Goatrider wrote:RedTiger gave you a good answer.
On timeline: We take rules suggestions about now, sometime around World Series. Then the commishes hold a Winter Meeting writing exact language of the new rule suggestions. And then full league vote early in the new year, January sometime. This timeline keeps everyone really involved and even sometimes allows passage of bigger rules in the offseason instead of waiting an extra year.
Agree with RedTiger as well.
One of my dynasty leagues allows owners to submit possible rule changes/additions right after our league championship with a deadline of Nov 15. Discussion is preferred prior to Nov 15 vote on each rule change proposed. A majority vote (75%) is needed for a rule change/addition to go into effect; otherwise remains as is. Voting last one week. And all teams must participate on the message board regarding each rule to be voted on.