National Plant Board

Central Plant Board Constitutions and By-laws

Central Plant Board Constitution

ARTICLE I. The name of this organization shall be “Central Plant Board”.

ARTICLE II. The purpose of this organization shall be to promote better understanding, uniformity and efficiency in the enactment and administration of laws and other instruments of regulatory authority, designed to advance and protect agriculture, horticulture, and forestry on state, national, and international levels.

ARTICLE III. The members of this organization shall be the chief plant pest regulatory officer of the member states.
Section 1. The member states shall be Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and
Wisconsin.
Section 2. In the transaction of Central Plant Board official business, each state
shall be entitled to one vote which is to be cast by the chief plant pest
regulatory officer or his/her authorized representative from his/her own state.
Section 3. A quorum shall consist of a number of members representing a majority of the member states.
Section 4. All meetings of the Central Plant Board shall be conducted in accordance
with the Roberts “Rules of Order”.

ARTICLE IV. The officers shall consist of President, Vice-President, and Secretary-Treasurer.

ARTICLE V. Activities of the Central Plant Board shall be supported by a contribution by the member states. The annual dues for membership and reports of the Central Plant Board shall be determined annually by CPB members in accordance with expense needs.

ARTICLE VI. The constitution may be amended at any regular meeting by a three-fourths vote of those present providing those present constitute a quorum.
(As amended at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Central Plant Board, Chicago, Illinois, February 17-19, 1976)
(As amended at the 85th Annual Meeting of the Central Plant Board, Des Moines, Iowa, March 5, 2009).
(As amended at the 87th Annual Meeting of the National Plant Board, Louisville, Kentucky, August 5, 2013).

 

Central Plant Board By-Laws

ARTICLE I. The duties of the officers shall be those usually assigned to such officers.

ARTICLE II. The executive committee shall consist of the officers, together with the members of the Board of Directors of the National Plant Board from the Central Plant Board.

ARTICLE III. The officers shall be elected at each Annual Meeting for a one year term beginning at the conclusion of the National Plant Board Annual Business meeting.
If the president vacates the office prior to the completion of the current term, the order of succession shall proceed as follows:
1. The vice-president shall assume the office of president.
2. The secretary-treasurer shall assume the office of vice-president.
3. A new secretary-treasurer shall be elected.

If the vice-president vacates the office prior to the completion of the current term, the order of succession shall proceed as follows:
1. The secretary-treasurer shall assume the position of vice-president.
2. A new secretary-treasurer shall be elected.

If the secretary-treasurer vacates the office prior to the completion of the current term, a new secretary treasurer shall be elected.
Officers serving out a vacated office are expected to serve out the remainder of that term in addition to serving the full term of the normal term succession.
The Central Plant Board representatives on the Board of Directors of the National Plant Board shall consist of the President of the Central Plant Board, the Central Plant Board member currently serving as an officer of the National Plant Board or as immediate past President of the National Plant Board, and the Vice-President of the Central Plant Board (at-large member). The Secretary/Treasurer shall serve as the alternate, as needed. An elected member to the Board of Directors of the National Plant Board shall be elected for a one-year term and shall be eligible for reelection.

ARTICLE IV. The duties of the executive committee shall be to consider and to act upon matters pertinent to the interest of the Central Plant Board, which arise between regular Central Plant Board meetings, and accordingly to advise the members thereon.

ARTICLE V. The President shall appoint members to fill vacancies on standing committees and may appoint special temporary committees to investigate and make recommendations on specific problems.
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ARTICLE VI. A sum of money, in accordance to needs and within the limits of available funds, shall be appropriated annually to the National Plant Board by and at the discretion of the Central Plant Board. The money paid into the Treasury of the Central Plant Board shall be available for paying any ordinary expenses of the Central Plant Board, including paying part or all of the expenses of the Central Plant Board’s member, or members of the Board of Directors of the National Plant Board to the Annual Meeting, or to special meetings, of the National Plant Board insofar as funds will permit. See Appendix D. Extraordinary expenses, such as travel, subsistence, lodging, and for personal needs, must be approved by a majority of the executive committee before such expenditures are made

ARTICLE VII. The time and place of the Annual Meeting shall be determined by the executive committee.

ARTICLE VIII. Delegates elected to the Board of Directors of the National Plant Board shall take office at the conclusion of the National Plant Board Annual Business meeting.

ARTICLE IX. The by-laws may be amended at any regular meeting by a three-fourths vote of those present, providing those present constitute a quorum.
(As amended at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Central Plant Board, Chicago, Illinois, February 17-19, 1976.)
(As amended at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Central Plant Board, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, February 21-24, 1977.)
(As amended and revised at the 61st Annual Meeting of the Central Plant Board, St. Louis, MO, Feb 19-21, 1985.)
(As amended and revised at the 74th Annual Meeting of the National Plant Board, Wilmington, Delaware, August 14, 2000.)
(As amended at the 85th Annual Meeting of the Central Plant Board, Des Moines, Iowa, March 5, 2009).
(As amended at the 87th Annual Meeting of the National Plant Board, Louisville, Kentucky, August 5, 2013).

 

Last Modified: January 14, 2016