This year 22 proposals, evaluated by the eight member Rules Committee, were recommended to the IAC Board of Directors for adoption into the 2019 Rule Book, and an additional three rules proposals were conditionally recommended if indicated changes were included. Of these, 11 were approved. Approved proposals have been sent back to the Rules Committee for inclusion in the 2019 IAC Rulebook.
The approved proposals are
2019-02 Glider seatbelt requirements eased.
2019-04 Allow CIVA Judges to judge at the IAC Nationals.
2019-05 Allow optional Humpty in place of spin for purpose of Glider Primary, Sportsman, and Intermediate Smooth Awards.
2019-07 Remove 126.96.36.199 through 188.8.131.52 from list of Intermediate Unknown Allowed Figures.
2019-10 Judge Currency requirements eased.
2019-11 Allows judges to meet recurrency requirements via supervised practice.
2019-12 Eliminate requirement for smoke bombs on the judges line.
2019-21 Allow Hors Concors competition flights to count for regional and national awards.
2019-27 Ease requirements to become a national judge (accepted by the board as originally proposed).
2019-29 Presentation K factors increased for all categories.
2019-33 Treat minority HZs as Averages when calculating Star Awards.
The complete packet of rules proposals submitted to the board can be found here: https://www.iac.org/files/minutes/Agenda%20ITem%2013.a%20Rule%20Proposal...