(CAcert Inc Rules change proposal)
Members are not liabile towards debts and liabilities, etc.
This is a clearer, shorter wording, and also it drops the point about "unpaid fees" because there won't be any.
submitted resolution "members liabilities / 1".
Motion to be voted on (New Text)
By deleting rule 10, and inserting in its place:
10. Members' liabilities No member of the association is liable to contribute towards the payment of the debts and liabilities of the association or the costs, charges and expenses of winding up the association.
10. Members' liabilities The liability of a member of the association to contribute towards the payment of the debts and liabilities of the association or the costs, charges and expenses of the winding up of the association is limited to the amount, if any, unpaid by the member in respect of membership of the association as required by rule 8.
DanielBlack: an association isn't a limited liability organisation in my limited understanding of AU law and despite this rule change I'm not sure you can administratively remove financial liability from the members or the committee.
MarkLipscombe: NSW Incorporated Associations are indeed limited liability, and the liability extends to the capital of the entity and any unpaid dues. The removal of dues makes the original rule dead wood. See [http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/nsw/consol_act/aia1984307/s16.html|Associations Incorporations Act 1984, Section 16].