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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.

Check out proposed resolutions to be voted on during AMVETS’ 76th National Convention in Greensboro, NC, this August.

Any member can propose a Resolution or a CBL Amendment with Department approval, or Committee approval if you are a member of the relevant Committee. Click here for a more detailed explanation.


Submit a Resolution or a CBL Amendment


2019-2020 Draft CBL Amendments & Resolutions:

2019-2020 DRAFT CBL Amendments:

Note: The following CBL Amendments and Resolutions were voted on at National Convention in Louisville, Kentucky.

CBL-02Amend Article III, Section 2, National Bylaws Rejected
CBL-02AAmend Article III, Section 2, National Bylaws Rejected
CBL-03Amend National Constitution Article VII, Section 5 Rejected
CBL-04Amend Article II Section 1 Rejected
CBL-05Amend National Constitution and Bylaws Rejected
CBL-06Amend National Constitution Article VII, Section 5 Rejected
CBL-07Amend National Constitution Article VII, Section 5 Rejected
CBL-07AAmend National Constitution Article VII, Section 5 Rejected
CBL-08Delete Article IX, Section 3A of the National Constitution Rejected
CBL-09Add new Section 3 to Article IV of AMVETS National Bylaws Adopted (as Amended)
CBL-10Amend Article XII, Section 3 of National Constitution Adopted
CBL-11Amend Article XVIII – Fundraising Rejected
CBL-12Amend Article II, Section 1, National Bylaws Rejected
CBL-13National Officer Term Limits Rejected
CBL-14AMVETS Riders Membership Adopted


2019-2020 DRAFT Resolutions:

20-01Investigate Israeli Attack on USS Liberty Adopted
20-02Expanded Eligibility for Agent Orange Related Illness Adopted
20-03Increase Veterans Burial Benefits Adopted
20-04Concurrent Receipt Adopted
20-05Tinnitus & Hearing Loss Presumptive Service-Connection Adopted
20-06VA Claims & Appeals Adopted
20-07Civilian Credentialing for Military Training & Experience Adopted
20-08Support for Veterans & Servicemembers Employment Rights & Housing Adopted
20-09Post-Traumatic Growth Adopted
20-10Continue Fighting to End Veteran Homelessness Adopted (as Amended)
20-11Strengthening Reserve & National Guard Employment Rights Adopted
20-12Support Veterans’ Preference in Public Employment Adopted
20-13Expand Eligibility for VA Family Caregiver Program Adopted
20-14Military Sexual Trauma (MST) Adopted
20-15Prosthetics & Sensory Aids Adopted
20-16Toxic Exposure Adopted
20-17Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Adopted
20-18VA Drug Pricing Initiatives Adopted
20-18AVA Drug Pricing Initiatives Withdrawn
20-19Expand Veteran Treatment Courts Adopted
20-20Support for The State of Israel Adopted
20-21U.S. Flag Protection Adopted
20-22Support for the Rescheduling/Research of Cannabis as Opioid Alternative Adopted
20-23Los Angeles VA Land Use Adopted (as Amended)
20-24Suicide Prevention Outreach Adopted (as Amended)


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