To: All IDPA Members
From: Joyce Wilson, IDPA Executive Director
... Re: IDPA Interim Rulings Process
You talked, we listened. Many of our valued members have expressed concern to me regarding clarifications or rulings that need to be made prior to the completion of our updated rulebook. Effective March 5, 2012, we will use the following process to address any immediate concerns.
A thread titled Rules Requests will be created on the idpaforum.com site. Please post requests there. (This is NOT a wish list for the Tiger Team to review, it is an area reserved for clarifications that can't wait).
A 3-member Rules Committee will look at the requests once a week. If the request needs to be addressed, the Committee will review and make a decision within 5 business days. An update will then be posted in a separate thread titled Rules Clarifications.
If the Rules Committee declines to make a ruling (a rule already exists or it is under discussion by a Tiger Team) that declination will be posted in response under the Rules Requests thread.
Previously, many members called our Headquarters staff to make a ruling over the phone or by email. Effective immediately, we will no longer subscribe to that method. This interim process will allow us to serve you better until an updated rulebook is in place.
Here is another explanation found in the IDPA Forum