HSS Bylaws Revision – 2016

The 2016 HSS Election includes a proposal to revise Article X of the Society’s Bylaws. The current version of the Article and the revised version are below.

Currently:

ARTICLE X

Indemnity

The HSS shall indemnify members of the Council, officers, and other authorized employees or agents of the HSS against damages awarded against them, and expenses actually and necessarily incurred by them in connection with the defense of any action, suit, or proceeding in which they are made a party by reason of being or having been such a member of the Council, officer, except in relation to matters as to which they shall be adjudged in such action, suit, or proceeding to be liable for misconduct in the performance of their duty.  Such rights of indemnification and reimbursement shall not be deemed exclusive or any other rights to which such member of the Council, officer, authorized employee or agents may be entitled under any Bylaw, agreement, or otherwise.

 

Proposed (changes in red):

ARTICLE X

Indemnity

The HSS shall indemnify members of the Council, officers, and other authorized employees or agents of the HSS against damages awarded against them, and expenses actually and necessarily incurred by them in connection with the defense of any action, suit, or proceeding in which they are made a party by reason of being or having been such a member of the Council, officer, authorized employees or agents of the HSS, except in relation to matters as to which they shall be adjudged in such action, suit, or proceeding to be liable for misconduct in the performance of their duty. Such rights of indemnification and reimbursement shall not be deemed exclusive or of any other rights to which such member of the Council, officer, authorized employee or agents may be entitled under any Bylaw, agreement, or otherwise.