The following is recommended for consideration and vote at the 2016 Annual Convention:
a. Section 1. General. In each state, commonwealth, or territory in which there is organized a State Guard, State Defense Force, State Military Reserve, or other militia organization, which is officially recognized, responsive to state authority and responsive to the State Guard Commander, and which is satisfactory to the Board of Directors, such organization shall be eligible for membership in this Association as a State Chapter. There shall be no more than one State Chapter per state or territory. The internal organization and operations of State Chapters shall be the prerogative of the chapter. However, only members who are active and in good standing in the same recognized State Guard or State Defense Force may hold office in the same.
b. Article III, Section 3. Voting Rights. The State Chapters in good standing shall cast votes by Delegates at any Association meeting. Each State Chapter in good standing shall have one (1) in the election of Directors, amendments of By-Laws, the adoption of Resolutions, and such other matters as may be referred to the States for action by the Board.
c. Chapter fees raised to $50.