The Council on Legislation is held every three years and is the legislative body of RI.  The Council has the authority to amend the constitutional documents of RI, as well as adopt resolutions.  Every district selects a representative to attend the week-long meeting and vote on legislation.
Every district selects a representative to serve at the Councils on Resolutions and the Council on Legislation that take place during their Council term from 1 July 2020 through 30 June 2022. The Council representatives will represent their district at the:
•    2020, 2021, and 2022 Councils on Resolutions
•    2022 Council on Legislation
Representatives for the 2020-2023 Council cycle must be selected by 30 June 2020 and reported to Rotary International. Selection requirements and duties for representatives can be found in Article 9 of the RI Bylaws.
Through emails as part of our Virtual District Conference 2020, we elected our representative. Congratulations to PDG Arthur Zeitler of the Corpus Christi Rotary Club.
Proposed enactments seek to change Rotary’s constitutional documents - the RI Constitution, RI Bylaws, and the Standard Rotary Club Constitution. If approved by the COL, enactments become effective July 1st of the following Rotary year.
Proposed resolutions express opinions and make recommendations to the Board. They do not seek to amend RI Constitutional Documents but other RI policies, procedures and programs. If approved by the COR, proposed resolutions  are referred to the RI Board for consideration.
Please contact your COL representative PDG Art Zeitler at, if you have a resolution or enactment you or your club would like to propose.

Representatives’ Duties

Duties of a Council representative are as follows:
  • Assist clubs in preparing proposed resolutions and enactments;
  • Discuss proposed resolutions and enactments at district meetings;
  • Be knowledgeable of the attitudes of Rotarians within the district;
  • Give critical consideration to all proposed resolutions and enactments and effectively communicate his or her views on such proposals to the Councils;
  • Act as an objective legislator;
  • Participate in the Council on Resolutions;
  • Attend the Council on Legislation for its full duration; and
  • Report on the deliberations of the Councils to his or her clubs following the meetings of the Councils.
Representatives are also required to complete an online representative course and Council training at their Rotary Institute in preparation for the 2022 Council on Legislation. Their participation at the Institute is not funded by Rotary International.