Marty Baker provided an update on the SAAG. Some states and districts bylaws/constitutions are in conflict with NATA’s. One such area brought to the board’s attention is career starter dues. Observing the career starter dues policy of dues relief is not optional at any level. This was voted on by the membership at each district meeting in 2007 and adopted by the NATA board of directors.
The board encouraged states to follow the district practice of having their bylaws state NATA bylaws take precedence in the case of a discrepancy.