All New Business Items shall be submitted by noon on the first business day of the annual convention.
Platform: The Platform shall be defined as a general
philosophical belief that serves as a continuing guide to Association policy.
Resolution: A resolution shall be defined
as a formal expression of opinion, intent, belief or position of the
Association. It shall set forth general
concepts in clear concise language, shall be broad in nature, shall state the
position of the Association positively, and shall be consistent with the Goals
of the Association. A resolution is more specific than a Platform item, is a
request for something attainable, and is more general in nature and timeliness
than a New Business Item.
Business Item: A New Business Item shall be defined as a
statement that relates to the establishment and/or implementation of
resolution, policies, or programs for the Association. They should be specific
in nature and terminal in application.