In rule 69.1 of the RRS for 2017-20, the definition of act of misconduct has been modified by elimination of the adjective "gross" when applied to the conduct described in 69.1(b)(1):
- conduct that is a breach of good manners, a breach of good sportsmanship, or unethical behaviour;"
I am interested in whether the readers think this expands the range of conduct punishable under this rule, or if it is intended as a clarification of the previous rule by eliminating ambiguity arising from use of the word "gross."
It also appears that the new rule is intended to expand the reach of 69 by eliminating the reporting requirement for penalties for low-level offenses. See 69.2(j). It seems that this change may be intended to allow punishment for less severe offenses without long-term ramifications for the offending party.