ARTICLE I. Membership
Section 1. All duly qualified members of the chapters comprising the New York State Baseball Umpires Association (N.Y.S.B.U.A.) “at the time of the incorporation , July 2, 1954 and those chapters admitted after this date”, which members are in good standing at the time of the adoption of the amended constitution.
All member chapters accepted must comply with the five point program of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association, (N.Y.S.P..H.S.A.A.), Inc. Each local chapter and its members shall assume the responsibility of training, testing and certifying competent officials for all inter-scholastic contests scheduled by each of the member schools at all levels of competition in each of the sections of the N.Y.S.P.H.S.A.A., Inc.
Section 2. Honorary Members. The voting members at a duly organized meeting may elect honorary members by unanimous vote of the members of said committee then present. Such honorary members shall be entitled to all privileges of regular members, except the right to vote or hold office.
Section 3. Admission of New Chapters. New chapters may be admitted to the association by the following procedure:
When it is in the best interest of the existing chapter and the N.Y.S.P.H.S.A.A., the proposed group must request admission using the following criteria: (a) complete investigation by the Secretary and President of the N.Y.S.B.U.A. (b) recommendation to the Executive Board by the President and/or Secretary of this Association for acceptance as a charter member and (c) acceptance by a majority of the voting members present at the annual meeting.
Section 4. Suspension. A member or chapter may be suspended for a period or expelled for cause, such as violation of any of the By-Laws or rules of the Association or a violation of the By-Laws or rules of any Chapter affiliated with the Association or from conduct prejudicial to the best interest of baseball. Such suspension or expulsion or fine (see Appendix A, Article I) shall be by a two thirds vote of the members at the annual meeting, provided a statement of the charges shall have been mailed by Certified Return Receipt to such member or chapter at his/or their last recorded address at least fifteen (15) days before final action is taken thereon. This statement shall be accompanied by a notice of the time when, and the place where, the voting membership is to take action, providing said member or chapter shall have been given an opportunity to present a defense at the time and place mentioned in such notice. The Executive Board shall also have the power to suspend officers of chapters and to appoint different officers.
Section 5. Roster of Registered Chapters. Each chapter shall submit a typewritten, alphabetical list of each registered member of the chapter on special forms to be provided each year by the N.Y.S.P.H.S.A.A.