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Rules & Bylaws


MAHA 2018 - 2019 Annual Guide

The MAHA By-Laws and Rules & Regulations govern the affairs of the organization. Proposed changes to the MAHA By-Laws and Rules are voted upon annually at the MAHA Winter & Summer Meetings. Proposed changes to the By-Laws and/or the Rules and Regula­tions shall be submitted by members to the Rules Committee Chairperson, and must be postmarked before December 15th. All proposals must be submitted on the MAHA rules change proposal form (which can be found in the Forms & Information section of this site) and must include all of the required information to be accepted by the Rules Committee Chairperson. All proposals are to be submitted in electronic format. Once submitted they shall be acted upon by the Rules Committee and the Board of Directors in accordance with the Bylaws.

How to Propose Rule Changes

Proposed changes to MAHA Bylaws and/or the Rules and Regula­tions shall be submitted by members to the Rules Committee Chairperson, and must be postmarked before December 15. All proposals must be submitted on the MAHA rules change proposal form (provided below) and must include all of the required information to be accepted by the Rules Committee Chairperson. All proposals are to be submitted in electronic format (on disk or via e-mail). All such proposals shall be read at the Winter Meeting with a recommenda­tion offered by the Rules Committee. An advisory vote of the Board shall be taken at this time. All Proposals which do not receive support from a majority of the Board Members voting at the Winter Meeting shall be rejected. Those that receive support, go on to the summer meeting where there require a 2/3 vote of the Board Members for approval.

Once you have completed the Rule Change Form, you must submit it using the link below.

Mickey Jesue

Rules Committee Chairperson

MAHA RULES CHANGE PROPOSALS - 2019 WINTER MEETING

At January 2019 Winter meeting a Rules and Regulation Reorganization  package was initial presented. This package is being worked on by a special committee and will continue to be revised and will be presented for final approval at the Summer Meeting

Bylaw Revision January 26, 2019

The bylaw revision package was held open from the 2018 summer meeting for more time to study. The package below was approved on January 26, 2019 and replaces the Bylaws section in the 57th Annual Guide.

MAHA Rules Proposals - Summer Meeting 2018

The proposals shown below were voted on at the MAHA Summer Meeting in July, 2018. Below are three lists, one of rule changes that received  final approval, others that were withdrawn or defeated, and a list that is still pending in committee.

 

Bylaw Special Committee - Report for Summer Meeting

The rules proposals that were sent to the Special Committee  have been reviewed and the final proposal packet is below. There will be a block vote on the  total package as revised by the committee. The left hand column of the report is what you will be asked to vote on. 

Note: The committee addressed some other issues they found outside of the rules proposals they were given. They are asking these be included in the block vote as well. Those changes are listed by number on the first page (on the top right column) so you can review.

Policy & Guidelines

In addition to the MAHA Bylaws and the Rules and Regulations, MAHA Has adopted and number of policies. These policies relate to:

  • Conflict of Interest Policy
  • MAHA Privacy Policy Relating to Social Security Numbers and Other Sensitive Data
  • MAHA Records Access Policy
  • Record Retention Policy
  • Travel Team Tryout Policy
  • Whistleblower Policy
  • Financial Procedures Manual
  • Team Financial Statements
  • Helmet – Summary Suspension Policy and Procedure
  • Michigan Residency Policy
  • Locker Room Policy
  • Individuals on the ice after a Chamionship Game
  • Invtiational Tournament Deposits
  • Michigan Criteria For “Approved Skills Development Programs"

Details of these policies can be found here

Pilot Programs

From time to time the MAHA Executive Committee mat adopt various pilot Programs. The purpose is to try a program for a defined period of time before adopting it as a full rule. Here the programs that currently exist.

The following Pilot Programs are recognized for the 2018-2019 regular season:

  • Midget Split Season (effective 2015-2016 season) 
  • Dual Roster Tournament Teams (effective 2013-2014 season) 
  • Midget Major State Playoffs (effective 2016-2017 season)
  • 2 out of 3 game format; 2.5 hour games; 20 minute periods; two ice resurfaces
  • Midget AA 12 team state championship with two (2) teams coming from the Split Season (effective 2017-2018 season)
  • For the 2018-2019 season, Non-Varsity High School Division teams may roster up to 25 players between September 1 and November 14 each season. After November 15, those teams with 20 or more players on their roster would not be able to add any additional players. Any team that falls below 20 could add additional players to bring their team up to 20 players. A team may only dress 20 players for any game, of which only 18 may be skaters, per USA Hockey rules.

The following Pilot Programs are recognized for the 2019-2020 regular season:

  • Girls High School Classification Pilot
  • Youth Tier 1 Pilot Program
  • Girls Tier 1 Pilot Program