07-08 USFA Rulebook - When?

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  1. erik_blank

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    OK, so the new FIE rule book has been out for a while now, any idea when the new USFA rule book might make an appearance?
     
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    Certainly probably not before the September Board Meeting.
     
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    (I try to cover all my bases)
     
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    Too bad. I have never understood why the rule book for the current "year" is not available prior to the start of the competitive schedule. Any idea why the board does not meet before then?
     
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    The rulebook is not an annually-released document. Revised editions are released whenever there are changes.

    -B
     
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    :( errr... I knew that? *sigh* I guess that I REALLY meant was: When are the REVISIONS due out? :eek:
     
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    The revisions have not yet been presented to the Board, much less voted upon. The next Board meeting will take place in September.

    The most recently-approved rulebook is the one in effect at any given time.

    -B
     
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    Are rules changes likely to be made urgent and if approved, adopted immediately, or follow the 2nd hearing process?
     
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    Ok, I do understand this, but I guess that what i was trying to get at earlier was if the board does not meet until after the start of the new competitive year (based on when the USFA membership expires), then competitors may be working with two sets of rules in any single competitive year.
     
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    In the past they have been made urgent. Recently with immediate application, at other times with an "effective" date.

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    Think of the poor tournament organizers who are running an event that weekend who suddenly have to alter the tournamnent mid event as the BoD makes a rule applicable "immediately".
     
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    Sort of my whole reason for bringing this up in the first place. Anyone know why the BOD does not meet earlier than September? Is it in the charter? Some sort of rule that says 'this is when we meet.' Or is it more convention that no one wants to change?
     
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    Note that last season there was only one special meeting called (there was an additional meeting called and cancelled before it took place).

    The most recent meeting was at the beginning of July. Some of the changes could have been presented there, but were not.

    -B
     

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