold office as hereinafter set forth in
     directors and/or committee conducting the meeting, as the                     this section or until such person shall resign, or shall be
     case may be. this section 3.4 shall not apply to any                          removed or otherwise disqualified to serve, or such
     membership meetings.                                                          person’s successor shall be elected or appointed. if an
                                                                                   officer resigns, or shall be removed or otherwise
     3.5     Members Entitled to Vote. the term “member(s)                         disqualified to serve, prior to completing that officer’s
     present and entitled to vote” as used in this article 3 means a               term of office, then a new officer shall be appointed to
     person who is and for at least the preceding one hundred                      complete that officer’s term by the President subject to
     eighty (180) days was a member entitled to vote, who is                       ratification by the Board of directors (and if such
     physically present at the annual conference or special                        resigned, removed or disqualified officer is President
     business meeting at which the vote is taken, and who has                      then the President shall be appointed by the Board of
     paid whatever registration fee has been established by the                    directors for such remaining term).
     Board of directors for attendance at such conference or                  c. the terms of office are as follows:
     meeting. the limitations upon, and the procedures governing,                  President - one (1) year
     aperson’s status as a member entitled to vote, are set                        Vice President - one (1) year
     forth in section 8.2.                                                         secretary - one (1) year by appointment
                                                                                   treasurer - one (1) year by appointment
                                ARTICLE 4                                     officers shall take office immediately upon installation
                                OFFICERS                                      following election.
                                                                              d. no President or Vice President shall serve more than
     4.1    Officers.                                                              two (2) terms consecutively in each such office.
            a. the officers of the association shall be President,            e. no person shall be eligible to serve as a President or
               Vice President, secretary and treasurer.                            Vice President in this association until that person has
            B. except as set forth in section 5.1, officers do not                 been a member of the executive committee or Board of
               have to be directors.                                               directors for a period of not less than twelve (12) con-
            c. the office of secretary and treasurer may be                        secutive months immediately preceding such person’s
               combined into one (1) office. the secretary and/or                  election to their office, or, has served as secretary
                                                                                   and/or treasurer of the association for a period of not
               treasurer shall be appointed from the Voting
                                                                                   less than twelve (12) consecutive months immediately
               Members.
                                                                                   preceding such person’s election to their office. no
            d. officers shall be chosen from among the Voting
                                                                                   person shall be eligible to serve as a President or Vice
               Members.
                                                                                   President in this association immediately following
            e. no person shall be eligible to serve as an officer
                                                                                   service as a secretary and/or treasurer in this association
               of this association unless such person has been a
                                                                                   unless such person has previously served as a district
               Member entitled to vote and in good standing
                                                                                   director (as set forth in section 5.1).
               during not less than thirty-six (36) of the sixty (60)
               months next preceding the date of such person’s
                                                                        4.3   Recall, Removal or Resignation.
               nomination for office. no person shall be eligible
                                                                              a. an elective officer may be deemed to be disqualified
               to serve as an officer of this association unless: (i)
                                                                                 and may be removed from office by resolution of the
               such person at the time of such appointment is a
                                                                                 Board of directors if such person is convicted of a
               member entitled to vote (or an official representative
                                                                                 felony, or is declared to be an incompetent by an order
               of a governmental unit Voting Member), and (ii)
                                                                                 of court; or if such person shall cease to be a Voting
               such person at the time of such appointment is
                                                                                 Member or the qualified voting representative of a
               employed by or retired from a governmental unit                   Voting Member, or if such person shall become unable,
               as a plumbing, mechanical or combination inspector                by reason of physical infirmity, to continue to discharge
               or is employed by or retired from a governmental                  such person’s duties as an officer.
               unit as an administrator of such inspectors or as a            B. the President and/or Vice President shall be subject to
               plans examiner.                                                   removal from office with or without cause by a two-
                                                                                 thirds (2/3) vote of the Board of directors.
     4.2    Election and Term of Office.                                      c. an officer may resign at any time by giving written
            a. the President and Vice President of this association              notice to the Board of directors.
               shall be elected by the Voting Members at each                 d. appointive officers (which excludes the offices of
               annual education and Business conference, but if                  President and Vice President) are subject to removal
               any such annual education and Business conference                 from office with or without cause by a majority vote of
               is not held, officers shall be elected at a special               the Board of directors.
               meeting of members held for that purpose. the
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4.4      President. the President shall be the chairman of the Board            directors, the treasurer shall, before taking office, furnish to the
of directors and shall, subject to the control of the Board of directors,       Board of directors a fidelity bond in such penal amounts as the
have general supervision, direction and control of the business and             Board may require, the cost thereof to be borne by the association.
officers of the association. the President shall preside at all meetings
of the members and all meetings of the Board of directors. the                                                 ARTICLE 5
President shall be an ex-officio member of all committees, except                                              DIRECTORS
the nominating committee, and shall have such other powers and                  5.1       number of Directors. the Board of directors shall consist
duties as may be prescribed by the Board of directors or by the                 of sixteen (16) persons composed of three (3) directors from each
Bylaws. the President shall be elected from the Voting Membership               district (designated as district directors); one (1) director
by a majority vote of the Voting Members present and entitled to                representing contractors elected at large affiliated with the
vote at each annual education and Business conference.                          Plumbing Heating cooling contractors association; one (1) director
                                                                                representing contractors elected at large affiliated with the
4.5      Vice President. in the absence of the President, the Vice              Mechanical contractors association of america and one (1) director
President shall perform all the duties of the President, and when so            representing labor elected at large from any district; (designated as
acting shall have all the powers of, and be subject to all the restrictions     directors at large); the President, Vice President, iaPMo immediate
upon the President. the Vice President shall have such other powers             Past President and asse international chapter of iaPMo, llc
and perform such other duties as, from time to time, may be prescribed          immediate Past President. if the President or Vice President is
for the Vice President by the Board of directors or by the Bylaws.              removed or resigns from office pursuant to the terms of section 4.3,
the Vice President shall be elected from the Voting Membership by               then such person shall neither be considered a Past President nor
a majority vote of the Voting Members present and entitled to vote              continue to be a member of the Board of directors in any capacity.
at each annual education and Business conference.                               the director position of iaPMo immediate Past President is exempt
                                                                                from term limits upon service including, but not limited, to the limits
4.6      Secretary. the secretary shall keep, or cause to be kept, a
                                                                                upon service set forth in sections 5.2(B), (H) and (i) of these bylaws.
book of minutes, at the principal office or such other place as the
Board of directors may order, of all meetings of directors and members,         5.2     Board of Directors Election and Term of Office.
with the time and place of holding, whether regular or special, and                     a. the directors shall be elected from the Voting Members at
if special, how authorized, the notice thereof given, the names of                         the annual education and Business conference of the
those present at director’s meetings, the number of members                                general membership, but if any such conference is not
present at business meetings and the proceedings thereof.                                  held, or the directors are not elected thereat, said directors
         the secretary shall keep, or cause to be kept, at the principal                   shall be elected at any special business meeting of the
office or at such office as the Board of directors may order, a list of                    general membership held for that purpose. directors shall
members and their addresses, the number and class of members,                              take office immediately.
and the date of their admission to membership.                                          B. all directors shall hold office for a term of three (3) years
         the secretary shall give, or cause to be given, notice of all                     or until their respective successors are elected. excepted
meetings of the members of the Board of directors required by the                          from the preceding sentence is the immediate Past
Bylaws or by any law to be given, and the secretary shall keep the                         President, whose term shall commence upon the
seal of the corporation in safe custody.                                                   election of his or her successor as President of this
         the secretary shall perform such other duties as may be                           association and shall conclude upon the expiration or
prescribed by the Board of directors or by the Bylaws.                                     conclusion of the term of said successor.
4.7       Treasurer. the treasurer shall maintain, or cause to be kept                  c. no person shall be eligible to serve as a district director
and maintained, adequate and correct accounts of the properties                            of this association: (i) until such person has been (either
and business transactions of the association, including accounts of                        individually or as an official representative of a governmental
its assets, liabilities, receipts, disbursements, gains, losses, capital, and              unit that is a Voting Member) a Voting Member in good
all income of any sort and kind derived by the association from any                        standing during not less than thirty-six (36) of the sixty
of it’s activities. the books of accounts shall be at all reasonable times                 (60) months next preceding the date of such person’s
open to inspection by any Voting Member provided such Member                               nomination for membership on the Board of directors;
makes written demand for inspection at a reasonable time and further                       and (ii) such person at the time such person becomes a
provided that such inspection is for a purpose reasonably related to                       director of the association, is employed by a
such person’s interests as a Member.                                                       governmental unit as a plumbing, mechanical or
          the treasurer shall promptly deposit all monies and other                        combination inspector or is employed by a
valuables in the name of, and to the credit of, the association with                       governmental unit as an administrator of such inspectors
such depositories as shall be designated by the Board of directors.                        or as a plans examiner.
the treasurer shall disburse the funds of the association in such                       d. no person shall be eligible to serve as a director at large
manner as may be ordered by the Board of directors and shall render                        representing contractors unless such person at the time
to the President or Board of directors, whenever they request it, an                       such person becomes a director at large of the association
account of all the treasurer’s transactions as treasurer and of the                        is (i) a Voting Member of iaPMo and (ii) is a principal of
financial condition of the association, and shall have such other                          an entity that is in the business of installing or maintaining
powers and perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the                           a plumbing or mechanical product, assembly or system,
Board of directors or the Bylaws. at the discretion of the Board of                        or (b)(ii) employed as the chief executive of: (a) a
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                national or an affiliated chapter of the Plumbing Heating        5.6      Place of Board of Directors Meetings. Meetings of the
                cooling contractors association or (B) a national or an          Board of directors may be held at any place designated by resolution
                affiliated chapter of the Mechanical contractors                 of the Board. in the absence of such a resolution, meetings of the
                association of america.                                          Board of directors shall be held at the principal office of the association
             e. no person shall be eligible to serve as a director at large      for the transaction of its business.
                representing labor unless such person at the time such
                person becomes a director at large of the association is         5.7     notice of Meetings.
                (i) a Voting Member of iaPMo and (ii) is a member of the                 a. notice of the time and place of meetings shall be given
                united association of Journeymen and apprentices of                         to each director by one of the following methods: (1) by
                the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting industry of the united                        personal delivery of written notice; (2) by first-class mail,
                states and canada.                                                          postage prepaid; (3) by telephone, either directly to the
             F. the Board of directors shall devise procedures to arrive                    director or to a person at the director’s office who would
                at the following distribution of directorships as soon as                   reasonably be expected to communicate that notice
                possible:                                                                   promptly to the director; (4) by telegram, charge prepaid;
                            one (1) district director shall be elected from                 (5) by facsimile or; (6) by electronic mail provided one of
                each district each year. one (1) director at large shall be                 the aforesaid methods of communication is also used. all
                elected each year.                                                          such notices shall be given or sent to the director’s address,
             g. no director may serve as a Board member more than six                       facsimile number, electronic mail address or telephone
                (6) years consecutively. However, directors shall not be                    number as shown on the records of the association.
                prohibited from completing the full term of any position                 B. notice sent by first-class mail shall be deposited in the
                to which they were duly elected, except as provided in                      united states mail at least seven (7) days before the time
                sections 5.9a, 5.9B and 5.1.                                                set for the meeting. notices given by personal delivery,
             H. notwithstanding anything to the contrary set forth in                       telephone, facsimile, electronic mail or telegram shall be
                these Bylaws, no person shall serve as a director (including                delivered, telephoned, faxed, electronically mailed or
                but not limited to, in the capacity of President, Vice                      given to the telegraph company at least seventy-two (72)
                President, secretary or treasurer, or any combination                       hours before the time set for the meeting.
                thereof) of this association for more than twelve (12)                   c. the notice shall state the time and place of the meeting.
                years during such person’s lifetime. this section 5.2H may               d. notice of a meeting need not be given to any director
                only be amended by either (a) the majority vote of Voting                   who, either before or after the meeting, signs a waiver of
                Members at any annual education and Business                                notice, a written consent to the holding of the meeting, or
                conference or special membership meeting; or (b) by a                       an approval of the minutes of the meeting. the waiver of
                two-thirds (2/3) vote of the entire Board of directors.                     notice or consent need not specify the purpose of the
                                                                                            meeting. all such waivers, consents, and approvals shall be
     5.3      Powers. subject to limitations of the articles of incorporation,              filed with the corporate records or made a part of the
     or any association’s standing committee’s written operating procedures                 minutes of the meetings. notice of a meeting need not be
     approved by the Board of directors, or these Bylaws, and of the                        given to any director who attends the meeting and does
     corporation code of the state of california, as to any action to be                    not protest, before or at the commencement of the
     authorized or approved by the members, and subject to the duties                       meeting, the lack of notice to such director.
     of directors as prescribed by the Bylaws, all corporate powers shall                e. a majority of the directors present, whether or not a
     be exercised by or under the authority of, and the business and                        quorum is present, may adjourn any meeting to another
     affairs of the corporation shall be controlled by the Board of directors.              time and place. if the meeting is adjourned for more than
                                                                                            twenty-four (24) hours, notice of any adjournment to
     5.4     Board of Directors Meetings. not less than two (2) meetings                    another time or place shall be given prior to the time of
     of the Board of directors shall be held each year, one of which shall                  the adjourned meeting to the directors who are not
     be held immediately preceding the annual education and Business                        present at the time of adjournment.
     conference. each such meeting shall be called by the chairman of
     the Board of directors.                                                     5.8     Quorum for Board of Directors Meeting.
                                                                                         a. a majority of the number of directors fixed by these
                                                                                            Bylaws shall be necessary to constitute a quorum for the
     5.5     Special Business Meetings of Board of Directors.
                                                                                            transaction of business.
             a. special business meetings of the Board of directors shall
                                                                                         B. every act or decision done or made by a majority of the
                be held whenever called by the chairman of the Board of                     directors present at a Board of directors meeting duly
                directors, or in the event of the chairman’s absence,                       held at which a quorum is present, shall be regarded as
                disability or refusal to act, by the Vice President, or any                 the act of the Board of directors.
                five (5) members of the Board of directors.
             B. no special meeting of the Board of directors shall be            5.9     Recall, Removal or Resignation of Directors.
                called or held without first setting forth the object and                a. any individual member of the Board of directors shall be
                purpose of such special meeting in such notice as may                       deemed to be disqualified and shall be removed from the
                be required by these Bylaws. any and all business may                       Board of directors by resolution of the Board of directors
                be transacted at such special meetings.                                     if such individual is convicted of a felony, or is declared
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          to be an incompetent by an order of court; or if such person            c. By authority of the Board of directors, the committee
          shall cease to be a Voting Member or the qualified voting                  shall meet on call of its chairman and shall have full
          representative of a Voting Member; or if such person,                      power to transact all interim business of the association
          prior to the start of the final year of such person’s term of              and exercise the powers of the Board of directors between
          office as a district director, shall cease to be employed                  director’s meetings. However, the appointment or
          by a governmental unit as a plumbing, mechanical or                        termination of the association’s chief executive officer
          combination inspector or by a governmental unit as an                      shall be made by the Board of directors and not by the
          administrator of such inspectors or as a plans examiner;                   executive committee.
          or if such person, prior to the start of the final year of such         d. the executive committee shall advise the Board of directors,
          person’s term of office as a district director, shall cease to             from time to time, of the general nature of the items
          be employed by a governmental unit as a plumbing,                          which the executive committee is performing on behalf
          mechanical or combination inspector or by a governmental                   of the association.
          unit as an administrator of such inspectors or as a plans
                                                                                  e. Four (4) members of the executive committee shall
          examiner, or if such person shall become unable, by
          reason of physical infirmity, to continue to discharge                     constitute a quorum to conduct business, provided
          such person’s duties as a director; or if such person shall                however that any business transacted in any meeting of
          absent him/herself from three (3) consecutive meetings of                  the executive committee shall require at least three (3)
          the Board of directors without excuse satisfactory to the                  consenting votes.
          Board of directors.                                                     F. the executive committee shall approve rules and
       B. any director may resign at any time by giving written                      regulations for the operation of all standing committees.
          notice to the Board of directors.                                       g. any member of the executive committee (other than the
                                                                                     current President and the current Vice President of the
5.10   Vacancies.                                                                    association) may be removed, with or without cause, by
       a. all vacancies occurring in the Board of directors, between                 a majority vote of the Board of directors.
          annual education and Business conferences, may be
          filled by a majority vote of the remaining directors,              6.2   Standing Committees.
          though less than a quorum. each director so appointed                   a. standing committee members shall be appointed by the
          shall hold office until such director’s successor is elected                 President and serve at the pleasure of the President, and
          at the next immediate annual education and Business                        their appointment shall be subject to the approval of the
          conference, but shall in any event serve only the unexpired                Board of directors.
          term of such director’s predecessor.                                    B. Meetings of all standing committees shall be by call of
       B. a vacancy or vacancies shall be deemed to exist in case of                 their respective chairman (unless otherwise specified in
          the death, resignation or removal or other disqualifications                such standing committee’s written operating procedures
          of any director, or in case the members fail at any time to                adopted by the executive committee), who shall render
          elect the full number of authorized directors.                             reports of their proceedings to the Board of directors
                                                                                     and to the membership at each annual education and
                              ARTICLE 6                                              Business conference.
                             COMMITTEES                                           c. the standing committees shall consist of the following:
                                                                                      (1) MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE — whose responsibility
6.1    Executive Committee of the Association.                                             it shall be to secure and select new members on
       a. the executive committee of the association shall consist                         behalf of the association. the committee shall
          of six (6) persons, composed of three (3) members of the
                                                                                           consist of a minimum of four (4) members and a
          Board of directors (one from each district), the current
                                                                                           chairman and shall be appointed from the Voting
          President, the current Vice President, and the immediate
                                                                                           Membership.
          association Past President if such Past President is
                                                                                      (2) ByLAWS COMMITTEE — whose responsibility it
          currently employed by a governmental unit (and if such
                                                                                           shall be to review all proposals for amendments to
          Past President is not currently employed by a governmental
                                                                                           the Bylaws for presentation to the membership
          unit then such member of the executive committee shall
                                                                                           and/or the Board of directors. the committee shall
          be appointed by the Board of directors from the then
                                                                                           consist of a minimum of four (4) members and a
          current Board of directors). the President shall serve as
                                                                                           chairman and shall be appointed from the Voting
          the chairman and the Vice President shall serve as the
                                                                                           Membership.
          Vice chairman of the executive committee. a seventh
                                                                                      (3) AuDIT COMMITTEE — whose responsibility it shall
          (7th) member shall be appointed by the Board of directors
          as an alternate Member of the executive committee to                             be to, from time to time but no less frequently than
          serve upon call in the absence of any committee person.                          once per year, review for legitimacy some or all of
       B. the members of the executive committee shall be                                  the requests for expense reimbursement submitted
          appointed by the President and ratified by the Board of                          by iaPMo members and iaPMo employees/
          directors to serve for a term of one (1) year. any member                        consultants as well as some or all of the records of
          of the executive committee shall forfeit that member’s                           iaPMo credit card charges. the audit committee
          term appointment for failure to be present at any two (2)                        shall further have the option of reviewing any or all
          consecutive regular meetings without having obtained                             accounts of the properties and business transactions
          the consent of the committee.                                                    of the association, including accounts of its assets,
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                    liabilities, receipts, disbursements, gains, losses,                                   ARTICLE 7
                    capital and all income of any sort and kind derived                                    CHAPTERS
                    by the association from any of its activities. the
                    audit committee shall report the discovery of any         7.1    Organization.
                    improprieties to the Board of directors of this                  a. the general membership of the association may be formed
                    association as soon as practicable after such                       into chapters consistent with the geographical location and
                    discovery; or, if no improprieties are discovered, at a             members therein chapters. the term “chapter(s)” as referred
                    minimum, report the results of its activities to the                to in this article does not include reference to national
                    Board of directors of this association at the annual                chapters of iaPMo. chapter meetings may be held for the
                    Board Meeting in which the Board reviews the                        purpose of furthering the objectives and sustaining interest
                    annual budget. the audit committee shall consist                    on the part of the membership in the program of the
                    of three (3) members (one from each of the association              association. such meetings shall be programmed primarily
                    districts) and a chairperson plus an alternate all of               for educational purposes in the field of interests and
                    whom shall be appointed only from the then                          activities of the association members.
                    existing Board of directors of this association.                 B. no business shall be transacted by any chapter on behalf
           d. the terms of the standing committee members shall                         of the association except as provided in these Bylaws.
              coincide with the term of the President. However, the                     Matters affecting policy and activities not provided herein
              committees shall continue to serve until their successors                 shall be referred to the Board of directors.
                                                                                     c. a chapter may be formed at any time upon presentation
              are appointed.
                                                                                        to the Board of directors of a petition of such purpose.
           e. each chapter may recommend to the President (which                        such petition shall be signed by at least twenty-five (25)
              recommendation shall be only advisory) at least one (1)                   members or potential members, each of whom shall be
              representative to serve on each standing committee,                       eligible to serve as officers and committeemen as
              except as set forth in section 6.2c of these Bylaws.                      prescribed in this article 7.
           F. a majority of Voting Members of any standing committee                                 the petition shall be accompanied by a copy
              shall constitute a quorum.                                                of the proposed chapter Bylaws; upon approval of the
           g. no Voting Member may serve on more than three (3)                         Board of directors, a charter shall be issued.
              standing committees at one time.                                                       a charter may be withdrawn for cause such as
                                                                                        may be determined by the Board of directors to include,
     6.3   Special Committees.                                                          but not limited to, activities contrary to the best interests
           a. special committees shall be appointed by the President,                   of the association.
              and in such manner as prescribed in section 6.2.                                       chapters shall also be governed by any laws of
           B. Meetings of all special committees shall be by call of their
                                                                                        the state within which they are located, if any such laws
              respective chairmen, who shall render reports of their
                                                                                        are applicable.
              proceedings to the Board of directors for ratification.
           c. a majority of any special committee members shall
                                                                              7.2    Meetings. Meetings of the chapters shall be held at such
              constitute a quorum.
                                                                                     time and place as determined by a majority of the members
     6.4   Consensus Code Committees.                                                of each chapter.
           a. Regulations governing committee Projects.                       7.3     Chapter Officers. each chapter shall, on an annual basis,
               (1) there shall be appointed by the iaPMo Board of
                                                                                      elect from the membership of said chapter:
                   directors an iaPMo standards council in
                                                                                      a. a chairman who shall be a Voting Member; and,
                   accordance with section 2 of the Regulations
                   governing committee Projects.                                      B. a Vice-chairman who shall be a Voting Member; and,
               (2) the iaPMo standards council shall operate in                       c. a Recording secretary who shall be a member of any
                   accordance with section 2 of the Regulations                           classification; and,
                   governing committee Projects and shall possess                     d. a treasurer who shall be a member of any classification.
                   the authority to establish and dissolve technical                      the chairman shall preside over all chapter meetings.
                   committees and technical correlating committees                        the chairman will assist in verifying that all chapter
                   in accordance with section 3 et. seq. of the                           members are members of iaPMo national.
                   Regulations governing committee Projects.                              the Vice-chairman shall serve in the absence of the
           B. Regulations governing consensus development of the                          chairman. the Vice-chairman will work with the
              uniform solar, Hydronics and geothermal code and                            chairman to verify that all chapter members are
              uniform swimming Pool, spa and Hot tub code.                                members of iaPMo national.
               (1) iaPMo shall be responsible for maintaining the                     the secretary shall record all activities of each meeting
                   secretariat for the Uniform Solar, Hydronics and           and forward a copy of the minutes immediately thereafter to the
                   Geothermal Code and Uniform Swimming Pool, Spa             Membership department of iaPMo world Headquarters. the
                   and Hot Tub Code and shall possess the authority to        secretary shall maintain a list of all chapter members, including
                   establish and dissolve technical committees for this       contact information. said list will be provided to the Membership
                   purpose.                                                   department at iaPMo world Headquarters on a regular basis to
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ensure that the national office maintains a list of all chapter members.             B. each governmental unit which is a Voting Member is
the secretary shall notify each member by mail, electronic mail or                      entitled to one (1) vote through its authorized representative.
other means of all chapter meetings setting forth therein time, place                   additionally, each Voting Member who is not a governmental
and program. the secretary shall work in coordination with the                          unit shall have one (1) vote. thus, each governmental
chair and Vice-chair to verify that all chapter members are members                     unit which is a Voting Member has one (1) vote, and each
of iaPMo national.                                                                      other Voting Member has one (1) vote (even if that other
         the treasurer shall maintain all records of financial accounts                 Voting Member is employed by a governmental entity).
                                                                                     c. each Voting Member who is a governmental unit shall
and transactions of the chapter. the treasurer shall place all chapter
                                                                                        designate, in such manner as the association’s Board of
funds on deposit in an accredited banking institution in the name of                    directors may require, one (1) individual who is to act as
and to the credit of the chapter. the treasurer shall present for payment               its official representative for the purpose of casting its
only such demands for the necessary and authorized expenses for chapter                 vote. no individual shall be so designated as a governmental
activities. the treasurer shall disburse chapter funds only when                        unit representative who has not, for the thirty (30) days
authorized by a majority of the chapter members present and entitled                    immediately preceding such designation been a plumbing,
to vote at each chapter meeting. the treasurer shall render a report                    mechanical or combination inspector and such designation
of the activities of the treasurer’s office at each chapter meeting with a              shall be deemed withdrawn, shall lapse immediately,
copy to the Membership department of the association.                                   and a new designation shall be required upon any
                                                                                        change in such individual’s status which results in such
7.4     Chapter Committees.                                                             individual’s failure to continue as a plumbing, mechanical
        a. the chairman of each chapter shall appoint all committees                    or combination inspector. in the event that one (1) individual
           as provided by the chapter Bylaws or as permitted by                         is designated as the official representative of more than
                                                                                        one (1) governmental unit, such individual shall nevertheless
           the Board of directors. the committee chairman shall be
                                                                                        be entitled to cast only one (1) vote.
           a Voting Member.
        B. no other committee shall be appointed or function with            8.3     Method of Voting.
           out first having secured the specific sanction and approval               a. at all meetings, whether annual, special or chapter, voting
           of the Board of directors.                                                   on any resolution or other matter before the meeting
                                                                                        shall be conducted in such manner as the Board of
                             ARTICLE 8                                                  directors shall determine by a resolution duly adopted
                    MEMBER VOTING QUALIFICATION                                         with respect to the voting on such resolution or matter.
                                                                                        in the absence of a resolution by the Board of directors
                         AND PROCEDURES                                                 determining the manner of voting, the voting shall be
                                                                                        conducted in such manner as the Voting Members shall
8.1      Application of Article. except as elsewhere specially                          determine.
provided in these Bylaws or in the operating procedures of a                         B. all voting must be done in person by persons qualified to
standing committee which are adopted by the Board of directors,                         vote. Voting by proxy and cumulative voting are expressly
this article 8 shall govern the procedural rights, restrictions upon,                   prohibited.
and the voting qualifications of, the various classes of members at                  c. a resolution adopted by the Board of directors pursuant
any general, special or regional unit meeting of members, and at                        to subsection 8.3a may be overridden by a vote of a
any committee meeting.                                                                  majority of members present and entitled to vote.

8.2     Motions, Debate and Member Voting Qualifications.                    8.4      Order and Conduct of Business. except as otherwise
        a. any member may make or second motions and actively                provided in these Bylaws or in a standing committee’s operating
           participate in matters under discussion. notwithstanding          procedures adopted by the Board of directors, the order of business
           the aforesaid, the consensus code committee process               at all meetings described in section 8.1 shall be prescribed in the
           shall be solely regulated by the Regulations governing            notice thereof, and the conduct of all meetings shall be in accordance
           committee Projects and as otherwise authorized by the             with the provisions of the most current edition of Robert’s Rules of
           iaPMo standards council, or the Regulations governing             Order, newly Revised.
           consensus development of the uniform solar, Hydronics
           and geothermal code and uniform swimming Pool, spa                                              ARTICLE 9
           & tub code. the right to vote in the consensus code                                      PUBLICATIONS AND CODES
           process, however, is restricted to designated
           representatives of governmental units who are Voting              9.1     Codes.
           Members and other persons who have been Voting                            a. the association, from time to time, shall prepare and
           Members for the period of one hundred eighty (180) days
                                                                                        publish code and standards documents, which shall be
           preceding the day upon which the vote in question is
           cast and who, with respect to the annual conference                          in such form as to be available and readily usable by
           and/or special business meeting of the general                               government agencies, industry and the trade.
           membership, is physically present at such annual conference               B. all such documents for publication of codes, standards
           and/or special business meeting and has registered at                        and code amendments shall be prepared by the
           least one hundred twenty (120) days before the date of                       responsible committees of this association as set forth
           the annual conference and/or special business meeting                        in article 6 of these Bylaws.
           or otherwise meets the qualifications of section 3.5.                     c. all exclusively sponsored codes, or amendments thereto,

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