Ratification of Constitutional Amendments

Esq. Stephen B. Hanse in Legislative

During our 2018 Annual Conference & Expo, NYSHFA’s membership unanimously approved the attached amendments to our Constitution subject to ratification by the membership at our May 2019 Annual Conference & Expo.

These amendments were a direct result of the efforts of our Strategic Planning Committee to update certain provisions of our Constitution and were fully examined and discussed at meetings of the NYSHFA Board both in December 2017 and April 2018. Additionally, the amendments were published in the Association’s April 2018 Board Book and in our electronic member mailing June 21, 2018.

Specifically, these amendments set forth our mission and vision; provide that the NYSCAL Chair and the Multi-Facility Committee Chair shall serve as voting members of the NYSHFA Board; provide that no more than two officers may be elected from any one region; change all references from “annual convention” to “annual conference;” and change all references from “district” to “region.” These amendments are subject to ratification at our 2019 Conference & Expo due to an oversight in 2018 wherein the amendments were not published “in an official publication of the Association having a general circulation of the membership at least thirty (30) days prior to the “Annual Convention” as required by Article X, § 4 of NYSHFA’s Constitution. The Constitution may only be amended at the Annual Conference & Expo of the membership.

Neil Murray, counsel for our Association, will be available to answer any questions when the amendments are proposed for ratification. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or require any additional information. 


Stephen B. Hanse
President & CEO
518-462-4800 x11