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Provisos/Transition: 1. For State Council review, debate and possible modification at the October 2021 State Council meeting; and final consideration by written ballot at the January 2022 meeting. 2. Amendment to be effective upon adoption. Legend: Additions are underlined. Deletions are struck through. Unaffected and unchanged text is denoted by asterisks (***). Approved by CTA Board 10/2021 ARTICLE III — MEMBERSHIP SECTION 1. Categories of Membership. *** SECTION 2. General Requisites. Members in good standing must be current in dues payments, meet requirements specified for their category of membership, and meet the following qualifications: (Amended January 1998; February 2001) a. *** b. *** c. *** d. Anyone admitted to any category of membership in the Association must also become a member through the payment of dues both in of the chapter serving the area or level in which they are actively employed, and of the National Education Association, and, if applicable, the Community College Association. (Amended January 1998) e. *** *** ARTICLE X — CHAPTERS (LOCALS) SECTION 1. Definition of Chapter (Local). *** SECTION 2. Purposes of Chapters (Locals). *** SECTION 3. Unified Dues Requirement. A chapter of the Association shall require that anyone admitted to Active membership in the chapter must also become a member of the Association and of the National Education Associa- tion through payment of membership dues. A chapter representing community college employees shall also require its members to join and pay membership dues to the Community College Association. The chapter shall be responsi- ble for payment and transmittal of dues to the Association on a timely basis. (Adopted May 1975; Amended January 1998) SECTION 4. Rights of Active Members in Chapters (Locals). *** SECTION 5. Protection of Chapter (Local) Integrity. *** SECTION 6. Rules Governing Chapters (Locals). *** SECTION 7. Restrictions upon Merger. *** Council to Consider Bylaw Change This bylaw amendment is being proposed to clarify requirements for Community College Association membership and payment of dues. T H E E X P A N D E D California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC), the Young Child Tax Credit and the federal EITC can combine to put hundreds or even thousands of extra dollars in your pocket. That's money you can use for rent, school tuition, utilities, groceries and other essentials. If you have low income and work, you may qualify for CalEITC. This credit gives you a refund or reduces your tax owed. If you qualify for CalEITC and have a child under age 6, you may also qualify for the Young Child Tax Credit. Filing your state tax return is required to claim both credits. You may qualify for CalEITC if: • You're at least 18 years old or have a qualifying child. • You have earned income within certain limits. The amount of CalEITC you get depends on income and family size. You must: • Have taxable earned income. • Have a valid social security number or individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN) for you, your spouse, and any qualifying children. • Not use "married/RDP filing sepa- rate" if married. • Live in California for more than half the year. Earned income can be from: • W-2 wages. • Self-employment. • Salaries, tips. • Other employee wages subject to California withholding. For information about CalEITC and the Young Child Tax Credit (including a calculator to determine what you would receive), go to For information about the federal Earned Income Tax Credit, go to Eligible for the EITC? The Earned Income Tax Credit can put money in your pocket 2021-2022 Proposed CTA Bylaw Amendment 54 CTA & You

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