2023 rule change proposal deadline is Aug. 31

Columbus, OH — The USTA is once again petitioning its membership to submit proposals for changes that they would like to see made to the organization’s official rules.

Current USTA members may submit a rule change proposal using the USTA Rule Change Proposal FormUnder the section titled “Recommended Rule Change/Addition/Deletion,” cite the current rule, if applicable, with the detailed change clearly identifiable. Under “Justification for Change,” address the following:

The specific problem or concern relating to the proposed change
The individual(s) or group(s) that the proposed change will affect
How the proposed change will fix the issue, or how it will benefit the industry
Consider possible drawbacks to the proposed change
Provide supporting information or statistics, if appropriate

Be sure to review the current edition of the USTA Rule Book to determine which rule your proposal is referring. If a current rule doesn’t apply, become familiar with which Rule Book section the proposed rule change would fall under.

Rule change proposals will be presented at each of the 13 annual district meetings. USTA members in attendance at those meetings will review and vote to provide recommendations on each, to be submitted to the full board of directors at its annual meeting where the final decisions on rule change proposals are made.

Have additional questions or need help in coming up with appropriate language for a rule change? Contact T.C. Lane at tc.lane@ustrotting.com or Michele Kopiec at michele.kopiec@ustrotting.com.

Rule change proposals must be received by close of business Wednesday (Aug. 31) to: U.S. Trotting Association, 6130 S. Sunbury Rd., Westerville, OH 43081, memberservices@ustrotting.com or 844.229.1338 (fax).

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