One of the many important business items at national convention is the review and possible amendment of the LWVUS Bylaws. Below is the process that Leagues should use to propose an amendment. All proposed amendments are reviewed by the Bylaws Committee.

Study Committee Appointment

Study Scope

The LWVUS Board will adopt a detailed Study Scope based on the action and intent of Convention to adopt the new or update study. The Board should choose at the beginning of a study between a consensus or concurrence process for the study, unless otherwise determined by the Convention delegates and depending on how simply the issues of the study may be presented to members. The Board should then also adopt a study Timeline (see Addendum) and criteria for what is considered consensus or concurrence for this particular study.

The League joined the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights on a letter to Senators Grassley and Leahy of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee urging their support for S. 1410, the Smarter Sentencing Act of 2013.