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REGULATIONS
§1 Objective:
  A) To protect and attend to the members joint interests, and work towards a uniform line of business regarding the practical work in accordance to authority regulations and the regulations of Denif.
B) To promote Denifs interests by political influence through representation in public committees, boards and councils, and to seek dialogue with similar associations in relevant cases. To through this, gain influence in the framing of future regulations which will affect the members.
§2 Denif is founded as an ideal organisation for serious Norwegian impresarios who has this line of business as their main trade. Dispensation from this rule may be given by the board.
§3 By impresario (it. entrepreneur, other business manager or manager) means head or colleague in a concert or theatre agency who regulate by contract arrangements for artists and/or orchestras, and who also is attending to the carrying out of both public or otherwise closed events. Impresario may also represent production personnel and originators. Members of Denif must engage in the daily business of the company, and there can be three ordinary members from each company.
When a member turns 67 years of age, he or she may take out membership for 30 % of the ordinary fee for membership. Fee for participation for the Nation Congress is not included in this fee.
A company with ordinary membership may let their employees take out membership for 30 % of the ordinary fee for membership, which will include the right to attend and speak on the National Congress. Fee for participation for the National Congress is not included in this fee.
§4 An ordinary Denif member must have at least three years of practise from the occupation, and this must be the main trade of business. For junior members, there is no such requirement. The membership in Denif is personal.
§5 The National Congress shall appoint a Nomination Committee, consisting of four ordinary members elected for one year at a time. The leader of the Nomination Committee shall be one of the members of the board. New, ordinary members must have at least two written recommendations from other ordinary members. The Nomination Committee will then consider the application for membership and give its statements to the board which will determine potential membership. For junior members, no such recommendations are required.
The National Congress shall also appoint a second Nomination Committee consisting of four ordinary members to nominate candidates for leading commissions in Denif. The nominations shall be attached to the summons and agenda for the National Congress.
§6 The service fee is to be set by the National Congress. Due date is one month after the National Congress is held, provided the National Congress does not set another due date.
§7 Changes in regulations, propositions of such or new regulations shall be presented on the National Congress, and must have a majority of 2/3 of the members present. Other causes shall have an ordinary majority of the members present. When a similar amount of votes are presented, the proposition is to be consider rejected by the members.
§8 Summons for the National Congress and public meetings is to be sent in writing by the board at least 30 days in advance. It shall contain the causes to be discussed together with necessary background material and documentations. Propositions by the members for the National Congress must be received by the board at least two months before the summons are sent to the members. The board is obligated to send a premonition to the members for the time frame of receipt of such propositions.
§9 Summons for extraordinary National Congress can be sent by the board, or if at least 1/3 of the ordinary members request it. The closing date for summons of this kind is two weeks, it shall be in writing and must contain the cases to be discussed together with necessary background material and documentation.
§10 Public meetings are held between two National Congresses by initiative and after summon from the board. Public meetings shall be an informative forum where the members can meet for lecturing and discussions regarding relevant joint interests.
§11 The board shall consist of five ordinary members; chairman of the board, deputy chairman, secretary of the board, cashier and one board member. In cases of similar amount of votes, a double vote to the chairman of the board is given. The board is elected by written secret voting at the National Congress. The chairman of the board is elected for one year at a time, and must gain a majority of votes from the members present. If no candidates should gain such majority, a new voting between the three candidates with the most votes shall be held. The remainder candidates for the board are elected for two years at a time, and the candidates who gain majority of the votes are elected. In cases with a similar amount of votes, the candidacy are to be determined by drawing lots. Two accountants are elected for two years at a time. By simple majority, two ordinary members are to be elected for deputy representation to the board for one year at a time.
§12 The daily management of the association is in responsibility of the board, as is the representation towards the public. The chairman of the board and the cashier are to present themselves as representatives of Denif. The board have the authority to make decisions on behalf of the board when at least three board members are present.
The board can appoint committees and working parties, which both ought to have representation from one board member.
§13 following is to be addressed:
Annual Report
Annual Accounts with accountant's report
Propositions
Budget
Election
Other relevant issues and statements
§14 Attorney to the association shall be seated in Oslo.
§15 The cashier shall keep accounts of the assets of Denif, and present revised Annual Accounts on the National Congress. The assets are to be deposited in an agreed upon account, and withdrawals can be done after decision from the board. Exceptions are withdrawals for running expenditure by authority from the board and with a maximum sum decided on the National Congress.
§16 Within the frame of the objective of Denif, the board can determine guide lines for the members' duties and rights what the activities of the association are concerned.
§17 The members shall follow the regulations and ethical principles of Denif, and any decision including members' duties decided by the National Congress or the board.
Members who breach or violate one or more of the regulations or ethical principles or decisions made by the National Congress or the board, including members' duties, can be excluded from Denif by simple majority of the members present on the National Congress.
Members who have not paid the service fee within one month after due date, ref. § 6, or have not paid charge for overdue payments set by the board, or have not paid the service fee or have not settled undisputable dept or financial obligation to another member, may after written warning be excluded from Denif. A such decision must be done by a majority of 2/3 by the board members.
§18 Persons who Denif wishes to honor, can be appointed Honorary Members. Suggestions regarding a such individual can be launched by the board, and be presented to the National Congress. Honorary Members are not obligated to pay service fee.
§19 If the board finds it necessary, it can impose compulsory attendance for the members of Denif. The meetings are presence of a quorum if a due notice has been given, ref. § 8. Simple majority applies.
§20 Dissolution of the association can only be decided by the National Congress. The decision must have a majority of 2/3 of the members' votes. Use of the finances of the association will in such case be decided by the National Congress.
Revised 17. September 92
Revised 20. February 93
Revised 29. January 94
Revised 11. February 95
Revised 17. June 96
Revised 22. November 99
Revised 5. February 05
On behalf of the National Congress,
Per Langsholt