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KENTUCKY PUBLIC TRANSIT ASSOCIATION, INC.

BYLAWS

 

ARTICLE I
 

The name of the Corporation shall be:

KENTUCKY PUBLIC TRANSIT ASSOCIATION, INC. heretofore referred to as KPTA.

ARTICLE II

Purposes
 

The purposes for which KPTA is formed are those set forth in its certificate of incorporation, as it may be from time to time amended, including:

        a. To disseminate information to the public and to officials of government agencies at    all levels concerning the capability of public transportation to assist in the solution of pressing social problems including, but not by way of limitation, energy conservation, economic inflation, environmental pollution, and urban congestion;

        b. To sponsor, administer, and report upon projects and programs of all types designed to improve the efficiency, economy, and utility of public transportation systems;

        c. To coordinate research and investigations and to provide a forum for the sharing of the results of such research and investigations;

        d. To promote the further development and use of all forms of public transportation facilities and services;

        e. To establish and maintain cooperative relations with federal, state, and local government agencies, officials and employees;

        f. To otherwise promote the interests of public transportation systems
 

ARTICLE III

Basic Policies
 

Section 1 - KPTA shall be non-profit and non-partisan.

Section 2 - The KPTA name or the names of any directors in their official capacities shall not be used in connection with any commercial concern or with any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office or for any purposes not appropriately related to the promotion of the objects of KPTA.

Section 3 - KPTA is not formed for securing a financial gain, and no part of the assets, income or profit of KPTA is to be distributed to or to inure to the benefit of its members, directors, or officers except to the extent of payment of compensation in a reasonable amount for services rendered, as permitted under the applicable law of Kentucky.

Section 4 - KPTA shall not directly or indirectly participate or intervene in political campaigns on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office; nor shall KPTA engage in any activities that are unlawful under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Section 5 - Subject to the foregoing limitations and any other limitations imposed by law, KPTA shall have the power to represent the interests of public transportation systems through contacts with federal, state, and local government agencies, officials, and employees.

Section 6 - KPTA shall neither have nor exercise any power, nor shall it directly or indirectly engage in any activity, that would (1) prevent it from obtaining exemption from federal income taxation as a Corporation described in Section 501(c) (6) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended, or (2) cause it to lose tax exempt status.

Section 7 - Representation without Authorization: No officer, member, party or individual shall verbally or in writing without duly authorization of the Board of Directors of such appointment, claim or engage in any activities as a representative of KPTA.

Section 8 - Membership is open to anyone regardless of age, sex, race, color, religion or national origin.

Section 9 - The fiscal year of the Corporation shall be July 1 of each year through June 30 of the following year.

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