New York Correction History Society
Section 1. In the event of dissolution, all of the remaining assets and property of the institution shall, after necessary expenses thereof, be distributed to such organizations as shall qualify under Section 501 (e) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended, or, to another organization to be used in such manner as in judgment of a Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York will best accomplish the general purposes for which the society was formed.
Section 2. Organizations to which such assets and property are distributed, if such assets of property are in the nature of scientific or cultural material, shall have collections management policies similar to the Society.
ARTICLE VIII -- Amendment
Section 1. During the first two years of the society's operation, the Constitution and Bylaws may be amended by two-thirds vote of the Board of Trustees upon proposals submitted by the Executive Committee. Upon completion of two years of operation dating from the society's organizational meeting, the Constitution and Bylaws, as thus amended, will be considered finalized and thereafter any amendment will require annual meeting action by the general membership as set forth in Section 2 and Section 3.
Second 2. Two-thirds approval by the membership signed in attendance and voting at the annual meeting, or two-thirds of those ballots counted if mail balloting has been authorized by the Board for that particular annual meeting, shall be required for amending the Constitution and Bylaws once finalized as set forth in Section 1.
Not later than two months prior to the annual meeting, the Board may,
by two-thirds vote of its total number of members, submit for general membership action proposed amendments that had been submitted to the Board by the Executive Committee.
Section 4. The general secretary shall cause notice to be posted on the society's web site and in other ways make known the Board-proposed and/or petition-proposed amendments.