Bar Rules

Section 6. Proposed Legislation.

Organization of the State Bar & Admissions / State Bar of Georgia Bylaws / ARTICLE II MEETINGS OF MEMBERS / Section 6. Proposed Legislation.

  1. No legislation shall be recommended, supported or opposed by the State Bar unless:
    1. such action has been initiated by an appropriate committee or section, or by any ten members of the Board of Governors; and
    2. the text of the legislation is furnished to the President, the President-elect and the Advisory Committee on Legislation at least thirty days prior to its submission for approval or disapproval as set forth below; and
    3. provided further:
      1. that such legislative position receives a majority vote of the members of the State Bar present at a meeting; or
      2. that such legislative position receives a two-thirds vote of the members of the Board of Governors present and voting; or
      3. when the Board of Governors is not in session, such legislative position receives a two-thirds vote of the members of the Executive Committee voting.
  2. In addition to and in aid of these legislative powers, the Board shall have the power to adopt, by a vote of two-thirds of the members of the Board present and voting, a Standing Board Policy regarding legislation. Such Standing Board Policy shall be binding from session to session unless suspended, modified or rescinded pursuant to a two-thirds vote of the members of the Board present and voting.
  3. No committee or section of the State Bar shall recommend, support or oppose any legislation except in the manner herein provided.



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