||Any member may submit rule change suggestions: Rule Change Suggestion Form
||National Rules Committees complete review for Section A, formulate proposals
||Discipline/breed sport rules committees complete reviews, formulate proposals
||Legal review of proposals, translation, formatting, posting on EC website
||30 day member comment period ends
||Rules committee for each section meets to review comments, finalize changes
||National Rules Committee meets to finalize Section A and report to Sport Council
||Advance copies posted to web site
Rules Amendment Process - All Sections
The following deadlines are an annual timeline for accepting member submissions, creating Rule Change Proposals (RCPs), adopting changes, publishing for Sport License holder/Discipline comments, finalizing RCPs, fulfilling translation requirements, education and web publishing for an annual effective date of January 1.
Step 1: Consistent with the provisions of the rules, “It is the right of every member of Equine Canada to propose amendments to the Rules, subject to the policies, procedures and schedules”. The deadline for member submissions for inclusion in the January 1, 2015 Rulebooks is May 31. Download and use the Rule Change Suggestion form. Forward your suggestions to the addresses on the form.
Step 2: Suggestions for changes will be reviewed by the applicable rules committees.
Step 3: The National Rules Committee will circulate Section A RCPs to the Discipline Rule Committees for review and to confirm cross-references by June 30.
Step 4: Each Section Rules Committee will meet prior to July 31 to accept, modify or reject the proposed RCPs for inclusion in the 2015 Rulebook edition and forward the RCPs to the National Rules Committee for legal review, translation and public comment.
Step 5: Notices will be published announcing proposed changes for all Rulebook sections are available for review and comment on this website with request to direct all comments/suggestions to specific e-addresses by September 30.
Step 6: NRC and Discipline Rule Committees will meet (individually) by teleconference or e-mail to consider pertinent public comments and modify/correct/withdraw any RCPs requiring attention prior to October 15.
Step 7: New editions posted to website by December 1, to become effective January 1, 2015.
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