NORTH TEXAS CHAPTER, Inc.
Approved June 1, 1999
National Electrical Contractors Association, Inc.
ARTICLE I Chapter Name
ARTICLE II Chapter Jurisdiction
ARTICLE III Objectives
ARTICLE IV Membership
ARTICLE V Board of Directors
ARTICLE VI Officers
ARTICLE VII Chapter Governor
ARTICLE VIII Executive Manager
ARTICLE IX Chapter Committees
ARTICLE X Meetings
ARTICLE XI Dues and Service Charges
ARTICLE XII Dissolution
ARTICLE XIII Chapter Divisions
ARTICLE XIV Activities
ARTICLE XV Separability
ARTICLE XV Amendments
The members of this Chapter desire to conduct the business of the Chapter in a lawful manner and in conformity with the principles promulgated by the National Electrical Contractors Association, Inc., (the National Association) but may from time to time, through mistake, take or decide upon action which may be considered illegal or improper, now therefore be it.
That any and every resolution hereafter adopted or motion hereafter carried by this Chapter or a committee hereof, which is contrary to the Constitution or tenets of the National Electrical Contractors Association, Inc., or in the opinion of counsel, is contrary to law will be for all purposes treated as null and void, and any and all action taken under any resolution or motion will be also for all purposes treated as null and void.
This chapter will be known as the North Texas Chapter, Inc., National Electrical Contractors Association, Inc., and will be incorporated under that name as a nonprofit organization in accordance with the laws of the state in which its headquarters office is located.
The jurisdiction of this Chapter will be Anderson, Cherokee, Collin, Commanche, Cooke, Dallas, Delta, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Fannin, Grayson, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Hood, Hunt, Jack, Johnson, Kaufman, Marion, Nacogdoches, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Panola, Parker, Raines, Rockwall, Rusk, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith, Somervell, Tarrant, Upshur, Van Zandt, Wood, and Wise counties in Texas and Bryan and Marshall counties in Oklahoma.
(The jurisdiction of the chapter in terms of geographic territory and class of business may be changed at any time pursuant to Article III of the Bylaws of the National Association.)
The principle office of this Chapter shall be located in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex area of North Texas.
This Chapter will be conducted not-for-profit and such forms as may be required to establish that fact will be filed with the appropriate Director of the Internal Revenue Service. The objects for which this Chapter is formed are:
(1) To arrange for and promote meetings of Electrical Contractors who are engaged in business in this area, and provide them with an effective agency through which to express their collective voice.
(2) To promote sound harmonious labor relations on the basis of labor and management cooperation in the public interest.
(3) To promote and join in the operation of programs of practical training and related instruction for apprentices, and advanced training for journeymen and intermediate journeymen in the electrical trade in this area.
(4) To distribute among the members and assist them in the use of the fullest information obtainable in regard to all matters affecting the business of Electrical Contracting.
(5) To increase public acceptance for the services of Electrical Contractors in this area, by improving the standards of the industry both as to personnel and performance.
(6) To cultivate a cooperative spirit among its members, and encourage respect for the rights of others, with proper regard for the laws and rules governing fair competition.
(7) To collect in cooperation with the National Association, business data from members and other sources in order that the economic value of the electrical contracting industry may be accurately presented to Governmental Agencies as well as other appropriate bodies.
(8) To establish and maintain friendly relations in the area between Electrical Contractors and all other branches of the electrical and construction industries.
(9) To support the National Electrical Code and all recognized electrical installation standards, which have been or may be established for this area.
(10) To increase and stabilize the membership of National Electrical Contractors Association, Inc., and to cooperate in general with said National Association, conducting all activities in accord with its Constitution.
Members of this Chapter will be classified as Permanent Members, Temporary Members, or Affiliate Members.
Permanent members of this Chapter will be those “members” (as defined in the Constitution and Bylaws of the National Association) in good standing of the National Electrical Contractors Association, Inc., who have a permanently established place of business in the jurisdiction of this Chapter, and who will have applied for and been accepted in due form to membership in this Chapter subject to the provisions of the Bylaws hereinafter set forth.
Temporary members of this Chapter are those persons, firms or corporations who are members of the National Association and meet the requirements of permanent members in every respect except that they do not maintain a permanent place of business in the jurisdiction of this Chapter, but who are temporarily executing electrical work in this jurisdiction. Temporary members will be required to pay to the Chapter granting or making available temporary membership privileges all Chapter temporary membership dues, fees and service charges on the same basis as permanent members, including their service charge to the National Association on the electrical work executed in the jurisdiction of this Chapter. However, such charges, in any event, will not be in excess of an amount equal to one (1%) percent of the productive electrical labor payroll, observing the maximum limitations set forth in the Bylaws of the National Association. Temporary Members will not be eligible to participate in the election of chapter officers either by voting or accepting nomination for office, nor will they be eligible to vote on matters pertaining to labor agreement negotiations. Otherwise, they will be accorded the same services, benefits and privileges as permanent members while their temporary membership is in effect.
Affiliate members of this Chapter will be any person, firm or corporation who provides goods and/or services to electrical contractors. Entrance requirements, rights and rules will be set by the Chapter. Affiliate members will not vote nor hold office in the Chapter and are not eligible for membership in the National Association nor entitled to National membership services.
Application for Membership
A candidate for membership, permanent or temporary, will make application in writing to the Chapter on a form provided by the Chapter. Each application will be referred to the Board of Directors for approval or rejection.
Chapter Entrance Requirement
An entrance requirement for persons, firms or corporations proposing to become permanent members of this Chapter will be satisfactory evidence of application to the National Association and of pending approval of the National Association or that the applicant is a member in good standing of the National Association.
Membership will stand in the name of the person, firm or corporation engaged in electrical contracting. Each member of the Chapter will designate, in writing for the files of the Chapter, one individual who will represent the member at all Chapter meetings and be responsible to the Chapter in all matters. Such individual will be known as the member’s “Accredited Representative” and will be the owner, a partner or officer, or occupy a responsible position with the member. An “Accredited Representative” may send a substitute to act for him, provided that he furnishes him with a letter of authorization, and provided that the Board of Directors approves of such substitute. Any action taken at any regular or special meeting will be binding upon all members whether represented or not, provided that the meeting has been called in accordance with these Bylaws. (The term “MEMBER” when used in these Bylaws to designate an individual or firm refers to the “Accredited Representative”.)
In order to maintain good standing in the Chapter, a member must not at any time be more than thirty days in arrears in the payment of dues or service charge, and must be represented at not less than twenty five percent of all Chapter meetings in any one year period.
Any member may resign from the Chapter by giving thirty days’ notice to the Executive Manager in writing of their intention so to do. The Board of Directors will pass on all resignations and none will be accepted until the member’s obligations to the Chapter have been paid in full. The Executive Manager will acknowledge the acceptance of a resignation in writing.
A member in arrears on the books of the Chapter for over thirty days will not have a vote or any other privileges of membership until the account is paid, and if in arrears ninety days, will be dropped from the rolls without any further action by the Board of Directors of the Chapter, and can only be reinstated when all arrears have been paid and by affirmative vote of the Board of Directors.
Contractual Relationship of Members
It is understood and agreed that the Bylaws of this Chapter constitute a contractual relationship by, between, and among the members. Each member upon being accepted as such, will sign a copy of these Bylaws and will further sign a copy of any and all subsequent amendments to these Bylaws duly adopted in accordance with Article XVI hereof, and it is understood and agreed that the signing of any copy thereof will be with full force and effect as if the subscribing member had signed the original. Each member, upon becoming a member, agrees to be bound by each and every provision of the Constitution and Bylaws of the National Association and of these Bylaws, as well as all resolutions passed or agreements made by the Chapter, its Board of Directors, or duly authorized committees, pursuant to these Bylaws.
Delegation of Bargaining Rights to the Chapter
When the Chapter does not have divisions as described in Article XIII hereof, the authority to negotiate agreements, effective within the jurisdiction of this Chapter with labor organizations encompassing wages, hours, working and other conditions affecting employees is expressly and exclusively delegated to the Chapter. No permanent or temporary member of this Chapter will independently enter into any such agreement with a labor organization. Agreements on these subjects negotiated by the Chapter will be binding upon all permanent and temporary members of this Chapter.
Charges and Penalties
By a two-thirds vote of the permanent members present at a meeting designated for such action, a member may be expelled from membership in this Chapter for any cause, other than arrears; providing, however, that such a member is given an opportunity to be heard before the membership in a regular meeting. Charges against any member, together with evidence supporting the charges, will be filed in writing with the board of Directors prior to the meeting at which action is taken, and one of the Directors will be named to prefer the charges in said meeting. Neither this Director nor the member (or members) named in the charges will be entitled to vote on the question of such expulsion.
Right of Appeal
Any member withdrawing from this Chapter either by resignation or expulsion, will cease to be a member of the National Association, unless waiver is granted by the Chapter, but such individual may appeal to the Executive Committee of the National Association for investigation of the causes for such withdrawal as affecting the forfeiture of their National membership.
Board of Directors’ Duties
The direction and administration of the affairs and funds of this Chapter will be vested in a Board of Directors, elected as hereinafter provided. The Board of Directors will have authority to act in all matters, subject to such instructions as may be given by resolution or motion passed by a two-thirds vote of the members present at any meeting of the Chapter.
Number of Directors
When the Chapter does not have Divisions as described in Article XIII hereof, then the number of members to be elected by the membership to serve on the Board of Directors for any term will be determined in accordance with the total number of members in the Chapter in the following ratio; one Director for the first three members and one additional Director for each additional five members. However, the minimum number of Directors from the Dallas/Fort Worth Division will be five. The Chapter Governor will serve on the Board of Directors as a Member at Large.
Nomination and Election
The annual election of members of the Board of Directors will be held prior to the first meeting in each calendar year. Any permanent member in good standing may be nominated for membership on the Board of Directors. Nominations will be made from the floor or nominating committee and the election will be by secret ballot. The minimum size of the nominating committee will be four (4) members; two of which will come from the group that makes up the largest segment of membership. The Committee shall consist of designees grouped according to the labor payrolls of the previous year as follows:
1. Under $ 150,000
2. $ 150,000 to $ 350,000
3. Over $ 350,000
Not later than ten (10) days prior to the date of the December meeting, the Nominating Committee will submit to the Executive Manager the names of the candidates for the Board of Directors. The Notice for the December meeting shall contain a list of the candidates selected by the Committee. Nominations may also be made from the floor.
Other Divisions: The nominations for the member of the Board of Directors from each respective Division, other than the Dallas/Fort Worth Division, shall be made by the members present at the regularly scheduled Division meeting immediately preceding the December meeting of the Central Division.
Each member in good standing will have the following number of votes in all Chapter, Division, and National matters where a ballot is called for:
1. One vote from one to the first 75,000 man-hours;
2. One additional vote for any man-hours in excess of 75,000 up to and including 150,000 man-hours;
3. One additional vote for any man-hours in excess of 150,000 man-hours.
Note: Man-hours will be based on the preceding calendar year’s productive electrical payroll, as defined in the National Bylaws.
Members of the Board of Directors will serve for a period of two years or until their successors are elected. They will serve without remuneration and will be eligible for a re-election.
Vacancies on Board
When a vacancy occurs on the Board of Directors, it will be filled for the unexpired portion of the term at a special nomination and election held not later than the next regular meeting of the Chapter or Division representing the vacancy. An increase in the membership, which increases the representation on the Board of Directors, or stated in this Article, will be recognized as a vacancy. Decreases in membership will not be recognized until the next regular election. When possible, the departing Director will serve until a successor is elected.
The Officers of this Chapter will be PRESIDENT, VICE PRESIDENT, TREASURER, and EXECUTIVE MANAGER, who will be the Secretary. With the exception of the Executive Manager, all officers will be appointed by the Board of Directors from among the members of the Board for a term of one year. All officers are eligible to serve multiple terms if appointed/elected. The Executive Manager will be appointed by the Board of Directors, and will serve subject to the Board’s approval. The Executive Manager will receive such compensation and allowances, as the Board will determine. He will not be a member of the Chapter, will not be engaged in the electrical contracting business, and will not have any financial interest in any concern in the business of the Chapter or of an electrical contractor.
The President, or in his absence, the Vice President, will preside at all meetings of the Chapter and of the Board of Directors. The President shall attend All District and National meetings at the expense of the Chapter. This shall include the District Conference, the National Convention, and District Advisory Council meetings.
The Vice President shall conduct all meetings in the absence of the President.
The Treasurer shall have custody of all funds of the Chapter and will make all disbursements as directed by the Board of Directors. He will sign all checks after they have been prepared by the Executive Manager with the approval of the Board of Directors. In the absence of the Treasurer, the Executive Manager may also sign checks. All persons authorized to sign checks will furnish a bond in such amount as may be required by the Board, the premium for which will be paid by the Chapter. The Treasurer will always be a member in the Dallas/Fort Worth Division.
There will be four individuals able to sign checks on behalf of the Chapter. They will be the President, Treasurer, Governor, and the Executive Manager. All of the chapter accounts shall require two signatures. The above listed individuals may countersign the checks prepared by the Executive Manager for payment of bills, after such bills have been approved for payments by the Board of Directors.
All persons authorized to sign checks will furnish a bond in such amount as may be required by the board, the premium for which will be paid by the Chapter.
Any vacancy in the office of President, Vice President or Treasurer that may occur through resignation or otherwise, will be filled by the Board of Directors from among the members of that Board for the unexpired portion of the term.
The Board of Directors will attempt to maintain a surplus in liquid funds in an amount equal to the sum of the regular operating expenses of the Chapter for the past three years.
Representative on NECA’s Board of Governors
Pursuant to Article VI of the Bylaws of the National Association, this Chapter will select one of its members to represent the Chapter and serve on the Board of Governors of the National Electrical Contractors Association, Inc. Such selection will be held at the same time as the election of the Chapter Board of Directors. The Chapter will, prior to January of each calendar odd year, select one of its active members who may or may not be one of its officers, to serve as a member of the Board of Governors of the National Association for a term of two (2) years. There will be no limit on the number of terms, which an individual may serve as a member of the Board of Governors from a Chapter. The Chapter will not select for Governor of the Chapter a person who is an Officer of the National Association.
As soon as possible following the selection, the National Secretary will be notified as to the identity of the Governor as provided in Article VI, Section 2, of the National Bylaws.
This Chapter’s representative on NECA’s Board of Governors will be its accredited delegate authorized to cast the votes of all the Chapter’s members at any annual or special meeting of the National Association. In the event that this representative is unable to attend any meeting, the Chapter will select an alternate to represent it at that particular meeting and furnish the National Secretary with proper credentials of authorization.
The member, or alternate, selected to serve on NECA’s Board of Governors will attend all meetings of that Board at the expense of the Chapter and shall also attend the regional conference and District Council meetings at the expense of the Chapter.
At all meetings of the National Association, and on any matter submitted by it for mail ballot, this Chapter will follow the unit system of voting and the votes of all of its members will be cast as determined by the majority. In the absence of instructions on any matter, this Chapter’s accredited delegate (member of NECA Board of Governors) will cast a vote according to his own judgment.
The Executive Manager will be recognized as the fully selected business representative of the Chapter. However, the Executive Manager will not have any voting power in the business of the Chapter. The Executive Manager’s compensation and allowances will be determined by the Board of Directors. The Executive Manager will, at the direction and expense of the Chapter, attend the annual, as well as such special, meetings of the National Association and its Executive Managers as may be held.
Executive Manager’s Duties
The Executive Manager will furnish bond in such amount as the Board of Directors may see fit to require; the premium for which will be paid by the Chapter. The Executive Manager will manage the activities of the Chapter under the supervision of the Board of Directors, performing, in addition to the duties hereinafter set forth, such other duties as the Board of Directors may require. The Executive Manager will:
- Record the minutes of all meetings of the Chapter and of the Board of Directors.
- Cooperate with and be an Ex-Officio member of all Committees.
- Handle all correspondence.
- Send out timely notice of all meetings.
- Keep the books of the Chapter.
- Be responsible for the collection of all dues and assessments, and give receipts to members paying them.
- Keep a correct account of all monies coming into his possession, and deposit the same as instructed by the Treasurer.
- Prepare checks in payment of all bills after they have been ordered paid by the Board of Directors.
- Be responsible for the management of the Chapter office and for the employment of such assistance as the Board may authorize.
- Encourage members to make use of the various educational and business opportunities and materials provided by the National Association and this Chapter.
- Adjust such grievances and disputes as far as possible as may arise between members or between a member and employees.
- Promote and make effective the “OBJECTS” for which this Chapter is formed, as set forth in Article III of these Bylaws.
- Maintain current Bylaws, which have been approved by the National Association and provide a copy of the current Bylaws to all permanent and temporary members of the Chapter.
It will be the duty of the Board of Directors or Chapter President at the first meeting after the election of officers in each year to select from the membership of the Chapter individuals to serve as Chairmen of Standing Committees in charge of such of the following matters as the Board deems essential. Subject to the approval of the Board, each Committee Chairman will appoint at least two other members of the Chapter to serve.
- Public/Industry Relations
- Labor Relations: Labor-Management and Negotiations
- Apprenticeship and Training
The Board of Directors may also appoint from time to time such special committee chairmen as needed and discharge the same when the need for them no longer exists.
The jurisdiction and authority of all Committees will be determined, announced and recorded at the time of their appointment, but it will be the prerogative of the Board of Directors to revise or withdraw such jurisdiction and authority at any time.
Regular meetings of the Chapter will be held at least once a year. The time and place of the meeting will be determined by the Board of Directors.
Special meetings will be called by the President at the request of a majority of the members of the Board of Directors, or upon the written request of 30% members in good standing.
Chapter Meeting Quorum
Those members in good standing present at a Roll Call at any regular or special meeting of the Chapter or Division will constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. A majority of such quorum will decide any question that may come before said meeting unless otherwise prescribed by law or elsewhere in these bylaws.
Board of Director’s Meeting
The Board of Directors will meet regularly at least once each month, at a time and place determined by the President, and will be subject to the call of the President for special meetings at any time, provided due notice be given. The minutes of all meetings of the Board of Directors will be recorded by the Executive
Board of Director’s Meeting Quorum
A majority of the members of the Board of Directors will be required to be present to constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at any regular or special meeting of the Board. A majority of such quorum will decide any questions that may come before said meeting unless otherwise prescribed by law or elsewhere in these bylaws.
A notice fax or mailed to the last known address of each member at least five days, prior to the holding of any regular or special meeting will constitute due notice.
The President, or in his absence the Vice-President, will preside at all meetings of the Chapter and of the Board of Directors and will direct the reading of the minutes of the meetings, reports of committees, and other communications.
In the absence of both the President and the Vice President at any meeting, a temporary chairman will be appointed by the Board of Directors or selected by the assembled members.
Order of Business of Meetings
After a meeting of the Chapter or Division has been called to order by the presiding officer, the following order of business will be observed:
1. Roll Call
2. Recognition of any Fellows of the Academy of Electrical Contracting, Electri21 Council members, and guests present.
3. Approval of minutes of previous meeting
6. Reports of Officers
7. Reports of Committees and action thereon
8. Unfinished business
9. New business
10. Suggestions by members
The presiding officer may at his discretion place the PROGRAM (4) at any suitable point in the order of business of any meeting.
The proceedings of the meetings will be conducted in accordance with Robert’s Rules of Order.
Payment of Annual Dues and Monthly Service Charges
This Chapter will be responsible for collecting, remitting and reporting to the National Electrical Contractors Association, Inc., the annual dues of its permanent members and the monthly service charges of both its permanent and temporary members for all electrical contracting business transacted within the jurisdiction of this Chapter. The remittance to the said National Association will be in accordance with the Bylaws of the National Association. The regular funds of this Chapter will be raised as hereinafter set forth in this Article.
Member Monthly Payroll Reports
Each member will file with the Executive Manager of the Chapter a payroll report on or before the fifteenth (15) of each month in such form as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors, showing the member’s total “productive electrical labor payroll” and man-hours worked for the preceding payroll period.
“Productive electrical labor payroll” is defined as the total wages (including overtime) paid with respect to all hours worked by all classes of electrical labor for which a rate is established in the prevailing labor agreement where the business is transacted. It will include:
- Payroll or members and nonmembers of a labor union on the same basis.
- Payroll paid or accrued, for the labor of a member of the Association working with the tools.
It will exclude:
- Wages paid for motor repair or rewinding.
- Twenty-Five (25%) of all productive electrical payroll in excess of 75,000 man-hours paid for electrical work in any one chapter area during any one calendar year, but not exceeding 150,000 man-hours.
- One Hundred (100%) percent of all productive electrical payroll in excess of 150,000 man-hours paid for electrical work in any one chapter area during any one calendar year.
Monthly Chapter Service Charge
The member will include in the monthly payroll report, the Chapter’s “SERVICE CHARGE” for the period covered by this report in an amount equal to one (1%) of the total productive electrical payroll or $10 per week which ever is greater. The Service Charge will be set by the Board of Directors for each Agreement period. The Bylaws of the National Association will prevail if there is any differences of the conditions.
Right of Accounting
In view of the fact that the filing of an incorrect report by any member is detrimental to the other members of the Chapter, the Board of Directors will have the right to require an accounting or payroll records when in their judgment a question arises as to the report filed by any member.
A chapter member or members entering into a joint venture contract with one or more non-members will be responsible to this Chapter for the full amount of all dues and/or service charges on the project determined as set forth in this Article.
Members Executing Work in the Jurisdiction of Other NECA Chapters
Permanent members of this Chapter, when executing electrical work in the jurisdiction of another Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association, Inc., will recognize that Chapter and comply with such industry conditions as have been established in that jurisdiction with the approval of the National Association. In all such cases, if the Chapter having jurisdiction has a provision for “Temporary Chapter Membership” approved by the national Association, application will be made for such membership to that Chapter, and if accepted, payment will be made to that Chapter for the Chapter service charges and fees on the business transacted in that jurisdiction. This includes the service charge to the National Association and will not be in excess of the maximum limitations set forth in the Bylaws of the National Association.
An assessment for any special or emergency purpose may be levied upon the permanent members of this Chapter by the Board of Directors, provided that authority for such action has been granted by a two-thirds affirmative vote of the members present at any regular or special meeting.
In case of dissolution, the assets of this Chapter are to be used as follows:
(a) To pay all indebtedness of the Chapter.
(b) To pay all expenses of liquidation.
(c) The remaining assets to be distributed to a qualified non-profit organization whose purposes and objectives are similar to those of the National Electrical Contractors Association or to any other non-profit charitable or educational organization.
Terminated Member’s Rights
In the event that the membership of any member will terminate for any reason other than the dissolution of this Chapter, the interests of such member in the funds, investments, and other assets of the Chapter will, ipso facto, immediately cease and terminate.
If at any time the jurisdiction served by this Chapter includes more than one recognized wage or trading area from which the Chapter has members, those members who maintain a permanently established place of business in any such area, including the area in which the Chapter Headquarters is located, will be designated as a DIVISION of the Chapter. For all Divisions, the word “DIVISION” will be preceded by the name of the principal city in that particular wage or trading area.
Permanent Division Members
Permanent members of a Division will be those members in good standing of the National Association and of this Chapter who have a permanently established place of business in the jurisdiction of the Division.
Temporary Division Members
Temporary members of a Division are those persons, firms or corporations who are permanent or temporary members of this Chapter and who meet the requirements of permanent Division members in every respect except that they do not maintain a permanent place of business in the Division area, but who are temporarily executing electrical work in the Division area. Temporary members of Division will be accorded the same service, benefits and privileges and will be subject to the same obligations as permanent members of the Division while the temporary membership therein is in effect.
Representation on the Board of Directors
When members of this Chapter are so located as to require the creating of Divisions as described in Section 1 of this Article, the provisions of Article V, Section 2, of these Bylaws for determining the number of members to be elected to serve on the Chapter’s Board of Directors will cease to operate and said Board of Directors will be composed of members nominated and elected from each Division by the permanent members thereof in the ratio of one Director for the first three permanent members and one additional Director for each additional three permanent members in the Division. However, each Division will have at lease one member on the Chapter’s Board of Directors and the minimum membership of the Board will be five.
The Directors elected from each Division will designate one person to be Chairman of the Division for his term as Director. The Chairman will preside at all meetings of the members in the Division and will cooperate with the Executive Manager or his Assistant in the calling of such meetings.
Delegation of Bargaining Rights to the Division
The authority to negotiate agreements, effective within the Division jurisdiction, with labor organizations encompassing wages, hours, working and other conditions affecting employees is expressly and exclusively delegated to the Division. No permanent or temporary member of a Division will independently enter into any such agreement with a labor organization. Agreements on any of these subjects negotiated by the Division will be binding upon permanent and temporary members of the Division.
Division Labor Agreements
Each Division will have the autonomous right to negotiate and enter into such labor agreements as it sees fit and such documents will be signed by the Chairman of the Division and the Executive Manager, and will be assented to by the permanent and temporary members of that Division. However, no Division will have the right to contract for the expenditure of any funds of the Chapter until such expenditure has been approved by the Chapter Board of Directors.
The activities of this Chapter may be classified under two categories; namely, General Activities and Special Activities.
General Activities will include all of the Chapter’s general activities and services, including the general administration of the Chapter and promotion of its objects.
Special Activities will include any special activity authorized by the Chapter, the benefits of which accrue only to an identifiable group of the members of the Chapter who are engaged in a particular class of electrical contracting business.
Proposal and Ratification
Any identifiable group of members of the Chapter may propose a Special Activity, defining the scope of the activity and the basis of identification of members of the Chapter whose business falls within such scope, and will submit the proposal to the Board of Directors for recommendation to the Chapter, and, if ratified by a 2/3 vote of the membership of the Chapter, such activity will be designated as a Special Activity Section.
Every member of the Chapter whose business falls within the scope of any Special Activity regularly approved and established by this Chapter will be registered as a member of the identified group of members sponsoring the Special Activity. Such identified group will be known as a Special Activity Section, and will be bound by the provisions of these Bylaws relating to such Special Activity Section.
The identified group of members of this Chapter sponsoring a Special Activity will elect a committee which will select its own Chairman and Secretary to administer the Special Activity Section, subject to such operating rules and instructions as may be given the committee by vote of the members of the identified group in any meeting of the members.
A Special Activity Section will be financed by appropriation from the general funds of the Chapter upon approval of the Chapter Board of Directors.
Upon ratification by the Chapter of any Special Activity Section, the Committee elected to administer the activity by the identified group of members sponsoring such activity will each year determine the budget for its operation and submit the same in detail to the Chapter Board of Directors for approval.
Special Section Representation
The Chairman of any Special Activity Section of this Chapter, which may be established as provided for in this Article, will by virtue of the office become a member of the Chapter’s Board of Directors and will serve on the Board in addition to the elected Directors for the term of the office as Chairman of the Section.
Should any section of these Bylaws be declared illegal by any court of competent jurisdiction, such section will immediately become null and void leaving the remaining sections in full force and effect.
Amendments to Bylaws
These Bylaws may be revised or amended by a two-thirds affirmative vote of the members in good standing present at a meeting designated for such action, provided that notice of such proposed action will have been given to each member in good standing of the Chapter at least five days prior to the date of said meeting. All amendments and changes will be submitted in a timely manner to the National Secretary for approval in accordance with Article III, Section 9 of the National Bylaws.
We, the undersigned, having been admitted to membership in the North Texas Chapter, National Electrical Contractors Association, Inc., hereby agree to be bound by each and every provision of the foregoing Bylaws as well as by all Agreements or Contracts made and entered in to by the duly authorized officer, directors, or committees of this Chapter pursuant to these Bylaws.