Legends of Hockey - Induction Showcase - By-Law No. 19
Haggar Haggar

BY-LAW NO. 21
(enacted by the Board of Directors on November 11, 2008)

ESTABLISHMENT OF HOCKEY HALL OF FAME SELECTION COMMITTEE
  1. There shall continue to be a Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee, consisting of eighteen (18) individuals appointed in the manner hereinafter provided, whose mandate shall be to nominate and elect candidates as Honoured Members in (i) the player category, (ii) the builder category and (iii) the referee or linesman category.

  2. The Board of Directors shall appoint the Chairman of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee from among the eighteen (18) individuals appointed pursuant to paragraph 1. The Chairman may, but need not, be a Director of the Corporation and shall be an individual who complies with the requirements of paragraph 5.

  3. The Board of Directors shall also appoint as the other 17 members of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee individuals who comply with the requirements of paragraph 5. However, subject to paragraph 4 hereof, such individuals shall not be Directors of the Corporation.

  4. The restriction in the last sentence of paragraph 3 shall not apply to an individual who was both a Director of the Corporation and a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee as at April 5, 2006.

  5. Each individual appointed to the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee by the Board of Directors shall, in the opinion of the Board of Directors, be:

    1. a person of integrity and ability; and

    2. knowledgeable of the game of hockey and its past and present players, builders, referees and the linesmen.

  6. Without in any way fettering the right of the Board of Directors to appoint as members of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee such persons as it sees fit, it is intended that the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee:

    1. be generally, but not necessarily exclusively, composed of former hockey players, former coaches of hockey teams, former referees or linesmen for hockey leagues or associations, current or former senior executives of hockey teams or hockey leagues or associations and present or former members of the media who cover or covered the game of hockey;

    2. be broadly representative of areas throughout the world where hockey is popular;

    3. have among its membership individuals knowledgeable of the various playing eras from which candidates may be nominated;

    4. have among its membership individuals knowledgeable of international hockey; and

    5. have among its membership an individual or individuals knowledgeable of amateur hockey.

  7. Six members of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee shall continue to be appointed annually for terms of 3 years each so that each year, the terms of 6 members expire and the terms of 6 newly appointed or reappointed members commence. Members of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee whose terms expire may be reappointed for a further term.

  8. A member of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee may be removed at any time by the Board of Directors for any reason or without any reason.

  9. The Chairman of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee may recommend to the Board of Directors that a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee be removed for cause or for continued absenteeism that results in that member being unable to discharge his duties.

  10. Appointments to the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee may be made by the Board of Directors at any time to fill vacancies occasioned by resignation, removal, death or disability.

  11. The Chairman of the Board of Directors shall be, ex-officio, the Secretary of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee. The Secretary shall not have a vote, unless the Secretary designated is also a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee.


    BASIS OF SELECTION OF CANDIDATES

  12. Candidates for election as Honoured Members in the player category shall be chosen on the basis of their playing ability, sportsmanship, character and their contribution to their team or teams and to the game of hockey in general.

  13. Candidates for election as Honoured Members in the builder category shall be chosen on the basis of (i) their coaching, managerial or executive ability, where applicable, or otherwise any significant off-ice skill or role, (ii) their sportsmanship and character and (iii) their contribution to their organization or organizations and to the game of hockey in general.

  14. Candidates for election as Honoured Members in the referee or linesman category shall be chosen on the basis of their officiating ability, sportsmanship, character and their contribution to the game of hockey in general.


    ELIGIBILITY FOR ELECTION

  15. Any person who is, or who has been, distinguished as a player, hockey executive, coach, referee or linesman shall be eligible for election as an Honoured Member of the Hockey Hall of Fame and Museum, provided that he meets the eligibility criteria set out in paragraphs 16 through 20.

  16. Except as provided in paragraph 19, a candidate for election in the player category must have concluded his career as an active player for a minimum of three playing seasons before his election.

  17. A candidate for election in the builder category may be either active or inactive at the time of his election.

  18. Except as provided in paragraph 19, a candidate for election in the referee or linesman category must have concluded his career as an active referee or linesman for a minimum of three (3) playing seasons before his election.

  19. The Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee, by an affirmative vote of at least three quarters of the members thereof present and voting at a duly convened meeting, or by a written resolution signed by all of the members thereof, may, in its discretion, eliminate the 3-year waiting period referred to in either of paragraphs 16 and 18 in respect of any particular candidate who, by reason of grave or terminal illness or injury, is not expected to survive the waiting period. A candidate to whom this paragraph 19 applies may be nominated by a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee at any time and the deadline for nominations contained in paragraph 22 hereof shall not apply to any such candidate.

  20. If any member of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee proposes to nominate a person for election as an Honoured Member who is also a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee, he shall deliver his nomination only to the Chairman of the Board of the Corporation, who shall forthwith contact, on a private and confidential basis, all the Members of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee other than the person proposing to make the nomination and the person who would be the subject matter of such nomination. Unless twelve or more of such members advise the Chairman that they approve such proposed nomination, (i) such person shall not be nominated in respect of the next following election proceedings, (ii) the Chairman shall so advise the person proposing to make the nomination and (iii) neither the Chairman nor any member of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee shall make any disclosure of such proposed nomination to any person. If twelve or more of such members advise the Chairman that they approve such proposed nomination, then such nomination shall proceed, the Chairman shall forthwith advise the Member of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee so nominated thereof and the Member of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee so nominated shall either:

    1. refrain from (i) being present at and participating in the election proceedings at which his candidature is discussed and put to a vote and (ii) discussing with any other member of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee the candidature of any person being considered for election during the same proceedings; or

    2. require that his nomination be withdrawn not later than forty (40) days prior to the date of the election proceedings at which his candidature is discussed.

    If the Member of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee so nominated requires that his nomination be withdrawn prior to the date aforesaid, it shall be withdrawn. Nothing in this paragraph 20 prevents the Member of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee who has required that his nomination be withdrawn under this paragraph 20 from being nominated again in a future year.

    NOMINATION OF CANDIDATES

  21. Each member of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee may make not more than:

    1. one nomination for election in the player category;

    2. one nomination for election in the builder category; and

    3. one nomination for election in the referee or linesman category,


    for each annual election proceeding.

  22. Nominations shall be made annually in writing and, except as provided in paragraph 19, must be filed with the Chairman of the Board of Directors no later than midnight (Toronto time) on April 15. A nomination will be valid and effective only for the annual election proceedings following the filing of the nomination.

  23. Nominations shall contain the fullest possible data concerning the record and the merits for each candidate nominated.

  24. The Chairman of the Board of Directors shall, as soon as practical but in any event at least 30 days prior to a meeting at which candidates are to be considered for election, send to each member of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee a copy of each nomination received for candidates in the player category, the builder category and the referee or linesman category and all supporting material, together with the names of their respective nominators. At the same time, the Chairman of the Board of Directors shall also send to each member of the Board of Directors a list showing the name of each person nominated for election at such meeting, the category in which he is nominated and the name of the member of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee who nominated him.

  25. The Chairman of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee may request from the nominator, the Chairman of the Board of Directors or any other knowledgeable person further investigation and report on any candidate nominated, which information shall be made known to the other members of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee before election proceedings take place.


    MAXIMUM NUMBER OF INDUCTEES

  26. Subject only to paragraph 27, but otherwise notwithstanding any other provision of this By-law:

    (a) no more than four (4) male candidates duly nominated in accordance with the provisions of this By-law may be elected to Honoured Membership in the player category in any calendar year, save and except as otherwise provided in subparagraph 30(a);

    (b) no more than two (2) female candidates duly nominated in accordance with the provisions of this By-law may be elected to Honoured Membership in the player category in any calendar year;

    (c) if one or more candidates has or have been duly nominated in accordance with the provisions of this By-law for election in the builder category, no more than one (1) such candidate may be elected to Honoured Membership in the builder category, save and except that if no candidate has been duly nominated in accordance with the provisions of this By-law for election in the referee or linesman category, no more than two (2) such candidates may be elected to Honoured Membership in the builder category; and

    (d) if one or more candidates has or have been duly nominated in accordance with the provisions of this By-law for election in the referee or linesman category, no more than one (1) such candidate may be elected to Honoured Membership in the referee or linesman category, save and except that if no candidate has been duly nominated in accordance with the provisions of this By-law for election in the builder category, no more than two (2) such candidates may be elected to Honoured Membership in the referee or linesman category.

    This paragraph 26 becomes effective January 1, 2010 and until such date, paragraphs 26, 28(a), 29(a) and 30 (a) of By-law 19 shall govern the maximum numbers of candidates that can be elected to Honoured Membership in the player, builder and referee or linesman categories in any calendar year.

  27. Paragraph 26 does not apply to, and shall not prevent the election to Honoured Membership of, a person who is nominated for Honoured Membership pursuant to paragraph 19 in any year on or after the date on which the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee has held its election meeting for such year.

  28. Not less frequently than every five years, and more frequently if required by the Board of Directors, the Board of Directors shall appoint a special committee consisting of at least one member of the Board of Directors and such other persons as the Board of Directors may see fit to appoint and such committee shall be mandated to explore and report to the Board of Directors on the growth, development and popularity of the game of hockey at the elite level and such committee shall make a recommendation to the Board of Directors as to whether the maximum numbers of inductees to Honoured Membership referred to in subparagraphs 26(a), (b), (c) and/or (d) above should be changed.

  29. Elections shall be held first in respect of the player category, in accordance with paragraph 30. Elections shall be held next in respect of the builder and referee or linesman categories, in accordance with paragraph 31.

    METHOD OF ELECTION

  30. Player Candidates

    1. The election shall take place at least once in each year at such place and time as the Board of Directors may determine and additional elections may be conducted with the approval of the Board of Directors at such place and time as it shall determine. The maximum number of male candidates to be elected each year in the player category shall be four (4), save and except that if five male candidates are elected in the player category on the same ballot in accordance with the procedures set forth in this paragraph 30, the maximum number of male candidates to be elected that year in the player category shall be five (5). The maximum number of female candidates to be elected each year in the player category shall be two (2).

    2. Not fewer than thirty (30) days before the date of the meeting, the Chairman of the Board of Directors shall send to each member of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee a notice convening the meeting and designating the date, time and place thereof. Each member shall promptly report to the Chairman of the Board of Directors his availability to attend or otherwise.

    3. The Chairman of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee shall preside and the following order of business will be observed so far as possible:

      1. Announcement of the maximum number of male and female candidates to be elected.

      2. Submission of rosters of male and females candidates certified by the Chairman of the Board of Directors as having been duly nominated in accordance with paragraphs 21 through 25 of this By-law and that they are eligible for election under paragraphs 15 through 20 of this By-law. No other candidates shall be considered in the player category.

      3. The Chairman of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee will report any objection filed to any candidate by the Board of Directors or any member thereof.

      4. For purposes of voting, a quorum of 10 is required and the following criteria establish the 75% minimum referred to below: 18 members present (14); 17 members present (13); 16 members present (12); 15 members present (12); 14 members present (11); 13 members present (10); 12 members present (9); 11 members present (9); and 10 members present (8).
      5. Consideration of male candidates and supporting material.

      6. Balloting (Male Candidates)

        1. A secret ballot shall be used and each member shall be entitled to vote for the maximum number of male candidates established as aforesaid.

        2. Any male candidate receiving votes from 75% or more of the members of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee present on any ballot shall be declared elected. Male candidates receiving votes from fewer than 50% of the members of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee present on any ballot will be dropped from further consideration for this election.

        3. If the maximum number of male candidates is not elected on the first ballot, then, subject to clause (iv) below, a series of run-off ballots shall be conducted. On each such run-off ballot, each member of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee present shall be entitled to vote for the number of male candidates which may still be elected given the applicable maximum number.

        4. If on any ballot:

          1. no male candidate receives votes from at least 75% or fewer than 50% of the members of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee present; or

          2. the number of male candidates on such ballot is less than or equal to the number of persons who can then be elected without exceeding the maximum set out above,

          then no further balloting shall be conducted after such ballot, regardless of whether the maximum number of persons has been elected or not, save and except that if the event described in clause (I) above occurs on the first ballot or the second ballot and clause (II) above is not applicable:

          1. the male candidate or candidates who received the lowest number of votes (if there be any such male candidate or candidates) shall be dropped from further consideration for this election and one or more further ballots shall be conducted in accordance with the procedures set forth in this paragraph 30; or

          2. if all male candidates receive the same number of votes and the number of persons who can then be elected without exceeding the maximum set out above is two (2) or more, a further ballot shall be conducted in accordance with the procedures set forth in clause 29(c)(7) below.

        5. For purposes of voting, a quorum of 10 is required and the following criteria establish the 75% minimum: 18 members present (14); 17 members present (13); 16 members present (12); 15 members present (12); 14 members present (11); 13 members present (10); 12 members present (9); 11 members present (9); and 10 members present (8).

      7. In the event that a further ballot is required pursuant to subclause 29(c)(6)(iv)(IV) above, the following weighted-voting procedures shall apply in respect of such further ballot only. Each member of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee present shall be entitled to vote for the number of male candidates which may still be elected given the applicable maximum number, provided that:

        1. if the number of persons who can then be elected without exceeding the maximum set out above is two (2), then one of each such member’s votes shall count for two (2) and the other for one (1) and such member may cast both such votes, one of them or none of them;

        2. if the number of persons who can then be elected without exceeding the maximum set out above is three (3), then one of each such member’s votes shall count for three (3), one of them for two (2) and the other for one (1) and such member may cast all of such votes, some of them or none of them; and

        3. if the number of persons who can then be elected without exceeding the maximum set out above is four (4), then one of each such member’s votes shall count for four (4), one of them for three (3), one of them shall count for two (2) and the other for one (1) and such member may cast all of such votes, some of them or none of them.

        There shall be recorded:

        1. the number of members of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee voting for each male candidate; and

        2. the total number of votes received by each male candidate, using the weightings set out above.

        Any male candidate receiving votes from 75% or more of the members of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee present shall be declared elected and any male candidate receiving votes from fewer than 50% of such members will be dropped from further consideration for this election. If one or more male candidates is or are elected or dropped pursuant to the immediately preceding sentence, one or more further ballots shall be conducted in accordance with the procedures set forth in this paragraph 30. If no male candidate is elected or dropped pursuant to such sentence, the male candidate or candidates who received the lowest number of weighted votes under subclause 30(c)(7)(v) shall be dropped from further consideration for this election and then one or more further ballots shall be conducted in accordance with the procedures set forth in this paragraph 30. If all male candidates receive the same number of weighted votes under subclause 30(c)(7)(v), then no further balloting shall be conducted after such ballot.

      8. Consideration of female candidates and supporting material.

      9. Balloting (Female Candidates)

        1. A secret ballot shall be used and each member shall be entitled to vote for the maximum number of female candidates established as aforesaid.

        2. Any female candidate receiving votes from 75% or more of the members of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee present on any ballot shall be declared elected. Female candidates receiving votes from fewer than 50% of the members of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee present on any ballot will be dropped from further consideration for this election.

        3. If the maximum number of female candidates is not elected on the first ballot, then, subject to clause (iv) below, a series of run-off ballots shall be conducted. On each such run-off ballot, each member of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee present shall be entitled to vote for the number of female candidates which may still be elected given the applicable maximum number.

        4. If on any ballot:

          1. no female candidate receives votes from at least 75% or fewer than 50% of the members of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee present; or

          2. the number of female candidates on such ballot is less than or equal to the number of persons who can then be elected without exceeding the maximum set out above,

          then no further balloting shall be conducted after such ballot, regardless of whether the maximum number of persons has been elected or not, save and except that if the event described in clause (I) above occurs on the first ballot or the second ballot and clause (II) above is not applicable:

          1. the female candidate or candidates who received the lowest number of votes (if there be any such female candidate or candidates) shall be dropped from further consideration for this election and one or more further ballots shall be conducted in accordance with the procedures set forth in this paragraph 30; or

          2. if all female candidates receive the same number of votes and the number of persons who can then be elected without exceeding the maximum set out above is two (2), a further ballot shall be conducted in accordance with the procedures set forth in clause 30(c)(10) below.

      10. In the event that a further ballot is required pursuant to subclause 30(c)(9)(iv)(IV) above, the following weighted-voting procedures shall apply in respect of such further ballot only. Each member of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee present shall be entitled to vote for the number of female candidates which may still be elected given the applicable maximum number, provided that if the number of persons who can then be elected without exceeding the maximum set out above is two (2), then one of each such member’s votes shall count for two (2) and the other for one (1) and such member may cast both such votes, one of them or none of them. There shall be recorded:

        1. the number of members of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee voting for each female candidate; and

        2. the total number of votes received by each female candidate, using the weightings set out above.

        Any female candidate receiving votes from 75% or more of the members of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee present shall be declared elected and any female candidate receiving votes from fewer than 50% of such members will be dropped from further consideration for this election. If one female candidate is elected or one or more dropped pursuant to the immediately preceding sentence, and the maximum number of female candidates in the player category has not been elected, one or more further ballots shall be conducted in accordance with the procedures set forth in this paragraph 30. If no female candidate is elected or dropped pursuant to such sentence, the female candidate or candidates who received the lowest number of weighted votes under subclause 30(c)(10)(v) shall be dropped from further consideration for this election and then one or more further ballots shall be conducted in accordance with the procedures set forth in this paragraph 30. If all female candidates receive the same number of weighted votes under subclause 30(c)(10)(v), then no further balloting shall be conducted after such ballot.

      11. Declaration of the ballot results for male and female candidates.

  1. Notwithstanding the maximum number of candidates established pursuant to subparagraph 31(a) above, there shall be no requirement that any candidate or any particular number of candidates necessarily be elected.

  1. Builder and Referee or Linesman Candidates

    1. The election shall take place once in each year at such place and time as the Board of Directors may determine. The maximum number of candidates to be elected each year in the builder and referee or linesman categories collectively shall be two (2).

    2. Not fewer than thirty (30) days before the date of the meeting, the Chairman of the Board of Directors shall send to each member of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee a notice convening the meeting and designating the date, time and place thereof. Each member shall promptly report to the Chairman of the Board of Directors his availability to attend or otherwise.

    3. The Chairman of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee shall preside and the following order of business will be observed so far as possible:

      1. Announcement of the maximum number of candidates to be elected.

      2. Submission of roster of candidates certified by the Chairman of the Board of Directors as having been duly nominated in accordance with paragraphs 21 through 25 of this By-law and that they are eligible for election under paragraphs 15 through 20 of this By-law.

      3. The Chairman of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee will report any objection filed to any candidates by the Board of Directors or any member thereof.

      4. For purposes of voting, a quorum of 10 is required and the following criteria establish the 75% minimum referred to below: 18 members present (14); 17 members present (13); 16 members present (12); 15 members present (12); 14 members present (11); 13 members present (10); 12 members present (9); 11 members present (9); and 10 members present (8).

      5. Consideration of candidates and supporting material.

      6. Balloting

        1. A secret ballot shall be used and each member shall be entitled to vote for the maximum number of candidates established as aforesaid.

        2. Any candidate receiving votes from 75% or more of the members of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee present on any ballot shall be declared elected. Candidates receiving votes from fewer than 50% of the members of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee present on any ballot will be dropped from further consideration for this election.

        3. If the maximum number of candidates is not elected on the first ballot, then, subject to clause (iv) below, a series of run-off ballots shall be conducted. On each such run-off ballot, each member of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee present shall be entitled to vote for the number of candidates which may still be elected given the applicable maximum number.

        4. If on any ballot:

          1. no candidate receives votes from at least 75% or fewer than 50% of the members of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee present; or

          2. the number of candidates on such ballot is less than or equal to the number of persons who can then be elected without exceeding the maximum set out above,

          then no further balloting shall be conducted after such ballot, regardless of whether the maximum number of persons has been elected or not, save and except that if the event described in clause (I) above occurs on the first ballot or the second ballot and clause (II) above is not applicable:

          1. the candidate or candidates who received the lowest number of votes (if there be any such candidate or candidates) shall be dropped from further consideration for this election and one or more further ballots shall be conducted in accordance with the procedures set forth in this paragraph 31; or

          2. if all candidates receive the same number of votes and the number of persons who can then be elected without exceeding the maximum set out above is 2, a further ballot shall be conducted in accordance with the procedures set forth in clause 31(c)(7) below.

      7. In the event that a further ballot is required pursuant to subclause 31(c)(6)(iv)(IV) above, the following weighted-voting procedures shall apply in respect of such further ballot only. Each member of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee present shall be entitled to vote for the number of candidates which may still be elected given the applicable maximum number, provided that if the number of persons who can then be elected without exceeding the maximum set out above is two (2), then one of each such member’s votes shall count for two (2) and the other for one (1) and such member may cast both such votes, one of them or none of them. There shall be recorded:

        1. the number of members of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee voting for each candidate; and

        2. the total number of votes received by each candidate, using the weightings set out above.

        Any candidate receiving votes from 75% or more of the members of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee present shall be declared elected and any candidate receiving votes from fewer than 50% of such members will be dropped from further consideration for this election. If one candidate is elected or dropped pursuant to the immediately preceding sentence, and the maximum number of candidates in the builder and referee or linesman categories has not been elected, one or more further ballots shall be conducted in accordance with the procedures set forth in this paragraph 31. If no candidate is elected or dropped pursuant to such sentence, the candidate or candidates who received the lowest number of weighted votes under subclause 31(c)(7)(ii) shall be dropped from further consideration for this election and then one or more further ballots shall be conducted in accordance with the procedures set forth in this paragraph 31. If all candidates receive the same number of weighted votes under subclause 31(c)(7)(ii), then no further balloting shall be conducted after such ballot.

      8. Declaration of the ballot results.

    4. Notwithstanding the maximum number of candidates established pursuant to subparagraph 31(a) above, there shall be no requirement that any candidate or any particular number of candidates necessarily be elected.

      CERTIFICATION

  2. When a person is elected as an Honoured Member of the Hockey Hall of Fame and Museum, the name of such person shall be duly certified by the Chairman of the Board of Directors for official enrolment as an Honoured Member in the Hockey Hall of Fame and Museum and all necessary action shall be taken for the induction of such person as an Honoured Member at the Corporation's next annual induction ceremony.

    PROCEEDINGS CONFIDENTIAL

  3. The names of persons who are nominated for election as Honoured Members, but who are not elected as such, shall not be disclosed at any time to any person other than members of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee, members of the Board of Directors of the Corporation and the Corporation's executive officers. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, persons who are nominated for election as Honoured Members, but who are not elected as such, shall not be advised of their nomination.

  4. The names of persons who are nominated for election as Honoured Members, and who are elected as such, shall not be disclosed to any person other than members of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee, members of the Board of Directors of the Corporation, the Corporation's executive officers and such employees of the Corporation as may be designated from time to time by the President until the election results have been released for general publication in accordance with paragraph 37.

  5. No member of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee or any other person present at the election meeting shall disclose to any person how any member of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee voted on the election of any particular candidate.

  6. No member of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee or any other person present at the election meeting shall disclose to any person particulars of the balloting for any particular candidate.

  7. After the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee has completed all balloting for the names of successful candidates to Honoured Membership, the Chairman of the Board of Directors or some other person designated by him for the purpose shall then release the election results for general publication.

  8. All members of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee, all members of the Board of Directors, all of the Corporation's executive officers from time to time and all employees of the Corporation designated by the President from time to time pursuant to paragraph 34 hereof shall execute and deliver to the Corporation an undertaking in a form approved by the Board of Directors from time to time in which he or she agrees to respect and be bound by the provisions of paragraphs 33, 34, 35 and 36.

    REMOVAL OF AN HONOURED MEMBER

  9. Prior to the Board's considering or passing a resolution under paragraph 41, the Corporate Governance Committee shall, after consultation with the Chairman of the Hockey Hall of Fame Selection Committee, report to the Board and provide a recommendation to the Board as to whether the Board should consider the removal from Honoured Membership of the Honoured Member in question. However, such recommendation shall not be binding on the Board. The Board shall, by resolution passed by a majority of those Directors present and voting, determine whether to consider the removal of the Honoured Member in question.

  10. Prior to considering a resolution to revoke the Honoured Membership of an Honoured Member, the Board of Directors shall:

    1. provide the Honoured Member with written notice of the Board of Directors' intention to consider revocation of the Honoured Membership of the Honoured Member, together with a statement of the grounds on which revocation of Honoured Membership is to be considered; and

    2. provide the Honoured Member with a reasonable opportunity to make written submissions to the Board of Directors.

  11. The Board of Directors of the Corporation may, by a resolution passed by a number of affirmative votes equal to at least three quarters of the total votes cast in respect of such resolution, at a meeting duly called for the purpose of considering such resolution, remove an Honoured Member from Honoured Membership in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

  12. The Board of Directors may, by resolution duly passed, determine that voting on a resolution referred to in paragraph 41 shall be by secret ballot.

    INTERPRETATION

  13. In this By-law and in all other By-laws of the Corporation hereafter passed unless the context otherwise requires, words importing the singular number or the masculine gender shall include the plural number or the feminine gender, as the case may be, and vice versa, and references to persons shall include firms and corporations.

    TRANSITION

  14. UUpon coming into force and effect of this By-law, existing By-law No. 19Nos. 15, 16 and 18 of the Corporation shall be repealed (except for paragraphs 38 and 44 thereof and the continued limited application 40 of paragraphs 26, 28(a), 29(a) and 30 (a) thereof as contemplated by paragraph 26 of this By-law),By-law No. 15) shall be repealed, provided that such repeal shall not affect the previous operation of such by-laws so repealed or affect the validity of any act done or right, privilege, obligation or liability acquired or incurred under the validity of any contract or agreement made pursuant to any such by-law prior to its repeal.



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