History

Bylaws presented here are as amended and adopted:

  • November 13, 1973 at annual convention
  • May 15, 16, 1980 in Hutchinson
  • November 16, 17, 18, 1980 in Wichita
  • May 12, 13, 1983 in Hutchinson
  • November 12, 13, 14,1985 in Wichita
  • November 15, 16, 17, 1987 in Wichita
  • November 15, 16, 17, 1998 in Wichita

Dues

Section 1. -The annual dues for each member shall be $60.00.

Section 2. -The dues or per capita tax payable to the Kansas Association of Counties shall conform to the constitutional provisions of The Kansas Association of Counties.

Officers

Section 3. -The president shall preside at all regular and special meetings of the association, and at all meetings of the executive board. He or she shall have the power to appoint all standing and special committees and shall be ex-officio member of all committees.

Section 4. -The vice-president shall act in the absence of the president.

Section 5. -The secretary shall keep the minutes of all regular and special meetings of the association and of the executive board and shall handle the correspondence of the association and the executive board. He or she shall be allowed the sum of fifty dollars per year as compensation for his or her services.

Section 6. -The treasurer shall have custody of all monies of the association and shall keep an adequate record thereof. Disbursements shall be made by check under the authority of the executive board as shown by the minutes thereof.

Section 6a. -The executive board may grant the treasurer authority to invest idle funds belonging to the association in any insured Kansas firm or institution.

Section 6b. -The treasurer shall be allowed the sum of fifty dollars per year as compen­sation for his or her service.

Executive Board

Section 7. -The executive board shall hold meetings and adopt such rules for the conduct thereof as in its opinion shall be necessary or advisable, to take action necessary for the governing and direction of this organization or the control of its property, At the annual convention the secretary shall submit a full report of all actions and decisions.

Resignations

Section 8. -ResignatIons of officers shall be made in writing to the executive board. Resignations of committee members shall be made to the president.

Vacancies

Section 9. -AIl vacancies of officers shall be filled by the executive board. Vacancies on committees shall be filled by the president.

Committees

Section l0a. -AII standing committees composed of not less than seven members each shall be appointed at the regular annual convention.

Section 10b. -The term of office of all committees provided for herein shall begin immediately upon appointment.

Section 11. -In addition to the committees provided for in Section 10 hereof, the president shall, on the first day of the regular annual convention, appoint a special committee of three members, known as the Auditing committee, to audit the books and records of the treasurer of this organization. Such auditing committee shall inspect the records and books of the treasurer and satisfy itself as to the correctness thereof and make its report thereon to the committee of the whole at or before the final session of the annual convention whereupon said committee shall be discharged.

Section 12. -The president shall appoint such additional special committees as he/she may deem necessary or as may be required by majority vote of the committee of the whole.

Elections

Section 13. -The election of officers shall be held on the second day of the annual convention.

Section 14. -The officers-elect shall be installed in office immediately preceding the close of the annual convention.

Section 15. -Nominating Committee: The president shall appoint each year, not less than thirty days prior to the annual meeting, a nomination committee, consisting of three (3) regular members in good standing, who shall select not less than one name from among the regular members In good standing as a Candidate for each office and place on the executive board to be filled at the annual meeting, provided that the nominations which the nominating committee intends to place before the annual conference shall be posted and announced at conference headquarters not later than 4:00 P.M. of the day prior to the annual meeting. Additional nominations may be made from the floor at the annual meeting by any regular member in good standing when election is held.

Section 16. -The Nominating committee shall submit its report when called upon by the president on the second day of the annual convention and shall discharged thereupon.

Section 17. -Upon acceptance of the Nominating committee's report the president shall call for additional nominations from the floor.

Section 18. -If there is only one nomination for a particular office, the sole nominee shall be declared elected by acclamation.

Section 19. -If there are two or more nominations for a particular office the nominees shall be voted upon by The committee of the whole by ballot. The president shall appoint three tellers to collect and count the ballots provided for herein.

Quorum

Section 20. -One-tenth of the members of this organization shall constitute a quorum at any regular or special meeting.