The Chapter 146 Association

"To Preserve and Protect Massachusetts General Law Chapter 146 and to ensure Public
Safety by maintaining a strong license law"

These By-Laws shall supersede all previous additions.

CHAPTER 146 ASSOCIATION

MISSION STATEMENT

"To Preserve and Protect Massachusetts General Law Chapter 146 and to ensure Public Safety by maintaining a strong
license law."
(Added 2006)

It shall be the purpose of the chapter 146 Association to maintain an Association dedicated to the protection and
preservation of Chapter 146 of the Massachusetts general laws that pertain to the personnel and equipment in the power
engineering field and any laws that effect the persons who work under and derive their livelihood from professions or
vocations governed by provisions of Chapter 146 of The Massachusetts general laws. The association will strive to,
through legislative, regulatory or other means to maintain the highest standards and awareness of Stationary Power
Engineering.

ARTICLE 1 - MEMBERS

ARTICLE 2 - OFFICERS

ARTICLE 3 - MEETINGS

ARTICLE 4 - COMMITTEES

ARTICLE 5 - AMENDMENTS OF THE BY-LAWS

ARTICLE 6 - PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORIT
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ARTICLE 1 - MEMBERS

SECTION 1.0
Membership in the 146 associations shall be open to any persons who work under and derive their livelihood from
professions or vocations governed by provisions of Chapter 146 of The Massachusetts general laws. Membership may also
be granted to vendors who’s companies have goods or services that pertain to persons who work under and derive their
livelihood from professions or vocations governed by provisions of Chapter 146 of The Massachusetts general laws.
Membership may also be granted to students who are studying to work under the 146 trades.

SECTION 1.1
Dues shall be payable annually directly to the treasurer of the 146 association in advance, on or before April 1st of each
year.

SECTION 1.2
Annual dues amount shall be determined by a majority of the board of directors at the last regularly scheduled board
meeting before the end of the fiscal year.

SECTION 1.3
The first billing will be sent out to the member by February 1st.

SECTION 1.4
A second billing will be sent out to delinquent members by May 15th stating that if the dues are not received by July 1st
the member will be dropped.

SECTION 1.5
Members shall be considered to be in good standing so long as their dues are paid and their conduct is in conformity with
the standards established by the 146 association. Members may be dropped from the rolls for just cause. A member,
dropped for cause shall have the right of appeal to the Board of Directors of the 146 Association.

ARTICLE 2 - OFFICERS

SECTION 2.0
The elected Officers of this Association shall be a President, a Vice President, a Secretary, a Treasurer and 5 board
members at large. The Board of Directors shall be composed of the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and
the 5 at large board members.

SECTION 2.1
The Officers shall be elected for (1) year at the first business meeting on the first Thursday in April (or second Thursday
as an alternate date in April) of the fiscal year (or special meeting) and shall serve until their successors are elected. *
amended 2009

SECTION 2.2
All of the Officers shall be elected by ballot and their terms of office shall begin at the conclusion of the election and
Installation. Nominations for Officers shall be from the floor.

SECTION 2.3
A vacancy occurring in the office of the President of the Association shall be filled by the Vice President. A vacancy
occurring in the office of Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer or board member at large, of the Association shall be filled
by the Board of Directors who shall elect an incumbent by majority ballot.

SECTION 2.4 - Duties of the President

The President shall:

2.4.1   - Preside at all meetings.

2.4.2   - Be Chairman of the Board of Directors.

2.4.3   - Approve proper vouchers for payment and forward same to the Treasurer.

2.4.4   - Appoint Special Committees as directed by the Board of Directors.

2.4.5   - Appoint members to Standing and Special Committees other than as directed by the Board of Directors when
such emergency action is deemed imperative to the best interest of the Association.

2.4.6   - Serve as member ex officio of all committees except a committee created to investigate the office of President of
the association.

2.4.7   - Perform such other duties as may be directed by the Board of Directors or in the President’s own discretion when
deemed to be in the best interest of the Association.

SECTION 2.5 – Duties of the Vice President

The Vice President shall:

2.5.1   - Preside over all member and board meetings in the absence of the President.

2.5.2   - Fill the office of the President upon the death or inability of the President to fill that office.

2.5.3   - Serve as member of the Board of Directors.

2.5.4   - Perform such other duties as the President, Board of Directors shall direct.

2.5.5   - Assist the President in the discharge of his/her duties.

SECTION 2.6 - Duties of the Secretary

The Secretary shall:

2.6.1   - Keep a record of the transactions of the association; keep all other properties of the association. Keep the
minutes in all membership and board meetings.

2.6.2   - Keep a roll of the membership.

2.6.3   - Issue calls for membership meetings or special meetings as directed by the President, issue calls for the meetings
of the Board of Directors, serve as the Secretary of the Board of Directors.

2.6.4   - Serve as a member of the Board of Directors.

2.6.5   - In the absence of the President and Vice President or failure of the Board of Directors to fill the office of the
President, preside at all meetings.

2.6.6   - Attest all proper bills and orders and prepare vouchers therefore against proper accounts for submission to the
President.

2.6.7   - Issue with in 15 days, of all meetings, a copy of the minutes to all of the board of directors.

2.6.8   - Procure, in the amounts to be determined by the Board of Directors, indemnity bonds for any member of the
association having access to the funds of the association.

2.6.9   - Supply each member in good standing with Official Membership Cards.

2.6.10 - Receive all communications.

SECTION 2.7 – Duties of the Treasurer

The Treasurer shall:

2.7.1   - Deposit all Association monies in depositories designated by the Board of Directors.

2.7.2   - Upon receipt of proper vouchers on the Treasury, draw checks in payment thereof against the specified accounts.

2.7.3   - Submit a financial statement of all the accounts of the Association quarterly to the board of directors and each
member of the Committee on Finance and Audit.

2.7.4   - Open their books at all times for inspection by any authorized Officer, Person or Committee of this Association.

2.7.5   - Serve on the board of directors.

SECTION 2.8 – Duties of the board of directors

It shall be the duty of the Board of Directors to:

2.8.1   - The board of directors shall consist of the president, vive-president, secretary, treasurer and the 5 directors at
large.

2.8.2   - Create a General Fund; designate the depositories in which shall be kept the funds of this Association.

2.8.3   - When meeting at board, or special meetings a quorum of the Board of Directors shall consist of a majority of the
members elected and seated. When expediency dictates, the Board of Directors may conduct its business by
referendum. Such referendum shall be by vote upon propositions communicated to the Board through the office of
the president, and a majority vote shall be binding unless otherwise specified.

2.8.4   - Appoint such committees, as they shall deem necessary.

2.8.5   - Present to the membership at the last business meeting before the end of the fiscal year the Associations budget
of anticipated revenue and planned expenditures for the ensuing year.

2.8.6   - Authorize expenditures from the General Funds of the Association.

2.8.7   - Makes all contracts in the name of the association.

ARTICLE 3 - MEETINGS

SECTION 3.0
Special meetings may be called by the President upon the authority of a majority of the Board of Directors.

SECTION 3.1
The Secretary shall within reasonable time send notices of such meetings to all members.

SECTION 3.2
Only Officers and members present at meetings shall be entitled to vote. A member, regardless of position or office, shall
be entitled to but one (1) vote on each proposition that may come before the association.

SECTION 3.3
A quorum at all membership meetings shall consist of at least 10 members.

SECTION 3.4
The association shall hold at least 2 regularly scheduled membership meeting a year.

SECTION 3.5
The fiscal year of the association shall be April 1st though March 31st.

SECTION 3.6
Other meetings of the membership or the Board of Directors shall be called by its Chairman through the Secretary as
follows.

3.6.1   - By the President when in his/her judgment the best interest of the Association may thus be served.

3.6.2   - By a petition concurred on by a majority of the Board of Directors. Such petitions shall be submitted to the
President.

3.6.3   - By a petition concurred on by any 10 members in good standing. Such petitions shall be submitted through the
office of the President.

ARTICLE 4 - COMMITTEES

SECTION 4.0

The board of directors may appoint such other committees not covered in the by-laws, as they shall deem necessary.

SECTION 4.1- Election Committee

4.1.1   - There shall be a committee on elections composed of at least 2 members appointed annually by the board of
directors.

4.1.2   - The elections committee shall find a full slate of officers willing to run for all officers for the 146 associations.

4.1.3   - The election committee shall present the slate of officers to the membership at the meeting at which elections are
held.

4.1.4   - Nominations for all officers must still be taken from the floor.


SECTION 4.2 – Membership Committee

4.2.1   - There shall be a committee on membership composed of at least 4 members appointed annually by the board of
directors.

4.2.2   - The committee shall be in charge of and directed to come up with all plans for membership ideas, membership
drives and membership retention.

4.2.3   - The committee shall deliver to the board of directors for approval, in writing, all membership programs.

4.2.4   - The committee shall provide the board of directors, in writing, for it’s approval the anticipated cost of such
programs.


SECTION 4.3 – Finance and Audit Committee


4.3.1   - There shall be a committee on fiancé and audit composed of 2 members, none of which may be members of the
board of directors, appointed annually by the board of directors.

4.3.2   - The committee shall audit the financial reports of the Secretary and Treasurer on an annual basis.

4.3.3   - Submit to the Board of Directors by March 1st of each year an audited financial statement of the Association.

4.3.4   - Cause the books of the association to be audited any time to be presented to the membership, at a membership
meeting, when 10 or more of the membership calls for an audit in writing and submitted to the board of directors.
Said audit to be presented at the next membership meeting after the request.

4.3.5   - The Board of Directors can, at any time, require the books of the Association to be audited.

SECTION 4.4 – Communications Committee

4.4.1   - There shall be a committee on communications composed of at least one member appointed annually by the board
of directors.

4.4.2   - A web master shall come from this committee who will be in charge of keeping the web site up to date.

4.4.3   - The president or the vice president shall approve all information posted on the web site.

4.4.4   - The association’s newsletter will be published from this committee.

4.4.5   - The newsletter will be sent out to all members a minimum of 4 times a year.

SECTION 4.5 – By-laws Committee

4.5.1   - There shall be a committee on by-laws composed of 3 members appointed annually by the board of directors.

4.5.2   - The duties of the above Committee shall be as specified in the By-Laws of article 5.


SECTION 4.6 - Legislative Committee

4.6.1   - There shall be a committee on legislation composed of at least 4 members appointed annually by the board of
directors.

4.6.2   - The committee shall Identify those legislators, state wide officers and candidates for such officers who are
Important to the decision making process over legislation and/or regulations which affect said chapter 146.

4.6.3   - The committee will strive to raise awareness of Massachusetts legislators, constitutional officers and candidates
for such officers of Issues, both legislative and regulatory, which affect those persons who work under and derive
their livelihood from professions or vocations governed by provisions of chapter 146 of the Massachusetts General
Laws.

4.6.4   - Provide a means of educating public officials on the Importance of maintaining licensed and qualified persons to
operate the machinery and equipment regulated by chapter 146.

4.6.5   - To support the election and re-election of candidates to state wide and legislative offices who support the goals
and Issues deemed Important to the membership of the chapter 146 association.

ARTICLE 5 - AMENDMENTS OF THE BY-LAWS

SECTION 5.0
These By-Laws may be amended by a majority vote of the members present and voting at a regular or special membership
meeting.

SECTION 5.1
Any proposals to amend these By-Laws shall originate from a written request to do same and signed by at least nine
members in good standing.

SECTION 5.2
All proposed Amendments to the By-Laws shall be submitted to the President who shall with In 15 days convey same to
the by-laws committee. The by-laws committee shall with In 15 days check for the Impact of the proposed change upon
the entire effect of the by-laws and report same with recommendations to the board of directors.

SECTION 5.3
Notice of the proposed Amendment(s) and of the vote for same to the by-laws must be conveyed to the membership before
an official vote can be taken. The vote shall be taken at the next regularly scheduled membership or special meeting.

SECTION 5.4
Any amendment accepted by a vote shall become effective at the close of that meeting.

SECTION 5.5
Any amendment accepted shall, with In 15 days, be posted on the association’s web site and conveyed to the membership.

ARTICLE 6 - PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY

SECTION 6.0
The rules contained in “Roberts Rules of Order Revised” shall govern this association on all cases to which they are
applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these By-Laws.