American Veteran Magazine

CBL Amendments & Resolutions

One of the most unique and powerful privileges of AMVETS membership is participating in the policy-making process. During National Convention and National Executive Committee (NEC) Meetings the AMVETS agenda, legislative priorities, programs, and membership issues are determined. Constitution & Bylaw Amendments (CBL) that are passed by the body at National Convention amend or add to the National Constitution and Bylaws; Resolutions that are passed by the body at National Convention are part of AMVETS’ legislative agenda for two years.

Any member can propose a Resolution or a CBL Amendment with Department approval. Click here for a more detailed explanation.


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2017-2018 CBL Amendments & Resolutions:

Note: The following proposed CBL Amendments and Resolutions were voted on at National Convention in Norfolk on August 11, 2017.

2017-2018 CBL Amendments:

CBL-01Sad Sacks Membership Adopted
CBL-02Resolutions Committee Adopted
CBL-03Duties of Commander after Service Rejected
CBL-04Life Member Interest for Ads Rejected
CBL-05Dept Commanders to Vote Rejected
CBL-06Change Name of Ladies Auxiliary Rejected
CBL-07Increase NEC Stipends Rejected
CBL-08IRS Form 990 Rejected
CBL-09National Grievance Committee Rejected
CBL-10Appendix B to Bylaws Rejected
CBL-11Reimbursement Policy for Officers & Subordinates Adopted
CBL-12Amend Investment Policy Adopted
CBL-13Amend Dates of Department Conventions Adopted
CBL-14Remove National 3rd Vice Commander Position Rejected
CBL-15Update Appendix C of the National Bylaws Adopted
CBL-16Allow Sons Wives in the Ladies Auxiliary Rejected


2017-2018 Resolutions:

All Resolutions were Adopted
18-01Burial Benefits
18-02Claims & Appeals
18-03Concurrent Receipt
18-04SBP
18-05Tinnitus
18-06Civilian Credentialing
18-07Employment & Housing Rights
18-08Homeless Prevention
18-09Homeless Women Veterans
18-10Veteran Preference
18-11USERRA
18-12Veteran Treatment Courts
18-13Expand Caregiver Program
18-14MST
18-15Prosthetics
18-16Toxic Exposure
18-17TBI
18-18Women Veterans
18-19Flag Protection
18-20Israel
18-21Republic of Taiwan
18-22VA Drug Pricing Initiatives


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