Can a board place a spending item on the agenda of a regular
board meeting and vote to pass it without referring it to the
appropriate committee or using any other procedure?
Unless the governing documents state otherwise, neither budgeting nor spending issues are required to pass through committees before being reviewed and
approved by the board of directors.
. Even if a prior board established a
procedure that all spending proposals first be reviewed by a Finance
Committee (or Budget Committee or Spending Committee, etc.), subsequent
boards are not bound by those procedures. Internal board procedures
created by one board can be altered or abandoned by any subsequent
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