a. The effective date of this Agreement shall be the date it is signed by the Parties, subject to the approval of the Secretary of State or designee. It shall remain in effect for three (3) years.
b. The Agreement shall be renewed annually on each anniversary date thereafter, unless between one hundred five (105) and sixty (60) calendar days prior to any such date either party gives written notice to the other of its desire to amend or modify the Agreement. If such notice is given, this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect until the changes have been negotiated and approved.
2. : This Agreement may be amended and/or supplemented as follows:
a. At any time by mutual agreement of the Parties.
b. Under the provisions of the Articles entitled "Negotiations" and "Union Rights and Representation."
c. Within a reasonable time after the enactment of any new law or regulation of appropriate authority which affects the provisions of this Agreement. A proposal by either party to negotiate such amendment(s) or supplement(s) shall cite the pertinent law or regulation and the Article(s) of this Agreement affected.
d. Representatives of the Employer and the Union shall begin negotiations within 30 calendar days of a request to negotiate under the provisions above, unless the Parties agree to another specific date.
3. : Amendments and supplemental agreements shall become effective on the date signed by the Parties, subject to the approval of the Secretary of State or designee. They shall remain effective concurrent with the basic agreement. If agreement or rejection under law has not been received by the Union within 30 days from the date the parties signed the contract at the table, the contract will be effective on the 31st day following that signing.