206 FEES AND DISCIPLINE
Section 1. Annual Fees. 209
A. Organization Member.
Each organization member shall pay to USYSA annual fees 210 recommended by the board of directors and approved by the National Council. 211
B. Individual and Sustaining Members.
The fees for individual and sustaining members 212 shall be as prescribed by the board of directors. 213
Section 2. Suspensions and Terminations. 214
A. Suspension. 215
1. Failure to Pay Fees.
Any member failing to pay any fees due USYSA shall be 216 provided written notice of the delinquency. If those fees are not paid within 30 days 217 after the date of the notice of delinquency, the delinquent member may be 218 suspended from membership in USYSA after a proper hearing pursuant to 219 Subsection 3B of this Article. The member shall be notified in writing of any 220 suspension and the date on which membership will be terminated if the fees remain 221 unpaid. 222
2. Due to Litigation. 223
(a) Any person participating in a USYSA program, or in a program of a state 224 association or a program of a member of a state association, who becomes a 225 defendant in litigation detrimental to the welfare of youth players or litigation 226 based on activities detrimental to the welfare of youth players, shall be 227 suspended from all soccer-related activities. Suspensions under this bylaw shall 228 be determined by the appropriate state association or the USYSA Board of 229 Directors. Matters detrimental to the welfare of youth players shall include, but 230
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not be limited to, crimes of moral turpitude and felonies.
The person has a right 231 to appeal the suspension only over whether the matter which is the substance of 232 the accusation, if true, is detrimental to the welfare of youth players. 233
On completion of the litigation, the suspended person may inform the body 234 suspending the person under Subsection 2A2(a) of this Article that the litigation 235 has been completed and request that the suspension be terminated and the 236 person reinstated. The suspending body may grant the request of the person or, 237 if the decision of the litigation was adverse to the person, may continue the 238 suspension for a period specified by the suspending body, fine the person, 239 terminate all membership of that person with the suspending body and its 240 members, or any combination of those authorized penalties. 241
B. Termination. 242
1. The membership of a state association may be terminated by the National Council 243 for cause by a two-thirds vote of the National Council. 244
2. If the membership of a state association is terminated either by resignation from 245 USYSA or under Subsection 2A1 or Subsection 2B1 of this Article, USYSA shall 246 immediately undertake actions to replace that organization with another 247 organization having the same USYSA jurisdiction as the organization whose 248 membership is terminated. That replacement organization may include an 249 organization established and temporarily operated by USYSA. 250
3. The board of directors may terminate the membership of a sustaining member as 251 prescribed in Section 3A of this Article. 252
Section 3. Suspension, Termination and Other Penalties. 253
A. The board of directors may suspend, fine, terminate and/or impose any other penalty 254 on any member of USYSA, if the board determines that: 255
1. the conduct of the member is adverse to the best interests of soccer or USYSA;
2. the member has not complied with the requirements of its membership in USYSA. 257
The board of directors may act under this Article only after a hearing, reasonable 258 notice to the member of the time and place of the hearing, and providing the member 259 with a reasonable opportunity to present evidence in support of the member’s position. 260
Section 4. Effect.
A suspension or other disciplinary action imposed by USYSA in accordance 261 with these bylaws shall be recognized by all members of USYSA on notification by USYSA. 262 Suspensions and other disciplinary actions imposed by members of USYSA shall be 263 recognized by USYSA and all other USYSA members on proper notification to USYSA. 264