Procedures for Bylaws Review

Bylaws should be reviewed annually, and updated every three years by the bylaws committee (three to five people )of the association, chaired by the parliamentarian. The procedures and instructions to complete the bylaws are found inside the front cover of each set of bylaws.

Before beginning the process, consult with your council or district parliamentarian. Obtain a copy of your current bylaws; decide if any changes are needed. The committee then prepares a detailed list of proposed amendments, which is presented to the executive board for approval.

If using paper bylaws, order blank copies online at: When you receive your blank bylaws, follow the instructions on page ii.

If you are using electronic bylaws read the instructions at:

Local PTAs that need a current copy of their approved bylaws should contact the Delta Council of PTAs or the Thirty-Second District PTA parliamentarian for assistance. Council and district PTAs maintain file copies of current approved bylaws for member units.

California State PTA does not provide bylaws to units, councils, districts electronically. Unit, council or district bylaws should NOT be scanned or posted on any publicly-accessible website. Bylaws always include officer signatures, which must be protected from inappropriate use. Websites generally do not provide any measure of security and may be accessed by anyone, including those who are not members of the association.

At this time Delta Council does not have a parliamentarian, so you should submit your bylaws through the council President.


The Essential Role of Bylaws

Electronic Bylaws (in English) and highly recommended

Paper (standard) Bylaws

Bylaw Review Information

Bylaws Q&A

For more information visit, Bylaws and Standing Rules on the CAPTA website.