SECTION 1 - PROPOSED AMENDMENTS
Amendments to the Constitution, By-laws and the Breed Standard may be proposed by the Board of Directors or by written petition addressed to the Recording Secretary signed by twenty percent of the membership in good standing. Amendments proposed by such petition shall be promptly considered by the Board and must be submitted to the members with recommendations of the Board by the Recording Secretary for a vote within 90 days of the date when the petition was receive by the Recording Secretary.
SECTION 2 - AMENDMENT PROCEDURE
The constitution by-laws and the breed standard may be amended at any time, provided a copy of the proposed amendment has been mailed by the Recording Secretary to all members in good standing, accompanied by a ballot on which they may indicate their choice for or against the action to be taken. Dual envelope procedures described in Article IV, Section 4 (4) shall be followed to insure secrecy of the ballot. The notice shall specify a date not less than thirty days after the date of the mailing by which date the ballots must be returned to the Recording Secretary to be counted. The favorable vote of 2/3rds of the members in good standing who return valid ballots within the time limit shall be required to effect any such amendment.
No amendment to the Constitution and By-Laws or to the Standard for the Breed that is adopted by the club shall become effective until it has been approved by the Board of Directors of The American Kennel Club.