Proposed Changes to Snow Sports NZ Constitution 2019

Proposed Changes to Snow Sports NZ Constitution 2019 

Motions for the 2019 AGM: 

Motion 1.

Background:  

Drug Free Sport NZ have notified NSO’s of their “Best Practice” recommendations which request Sports Anti-Doping Rules are adopted into the NSO Constitution (removing the option for a regulation or resolution) : 

Best Practice  

§  It is best to adopt the Sports Anti-Doping Rules (SADR) in the sports Constitution. 

§  It is important to explicitly agree to the SADR. 

§  Adoption should be easy to find in governing document. 

§  In many cases, the SADR adoption is clear in one document but then not applied or contradictory in other governing documents.  Sports should ensure consistency with SADR adoption across, for example, any Rules, Regulations, By-Laws, Code of Conduct etc. 

Pg 8. 4.1 c. iv:  
Add new clause as

4.1.c. v: to promote and manage compliance with the Sports Anti-Doping Rules made by Drug Free Sport New Zealand, and any amendments to or replacements of those Rules.

Pg 40:

28.1 Replace with:

Snow Sports NZ adopt the Sports Anti-Doping Rules (“SADR”) made by Drug Free Sport New Zealand pursuant to the Sports Anti-Doping Act 2006, and any amendments to or replacements of those Rules, as their Anti-Doping Policy. 

28.2     Snow Sports NZ agree to be bound by the SADR and any amendments to or replacements of those Rules.  All members of Snow Sports NZ agree to be bound to the SADR through their membership of Snow Sports NZ. 

Motion 2. 

The same rationale applies for Anti Match fixing: 

THAT the Constitution of the NSO be amended as follows:

1.         Add the following sub-clause to the objectives/powers of the organisation:

(X)        to promote and manage compliance with the the New Zealand Policy on Sports Match-Fixing and Related Corruption made by Sport New Zealand , and any amendments to or replacements of this Policy.

2.         Adopt the following clause:

[X].1     Snow Sports NZ adopt the New Zealand Policy on Sports Match-Fixing and Related Corruption made by Sport New Zealand pursuant to the Gambling Act 2003; Racing Act 2003; Crimes Act 1961; Secret Commissions Act 1910, and any amendments to or replacements of those Rules, as its Anti-Match-Fixing Policy.

[X].2     Snow Sports NZ agree to be bound by the New Zealand Policy on Sports Match-Fixing and Related Corruption and any amendments to or replacements of those Rules.  All members of Snow Sports NZ agree to be bound to the New Zealand Policy on Sports Match-Fixing and Related Corruption through their membership of Snow Sports NZ. 

Motion 3. 

Background 

In order to allow internationals to become members of SSNZ and compete in our national events the following is proposed: 

7.2 Competitive Member: A Competitive Member is a person who: a. wishes to compete in Snow Sport Competitive Events; and/or b. holds a FIS or IPC Licence. 

Motion 4. 

In order to allow 16U members a vote it is proposed to adopt the following: 

7.8a. A Junior Competitive Member (under 16 years of age at 31 December in the membership year) is entitled to:

ii. nominate a parent or guardian who will be entitled to vote on their behalf on members of the Sport Committee of their Designated Snow Sport(s) in accordance with Rule 21.4(c).  The parent or guardian so voting must be identified in the Snow Sports NZ Members database at the time of the election, and must specify for which Member they are casting a vote.  For clarity, in the case of siblings who are each Junior Competitive Members, a parent or guardian of the siblings may cast one vote for each sibling who is a Junior Competitive Member.