Every four years, NHLA accepts proposals for changing the NHLA Hardwood Lumber Grading Rules.
Step one of the process; the NHLA Rules Committee meets to discuss all proposals and decides which proposals to put forward to the membership.
Step two; the membership then has the opportunity to ask questions and discuss the proposals at the Rules Open Forum held at the NHLA Annual Convention.
The final step of the process is the Active membership vote. This year the Active members voted on 7 possible changes to the Measurement & Inspection of Hardwood & Cypress. For a rules change proposal to pass, it must have a two-thirds majority vote.
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All Rules Changes will be effective with the printing and distribution of the 2023 edition of the NHLA Rules Book.