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How To Prepare and Submit Motions

View a Presentation about submitting successful motions to voting members.

Review past motions here.

Resources for developing a motion

Only ACAPT representatives may propose motions.

  • Reps should submit proposed motion development forms and motion language to their ACAPT Reference Committee Liaison for review and approval prior to submission to the ACAPT Board of Directors.
  • Reps should submit proposed motions, including proposed amendments to the Standing Rules, to the ACAPT Board of Directors no later than two months prior to the date of the annual October meeting.
  • Motions that do not meet this two-month requirement shall be considered upon a vote of 2/3 of those institutional representatives present and voting.
  • Use this document ACAPT Representatives Manual which offers a comprehensive "how to" and "what to expect" document for our voting members and motion-makers.  This document includes the forms and reference material you'll need to submit a motion, bylaws amendment, and to understand guidelines or implications of motion language.

Timeline for motion makers

  • June - November: Use the Motion Development Form to draft your motion, share, and consult.
  • July: Reference Committee Virtual Appointments. Email acaptrc@gmail.com to schedule.
  • August 1: Deadline for submission of completed Motion Development Form and Main Motion Template to acaptrc@gmail.com. Reference Committee Virtual Appointments. Email acaptrc@gmail.com to schedule.
  • September: Reference Committee Virtual Appointments. Email acaptrc@gmail.com to schedule.
  • October: Reference Committee available to meet at various times in person at the Educational Leadership Conference (ELC).  Email acaptrc@gmail.com to schedule.


Contact your ACAPT Reference Committee liaison

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