Bylaws and Code of Ethics and Standard of Professional Conduct
Latest revision January 21, 2020
I. Additional Benefits of Commercial Subscribing Members
(Reference Article II, Section 2 of the KAM Constitution)
Under the following conditions Commercial subscribing members shall be entitled to one free 2" business card size advertisement in the KAM newsletter.
II. Eligibility Requirements for Honorary Members
(Reference Article II, Section 4 of the KAM Constitution)
Under the following conditions individuals who have made significant contributions to the advancement of mapping, land information management, or to the KAM may be bestowed with honorary membership:
III. Annual Dues
(Reference Article II, Section 8 of the KAM Constitution)
The annual dues of the Kansas Association of mappers shall be as follows:
IV. Membership Terms
The membership year shall begin January 1 of each year and end December 31 of the same year.
V. Code of Ethics
The Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct, as outlined in the Professional Designation Program Requirements, is hereby made a part of the Kansas Association of Mappers Bylaws. All members of the KAM shall be subject to said Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct.
(Reference Article III, Section 1 of the KAM Constitution)
These Bylaws may be amended by vote of the Executive Board as provided by Article III, Section 1 of the Constitution.
VII. KAM Sponsorship/Compensation of Conference Attendees
(Reference Article III, Section 5 of the KAM Constitution)
When an Association member(s) in good standing is invited to attend, address, or make a presentation to a conference, meeting or symposium on cartography, photogrammetry, or a related field, the Executive Board may, at its discretion, allocate funds to the attendee(s) under the following conditions:
VIII. Rules for Voting
(Reference Article III, Section 4 and Article VI, Section 4 of the KAM Constitution)
The following rules apply to all votes taken at meetings of the Executive Board and by members eligible and voting at the annual meeting and any special meetings:
IX. Number of Directors
(Reference Article IV, Section 1 of the KAM Constitution)
The number of Directors on the Executive Board shall be subject to the number of members of the organization. Directors shall be elected at each annual meeting. The number of Board Directors on the Executive Board shall remain at 4 until the KAM membership is greater than 300. At that time, the Board may allow additional Directors.
X. Election Procedures
(Reference Article IV, Section 2 of the KAM Constitution)
Election of officers shall be conducted in accordance with the following procedures:
XI. Standing Committees
(Reference Article V, Section I of the KAM Constitution)
Standing committees of the Kansas Association of Mappers are as follows:
The President shall appoint committee chairpersons at the beginning of each fiscal year. Each committee chairperson shall be responsible for submitting a budget for the current fiscal by March 1 of the same year.
XII. Approval of Expenditures
(Reference Article III, Section 1, and Article V, Sections 1 and 4 of the KAM Constitution)
All Association expenditures shall require the approval of the President and Treasurer. However, as provided in the KAM Constitution, Article III, Section 1, the Executive Board may review and approve or reject all fund disbursements.
XIII. The Annual Meeting
(Reference Article VI, Section 1 of the KAM Constitution)
The Association's annual meeting shall be held at the discretion of the Executive Board.
XIV. Dissolution Formula
(Reference Article VII and Article VIII Section 2 of the KAM Constitution)
Any motion to dissolve the Kansas Association of Mappers shall be treated as a constitutional amendment and the rules prescribed under Article VII of the KAM Constitution shall apply. In the unlikely event that the KAM is dissolved its assets shall be divided evenly between Kansas professional associations and/or organizations to be determined by the current Executive Board at the time of dissolution.
XV. Fiscal Year
The Association's fiscal year shall begin January 1 of each year and close December 31 of the same year.
XVI. Term of the Treasurer
The office of Treasurer shall begin January 1 following the election.
XVII. Committee Recommendations
All committee recommendations will come before the Executive Board for final approval.
Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct
Preamble: The functions of the cadastral mapper and other members of the Kansas Association of Mappers (KAM) are professional in character. The purpose of the Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct is twofold. Its primary purpose is to establish clear, precise, ethical and professional guidelines for the cadastral mapper and other members of KAM who earnestly seek to discharge their duty to the public and their profession. Its secondary purpose is to provide minimum standards by which to judge KAM members whose conduct is in question. Each member of KAM agrees that they will: