Reference Committee Information

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General HOD Information

If you’re interested in serving on a reference committee, please contact Reference committees are teams of seven delegates that review the online testimony to help prepare recommendations to the House of Delegates.

Online Reference Committee Testimony Site (Typed Testimony or Video/Audio Upload)

The Online Reference Committee Testimony Site opens November 20 immediately following the HOD First Session through November 28, 6:00 p.m., but static comments will remain for viewing. Members can testify online. Members can also propose an amendment to the Reference Committees (for the Reference Committees’ consideration) by typing it in a comment.

New! Zoom Reference Committee Hearings for all Three Committees

We are pleased to offer Zoom hearings for all three reference committees. A Zoom hearing will be held Monday evening, November 27, from 6:00–10:00 p.m. Register for the Zoom hearings here at the online registration page. (Registration opens in September.)

Reference Committee Reports

Reference Committee reports will be available December 5.

Extractions/Amendment Process and Forms

Important: Your speakers request "courtesy" advance notice of extractions/amendments from delegates by Thursday, December 7, 7:00 p.m., via email to: Your email subject line should read: Extraction HOD Second Session. Please indicate your name, district, specify which reference committee (A, B, or C), and item # of extraction. 

Extractions/amendments are also submitted the day of the meeting.

Amendments over three words must be submitted from delegates on an amendment form to: (however, extractions will also be accepted at the HOD on the day of the session). Fillable amendment forms in PDF or Word and instructions are available here:

When you email an amendment form, in your email subject line, please state the following: “AMENDMENT Ref Com {A, B, or C}_Item #_Your Last Name.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please email

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