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.


Submit a Resolution or a CBL Amendment


2018-2019 CBL Amendments & Resolutions:

Note: The following CBL Amendments and Resolutions were voted on at National Convention in Orlando on August 10, 2018.

Links are pdf files; if you prefer Word Docs they are to the right of the link (Word)

2018-2019 DRAFT CBL Amendments:

Draft CBL-01 – Amend Article II, Section I, AMVETS National Bylaws – Committees (Word) Rejected
Draft CBL-02 – National Officer Term Limit (Word) Rejected
Draft CBL-03 – Department Organization(Word) Rejected
Draft CBL-04 – Monies & Collections (Word) Rejected
Draft CBL-05 – Amend Nat’l Constitution/National Officers (Word) Adopted
Draft CBL-06 – Sexual Harrassment Policy (Word) Adopted
Draft CBL-07 – Amend Life Membership Fund Limits (Word) Adopted as Amended
Draft CBL-08 – National Third Vice Commander Job Description (Word) Adopted as Amended
Draft CBL-09 – Amend National Bylaws – NEC Travel Clarification (Word) Adopted
Draft CBL-10 – Amend National Bylaws – NEC Travel Clarification 2 (Word) Adopted
Draft CBL-11 – Amend National Constitution – NEC Committeemen Effective Date (Word) Rejected
Draft CBL-12 – Amend CBL Amendment & Resolution Submission Process (Word) Rejected
Draft CBL-13 – Amend National Constitution – Free Membership Veterans Day (Word) Rejected

2018-2019 DRAFT Resolutions:

Draft 19-01 Suicide Prevention Outreach (Word) Rejected
Draft 19-02 Veteran Mental Health (Word) Adopted
Draft 19-03 Claims & Appeals Processing (Word) Adopted
Draft 19-04 Vietnam Dust Off Crews (Word) Adopted
Draft 19-05 VA Accountability (Word) Adopted
Draft 19-06 Informed Consent (Word) Adopted
Draft 19-07 Republic of Taiwan (Word) Adopted
Draft 19-08 DPAA Support (Word) Adopted
Draft 19-09 Monitor & Fund Family Caregiver Program (Word) Adopted
Draft 19-10 Rural Veterans (Word) Adopted
Draft 19-11 VA-DoD Mental Health Care & Funding (Word) Adopted
Draft 19-12 Deported Veterans (Word) Adopted as Amended
Draft 19-13 Medicinal Cannabis (Word) Adopted
Draft 19-14 Lao/Hmong Combat Role in Vietnam (Word) Rejected
Draft 19-15 Diversity Day (Word) Rejected
Draft 19-16 New Presumptive Conditions Due to Vietnam Service (Word) Adopted
Draft 19-17 Oppose Tricare Increases (Word) Adopted


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