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We are having an HOA meeting today and will be asking the

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We are having an HOA meeting today and will be asking the members present permission to split the duties of the office of Secretary/Treasurer into two separate positions. Our bylaws state it must be put to a vote at the next annual meeting. Rather than waiting a whole year, can there be a motion to suspend the rules of waiting until the following year, to make it effective immediately?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Irwin Law replied 1 year ago.

Our bylaws state it must be put to a vote at the next annual meeting.

When you say "it must be put to a vote", you are referring to an amendment of the bylaws. A "motion to suspend the rules" must be provided for in the bylaws or it will not work. In order to amend the bylaws you must follow the exact procedure prescribed by those bylaws for that purpose. Otherwise, you may find yourselves attacked by other members who are following the issue and perhaps oppose what you are trying to do.