AIBC members and honorary members are entitled and encouraged to vote on all proposed new and amended bylaws. The passage of AIBC bylaws requires at least five per cent of the number of eligible voters and a minimum of two-thirds of affirmative majority of ballots cast by eligible voters.
After an extensive consultation period with members, the voting period for the proposed PLI bylaw amendments was set for June 13 to July 13, 2017. The above PLI Bylaw Elector Turnout graphic shows member participation in the e-vote, and will be updated on a weekly basis until July 13.
The proposed bylaws put forward for electronic vote received overwhelming approval from the institute’s voting members, with 80.2% per cent of voters in support. The requisite two-thirds support for the bylaws was achieved.
With an overall participation rate of 36 per cent, voter turnout was record breaking.
The provincial government’s disallowance period for the new bylaws lapses at the end of August 2017, with the bylaws set to come into effect in parallel with the 2019 annual renewal cycle. Council rules and rulings pertaining to PLI are next to be addressed.
Notification, Member Feedback & Results (council rules)
The approved bylaws allow AIBC Council to pass rules about insurance amounts, coverage and other aspects of the mandatory PLI requirement. A draft set of rules was prepared and approved in principle by council as part of the bylaw consultation process, and council will be considering these rules in more detail in the coming months. Before any rules are approved by council about PLI, there is a notification and member feedback period.
Memo to Council (PDF)
President’s Message d. March 1, 2017
President’s Message d. May 31, 2017
List of Professional Liability Insurance Providers in B.C. (PDF)