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Scott G. Hall
Important Election Information and Requirements
Please see the below information from the Nominating Committee Chair, Gene Newman, and members of the committee regarding the February 2016 election for a new PBUS Board of Directors.
To: All PBUS Members
From: Gene Newman, MCBA — Chair, Nominating Committee
Nominating Committee Members
Subject: 2016 Elections for PBUS Board of Directors
Per the adopted PBUS By-laws by the membership in July 2015, the Nominating Committee is comprised of the past Presidents of the association and the current President appoints the Chair of the committee. Per those By-laws, President Scott G. Hall has appointed Gene Newman, MCBA, to serve as Chair of the Nominating Committee. The other members of the committee include Linda Braswell, MCBA and Co-Chair of the committee; Dudley Goolsby, CBA; Armando Roche, MCBA; John Duvall, CBA; and Tony Madrid, MCBA.
There will be three calls for nominations.
Full election information and requirements will be posted on the PBUS website and e-mailed to PBUS members through an e-mail blast. It is the responsibility of all PBUS members to become familiar with this election information prior to the commencement of the 2016 PBUS Winter Conference, Membership Meeting and Expo and the elections for a new PBUS Board of Directors.
- The FIRST CALL for nominations will occur in the PBUS News Update, which is published weekly, as well as notification on the PBUS website and e-mail blast to PBUS members.
- The SECOND CALL for nominations will occur from the floor of the membership meeting, which will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016 in Egyptian Ballrooms A-C at the Luxor Casino and Resort. After the SECOND CALL, the membership meeting will be recessed until it is reconvened on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016.
- The THIRD CALL for nominations will occur at the membership meeting, which will convene on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016 in Egyptian Ballrooms D-G at the Luxor Casino and Resort. After this call for nominations, nominations will be closed and the election held.
PBUS Election Information and Requirements
- Individuals who would like to run for office must have been a PBUS voting member in good standing for the two years immediately prior to the election (February 2014 to February 2016).
- Such voting members must currently be in “good standing,” having voting membership dues paid in full as of the close of registration on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016 at 3 p.m. PST.
- Such voting members must be currently licensed or authorized by a government agency to write or execute bail in the state in which they live.
- In order to be listed on the pre-printed ballot, the Chair of the Nominating Committee, Gene Newman, must receive nominations no later than Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 at 5 p.m. EST. Mr. Newman’s e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Candidates must send an e-mail to Mr. Newman of their intent to run for a specific office and/or of their acceptance of a nomination made by another individual for a specific office to be listed on the pre-printed ballot.
- After Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 at 5 p.m. EST, nominations must be made from the floor during the Membership meeting to be held on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016 in Egyptian Ballrooms A-C and on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016 in Egyptian Ballrooms D-G at the Luxor Casino and Resort.
Voting at the Election:
- Per article three, section two of the PBUS By-laws, voting membership shall comprise those individuals within the United States who are currently licensed or approved by the authorized Governmental agencies within their respective jurisdictions to execute bail bonds for the public sector. Voting membership shall be revoked if the member has their license, permit or right to execute bail bonds revoked by any issuing authority.
- All new voting members, renewals or upgrades from a non-voting to a voting membership (membership must be active) which occur during on-site registration, must provide a copy of the documentation showing that they are licensed or authorized by a government agency to write or execute bail in the state in which they live to be eligible to vote.
- Only voting members of PBUS who are currently in “good standing,” having voting membership dues paid in full by the close of registration on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016 at 3 p.m. PST, are eligible to vote.
- Agency and National Board Certified memberships include two voting members who must meet voting criteria and which must be determined and declared by close of registration on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016 at 3 p.m. PST.
- Eligible voting members must be present to vote; no proxy votes will be accepted.
- Write-in candidates must be properly nominated from the floor and candidates must be present to accept the nomination.
- Nominations may be made from the floor at the membership meeting, held on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016 in Egyptian Ballrooms A-C and at the membership meeting held on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016 in Egyptian Ballrooms D-G at the Luxor Casino and Resort.
- After this call for nominations, nominations will be closed and the election held.
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