(1) Subject to this Act, an incorporated association may, by special resolution, alter its rules.
(2) An alteration of the rules of an incorporated association does not take effect unless and until the alteration is approved by the Registrar.
(3) An application for the approval of an alteration to the rules of an incorporated association must be made by the secretary of the association in the approved form—
(a) within 28 days after the alteration was passed by special resolution; or
(b) if a longer time has been allowed by the Registrar—within the time allowed.
S. 50(4) substituted by No. 33/2015 s. 9.
(4) The application must—
(a) be accompanied by a copy of the minutes of the meeting of the association at which the special resolution was passed; and
(b) be accompanied by a consolidated copy of the rules that clearly shows the alteration; and
(c) be accompanied by, or make provision for the payment of, the prescribed fee (if any).
(5) Subject to subsection (6), if an application for the approval of an alteration to the rules of an incorporated association is made in accordance with subsections (3) and (4), the Registrar must approve the alteration.
(6) The Registrar must refuse an alteration to the rules of an incorporated association if the Registrar is satisfied that the alteration is contrary to this Act or the regulations.
(7) If the Registrar approves the alteration of the rules of an incorporated association, the Registrar must give written notice of approval to the association.
(8) If a special resolution provides for more than one alteration of the rules of an incorporated association, nothing in this section prevents the Registrar from approving one or more but not all of those alterations.