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 Proposed CBL Amendments & Resolutions:

Note: The following proposed CBL Amendments and Resolutions were voted on at National Convention in Norfolk on August 11, 2017. As Department approved submissions are received they will be posted below. National HQ reserves the right to edit Resolution submissions without changing intent.

Draft 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


Draft 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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