Revised November 6, 2011
ARTICLE I – NAME
The name of this
organization shall be the Central Maine District Board of Approved
ARTICLE II – PURPOSE
To magnify the place of basketball as a game for the development
of character, good sportsmanship and citizenship.
Sec. 2 To promote a
statewide uniformity in interpreting basketball rules, regulations and
ARTICLE III – TERRITORY
The Central Maine District Board of Approved Basketball Officials
shall comprise the counties of FRANKLIN, LINCOLN, KENNEBEC AND SOMERSET.
ARTICLE IV – MEMBERSHIP
Classification of membership shall be ACTIVE, DUAL, PROVISIONAL
ARTICLE V – OFFICERS
Sec. 1 The officers
of the Central Maine District Board of Approved Basketball Officials
The term of office shall be for two (2) years or until a
successor is named.
Election of officers shall take place at the annual meeting with
the newly elected officers taking over their duties after completion of
said business meeting. During
even numbered years the following officers shall be elected:
President, Interpreter, and Member-at-Large. The balance of the
officers shall be elected during odd number years.
Sec. 4 The duties of
the officers shall be those which regularly pertain to those officers.
ARTICLE VI – EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Sec. 1 There shall be
an Executive Committee consisting of the President, Vice President,
Secretary-Treasurer, Official Interpreter, Immediate Past President, MPA
Commission Representative, Recruiter of Officials and at
Sec. 2 The Executive
Committee shall handle all business of the Board occurring between
meetings. Four members
shall constitute a quorum.
The Executive Committee shall authorize the President to appoint
such committees as it may desire. All
special committees authorized by the Executive Committee shall be
subject to approval of the Executive Committee, and shall be discharged
upon fulfillment of their assignments.
There shall be an Assignment Review Committee appointed by the
President. The primary function of this committee is to review members’
schedules to check compliance with the game assignment guidelines.
No financial obligation shall be incurred by an officer or
committee except as may be authorized by the Executive Committee.
The financial administration of the Board shall be vested in the
Executive Committee, which shall submit a full report thereof at the
ARTICLE VII – MEETING
The meeting dates of Board #20 shall be established by the
Executive Committee. Notice
of the meeting dates shall be provided in writing to all members no
later than September 30th of each year. Members will have to attend all meetings.
Absence from any of the meetings not accompanied by an excuse in
writing to the Secretary, shall render such member liable to fines
and/or suspension from this Board.
The time and place of the meetings shall be set by the Executive
Provisional and dual members shall be governed by the same
regulations in regard to attendance at meetings as pertain to Active
Sec. 4 Special meetings of
the Board may be called at any time by a majority vote of the Executive
Committee upon due notice to all members.
Not less than one-third of the Active members of the Board shall
be necessary as a quorum to transact business at any meeting.
ARTICLE VIII – AMENDMENTS
This constitution may
be amended by a two-thirds vote of the Active members of the Board,
either at the Annual meeting or at a special meeting called for that
purpose, provided in the latter case that written notice of the proposed
amendment shall have been mailed to all members at least fourteen (14)
days prior to the special meeting.
Reprinted and Revised through November 6, 2011
ARTICLE I – OPERATION
The Central Maine District Board of Approved Basketball Officials
shall operate under the jurisdiction of and the principles adopted by
the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials.
ARTICLE II – CHARTER MEMBERS
Sec. 1 Charter members
shall be those officials who are members in good standing (active,
associate or honorary) in either the Western or Eastern Maine District
Boards as of March 21, 1948 and who further shall pay, prior to April 1,
1948 the stipulated first year dues of this Board.
ARTICLE III – MEMBERSHIP
ACTIVE membership shall be confined to those officials who are
qualified upon proper examination by and approval of the International
Association and further by fulfilling all requirements as may be laid
down by this District Board and to such qualified officials who may
desire to transfer to or associate with this District Board on
fulfilling all adopted rules concerning same.
HONORARY membership other than those admitted as charter members
may be granted to an individual who has rendered outstanding services to
this District Board upon the majority vote of the District Board members
at its annual meeting. Honorary
membership must be recommended by the Executive Committee.
PROVISIONAL membership shall be granted to applicants who achieve
86 or better on the IAABO written exam and were not successful in their
first floor test and will be given a second floor test the following
ARTICLE IV – FEES
The scale of minimum fees and travel allowances shall be those
fees adopted by the State Basketball Council and contained in the
contract with the MPA. Any
member guilty of violating this approved scale or fees shall be liable
Fees not covered by the State Basketball Council and the MPA
contract shall be set by the Executive Committee.
ARTICLE V – DISCIPLINE
Members may be disciplined and/or suspended for failing to live up to and abiding to
the letter and spirit of the IAABO and Board #20 Constitution, By-Laws, Rules and
Regulations legally adopted by this District Board on a majority vote of
the Executive Committee. Due
hearing shall be given the violator on any such occasion.
Discipline may include fines, game suspensions and removal from Board
20. Board members have the right to appeal Executive Committee
action to the entire membership.
Discipline may include fines, game suspensions and removal from Board 20. Board members have the right to appeal Executive Committee action to the entire membership.
ARTICLE VI – DUES
The annual dues shall be set by majority vote of the membership
for all members.
All dues for the following year must be paid during the ensuing
year on or before the annual meeting.
Members who have not paid by this time will be subject to a late
fee and may be dropped from the District Board.
ARTICLE VII – EXAMINATIONS
The date of the written examination shall be determined by the
The time of the written examination shall be determined by the
The place of the examination shall be determined by the Executive
The written examination used shall be that of the International
No candidate or applicant shall be allowed to take the
examination unless he or she shall reach his or her eighteenth birthday
by April 1 of the following year.
Fees for prospective officials will be set by the Executive
Committee and shall include the cost of a rulebook, examination and new
The applicant will become a Provisional member by achieving a
grade of 86 or better on the November IAABO written exam.
Those passing applicants must then participate in the floor
education program, which will be conducted by the Board Interpreter.
Upon completion of the floor education program the applicant will
be given the official practical floor test.
The applicant will be classified as a new member upon successful
completion of the floor test.
If successful, he/she shall be considered a District Board member
and will receive, free of charge, a whistle and a lanyard.
If the applicant fails the floor test he/she will remain as a
member with Provisional status, will be required to attend the floor
education program and will be given a second floor test in the following
year. Failure on the second
floor test will mean that the Provisional status is dropped and the
candidate will return to Applicant status.
The floor examination will be conducted by an Examination
Committee, which is established under the jurisdiction of the Board
ARTICLE VIII – COMPLAINTS
Any complaint made to
the Executive Committee must be in writing and signed by the
ARTICLE IX – UNIFORM
The uniform shall be
the same as that prescribed by the Maine Basketball Council.
ARTICLE X – STATE COUNCIL
Five (5) members of the
Central Maine Board shall serve on the State Council. These five shall come from the Executive Committee.
ARTICLE XI – WORKING CONDITIONS
No two officials shall work two consecutive varsity games on the
same program unless approved by the Executive Committee.
No official shall work two varsity games in the same six-hour
period. A period is defined
as: 12:01 A.M. to 6:00 A.M.; 6:01 A.M. to 12:01 P.M.; 12:01 P.M. to 6:01
P.M.; and 6:01 P.M. to 12:01 A.M. [Exceptions: Act of God]
No District Board member shall work a freshmen, JV or High School
varsity, game with a non-Board man or woman.
Board members may not solicit games.
No Central Maine Board official shall work more than three (3)
regularly scheduled high school varsity boy’s home games or three (3)
regularly scheduled high school varsity girl’s home games at any one
high school during the regular season.
A Board member may be allowed to work four (4) regularly
scheduled high school varsity boy’s home games or four (4) regularly
scheduled high school varsity girl’s home games at any one high school
during the regular season if one or more of the games is a 3-person
Provisional officials shall be allowed to work high school
freshmen and JV games with
a Board official.
All members must comply with the assignment system guidelines
published annually in the Board #20 directory.
ARTICLE XII – AMENDMENT
These By-Laws may be
amended at any regular or special meeting by a two-thirds majority vote
of the ACTIVE members of the District Board.