Section 1111 Bylaws

Section 1111. Representation of the Association.

(a) Neither a Member of the Association, nor any Section, Committee, or member thereof shall purport to speak for or act on behalf of the Association unless authorized by the House of Delegates or by the Board of Governors. Except as otherwise provided by the House or by the Board the authority conferred upon them by this subsection shall be exercised by the President or by such other person or persons as shall be designated by the President.

(b) No report, recommendation, or other action of any Section or Committee shall be considered as the action of the Association unless and until it shall have been approved or authorized by the House or by the Board. No Section or Committee or any member of any Section or Committee shall release any report or recommendation of such Section or Committees to the public before it is distributed to the House or the Board. This subsection is not to be construed as limiting the customary news distributions of the Association through its public relations staff.

(c) Any material containing any report or recommendation circulated by any Section or Committee or by the public relations staff of the Association shall have clearly indicated thereon that the material reflects merely the personal views of the individuals proposing it and does not represent the view or action of the Association unless and until the House or the Board shall have taken approving action with respect thereto.

(d) Whenever representation of the Association requires the filing of any brief, other than a brief filed with a legislative committee, a working draft of the proposed brief shall, before it is filed, be submitted to the President.