What is the difference between constitution and bylaws?

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A local league constitution is the governing document that a local league submits to Little League International for review. It is a legal document that governs the operations of the local Little League program. It covers items such as membership, election, discipline, finances, etc. Once a constitution is adopted, it remains in force until it is amended. Bylaws are a tool used by local leagues to manage and operate that specific program. They must be approved annually and deal with operation rules and policies for conducting day-to-day business. Common items that may be included in a league’s bylaws include tournament team selection method, local rules, age structure, etc. They may include extensions of Little League rules, but at no time can they circumvent Little League rules.

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