ARTICLE II – REVOCATION OF MEMBERSHIP

No person who has been convicted of a crime involving the sexual or other abuse of a person shall be a member of NYSMTA. Any accusation that a member of NYSMTA has been convicted of a crime involving sexual or other abuse of a person shall be reported to the President of NYSMTA, who shall immediately report the accusation to the President of MTNA, who shall appoint a three-person committee to ascertain the validity of a conviction. If the committee substantiates that a person has been convicted of a crime involving sexual or other abuse of a person, the President of MTNA shall immediately terminate the membership and the certification of that person. Any action authorized by the MTNA President in this resolution may be appealed to the Board of Directors of MTNA. Any membership terminated under this section shall be reinstated upon the filing with the MTNA President of a certified copy of the judgment reversing the conviction.