A summary of the procedures and deadlines for submitting amendments for consideration at the 2015 NCAA Convention to be held January 14-17, 2015, in Washington, D.C., is provided below. Please review the amendment procedures set forth in NCAA Constitution 5.3 of the 2013-14 NCAA Division II Manual. In particular, please note that the deadline for the submission of amendments sponsored by the membership is not later than 5 p.m. Eastern time July 15.
As a reminder, the minimum number of active institutions required to sponsor an amendment not sponsored by the NCAA Division II Presidents Council is 15. Two conferences on behalf of 15 of their active member institutions may sponsor an amendment. In addition, pursuant to Constitution 5.3.12, the effective date of the proposed legislation shall be August 1, 2015, immediate or an alternate date. Any legislation that has an immediate or alternate effective date must include in the statement of rationale why such an effective date is necessary.
The attachment describes the procedures related to the electronic submission of proposed legislation. Please pay special attention to the directions for submitting proposals through the website at www.ncaa.org. Legislative amendments must be submitted electronically. Questions regarding the amendment procedures should be referred to Amanda Conklin or Stephanie Smith at the NCAA national office (317/917-6222).