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Pursuant to Standing Board Policy 1.60, the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar publishes this notice of intent to consider the following items for first reading or final action at its May 24, 2019 board of governors meeting in West Palm Beach, Florida. This is governed by Rule 1-12.1, Rules Regulating The Florida Bar. If approved by the board, most of these amendments must still be formally filed with the Supreme Court of Florida, with further notice and opportunity to be heard, before they are officially approved and become effective. Additionally, non-substantive edits to conform to the Supreme Court style guide are not noted in the summary. To receive a full copy of the text of any of these proposed amendments, email [email protected] or call Kelly Smith at 850-561-5751. Reference any requested proposal by its title or item number and date of this publication.

FIRST READING

Tax Section Bylaws – Within Article I, Section 2, adds subdivision (f) to foster members’ service to the general public. Within Article III, Section 1, adds subdivision (i) to identify director of International Tax Division as a Section officer. Within Article III, Section 1, revises subdivision (l) to rename former membership recruitment committee. Within Article III, Section 2, revises subdivision (b) to provide minimum time period for filing nominating petitions for office of chair-elect. Within Article III, Section 2, revises subdivision (c) to maintain current election procedure deadlines consistent with revisions to subdivision (b). Within Article III, Section 3, revises subdivision (c) to cross-reference existing responsibility of Section Secretary. Within Article III, Section 3, revises subdivision (h) to expand responsibilities of director(s) of marketing and membership committee. Within Article III, Section 3, revises subdivision (j) to expand responsibilities of director(s) of legislation and regulations committee. Within Article VI, Section 2, revises subdivision (a)(2) to rename Meetings Committee to Washington, D.C. Trip Planning Committee. Within Article VI, Section 2, revises subdivision (b)(2) to expand Washington, D.C. Trip Planning Committee responsibilities. Within Article VI, Section 2, deletes subdivision (c). Within Article VI, Section 4, deletes subdivision (a)(1)(A)-(B). Within Article VI, Section 4, revises subdivision (b) to conform responsibilities of Federal Tax Division. Within Article VI, adds new Section (5) to create International Tax Division. Within Article VI, Section 8, adds responsibilities to finance committee. Within Article VI, Section 8, adds new subdivision (a) to create meeting committee. Within Article VI, Section 9, expands responsibilities of marketing and membership committee. Within Article VI, Section 11, expands responsibilities of legislation and regulations committee. Within Article IX, Section 3, provides exception to Section compensation policy. Within Article IX, Section 7, provides for updated effective date upon Board of Governors’ approval.