Article 8: Amendment to the Constitution
Every six years, the DAS Constitution shall be reviewed so as to revise or amend said document. An amendment is defined as any substantive change in the language or intent of an existing article or a proposed new article.
Amendments to the Constitution may be proposed by a majority vote of the DAS Exec as a body, or by the majority vote of any local college academic senate.If the proposed amendment is approved, the amendment goes to the full DAS for a vote. To adopt the amendment, at least two thirds of the full DAS present and eligible to vote must agree. Following this vote, the amendment is sent to local senates for ratification.Two thirds of local college senates (six of the nine colleges) must ratify the proposed amendment before it can take effect. If ratified, the new amendment shall be deemed effective immediately and formal notice shall be sent to all senates of the outcome.
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