SPECIAL & AD HOC COMMITTEES
Chairs of Permanent Committees.
With the exception of the chair of the Finance Committee, the chairs of the permanent committees shall be appointed by the president upon the recommendation of the Nominating Committee. The chair of the Athletes Advisory Committee shall be appointed by the president upon the recommendation of the Nominating Committee from among the ten athletes elected to the Board of Directors pursuant to Article VIII, Section 3 hereof. With the exception of the chair of the Finance Committee, the chair of a permanent committee may be removed by the president with the concurrence of the Board of Directors.
Special and Ad Hoc Committees. The president, with the concurrence of the Board of Directors, may from time to time designate and appoint or abolish special and ad hoc committees and chairs thereof and special offices and officers, each with such duties as may be determined from time to time by the Board of Directors or by the president with the concurrence of the Board of Directors. The chairs of special and ad hoc committees and any officers appointed pursuant to this section may, upon the invitation of the president, attend meetings of the Board of Directors and, when present, will be accorded the privileges of the floor.
Athlete Representation. At least twenty percent (20%) of all committees, subcommittees, task forces and all other types of legislative bodies including the Governing Council, whether permanent, special, ad hoc or otherwise, shall consist of individuals who are athletes as defined in Article XXIII, Section 2.
Reports of Action. All actions of all committees shall be reported to the Governing Council and to the Board of Directors at the next ensuing meetings thereof and shall be subject to alteration or cancellation by the Governing Council or by the Board of Directors, provided that no rights or acts of third parties shall be adversely affected thereby.
Duties of Permanent Committees
Enforcement of Official Rules.
Each permanent committee has the duty and power of enforcing and carrying out the official rules which relate to the matters within its jurisdiction.
Formulation of Rules. Each permanent committee has the duty of formulating rules for the matters within its jurisdiction (as outlined in Article XIX hereof) and of keeping said rules current and up to date. Any rule changes therein so formulated shall be submitted to the Board of Directors for action, and no rules or changes therein shall be effective until approved and published as provided in Article XXII hereof.