October 14, 2021Dear NYSNA Member,Welcome to the 2021 Convention. This year’s theme, “Together We Rise: United for Our Patients, OurPractice, and a Just Recovery for All,” embodies our ethos. We know that by uniting around a commongoal to improve the material conditions facing our families, patients and communities, we will contributeto a just recovery for all. Our theme then is not just a statement of our intention – it is a declaration of thepath forward.While we articulate what we want to see, we are not in denial. We know the road has not been smoothand that progress will not be problem-free. Persistent staffing shortages, problematic working conditions,fallout from the vaccine mandates and the ongoing pressures of life have taken a toll. And yet, in all of this,we know that nurses and health care professionals have done the impossible, especially when we havecoalesced around a shared vision. By coming together and refusing to let anyone divide us, we can achievemore than any of us could individually.As we look to the future, we take to heart the words of the great abolitionist Frederick Douglass, whenhe said: “Power concedes nothing without a demand it never has, and it never will.” We have and willcontinue to make demands that will lead to patient and caregiver safety. And as we do this work, we willbe intentional about centering your voices and keeping your needs front and center.Over the next few days, we will strategize and engage in fierce debate. But in all that we do, we hope wemake time to dream. We want you to see the present moment but not be confined by our perceived reality.Instead, we want you to dream about what the future could be and make plans to achieve it. We are all in.We hope you are too.In Solidarity,Nancy Hagans, RNNYSNA President2WELCOME NYSNA CONVENTION 2021Patricia Kane, RNNYSNA Executive Director

TABLE OF CONTENTSNYSNA Board of Directors.p. 4Convention Committees.p. 6Agenda for Day .p. 7Proposed Standing Rules.p. 8Technology Details.p. 10Proposed Bylaw Amendments.p. 11Proposed Resolutions.p. 17NYSNA CONVENTION 2021 TABLE OF CONTENTS3

BOARD OF DIRECTORSPRESIDENT1. Nancy Hagans, BSN, RN, CCRN, has worked at Maimonides Medical Center for30 years, almost all of them in the ICU and PACU. She has served for 25 years on theexecutive committee, most recently as chair of her local bargaining unit. She has workeddiligently for safe RN staffing, and serves on the NYSNA Council on Legislation.FIRST VICE PRESIDENT2. Judith Cutchin, MSN, RN, has been a nurse for over 30 years and is currently workingas Head Nurse in the specialty clinic at Woodhull Hospital/NYC H H. She is the ExecutiveCouncil President of H H/Mayoral Agency Nurses, the LBU President at WoodhullHospital and is currently serving on the citywide H H Negotiations Committee.12345678910SECOND VICE PRESIDENT3. Marion Enright, RN, has been a nurse for 30 years and works in the PACU where sheserves as the president of the local bargaining unit in Nathan Littauer Hospital. Sheled a successful strike, has volunteered on new organizing campaigns and serves onNYSNA’s Council on Legislation. (Central Region).SECRETARY4. Nella Pineda-Marcon, BSN, RN-BC, is an assistant nursing care coordinator at theMount Sinai St. Luke’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department. As a memberof NYSNA for more than 30 years, she serves as a delegate in her local bargainingunit and as Chair of NYSNA’s Climate Justice & Disaster Relief Committee. She hasvolunteered on several medical missions with the NYSNA-RN Relief Network.TREASURER5. Jayne Cammisa, BSN, RN, has worked for Westchester County HealthcareCorp. (WCCHC) for 34 years. She is currently the full-time release RN at WCCHC,secretary of the LBU, chairperson of the WCCHC Political Awareness Committee andWestchester/Putnam Central Labor Body NYSNA Delegate.DIRECTORS AT LARGE6. Matt Allen, RN, BSN, works at Mt. Sinai Hospital. He has been a nurse for 6 years.His favorite thing about nursing is interacting with patients, learning about their lifeand being a support system for them during difficult times.7. Reginalt Atangan, RN, is an assistant head nurse at Queens Hospital Center, partof the NYC Health Hospitals corporation, where he began his career 15 years agothis month. He is a graduate of CUNY’s Queensborough Community, and is currentlypursuing a BSN.8. Marie Boyle, RN, BSN, has been a nurse for 49 years. She was part of South ShoreUniversity Hospital’s Labor Management Committee for NYSNA for many years in BayShore, Long Island, NY. Now semi-retired, will serve NYSNA in other capacities.9. Seth B. Dressekie, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC, is a psychiatric nurse practitioner. He has been anurse for over 30 years and is retired from H H. He has served as a release-time representativeand was formerly chair of the LBU at Woodhull Hospital. He is an Iraq War veteran and servedin the Army for nearly 40 years. He runs a small private practice in Valley Stream.10. Flandersia Jones, RN, BSN, MPH, was born in The Gambia and migrated to the U.S. in 1993.She earned her Associate Degree from Helene Fuld in 2001, graduated with a BSN from college ofNew Rochelle in 2008 and in 2015 with a Masters in Public Health from Monroe College. She ispursuing a doctorate degree in public health from Capella University.4BOARD OF DIRECTORS NYSNA CONVENTION 202111

BOARD OF DIRECTORS11. Michelle Jones, RN, MSN, ANP-C, has been practicing as an Adult Nurse Practitionerfor over 10 years with experiences in Pre-Surgical Testing and Interventional Radiology.She has been a Registered Nurse for over 30 years with experiences in Critical Care, PostAnesthesia Care, Cardiology and Medical-Surgical Oncology.12. Sonia M. Lawrence, RN, BSN, is a graduate of Hunter Bellevue School of Nursing.She has been an ICU nurse at Lincoln Hospital, president of the LBU at LincolnHospital, and Director At Large on the statewide NYSNA Executive Board. She countsbeing a single parent to her son as her greatest achievement.1213141516171819202013. Benny K. Mathew, RN, MS, CCRN, CEN, SCRN, believes compassion is not submission,but it is courage to witness the pain and a willingness to fight for patients over profits. Hebelieves he must honor the sacrifices of workers from past generations by working hard. Heimplores NYSNA members to work towards the change they want to see.14. Ari Moma, RN, MSA, is the current IMC LBU chairperson, worked tirelessly withother unions, elected officials, clergy and community to keep interfaith Medical Centeropen. He fights for the underserved.15. Jean Erica Padgett, RN. Her journey in nursing began with an associate degreefrom SUNY Farmingdale. From there she studied at St. Joseph’s Patchouge campus fora BSN. She is currently finishing an MPH in healthcare policy & administration. Shebelieves that it is easy for nurses to care for others, while neglecting themselves, notingthat being involved with NYSNA is a form of self-care.REGIONAL DIRECTORS16. Bruce Lavalle, RN, AD BS, MSN, MS, CCRN (South Eastern Region) has worked inthe ICU, ER and Recovery Room for over 35 years. He is a delegate for the 1st and 2ndDelegate Assemblies, and LBU Vice President at PBMC17. Aretha Morgan, RN (Southern Region) received a Baccalaureate degree in Nursingfrom the College of Mount Saint Vincent. She recently obtained a Masters in NursingEducation and is seeking a degree in Family Nurse Practitioner. She is a clinical instructor.18. Steven Bailey, RN (Western Region) has worked in the medical profession for over40 years. He works for the Erie County Medical Center – Terrace View Long Term Care.19. Catherine Dawson, RN, CNOR, MSN (Central Region) has been a registered nursesince 1984 and has had many different specialties over that time span. One of thethings she loves about nursing is how with one education, a person can have a varietyof professional options.20. Cynthia Lena, RN (Lower Hudson/NJ Region) works in the Emergency Departmentat Vassar Brothers Medical Center. She was formerly an Executive Committee VicePresident. She is an active member in local and regional LBU’s.21. Bill Schneider, RN, CCRN (Eastern Region) is a PACU staff nurse and sits on theLBU at Adirondack Medical Center. Besides representing his fellow nurses, his interestsinclude protection of rural and public sector healthcare, and universal healthcare.EXECUTIVE DIRECTORPatricia Kane, RN, CNOR, was appointed Executive Director in December 2019. Prior to thatshe served as NYSNA Treasurer and was an active NYSNA member-leader for more than20 years. She worked as a staff nurse in the cardiothoracic operating room at Staten IslandUniversity Hospital in Staten Island for most of her career.NYSNA CONVENTION 2021 BOARD OF DIRECTORS5

2021 CONVENTION COMMITTEESBYLAWS COMMITTEEAnthony Ciampa, RN, New York PresbyterianMarion Enright, RN, Nathan Littauer HospitalTracey Kavanagh, RN, Flushing HospitalNella Pineda-Marcon, RN, Mt. Sinai MorningsideNancy Hagans, RN, Maimonides Medical Center (ex-officio)RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEEMatthew Allen, RN, Mt. Sinai HospitalMarie Boyle, RN, South Shore University HospitalJudith Cutchin, RN, NYC H H/Woodhull HospitalNancy Hagans, RN, Maimonides Medical Center (ex-officio)Aretha Morgan, RN, New York Presbyterian HospitalCREDENTIALS COMMITTEEDiane Groneman, RT, Peconic Bay Medical CenterMichelle Jones, RN, Flushing HospitalAretha Morgan, RN, New York Presbyterian HospitalBill Schneider, RN, Adirondack Medical CenterMarva Wade, RN, Retired6CONVENTION COMMITTEES NYSNA CONVENTION 2021

2021 VIRTUAL CONVENTION AGENDAOCTOBER 27, 2021Virtual Meeting Opens. 7:30 AM – 8:00 AMlLog in and get ready to participate!Together We Rise: United for Our Patients, Our Practice, and a Just Recovery for All. 8:00 AM – 10:00 AMlWelcome and IntroductionlInvocation and National AnthemlPresident’s MessagelExecutive Director MessagelPanel Discussion, with Frontline NYSNA MemberslSpeeches from Invited GuestsBreak . 10:00 AM – 10:30 AMVirtual Business Meeting. 10:30 AM – 12:30 PMlCall meeting to orderlTechnology reviewlCredentials committee report, establish quorumlBoard reportslProposed Bylaw AmendmentslProposed ResolutionsBreak . 12:30 PM– 2:00 PMVirtual Business Meeting, Cont’d. 2:00 PM – 4:30 PMlResolutions ContinuedlRaffle!NYSNA CONVENTION 2021 VIRTUAL AGENDA7

2021 PROPOSED STANDING RULESNYSNA’s concern for the health, safety and welfare of the Delegates, members and guests because of theCOVID-19 pandemic led the Board to determine to hold the 2021 Convention virtually. The challenge ofholding our meeting using an all-virtual platform requires this Convention to be held with modified standingrules. The Board of Directors adopted these Rules on September 24, 2021 in order to allow the Convention tooperate in this virtual environment.1. Delegate Check-inDelegates must check in for the Convention using the information provided by NYSNA.2. Resolutions and Agenda a. The Board shall determine the order of the Resolutions that will be considered by the Delegates. TheConvention may change the order of business by a two-thirds vote. b. Resolutions submitted after the 30-day deadline will only be considered if approved by a two-thirds(2/3) vote of the Delegates, without debate, after all timely-submitted resolutions have been considered.The Board of Directors may submit a late agenda item at any time. c. Resolutions submitted to the Convention on which no action has been taken by the Delegates shall bereferred to the Board of Directors when the Convention adjourns. d. The Convention may only act on business which is on the advance published agenda approved by theBoard of Directors and the Convention. e. The President, in consultation with the parliamentarian, will review the agenda items prior to theirbeing taken up on the floor of the Convention to determine whether any items should be ruled out oforder. If the proponent wishes to appeal the determination to the Convention floor, such appeal will onlybe heard at the conclusion of the resolution agenda.3. Recognition to Speaka. The Chair will recognize speakers in the order in which they enter the queue. b. A Delegate desiring to speak to a question before the Convention shall not speak until recognized bythe Chair.c. No one shall speak until a motion and, if applicable, an amendment, is displayed on the screen. d. Before speaking, a Delegate recognized by the Chair must state their name, their LBU, and whetherthey are in favor of or opposed to the motion or amendment.4. Debate and Voting a. Only Convention Delegates may participate in the debate and vote. Staff recognized by the Chair mayspeak but may not make a motion or vote. Delegates will use the digital options provided by NYSNA toparticipate in the debate and voting. b. Once an agenda item (main motion) is moved and seconded, it is open for debate and any Delegate mayspeak to the proposal. A Delegate may also make an amendment or raise one of the Points discussed in h,i and j, below. c. The “whereas” clauses of all resolutions and amendments before the Convention shall not be read ordisplayed on the screen. d. A motion may be withdrawn by its mover and seconder before a vote is taken thereon, withoutobjection from the Delegates. e. After a question before the Convention is put to a vote, all Delegates who are awaiting their turn tospeak shall be cleared from the speakers’ queue.8STANDING RULES NYSNA CONVENTION 2021

2021 PROPOSED STANDING RULES f. If, during debate, no additional speakers remain in the speakers’ queue, the Chair shall close debate andput the question to a vote. g. Delegates shall vote by selecting either the “for” or “against” digital option. As a result of the digitaltabulation of votes, there shall be no division of the house and no roll call votes. A Delegate must be inattendance in the virtual meeting to cast their vote. h. A Delegate may raise a Point of Information by selecting the designated digital option. Points ofInformation may only be used to request information. A request for information must be framed as aconcise question necessary to obtain factual information relating to a question under consideration. TheDelegate has 15 seconds to ask their question and may not interrupt another Delegate who has the floor todo so. The request will take precedence over other speakers, except those making a Point of Order. i. A Delegate may raise a Point of Order by selecting the Point of Order digital option. A Point of Ordermay only be used to raise a question as to whether the Chair is following the correct parliamentaryprocedure. If a Delegate raises a Point of Order, the Chair will ask them to state the parliamentary pointand then will rule on it. j. A Delegate may raise a Point of Personal Privilege only if there is a matter of urgency affecting the entirebody or for serious matters involving the Delegates’ ability to participate in the meeting. k. A Delegate seeking to appeal a ruling of the Chair must state their reasons for the appeal, following whichthe Chair may state their reasons for the ruling. All appeals from rulings of the Chair shall be treated asundebatable. Appeals must be initiated by using the designated method to seek recognition from the Chair.5. Limitations on Debate a. A Delegate may only speak in debate for two (2) minutes and may not speak twice on any motion oramendment unless permission is granted by the Chair, without debate, for a 30-second extension. ADelegate who has spoken once in debate may not speak again until all Delegates in the queue have hadthe opportunity to speak. b. Except for debate on a constitutional amendment, the debate on any motion or amendment shallbe limited to three (3) speakers for and three (3) speakers against unless the Chair, in her discretion,allows two (2) additional speakers for and two (2) additional speakers against. The debate on a Bylawamendment shall be limited to five (5) speakers for and five (5) speakers against unless the Chair, in herdiscretion, allows two (2) additional speakers for and two (2) additional speakers against. c. A member seeking to close debate who is recognized by the Chair may not speak for or against themotion before moving to close debate, and shall make the motion to close debate from either the “for” or“against” digital option6. Amendments to Motions and Out of Order Motions a. In light of the challenges of a virtual Convention, members are encouraged to submit amendments toa motion using the online form at no later than 5 pm on Friday, October22. No seconds are required for the amendment to be considered. Amendments will be considered in theorder in which they are received. Time permitting, each proposed amendment shall be considered, andthe movant shall be the first speaker. If more than one Delegate submits a proposed amendment that isthe same or very similar, the first person to have submitted the amendment shall be the movant. b. The following motions are out of order: A motion to suspend the Rules, table, call for a division of thehouse or roll-call vote, rescind or reconsider, and divide or consider the question by paragraph. Whereappropriate, in the interest of concluding the business before the Convention, the Chair may rule othermotions out of order.NYSNA CONVENTION 2021 STANDING RULES9

TECHNOLOGY DETAILSUsing the Convention WebsiteSupported computers:The convention will be hosted on a special website that allowsall members to view the proceedings, and delegates to raisetheir hands to speak, raise procedural issues, and vote.Browser: Newest version of Google Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge,or SafariAll participants will need an internet-connected device toparticipate in the convention. We recommend that virtualparticipants use a laptop or a tablet. Participants attendingthe watch party at the Sheraton may use a laptop, tablet, orsmartphone. If you are attending the watch party you mustbring your own device and a charger – no backup deviceswill be available.All registered delegates, alternates, and member observerswill be emailed instructions on Monday, Oct. 18 to set yourusername and password for the convention website. You mustset your password by Tuesday, Oct. 26 at 3:00 PM to guaranteeyour participation in the convention.Operating System: Windows 7 , Mac OS X 10.7 , or Ubuntu 10 Close all other tabs, browsers, and programs while streamingthe live event. Slower internet speeds or system specs mayrequire reducing the quality of the video stream.Participants in the watch party will have the video streamautomatically disabled to improve your connection speed.If you decide to attend at home instead, you must [email protected] so we may enable your video.Supported Tablet or Mobile DevicesliPad: SafariliPhone: SafarilAndroid: ChromeOnly already registered attendees can set up a username andpassword. Your username will be the email address we haveon file for you.Special instructions for iPhone, iPad, and Mac usersThe password you set must be at least 8 characters long andinclude an uppercase letter, lowercase letter, a number, anda punctuation mark.Many browsers on iPhones, iPads, and Macs have specialfeatures that prevent the site from loading properly. Pleasefollow these steps.Please note: when you set your password, you will also be askedfor your phone number. If you are a delegate and ask to speakat the convention, this is the number that we will call you toconnect you to the live broadcast. You must provide a numberthat you will be able to answer during the convention.iPhone and iPadAttend a demo sessionAll participants should plan to attend at least one of our twodemo sessions so you can practice using the convention website:1. Go to Settings.2. Click on Safari.3. Privacy & Security.4. Turn the toggle ‘Prevent Cross Site Tracking’ to ‘Off’5. Turn the toggle ‘Block All Cookies› to ‘Off’For MacOS devices when using SafarilMonday, Oct. 25, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM1. Go the Safari app on your Mac,lTuesday, Oct. 26, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM2. Choose Safari Preferences, then click Privacy Tab.Please put these sessions in your calendar now. We will sendyou instructions on how to participate in the demos after youhave set up your convention username and password.Help Desk3. Uncheck “Prevent cross-site tracking.”4. Uncheck “Block all cookies”For MacOS devices when using ChromeEmail [email protected] if you have any issues orquestions with the convention.1. Open Chrome preferences click on Settings, then ShowAdvanced SettingsHardware Details2. Under Privacy and security, click on Site SettingsWe strongly recommend that you plan to use a laptop or tabletcomputer, not a smartphone, to view and participate in themeeting. The following devices and browsers are supported:10TECHNOLOGY NYSNA CONVENTION 20213. Then Click on Cookies and site data4. Make sure “Block third-party cookies and site data” isnot checked


PROPOSED BYLAWS AMENDMENTSBYLAW PROPOSAL #1: Amending NYSNA Bylaws Article II, Section 1 To Expand TheDefinition Of Non-RN Membership In NYSNASubmitted by Diane Groneman, RT, LBU President, and MelissaCrabb, RVT, Peconic Bay Medical CenterText of the Proposal:ARTICLE II – MEMBERS, DUES, AND AFFILIATESSection 1. Members and DuesA. Members1) A member is one:a) who has been granted a license to practice as a registerednurse in at least one state, territory, possession or Districtof Columbia of the United States or is otherwise lawfully soentitled to practice and who does not have a license undersuspension or revocation, and a non-Registered Nurse in abargaining unit currently represented by the association thatthe association represents or is seeking to represent,MAKER’S RATIONALEWithin NYSNA’s membership there are facilities which notonly incorporate RNs but also other healthcare professionals—examples—Respiratory Therapists, Pharmacists, PhysicalTherapists. These healthcare professionals are strong,supportive members with full rights and privileges in ourunion. Some are LBU Presidents as well as conventiondelegates. They walk next to us in our picket lines, fightfor our members when we are in discipline hearings, andnegotiate contracts we are proud of.NYSNA’s continued fight to organize new facilities across thestate including healthcare professionals can open new doors ofpower as we strive for safe staffing ratios and other healthcarepriorities. This allows NYSNA’s membership to increase morethan if healthcare professions are excluded.POSITION OF THE NYSNA BOARDAction: While the NYSNA Board of Directors recognizes theimportant contributions of our current non-RN members, theirrecommendation is for delegates to vote “NO” on this proposedamendment to the NYSNA bylaws.Rationale: This proposed amendment would expand thedefinition of membership for non-RNs to include not just thosein bargaining units that NYSNA currently represents but alsothose in bargaining units that NYSNA is “seeking to represent.”The intent is to change current policy and expand NYSNA’sorganizing beyond RNs to include other healthcareprofessionals.This would represent a significant shift in NYSNA’sorganizational focus, away from RNs to other healthcareprofessionals. Such a move could create significant conflictwith other healthcare unions in the state. There have alreadybeen several recent examples where other unions haveattempted to organize RNs who NYSNA was interested inrepresenting. And if this bylaw amendment were to pass theseconflicts would almost certainly intensify.This could be quite damaging to the organization, since wewould not only risk losing potential members currently workingin non-union healthcare facilities, but other unions might alsoattempt to decertify NYSNA at our existing facilities.NYSNA CONVENTION 2021 BYLAWS13

PROPOSED BYLAWS AMENDMENTSBYLAW PROPOSAL #2: Creating a New Section in the Bylaws to Mandate Contract RatificationProcedures for all Local Bargaining UnitsSubmitted by: Xenia Greene, RN, Montefiore Moses, ShameleeMorrison-Alexander, RN, Montefiore Moses, Johnaira Dilone,RN, Montefiore Moses, Katherine Fernandez, RN, MontefioreWeiler, Una Davis, RN, Montefiore Moses, Agnes Hunter, RN,Montefiore Weiler, Solomon Kumah, RN, Montefiore Weiler,Mike DeMarco, RN, Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital, PeggyDesiderio, RN, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital, Diana TorresRN, Mount Sinai West HospitalText of the Proposal:Whereas a powerful union contract can assist in deepeningmembers’ ownership and engagement in our contract;Whereas a strong union contract aids members in protectingthe communities we serve, regardless of our community’ssocioeconomic or racial background;Whereas the freedom of expression is intrinsic to democracyand hearing alternative views and analyses is critical forinformed and democratic decision-making;Whereas, we believe a democratic and vibrant culture will buildour union and influence other nurses to join NYSNA;Whereas the right to vote on a contract is only meaningful if itis informed;Therefore be it resolved, that when a tentative agreement isreached, it is marked with additions and strikeouts to indicatechanges from the original agreement;Be it further resolved, that minority reports (statements ofbargaining committee members who are opposed to tentativeagreement) will be provided if any;Be it finally resolved, that the memorandum of agreement anda summary of the tentative agreement including both gains14BYLAWS NYSNA CONVENTION 2021and losses will be provided to all members and be discussedduring at least one widely advertised membership meeting at areasonable time before ratification voting;POSITION OF THE NYSNA BOARDAction: The NYSNA Board of Directors is instructing theConvention Chair to consider this submission as a resolution,not a bylaw amendment.Additionally, even if the proposal is amended to conform tothe format of a bylaw amendment, the Board feels mandating aprescriptive process for contract ratification in NYSNA’s bylawsis not in the best interest of our union given the diverse natureof our Local Bargaining Units.Rationale: This proposal recommends specific procedures forcontract ratification, a subject not currently addressed in theNYSNA bylaws.It is structured and framed as a Convention resolution, not abylaw proposal. The authors put forward an identical resolutionat the 2019 Convention which was not considered because oflimited time.The Board supports full transparency, principles of uniondemocracy and the rights of union members in the contractratification process. However, the Board feels that a “one sizefits all” mandate to contract ratification procedures as presentedcould be harmful to Local Bargaining Units and leaders facingunique circumstances such as potential strikes, lockouts,acceptable offers predicated on full support of the negotiatingcommittee, or very small units that chose to ratify immediatelyupon reaching an agreement, for example.

PROPOSED BYLAWS AMENDMENTSBYLAW PROPOSAL #3 – Amending NYSNA Bylaws Article XII, To Change The ResolutionDeadline To 60 Days Prior To ConventionSubmitted by Solomon Kumah, RN, Montefiore Weiler andJudy Sheridan Gonzalez, RN, Montefiore MosesText of the Proposal:ARTICLE XII – CONVENTIONSection 5. Procedural IssuesB) In order to allow for discussion and debate, Conventionresolutions must be submitted in writing to the Secretary ofthe association at least thirty (30) sixty (60) days prior to theConvention and distributed to delegates at least thirty (30)days prior to the Convention, or as otherwise provided inpolicies and procedures established by the Board of Directorsand approved by the Convention.MAKER’S RATIONALEThe current bylaws allow resolutions to be submitted up to 30days prior to Convention. The process requires the ResolutionsCommittee to meet after this date to review the submittedresolutions and ensure they are:l legall not contradicted by other bylaws sectionsl understandableResolution submitters can be contacted at that time forclarification and suggestions, to ensure that their submissionscan be deliberated upon at the meeting.can occur very close to the actual convention making theirreview and discussion challenging—if not impossible—forregional or LBU delegates prior to the convention.The deadline for bylaws amendments is 75 days prior to theconvention which allows for their discussion. As resolutionsare not quite at the same level as bylaws amendments, wethink 60 days provides for enough advance time for theirreview by delegates, given the above process.POSITION OF THE NYSNA BOARDAction: The NYSNA Board of Directors’ recommendation is fordelegates to vote “YES” on this proposed amendment to theNYSNA bylaws.Rationale: This proposal would move the submission deadlinefor resolutions to

She earned her Associate Degree from Helene Fuld in 2001, graduated with a BSN from college of New Rochelle in 2008 and in 2015 with a Masters in P