Bylaws

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ARTICLE 1 — Objects
ARTICLE 2 — Membership Qualifications and Obligations

2.1 Classes and Obligations of Membership
2.2 Eligibility for Membership
2.3 Forced Combinations
2.4 Periodicals Selling Advertising as a Unit
2.5 Member Representative, Vote Representation
2.6 Application for Membership — All
2.7 Application for Publisher Membership
2.8 Publisher Duty to Install and Maintain Records
2.9 Transfer Between Divisions
2.10 Notice of Changes
2.11 Publisher's Statements - Filing and Certification
2.12 Access to Records
2.13 Suspension of Publisher's Statement and Audit Report Service
2.14 Membership Certificates
2.15 Waiver of Damages and Indemnification

ARTICLE 3 — Dues and Service

3.1 Dues Obligation
3.2 Dues by Classification
3.3 Report Service and Audit Costs
3.4 International Publications
3.5 Publications Indebted to AAM
3.6 Adjustment of Dues
3.7 Ownership of Copyright and Indemnification

ARTICLE 4 — Board of Directors

4.1 Responsibility, Vacancies
4.2 Membership Representation
4.3 Nomination and Election
4.4 Powers
4.5 Meetings, Quorum, Attendance
4.6 Committees
4.7 Special Investigation
4.8 Indemnification

ARTICLE 5 — Officers

5.1 Board Officers
5.2 Chairman of the Board
5.3 Secretary
5.4 Treasurer
5.5 CEO, President and Managing Director
5.6 Bonding Officers or Employees
5.7 Removal from Office

ARTICLE 6 — Membership Meetings

6.1 Time and Place of Annual Meeting
6.2 Votes, Proxies
6.3 Quorum
6.4 Resolutions
6.5 Reports
6.6 Special Meetings
6.7 Procedures

ARTICLE 7 — Offenses and Punishments

7.1 Vote Required for Censure, Probation, Expulsion, or Readmission
7.2 Offenses
7.3 Charges by a Member
7.4 Charges by the Managing Director
7.5 Probation
7.6 Sanctions
7.7 Censure
7.8 Expulsion
7.9 Appeal of Board Decisions

ARTICLE 8 —Appeals

8.1 Appeal to Board of Directors
8.2 Procedure

ARTICLE 9 — Resignations

9.1 Publisher
9.2 Nonpublisher
9.3 Release of Right to Assets
9.4 Reinstatement of Membership

ARTICLE 10 — Exceptions

10.1 To Bylaws and Rules
10.2 Procedure
10.3 Vote Required

ARTICLE 11 — Amendments

11.1 Bylaws in Force
11.2 Change in Bylaws and Rules

ARTICLE 12 — Applicable Law

12.1 Choice of Law
12.2 Choice of Forum
12.3 Severability
12.4 Compliance with Law