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52-[1-10]: An Act to Adopt the Revised Bylaws

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Missouri Students Association

University of Missouri

Bill #52-1

AN ACT TO ADOPT THE REVISED BYLAWS

PURPOSE: To entirely reformat the bylaws for the Missouri Students Association to ensure clarity and eliminate redundancy.

WHEREAS, the bylaws have not been entirely reconstructed in several years; AND

WHEREAS, the bylaws have been edited by various parties for several years and therefore have become erroneous; AND

WHEREAS, in order to effectively eliminate the errors and “loop holes” in the bylaws a total rewrite was necessary; AND

WHEREAS, several members of Senate have been consulted throughout the entire process of revision with the purpose to ensure mutual acceptance of the changes listed below.

THEREFORE,BE IT ENACTED BY THE MISSOURI STUDENTS ASSOCIATION SENATE that the current bylaws be replaced in their entirety by the bylaws contained below written by Speaker Sloan.

Respectfully submitted,

Jacob Sloan, MSA Speaker

Ben Bolin, MSA Senator

Taylor Major, MSA Senator

Sandy Patel, MSA Senator

MSA Senator

Missouri Students Association

University of Missouri

Bill #52-2

AN ACT TO ADOPT THE REVISED BYLAWS: RULES OF THE MISSOURI STUDENTS ASSOCIATION SENATE

PURPOSE: To adopt the revisions of Rules of the Missouri Students Association Senate.

WHEREAS, this bill supplements Bill #52-1.

THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE MISSOURI STUDENTS ASSOCIATION SENATE that the rules below shall entirely replace the Rules of the Missouri Students Association Senate.

Rules of the Missouri Students Association Senate

Rule 1: ORDER OF BUSINESS – The order of business for regular meeting shall be as follows:

1. Call to Order

2. Special Orders of the Day

3. Open Forum

4. Speaker’s Report

5. Clerk’s Report

6. Committee Reports

i. Academic Affairs

ii. Budget

iii. Campus and Community Relations

iv. Multicultural Issues

v. Operations

vi. Student Affairs

7. Executive Reports

8. Consideration of Resolutions

9. Second Reading of Acts

10. First Reading of Acts

11. Announcements

12. Adjournment

Rule 2: AGENDA AND MINUTES – During the call to order, the Senate shall approve the agenda and the minutes. Acts shall remain on the agenda until passed by the Senate, failed by the Senate, pulled by the author, or failed by the committees to which the bill was assigned. Resolutions submitted that week should appear on the agenda.

Rule 3: DISTRIBUTION OF AGENDA AND MINUTES – The Clerk shall distribute all legislation and relevant materials to the Senate via electronic means by noon on any regular Senate meeting. The Clerk shall not distribute any act or resolution that does not contain the signatures of at least two Senators.

Rule 4: CONSIDERATION OF ACTS – Any properly submitted act shall be considered by the full Senate in the following manner.

1. ASSIGNMENT – Acts shall be assigned to committees by the Speaker and reviewed at the individual committee meeting to which it was assigned.

2. FIRST READING – Acts shall be first read at the committee meeting following submission. Acts will then be presented at full Senate for “First Reading of Acts”. The author may then present the bill for five minutes followed by a four minute questioning period. No debate shall be allowed during “First Reading of Acts”.

3. SECOND READING – Acts that have been presented a “First Reading” will then be placed under “Second Reading of Acts” at the subsequent full Senate meeting. Debate shall be allowed during “Second Reading of Acts”.

4. RECOMMENDATION – Each committee assigned to review an act shall take one of the following actions pending a committee vote.

i. “Do Pass”

ii. “Do Pass With Amendments”

iii. “Do Fail”

5. FLOOR CONSIDERATION – No act shall be brought to the floor of the Senate unless it has been recommended “Do Pass” or “Do Pass With Amendments” by either the primary committee or at least two other committee in the Senate to which it was assigned.

Rules 5: CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTIONS – Any properly submitted resolution shall be considered by the full Senate in the following manner. Resolutions do not require a first reading and therefore shall be debated during the first full Senate following submission and passage by committees.

1. ASSIGNMENT – Resolutions shall be assigned to committees by the Speaker and reviewed at the individual committee meeting to which it was assigned.

2. RECOMMENDATION – Each committee assigned to review a resolution shall take one of the following actions pending a committee vote.

i. “Do Pass”

ii. “Do Pass With Amendments”

iii. “Do Fail”

3. FLOOR CONSIDERATION – No resolution shall be brought to the floor of the Senate unless it has been recommended “Do Pass” or “Do Pass With Amendments” by either the primary committee or at least two other committee in the Senate to which it was assigned.

Rule 6: SPEECH TIMES – The times for each speech shall be as follows.

1. AUTHORSHIP SPEECH – Five minutes

2. FIRST SPEECH IN OPPOSITION – Four minutes

3. SPEECH IN OPPOSITION OR FAVOR – Three minutes

4. AMENDMENT SPEECH – Four minutes

5. SUMMARIZING SPEECH – One minute

Rule 7: QUESTIONING – Immediately following each speech there shall be a mandatory four minute question and answer period.

Rule 8: AUTHORSHIP SPEECH – Once an act or resolution has been moved to the floor, the Clerk shall read the committee recommendations. The Speaker shall then recognize the author for an authorship speech. Should the author not be present, one of the co-signers may provide the authorship speech. Should neither the author nor any co-signers be present at the meeting a Senator who supports the bill may present the authorship speech.

Rule 9: AMENDMENTS – All amendments must be submitted to the Clerk in writing and shall be germane to the bill. Amendments must be sponsored in the same manner as all other legislation.

1. COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS – Committees that recommended “Do Pass With Amendments” shall submit a written copy of the amendment to the Clerk. Should the Senate not pass the committee amendment(s) the committees’ recommendation shall become “do fail”.

2. FLOOR CONSIDERATION – Following the authorship speech, the Clerk shall read all amendments to the Senate. The Speaker shall then accept motions to move amendments to the floor.

3. DEBATE – Debate shall occur per normal protocol.

4. FRIENDLY AMENDMENT – After the amendment has been read by the Clerk, the author may deem any amendment friendly, in which case, the amendment shall be adopted without debate or vote.

5. FLOOR AMENDMENTS – If the bill has not been perfected a new floor amendment may be offered during debate in written or oral form.

Rule 10: DEBATE – After the amendment process, the Speaker shall entertain alternating speeches in opposition and in favor of the bill until the call to previous question has been called.

Rule 11: VOTING – Voting shall occur after the call to previous question has been made.

1. VOTING PROCEDURE – The procedure outlined below shall be process for voting.

i. After previous question has been called, the author may request a one minute summarizing speech.

ii. Following the call to previous question or the summarizing speech has been given; the Speaker shall call for a vote.

iii. The Speaker shall decide to vote by voice, hand, or by roll call depending on his/her judgment.

iv. The Speaker shall then announce the judgment of the chair on the plurality of the votes.

v. If the outcome is in question, or if requested by a member, the Speaker shall call for a hand or roll call vote.

vi. In the event of a roll call vote the Clerk shall read off the names of Senators and Senators shall vote by the following means.

a. “Aye”.

b.“No”.

c. “Abstain”.

Rule 12: ROLL CALL VOTES – In the event of a roll call vote, the Clerk shall publicize the votes next to the last names of the Senators voting in the minutes.

Rule 13: ELECTION OF THE SPEAKER – The Speaker shall be elected by the Senate during the last regular meeting of February. The Speaker shall serve a one year term beginning and ending at the first regular meeting in March. The Speaker-elect shall be sworn in by a justice of the Student Court.

1. NOMINATIONS FOR SPEAKER – Nominations shall be taken at the Senate meeting prior to the election and at the meeting during which the election takes place.

2. CANDIDATE ORDER – Candidates shall speaker in an order determined by a random drawing of names.

3. CANDIDATE SPEECHES – Up to two supporters of the candidate may speak for three minutes each expressing their support of the candidate. The candidate shall then speak for up to six minutes.

4. VOTING – The Speaker shall facilitate the election. Senators shall vote on paper distributed by the Speaker and Clerk. The Speaker and Clerk shall then collect all ballots and certify the results.

5. RUNOFF PROCEDURE – Should one candidate not receive a majority vote on the first ballot, a runoff shall be held immediately between the two candidates receiving the most votes in the first ballot.

i. In the event of a tie, the Speaker shall cast the deciding vote.

ii. If the Speaker is a candidate then the Speaker shall not be allowed to cast a deciding vote.

6. SINGULAR CANDIDATE – Should there be only one candidate; the Senate must give the candidate a majority vote of confidence.

7. INCUMBENT SPEAKER – In the event of an incumbent Speaker running for reelection, the Chief Justice will replace the Speaker as facilitator of the election and certify the results of the election.

i. The Chief Justice shall not be allowed to cast a deciding vote in the event of a tie.

ii. In the event of a tie, the candidates shall be allowed to speak for six minutes and a new vote will take place. This process shall repeat itself until a candidate achieves majority.

8. REMOVAL/RESIGNATION OF THE SPEAKER – If the Speaker is removed or resigns, nominations shall be accepted at the first meeting following the removal or resignation. At the first meeting following the removal or resignation an election shall be held to fill the remainder of the term.

Rule 14: AMENDMENTS TO THE RULES OR BYLAWS – The rules or bylaws may be amended following a 3/5 majority vote from Senators present.

Rule 15: BUDGETARY PROCESS – The Speaker, in coordination with the Vice President shall determine the final meeting for the budget’s scheduled passage. The budget will be presented at three full Senate meetings and will be passed on the final meeting.

1. AMENDMENTS – Amendments to the budget must be submitted by noon, two academic days prior to the passage of the budget. Each amendment must be approved by the fiscal officer responsible for the MSA Budget to ensure fiscal soundness. Once ruled fiscally sound the amendments will be offered during the meeting in which the budget must pass. Amendments to the second degree shall not be permitted.

Rule 16: QUORUM – Quorum of the Senate shall be forty percent of the membership.

Rule 17: EXCESSIVE PURGING – A student may not again join Senate within a session after having been purged once.

Rule 18: IMPEACHMENT TRIAL – Any properly submitted resolution for removal in the form of an impeachment petition shall be considered in the following manner.

1. ORDER OF BUSINESS – An impeachment trial shall be placed on the agenda between “Second Reading of Acts” and “Announcements”.

2. PRESENTATION OF CASES – The author of the petition and the indicted shall have twenty-five minutes to present his/her case. This time limit shall not be suspended.

3. QUESTIONING PERIOD – Following the presentation of cases, the author of the petition and the indicted officer shall respectively submit to a ten minute questioning period.

4. IMPEACHMENT TRIAL DEBATE – Following the questioning period, the presiding officer shall entertain alternating speeches in favor of and opposition to removal. Standard speech times shall be used in this process.

5. SUMMARIES – After the close of debate and call to previous question, the author and indicted shall each have ten minutes to summarize their arguments. This time limit shall not be suspended.

6. VOTING – Following the final summary of argument the presiding officer and Clerk shall take a ballot vote. Senators shall vote on paper distributed by the presiding officer and Clerk and shall be certified by the presiding officer and Clerk. This rule shall not be suspended.

Missouri Students Association

University of Missouri

Bill #52-3

AN ACT TO ADOPT THE REVISED BYLAWS: CHAPTER I

PURPOSE: To adopt the revisions of Chapter I of the bylaws.

WHEREAS, this bill supplements Bill #52-1.

THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE MISSOURI STUDENTS ASSOCIATION SENATE that the bylaws below shall replace Chapter I of the bylaws.

Bylaws of the Missouri Students Association

Chapter I

1.00 CHAPTER ONE DEFINED – All duties, powers, and departments of the executive branch shall be placed in this chapter of the bylaws.

1.10 PRESIDENT – The President shall serve as the head of the executive branch and provide direction for the association.

(A) TERM OF OFFICE – The President shall serve a one year term beginning during the first Senate meeting in January following the general election. The President is required to be present on campus to fulfill their duties whenever classes are in session, including the summer session. Failure to fulfill the duties prescribed above shall result in the termination of pay for the period in which the President was absent.

(B) REQUIREMENTS – The President shall have been a member of the association for more than two semesters in total. The President shall maintain a 2.2 cumulative GPA for the duration of his/her term. The President may not hold simultaneous offices within the association.

(C) DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND POWERS OF THE PRESIDENT – Duties, responsibilities, and powers of the President shall be listed below.

(1) It shall be the duty of the President to follow the constitution and bylaws of the association at all times.

(2) It shall be the duty of the President to oversee operation of the executive branch.

(3) It shall be the duty of the President to report on the operation of the executive branch to the Senate at every Senate meeting.

(4) The President shall have the power to appoint and remove the directors of executive departments and to appoint new directors if those positions become vacant. All appointments shall be subject to the approval of the Senate Operations Committee and then full Senate (Chapter II).

(5) The President shall have the power to appoint a new Vice President in the event that the position becomes vacant. Any such appointment shall be subject to the approval of the Senate Operations Committee and then full Senate (Chapter II).

(6) Any executive power not specifically denied to the President, nor specifically assigned to another individual or group in the constitution, rules of the Senate, or bylaws, shall be reserved to the President.

1.20 VICE PRESIDENT – The Vice President shall serve as the assistant head of the executive branch and shall provide direction for the association.

(A) TERM OF OFFICE – The Vice President shall serve a one year term beginning during the first Senate meeting in January following the general election. The Vice President is required to be present on campus to fulfill their duties whenever classes are in session, including the summer session. Failure to fulfill the duties prescribed above shall result in the termination of pay for the period in which the Vice President was absent.

(B) REQUIREMENTS – The Vice President shall have been a member of the association for more than two semesters in total. The Vice President shall maintain a 2.2 cumulative GPA for the duration of his/her term. The Vice President may not hold simultaneous offices within the association.

(C) DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND POWERS OF THE VICE PRESIDENT – Duties, responsibilities, and powers of the Vice President shall be listed below.

(1) It shall be the duty of the Vice President to follow the constitution and bylaws of the association at all times.

(2) It shall be the duty of the Vice President to assist the President in the fulfillment of his or her duties and responsibilities.

(3) It shall be the duty of the Vice President to create and maintain a budget for the Association.

(4) In the event of a vacancy in the Presidency, the Vice President shall become the President.

1.30 APPOINTMENTS – It shall be the responsibility of the President to make the following appointments.

(A) CHANCELLOR STANDING COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS – The President shall appoint students to the various Chancellors’ Standing Committees during the month of August.

(B) JUDICIAL APPOINTMENTS – the President shall appoint student(s) to become Justice(s) in the event of a vacancy in the Student Court. Any such appointment shall be subject to the approval of the Senate Operations Committee and then full Senate (Chapter II).

(C) PRESIDENTIAL ASSISTANT APPOINTMENT – The President shall appoint a person as an assistant to the President who shall serve in a capacity of Chief of Staff. Any such appointment shall be subject to the approval of the Senate Operations Committee and then full Senate (Chapter II).

(1) REQUIREMENTS – The Chief of Staff shall maintain a 2.2 cumulative GPA for the duration of his/her term. The Chief of Staff may not hold simultaneous offices within the association.

(D) SECRETARY OF AUXILIARIES – The President shall appoint a person as an assistant to the President who shall serve in a capacity of Auxiliary liaison. Any such appointment shall be subject to the approval of the Senate Operations Committee and then full Senate (Chapter II).

(1) REQUIREMENTS – The Secretary of Auxiliaries shall maintain a 2.2 cumulative GPA for the duration of his/her term. The Secretary of Auxiliaries may not hold simultaneous offices within the association.

(E) DIRECTOR APPOINTMENTS – The President shall appoint one student to each of the executive Departments to serve as Director. Any such appointment shall be subject to the approval of the Senate Operations Committee and then full Senate (Chapter II).

(1) REQUIREMENTS – The Directors shall maintain a 2.2 cumulative GPA for the duration of their term. The Directors may not hold simultaneous offices within the association.

(2) SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS – The Director of Student Activities must have been a member of the Department of Student Activities for at least one complete semester before becoming eligible to be hired.

1.40 EXECUTIVE CABINET – The executive cabinet, under the direction of the President shall maintain proper operation of the executive branch.

(A) MEMBERSHIP – The executive cabinet shall consist of the President, Vice President, Chief of Staff, Secretary of Auxiliaries, and the directors of each executive department.

(B) DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES – The executive cabinet shall set the internal policy, goals, and duties of the executive branch.

1.50 EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS – There shall be three executive departments titled: the Department of Student Activities, the Department of Student Services, and the Department of Student Communications.

(A) STRUCTURE – the structure of each department shall be as follows.

(1) DIRECTOR – The Director shall serve as the head of the department. The Director shall supervise and coordinate the department as to achieve the goals set by the executive cabinet.

(2) ASSISTANT DIRECTOR – The Assistant Director shall assist the Director in all matters relevant to the department.

(3) COMMITTEE CHAIR – Each department shall have a Committee Chair for each committee under the department. Committee chairs shall preside at committee meetings and functions. The Committee chair may appoint a Vice Chair to serve as an assistant.

(B) DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND POWERS – Duties, responsibilities, and powers of the departments shall be listed below.

(1) The Director shall have the power to appoint and remove committee chairs as he/she sees fit.

(2) The Director shall have the power to transfer funds within the department.

(3) It is the responsibility of the Director to create, maintain, and manage a budget for the department.

1.60 DEPARTMENT OF STUDENT ACTIVITIES – It shall be the duty of the Department of Student Activities to provide and administer programs for the social, recreational, cultural, and education life to the students of the University.

(A) COMMITTEES – The following committees shall be a part of the Department of Student Activities. Committee Chairs within the Department of Student Activities must have been a member of the Department of Student Activities for at least one complete semester before becoming eligible to be hired.

(1) SPEAKERS – The Speakers Committee brings educational, enriching, and interesting speakers to campus in attempt to attract a variety of students. Speakers that the committee brings include actors, journalists, celebrities, cultural icons and more. Each guest lecturer is chosen based on their appeal to students, relevance to contemporary issues and embodiment of the University of Missouri’s ideals of Respect, Responsibility, Discovery and Excellence.

(2) BLACK PROGRAMMING – The Black Programming Committee produces shows and activities that appeal to the cultural and popular interests of the African American student population, and for the cultural enrichment of the student population as a whole.

(3) SPECIAL EVENTS – The Special Events Committee is responsible for programming comedians, novelty events around campus, and student competitions.

(4) COLLEGE MUSIC – The College Music Committee is responsible for bringing concerts to campus and planning other such music related activities.

(5) INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMING – The International Programming Committee produces shows and activities that appeal to the international student population, and for the cultural enrichment of the student population as a whole.

(6) FILMS – The Films Committee is in charge of planning an annual film series that features Hollywood movies, independent films, documentaries and foreign films.

(B) SUMMER PROGRAMS – During the summer sessions the Department of Student Activities shall host a variety of events and programs to provide services to student of the University who enroll in summer courses.

(C) AUXILIARIES – The Department of Student Activities shall coordinate with MSA/GPC Auxiliaries to promote events to students of the University.

1.70 DEPARTMENT OF STUDENT SERVICES – It shall be the duty of the Department of Student Services to provide programs and resources to improve the overall wellbeing of the students of the University.

(A) COMMITTEES – The following committees shall be a part of the Department of Student Services.

(1) SPECIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE – The Special Services Committee shall work on the creation and start-up of new programs or services that improve the experience of students.

(2) CAMPUS SAFETY COMMITTEE – The Campus Safety Committee shall host the annual campus safety walk, and provide any other services deemed necessary for the improvement of campus safety.

(B) AUXILIARIES – The Department of Student Services shall coordinate with MSA/GPC Auxiliaries to promote services to students of the University.

1.80 DEPARTMENT OF STUDENT COMMUNICATIONS – It shall be the duty of the Department of Student Communications to educate and inform the students of the University of activities and events of the Missouri Students Association. The Department of Student Communications shall also serve as a means of outreach for the Missouri Students Association.

(A) COMMITTEES – The following committees shall be a part of the Department of Student Communications.

(1) PUBLICITY AND PROMOTIONS COMMITTEE –The Publicity and Promotions Committee shall advertise events and issues relevant to the Association.

(2) PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE – The Public Relations Committee shall be responsible for providing campus and community media information about the business and events of the Association.

(3) SPECIAL PROJECTS COMMITTEE – The Special Projects Committee shall work with the Publicity and Promotions Committee to inform the student body of MSA business and events and receive input from students about these actions and activities.

1.90 REMOVAL OF EXECUTIVE OFFICERS – This process shall stand as the removal process for all executive officers.

(A) REMOVAL OF THE PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT – The President and Vice President shall be indicted for dishonesty or nonperformance of duty by a resolution in the form of a petition signed by twenty percent of the total Senate membership. Such petition must include the name(s) of the officer(s) charged and shall state specific reasons for the charges, including citations from sections of the Constitution and bylaws alleged to have been violated.

(1) TRIAL – The impeachment trail shall be operated as prescribed in Rule 16.

(B) REMOVAL OF ALL OTHER EXECUTIVE OFFICERS – If the President believes that any officer of the executive branch is not performing to his/her duty, or is conducting himself/herself in an unsatisfactory manner in the performance of his duty, the President shall deliver a letter specifying the nature of the offense to the officer and the justification for removal.

(1) TRIAL – The accused officer shall have three academic days to make a formal written reply to the President either accepting the justification for removal or rejecting it. The President may then decide to remove the officer or reverse his/her decision. Appeals to the President’s decision must be made to the Student Court.

Missouri Students Association

University of Missouri

Bill #52-4

AN ACT TO ADOPT THE REVISED BYLAWS: CHAPTER II

PURPOSE: To adopt the revisions of Chapter II of the bylaws.

WHEREAS, this bill supplements Bill #52-1.

THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE MISSOURI STUDENTS ASSOCIATION SENATE that the bylaws below shall replace Chapter II of the bylaws.

Bylaws of the Missouri Students Association

Chapter II

2.00 CHAPTER TWO DEFINED – All duties, powers, and departments of the legislative branch shall be placed in this chapter of the bylaws.

(A) POWERS OF THE SENATE – The following powers shall be vested in the Senate.

(1) The Senate shall have the power to change the association bylaws.

(2) The Senate shall have the power to allocate the association’s student activity fee revenue, and all other revenue within the association.

(3) All officers of the association are bound to express any opinion of the student body expressed by the Senate as a resolution.

2.10 SENATE SPEAKER – The Speaker shall serve as the head of the legislative branch and provide direction for the Senate.

(A) TERM OF OFFICE – The Speaker shall serve a one year term beginning during the first Senate meeting in March following the election of the Speaker. The Speaker is required to be present on campus to fulfill their duties whenever classes are in session, including the summer session. Failure to fulfill the duties prescribed above shall result in the termination of pay for the period in which the Speaker was absent.

(B) REQUIREMENTS – The Speaker shall have been a Senator or officer of the Senate for more than two semesters in total and shall be a current Senator or officer of the Senate to be eligible to run for Speaker. The Speaker shall maintain a 2.2 cumulative GPA for the duration of his/her term.

(C) DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND POWERS OF THE SENATE SPEAKER – Duties, responsibilities, and powers of the Speaker shall be listed below.(1) It shall be the duty of the Speaker to follow the constitution and bylaws of the association at all times.

(2) It shall be the duty of the Speaker to oversee operation of the legislative branch.

(3) The Speaker shall have the power to appoint and remove the officers ofthe Senate and to appoint new officer if those positions become vacant. All appointments shall be subject to the approval of the Senate Operations Committee and then full Senate (Chapter II).

(4) The Speaker shall have the power to assign legislative requirements to the officers of the Senate.

(5) The Speaker shall have voting privileges as a Senator.

(6) Any legislative power not specifically denied to the Speaker, nor specifically assigned to another individual or group in the constitution, rules of the Senate, or bylaws, shall be reserved to the Speaker.

2.20 APPOINTMENTS – It shall be the responsibility of the Speaker to make the following appointments.

(A) COMMITTEE CHAIR APPOINTMENTS – the Speaker shall appoint student(s) to become Committee Chair(s) in the event of a vacancy. Any such appointment shall be subject to the approval of the Senate Operations Committee and then full Senate (Chapter II).

(1) REQUIREMENTS – Committee Chairs must maintain a 2.2 cumulative GPA for the duration of their term. Committee Chairs may not hold simultaneous offices within the association.

(B) CLERK APPOINTMENT – the Speaker shall appoint a student to become the Clerk of the Senate in the event of a vacancy. Any such appointment shall be subject to the approval of the Senate Operations Committee and then full Senate (Chapter II).

(1) REQUIREMENTS – The Clerk of the Senate must maintain a 2.2 cumulative GPA for the duration of his/her term. The Clerk of the Senate may not hold simultaneous offices within the association.

(C) LEGISLATIVE DIRECTOR – the Speaker shall appoint a student to become the Legislative Director of the Senate in the event of a vacancy. Any such appointment shall be subject to the approval of the Senate Operations Committee and then full Senate (Chapter II).

(D) SERGEANT AT ARMS APPOINTMENT – the Speaker shall appoint a student to become the Sergeant at Arms of the Senate in the event of a vacancy. Any such appointment shall be subject to the approval of the Senate Operations Committee (Chapter II).

(E) ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR APPOINTMENT – the Speaker shall appoint a student to become the Activities Director of the Senate in the event of a vacancy. Any such appointment shall be subject to the approval of the Senate Operations Committee (Chapter II).

2.30 LEGISLATIVE CABINET – The legislative cabinet, under the direction of the Speaker shall maintain proper operation of the legislative branch.

(A) MEMBERSHIP – The Legislative Cabinet shall consist of the Speaker, Clerk of the Senate, Sergeant at Arms, Activities Director, and the Committee Chairs of each Senate committee.

(B) DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES – The legislative cabinet shall set the internal policy, goals, and duties of the legislative branch.

2.40 MEMBERSHIP OF SENATE – Shall be composed of undergraduate students from the University of Missouri.

(A) SIZE – The number of Senators shall not exceed seventy-one Senators at any given time and shall be divided amongst academic college Senators, at-large Senators, and a single seat being reserved for the Speaker.

(B) ACADEMIC COLLEGE SENATORS – Fifty seats shall be reserved proportionally by the percent of total enrollment for each undergraduate degree program.

(1) In the event that not all fifty seats are filled up to ten seats may be filled in an at-large process.

(C) AT-LARGE SENATORS – Twenty seats shall be reserved as at-large seats meaning that a student from any degree program may fill the seat.

(1) PROCEDURE – Each candidate must submit a completed application, provided by the Speaker, to the Speaker and the Clerk of the Senate by noon on the day prior to the election.

(2) ELECTION – Each candidate will then be permitted to speak briefly about himself/herself to the Senate. Based upon the plurality of votes will determine the newly elected Senators.

2.45 SENATE SESSIONS AND MEETINGS – The Senate shall hold regular meetings throughout the academic year.

(A) SESSION – Each legislative session shall begin on the first full Senate meeting during the fall semester and end during the last full Senate meeting of the spring semester. Sessions shall be numbered consecutively from the date the constitution took effect.

(B) REGULAR MEETINGS – Regular meetings shall take place during the legislative session and will be determined by the Speaker prior to the start of a new session.

(1) FULL SENATE – Full Senate shall occur biweekly on Wednesdays at 6:00PM during the regular session.

(2) COMMITTEE MEETINGS – Committee meetings shall occur weekly on Tuesdays at 7:00PM and 8:00PM during the regular session.

(C) SPECIAL MEETINGS – Special meetings of the Senate may be called by the Speaker or by petition from 20% of the Senate membership.

2.50 SENATE COMMITTEES – There shall be six Senate Committees titled: Operations Committee, Student Affairs Committee, Academic Affairs Committee, Multicultural Issues Committee, Campus and Community Relations Committee, and Budget Committee.

(A) STRUCTURE – the structure of each committee shall be as follows.

(1) COMMITTEE CHAIR – The Chair shall serve as the head of the committee. The Chair shall supervise and coordinate the committee as to achieve the goals set by the legislative cabinet.

(2) COMMITTEE VICE CHAIR – The Vice Chair shall assist the Chair in all matters relevant to the committee.

(B) DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND POWERS – Duties, responsibilities, and powers of the committees shall be listed below.

(1) Committee Chairs shall be responsible for keeping accurate attendance of their committee.

(2) Committee Chairs shall be responsible to submit reports to the Speaker each semester, or at the request of the Speaker, detailing goals for the Committee.

(3) It shall be the duty of the Committee Chairs to oversee the operation of their committee.

(4) Committee Chairs shall have the power to summon any member of the association to their committee meeting.

2.60 OPERATIONS COMMITTEE – The Senate Operations Committee shall be tasked with overseeing the successful fulfillment of the duties and responsibilities of the association.

(A) APPOINTMENT CONFIRMATIONS – The Operations Committee shall be tasked with approving all appointments made by the President and the Speaker.

(A) CONTINGENCY AND RESERVE REQUEST – The Operations Committee shall be tasked with approving all contingency and reserve requests that are proposed to Senate.

(B) ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES – The Operations Committee shall meet all other prescribed duties and responsibilities.

(1) Consider bills of the Senate.

(2) Recommend new internal policies to the President, Speaker, and Chief Justice.

(3) Recommend revisions to the constitution, rules of the Senate, bylaws, whenever necessary.

2.65 STUDENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE – The Senate Student Affairs Committee shall be tasked with addressing issues relating directly to students.

(A) ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES – The Student Affairs Committee shall meet all other prescribed duties and responsibilities.

(1) Consider bills of the Senate.

(2) Meet with the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs on an as needed basis.

(3) Investigate student concerns and develop solutions to those concerns.

2.70 ACADEMIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE – The Academic Affairs Committee shall be tasked with addressing academic issues relating directly to students.

(A) ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES – The Academic Affairs Committee shall meet all other prescribed duties and responsibilities.

(1) Consider bills of the Senate.

(2) Meet with the Provost or the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies on an as needed basis.

(3) Investigate student academic concern and develop solutions to those concerns.

2.75 MULTICULTURAL ISSUES COMMITTEE – The Multicultural Issues shall be tasked with addressing issues relating to diversity that effect students.

(A) ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES – The Multicultural Issues Committee shall meet all other prescribed duties and responsibilities.

(1) Consider bills of the Senate.

(2) Meet with the Vice Provost for Minority Affairs on an as needed basis.

(3) Investigate minority student concerns and develop solutions to those concerns.

2.80 CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMITTEE – The Campus and Community Relations Committee shall be tasked with addressing student issues on campus and in the community.

(A) ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES – The Camps and Community Relations Committee shall meet all other prescribed duties and responsibilities.(1) Consider bills of the Senate.

(2) Meet with members of the Columbia city government on an as needed basis.

(3) Investigate student concerns on and off campus and develop solutions to those concerns.

2.85 BUDGET COMMITTEE – The Budget Committee shall be tasked with establishing and auditing the budget of the association.

(A) THE STUDENT FEE REVIEW COMMITTEE – The Chair of the Budget Committee shall serve as the Vice Chair of the Student Fee Review Committee (Chapter VI).

(B) ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES – The Budget Committee shall meet all other prescribed duties and responsibilities.

(1) Consider bills of the Senate.

(2) Review the association budget upon submission to Senate.

(3) Audit the association budget on an as needed basis.

2.90 REMOVAL OF LEGISLATIVE OFFICERS – This process shall stand as the removal process for all legislative officers.

(A) REMOVAL OF THE SPEAKER – The Speaker shall be indicted for dishonesty or nonperformance of duty by a resolution in the form of a petition signed by twenty percent of the total Senate membership. Such petition must include the name of the Speaker and shall state specific reasons for the charges, including citations from sections of the Constitution and bylaws alleged to have been violated.

(1) TRIAL – The impeachment trail shall be operated as prescribed in Rule 16.

(B) REMOVAL OF ALL OTHER LEGISLATIVE OFFICERS – If the Speaker believes that any officer of the legislative branch is not performing to his/her duty, or is conducting himself/herself in an unsatisfactory manner in the performance of his duty, the Speaker shall deliver a letter specifying the nature of the offense to the officer and the justification for removal.

(1) TRIAL – The accused officer shall have three academic days to make a formal written reply to the Speaker either accepting the justification for removal or rejecting it. The Speaker may then decide to remove the officer or reverse his/her decision. Appeals to the Speaker’s decision must be made to the Student Court.

Missouri Students Association

University of Missouri

Bill #52-5

AN ACT TO ADOPT THE REVISED BYLAWS: CHAPTER III

PURPOSE: To adopt the revisions of Chapter III of the bylaws.

WHEREAS, this bill supplements Bill #52-1.

THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE MISSOURI STUDENTS ASSOCIATION SENATE that the bylaws below shall replace Chapter III of the bylaws.

Bylaws of the Missouri Students Association

Chapter III

3.00 CHAPTER THREE DEFINED – All duties, powers, and departments of the judicial branch shall be placed in this chapter of the bylaws.

3.10 CHIEF JUSTICE – The Chief Justice shall serve as the head of the judicial branch and provide direction for the Court.

(A) TERM OF OFFICE – The Chief Justice shall serve a term beginning during the first Senate meeting in which the Chief Justice is approved and end when the Chief Justice resigns or ceases to be a student.

(B) REQUIREMENTS – The Chief Justice shall have been a member of the association for more than two semesters in total. The Chief Justice shall maintain a 2.2 cumulative GPA for the duration of his/her term. The Chief Justice may not hold simultaneous offices within the association.

(C) DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND POWERS OF THE CHIEF JUSTICE – Duties, responsibilities, and powers of the Chief Justice shall be listed below.

(1) It shall be the duty of the Chief Justice to follow the constitution and bylaws of the association at all times.

(2) It shall be the duty of the Chief Justice to oversee operation of the judicial branch.

(3) Any judicial power not specifically denied to the Chief Justice, nor specifically assigned to another individual or group in the constitution, rules of the Senate, or bylaws, shall be reserved to the Chief Justice.

3.20 APPOINTMENT – It shall be the responsibility of the Chief Justice to make the following appointment.

(A) ASSOCIATE CHIEF JUSTICE – The Chief Justice shall appoint a Justice to become Associate Chief Justice.

3.30 MEMBERSHIP OF THE COURT – Shall be composed of nine undergraduate students from the University of Missouri. Seven of which shall serve as Justices, one as Associate Chief Justice, and one as Chief Justice.

3.40 COURT SESSIONS AND MEETINGS – The Court shall hold regular meetings throughout the academic year.

(A) REGULAR MEETINGS – Regular meetings shall take place during the academic year at least one time per month.

(B) SPECIAL MEETINGS – Special meetings of the Court may be called by the Chief Justice or by petition from four of the Court Justices.

3.50 COURT POWERS – The following powers shall be assigned to the Court.

(A) WRITS OF ELECTIONS – The Court shall hear appeals from the decisions by the Board of Election Commissioners (Chapter V) and have authority to judge all cases of alleged violation of the constitution, bylaws, or Board of Elections Commissioners Handbook.

(B) WRITS OF INJUNCTION – The Court shall have the power to issue writs of injunction to prevent the violation of the constitution, bylaws, or rules of the Senate.

(C) WRITS OF MANDAMUS – The Court shall have the power to issue writs of Mandamus to force compliance of the constitution, bylaws, or rules of the Senate.

3.60 COURT SUMMONS – The Court may summon any member of the association to a meeting of the Court. Summons may be called by the Chief Justice or by petition from four of the Court Justices.

(A) PROCEDURE – The Court must issue summons at least three academic days prior to any Court meeting in which the summoned must appear.

(B) FAILURE TO APPEAR – If an individual fails to comply with a summons the Court may view the failure to appear as admission of guilt and may levy and acceptable punishment.

3.70 PENALTIES FOR NONCOMPLIANCE – If a member of the association fails to comply with a Court order or summons the following actions may be taken against the person(s).

(A) TERMINATION OF PAY – If an individual fails to comply with a Court order or summons holds a position that receives a stipend the Court may terminate pay for the member until he/she complies with the order.

(B) REMOVAL OF OFFICE – If an individual fails to comply with a Court order or summons and holds a position in the association the Court may removal the individual from office(s).

Missouri Students Association

University of Missouri

Bill #52-6

AN ACT TO ADOPT THE REVISED BYLAWS: CHAPTER IV

PURPOSE: To adopt the revisions of Chapter IV of the bylaws.

WHEREAS, this bill supplements Bill #52-1.

THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE MISSOURI STUDENTS ASSOCIATION SENATE that the bylaws below shall replace Chapter IV of the bylaws.

Bylaws of the Missouri Students Association

Chapter IV

4.00 CHAPTER FOUR DEFINED – All rules for allocating funds shall be placed in this chapter of the bylaws.

4.10 ASSOCIATION FUNDS – Association funds shall be defined as all monies generated by the student activity fee, revenue for programs, transfers, or donations.

(A) GPC TRANSFER – The Graduate Professional Council (GPC) shall transfer a sum of money to MSA yearly to provide for joint programming between MSA and GPC (Chapter 6).

(B) USE OF FUNDS – The officers of the association shall have complete authority and responsibility for association funds within his/her department.

(C) AUDITS – To insure the proper use of association funds the Department of Student Life and Division of Student Affairs may audit MSA at any time.

4.20 ANNUAL BUDGET PROCEDURE – The processes for creating the association budget shall be outlined below.

(A) DRAFTING OF THE BUDGET – The Vice President in conjunction with the fiscal officer of the Department of Student Life and the Senate Budget Committee shall draft a budget that shall actively reflect the interests and goals of the association as a whole.

(B) SENATE COMMITTEE REVIEW – The budget shall be reviewed by the Senate Budget Committee at the committee meeting prior to the first reading of the budget at full Senate. The Budget Committee shall vote in accordance with the Rules of the Senate (Rule 4). If the Budget Committee does not pass the budget with a 3/5 majority vote, then the Vice President shall be required to resubmit a budget by the next committee meeting.

(C) FULL SENATE REVIEW AND FINAL PASSAGE – The budget shall be reviewed by full Senate and requires a 3/5 majority vote for final passage (Rule 15).

4.30 CONTINGENCY AND RESERVE REQUEST PROCEDURE – The processes for creating contingency and reserve requests shall be outlined below.

(A) SENATE COMMITTEE REVIEW – The contingency and reserve request shall be reviewed by the Senate Budget Committee at the committee meeting prior to the first reading of the act. The Budget Committee shall vote in accordance with the Rules of the Senate (Rule 4). If the Budget Committee does not pass the contingency and reserve request with a 3/5 majority vote then the bill shall not pass.

(B) FULL SENATE REVIEW AND FINAL PASSAGE – The contingency and reserve request shall be reviewed by the full Senate and requires a 3/5 majority vote for final passage

(C) FUNDING RESTRICTIONS – Contingency and reserve requests shall not be given to charities, be used to fund events occurring, or pay off debts incurred prior.

4.40 LINE ITEM TRANSFERS – The process for transferring money within the association shall be outlined below.

(A) UNDER $1,500 – The Vice President shall have the authority to make line item transfers under $1,500 within the association without the consent of the Senate. Transfers that would be transferred outside of the association shall require Operations and Senate approval regardless of the amount. All transfers must be announced to the full senate.

(B) GREATER THAN $1,500 – Any member of the association may propose line item transfers within the association in the form of an Act to the Senate Operations Committee and full Senate.

4.50 FINANCIAL REPORTS – The Vice President shall submit budgetary reports for all appropriations, including planned future expenses seven and fourteen weeks into each semester for the purposes of review. These reports shall be completed in conjunction with the Budget and Operations Committees and will be presented to full Senate seven weeks into the semester and fourteen weeks into the semester.

4.60 UNIVERSITY COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS – The association shall partner with the University in various programs and services.

(A) PROFESSIONAL STAFF – In joint agreement the association shall pay the salaries of any staff member hired within the confines of the association based on the University system of job classification and salary ranges.

(B) HIRING OF PROFESSIONAL STAFF – In joint agreement the association shall assist the University in hiring any professional staff member within the association.

4.70 ACADEMIC RECESS ALLOCATION REQUEST – The process of transferring funds or accessing the contingency and reserve account during an academic recess shall be outlined below.

(A) SPONSOR – The President, Vice President, or Senate Speaker shall have the authority to sponsor an academic recess allocation request.

(B) PRIMARY APPROVAL – Jointly the President, Vice President, and Senate Speaker must approve the request.

(C) SENATE APPROVAL – Members of the Senate Operations and Budget Committees shall vote on the request via electronic means. Members of the committee are defined as the voting members of Senate during the last regular Senate meeting.

(D) VOTING – The Senate approval of the request requires a 2/3 majority vote from the plurality of votes combined between the Operations and Budget Committees.

(E) QUORUM – Shall be 40% of the plurality of voting members between the Operations and Budget Committees. Failure to reach quorum shall result in a failing vote on the request.

4.80 OFFICER SALARIES – All stipends/salaries for officers of the association shall be outlined below.

(A) PRESIDENT – $9.35/hr x 18 hrs/wk x 42 wks= $7,069

(B) VICE PRESIDENT – $8.85/hr x 18 hrs/wk x 42 wks= $6,691

(C) SENATE SPEAKER – $8.85/hr x 16 hrs/wk x 42 wks= $5,947

(D) BOARD OF ELECTIONS COMMISSIONERS – $7.35/hr x 6 hrs/wk x 32 wks=$4,234

(E) EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS – $8.35/hr x 16 hrs/wk x 42 wks= $5,611

(F) SENATE CLERK – $7.35/hr x 9 hrs/wk x 34 wks= $2,249

(G) CHIEF OF STAFF – $7.35/hr x 6 hrs/wk x 34 wks = $2,999

(H) SECRETARY TO THE AUXILIARIES – $7.35/hr x 6 hrs/wk x 34 wks = $2,999

(I) STRIPES GENERAL MANAGER – $8.35/hr x 16 hrs/wk x 36 wks= $4,809.60

(J) KCOU GENERAL MANAGER – $8.35/hr x 16 hrs/wk x 32 wks= $4,275.20 (School year) + $8.35/hr x 8hrs/wk x 10 wks= $668 (Summer)

(K) MUTV GENERAL MANAGER – $8.35/hr x 16 hrs/wk x 42 wks= $5,611.20

Missouri Students Association

University of Missouri

Bill #52-7

AN ACT TO ADOPT THE REVISED BYLAWS: CHAPTER V

PURPOSE: To adopt the revisions of Chapter V of the bylaws.

WHEREAS, this bill supplements Bill #52-1.

THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE MISSOURI STUDENTS ASSOCIATION SENATE that the bylaws below shall replace Chapter V of the bylaws.

Bylaws of the Missouri Students Association

Chapter V

5.00 CHAPTER FIVE DEFINED – All rules for election laws shall be placed in this chapter of the bylaws.

5.10 GENERAL ELECTION OF THE MISSOURI STUDENTS ASSOCIATION – The date and time for the general election shall be outlined below.

(A) DATE OF ELECTION – The date of election shall be defined as the Tuesday during the election period.

(B) DATE AND TIME – The MSA general election of the President and Vice President shall take place fourteen days prior to the Tuesday of Thanksgiving Recess. The election shall take place over forty-eight hours and shall begin at 6:00PM on the Monday prior to the date of election and shall end at 6:00PM on the Wednesday following the date of election.

(C) CHANGES OF THE DATE – The Senate, may by enactment, move the date of the election. This move can occur no more than twenty days before the date of election.

(1) TECHNICAL FAILURE – If the general election fails due to technical reasons the date of the election shall be moved one calendar week later.

(2) EXTREME CIRCUMSTANCES – Extreme circumstances including, but not limited to, investigations against a particular slate are recognized as possible factors that may necessitate the delay of an election outside of the timeframe described above. In cases where the BEC feels that a delay is necessary within one calendar week of the date of the election the BEC has the authority to postpone the date of election by one week.

(D) BEC HANDBOOK – The BEC shall create a handbook containing specific guidelines for the general election. The handbook shall require approval of the Senate Operations Committee and then full Senate. Once passed the handbook shall have the same authority as the bylaws.

(E) NOMINATION OF CANDIDATES – Guidelines for individuals wishing to become official candidates for the general election shall follow the guidelines below.

(1) NOMINATION OF SLATES – Candidates may be nominated as slates only, with each slate providing candidates for the office of the President and Vice President. No candidate shall be placed on the ballot except upon filling petitions with the BEC on Election Form Nine containing the names, signatures, and student numbers of five hundred qualified voters of the association. The only filing date shall be twenty-eight days after the first day of classes begin.

(2) BEC/SLATE MEETING – All slates and the BEC shall meet in person to exchange materials. The BEC shall provide the slates with one copy of each item: BEC Handbook, Student Court Handbook, Chapter V & VIII of the bylaws, M-Book, and Forms I-X.

(3) INSUFFICIENT SIGNATURES – Should a slate provide five hundred eligible signatures to the BEC and not all five hundred signatures are eligible voters the slate shall have forty-eight hours to provide the replacement signatures to the BEC.

(F) CAMPAIGN PRACTICES FOR GENERAL ELECTIONS – Guidelines for slates campaigning during the general election shall follow the guidelines below.

(1) PUBLIC APPEARANCES – No campaigning by public appearance at any meeting having a primary purpose that is the promotion of a candidate or slate shall take place prior to the submission of nominating petitions on the official filing date.

(2) LITERATURE DISTRIBUTION AND PURCHASING MEDIA – No campaigning by distribution of literature, or by use of purchased verbal or printed media shall take place prior to the submission of nominating petitions on the official filing date.

(3) WEBSITES – No campaigning, either by establishment of a campaign website or by advertisement of a campaign on a personal website, shall take place prior to the submission of nominating petitions on the official filing date.

(G) PROPERTY DESTRUCTION – Any slate, organization or individual campaigning in any election shall be responsible for damage to or defacement of another slate’s campaign materials committed by an individual or individuals involved with their own campaign.

(H) CAMPAIGN WORKERS – Campaign workers shall be defined as any person working towards an active goal of promoting a candidate or slate.

(I) FILING DATE AND ELECTION ADVISORY SESSION FOR GENERAL ELECTIONS – All rules associated with the filing date and preliminary BEC/Slate meeting shall follow the guidelines below.

(1) FILING DATE – The filing date shall be twenty-eight days after the first day of classes. Candidates may not submit nominating petitions prior to or after this date. No new slates shall be allowed on the ballot following this date.

(2) ELECTION ADVISORY SESSION – Following the filing date and certification of nomination certificates, both members of a slate, and appropriate judicial parties shall meet together for an Election Advisory Session hosted by the BEC.

(i) The purpose of this session will be to inform all candidates, at-once, of general election rules and to clarify questions that candidates may have in an open setting among all slates.

(ii) A time will be selected by the BEC that accommodates the schedules of all appropriate parties, as determined by the BEC. Appropriate parties may include, but are not limited to, the BEC Chair and Vice-Chairs, the MSA Chief Justice, a Student Legal Services lawyer, and each slate. This session shall occur within 14 days of nomination petition certification for all slates who have submitted petitions.

(iii) Candidates are still required to follow all rules outlined in these bylaws, the BEC handbook, and M Book prior to this meeting in accordance to the election. Candidates may continue to contact the BEC with questions and requests for clarification prior to this session.

(iv) If no meeting time among all appropriate parties is available within the 14 day timeframe, the BEC shall host one-on-one sessions with each slate in lieu of this group session.

5.20 RUNOFF PROCEDURE – In the event that any candidate or slate does not receive at least 35% of the vote a runoff election shall be held no later than twenty days following the date of election. All procedure for a runoff election shall be the same as above.

5.30 SENATE ELECTION – The date and time for the Senate election shall be outlined below.

(A) DATE OF ELECTION – The date of election shall be defined as the Tuesday during the election period.

(B) DATE AND TIME – The Senate election shall take place on a Tuesday in April. The election shall take place over forty-eight hours and shall begin at 6:00PM on the Monday prior to the date of election and shall end at 6:00PM on the Wednesday following the date of election.

(C) CHANGES OF THE DATE – The Senate, may by enactment, move the date of the election. This move can occur no more than twenty days before the date of election.

(1) TECHNICAL FAILURE – If the general election fails due to technical reasons the date of the election shall be moved one calendar week later.

(2) EXTREME CIRCUMSTANCES – Extreme circumstances including, but not limited to, investigations against a particular slate are recognized as possible factors that may necessitate the delay of an election outside of the timeframe described above. In cases where the BEC feels that a delay is necessary within one calendar week of the date of the election the BEC has the authority to postpone the date of election by one week.

(D) BEC HANDBOOK – The BEC shall create a handbook containing specific guidelines for the general election. The handbook shall require approval of the Senate Operations Committee and then full Senate. Once passed the handbook shall have the same authority as the bylaws.

(E) NOMINATION OF CANDIDATES – Guidelines for individuals wishing to become official candidates for the general election shall follow the guidelines below.

(1) NOMINATION OF CANDIDATES – Candidates may be nominated as Senators only. The candidates shall submit a form to the BEC to become a candidate.

(F) PROPERTY DESTRUCTION – Any candidate, organization or individual campaigning in any election shall be responsible for damage to or defacement of another candidate’s campaign materials committed by an individual or individuals involved with their own campaign.

(G) CAMPAIGN WORKERS – Campaign workers shall be defined as any person working towards an active goal of promoting a candidate or slate.

5.40 POLLING LOCATIONS – Candidates or slates shall not be permitted to campaign in or within twenty feet of all computer labs run by the University. The BEC has the right to determine what constitutes a polling location due to the ever changing environment of the University.

5.50SENIOR OFFICER NEUTRALITY – The following offices shall be prohibited from publically supporting or acting in a way that actively seeks the election of a candidate through the power of their office within the association.

(A) Senate Speaker

(B) President

(C) Vice President

Missouri Students Association

University of Missouri

Bill #52-8

AN ACT TO ADOPT THE REVISED BYLAWS: CHAPTER VII

PURPOSE: To adopt the revisions of Chapter VII of the bylaws.

WHEREAS, this bill supplements Bill #52-1.

THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE MISSOURI STUDENTS ASSOCIATION SENATE that the bylaws below shall replace Chapter VII of the bylaws.

Bylaws of the Missouri Students Association

Chapter VII

7.00 CHAPTER SEVEN DEFINED – All duties, powers, and departments of the auxiliariesshall be placed in this chapter of the bylaws.

7.10 FUNDING – MSA shall fund auxiliaries entirely or provide joint funding with the Department of Student Life and Organization Resource Group to provide services to the student body.

7.15 ORGANIZATION – MSA/GPC shall have the authority to direct programming for all auxiliaries in cooperation with the Department of Student Life. The Department of Student Life shall supervise and assist in the pursuit of achieving programming goals set for auxiliaries.

7.20 MSA/GPC LOGO – All auxiliaries shall be required, if receiving funding from the association, to brand products with the MSA/GPC logo using the following guidelines.

(A) TEXT PROCEDURE – If a product is text based, the MSA/GPC Logo shall be placed at the bottom right corner of all publications and promotional material.

(B) AUDIO PROCEDURE – KCOU shall broadcast a ten second bumper at least once a day that announces KCOU as an MSA/GPC Auxiliary.

(1) KCOU in the event of an audio production that pertains directly to MSA/GPC shall announce the stations’ auxiliary status under MSA/GPC.

(C) VIDEO PROCEDURE – MUTV shall place the MSA/GPC logo on all original content or specialty content including advertising in the credits or where appropriate on the advertisement. The MSA/GPC logo shall not be placed on paid advertising and public service announcements.

7.30 STAFF SUPERVISED AUXILIARY – A staff supervised auxiliary shall be operated and overseen by the coordinator or advisor from the Department of Student Life.

(A) COORDINATOR/ADVISOR – A coordinator or advisor of an auxiliary shall be hired by the Department of Student Life and shall serve as the head of the auxiliary.

(B) DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND POWERS – A coordinator or advisor shall report to his/her designated supervisor with the Department of Student Life and derive all instruction from him/her.

7.40 STUDENT SUPERVISED AUXILIARY – A student supervised auxiliary shall be operated by a general manager who is a student at the University. Student supervised auxiliaries shall be advised, overseen, and supervised by a designated advisor or coordinator from the Department of Student Life.

(A) GENERAL MANAGER – A general manager of an auxiliary shall be hired internally by the auxiliary amongst its members.

(B) REQUIREMENTS – A general manager must have been a member of the student supervised auxiliary for at least one complete semester before becoming eligible to be hired.

(B) DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND POWERS – A general manager shall liaise with the Secretary of Auxiliaries and derive all instruction from him/her.

7.50 MSA/GPC BOX OFFICE – It shall be the duty of the MSA/GPC Box Office to provide a ticking service for all MSA/GPC events as well as community events. The MSA/GPC Box Office shall be a staff supervised auxiliary.

7.55 MSA/GPC TECH – It shall be the duty of MSA/GPC Tech to provide technical equipment and production support for MSA/GPC events and all other student organizations. MSA/GPC Tech shall be a staff supervised auxiliary.

7.60 CRAFT STUDIO – It shall be the duty of the Craft Studio to provide opportunities for students to explore arts and crafts in a casual and recreational environment. The Craft Studio shall be a staff supervised auxiliary.

7.65 RSVP CENTER – The duty of the Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center shall be to provide students with a variety of educational material and resources to raise the overall awareness of sexual violence in an effort to halt the trends of rape and sexual violence. The RSVP Center shall be a staff supervised auxiliary.

7.70 STUDENT DESIGN CENTER – Itshall be the duty of the Student Design Center to create professional graphic designs to be used as promotional material for MSA/GPC. The Student Design Center shall be a staff supervised auxiliary.

7.75 STUDENT LEGAL SERVICES – It shall be the duty of Student Legal Services to provide free legal education and consultation to students. Student Legal Services shall be a staff supervised auxiliary.

7.80 WEB DEVELOPMENT TEAM – It shall be the duty of the Web Development Team to assist MSA in web development programs. The Web Development Team shall be a staff supervised auxiliary.

7.85 KCOU – It shall be the duty of KCOU 88.1 FM to provide college radio station programming as well as providing necessary station operating training to the students of the University. KCOU shall be a student supervised auxiliary.

7.90 MUTV – It shall be the duty of MUTV 23 to provide television programming as well as necessary station operating training to students of the University. MUTV shall be a student supervised auxiliary

7.95 STRIPES – It shall be the duty of STRIPES to provide students with a safe and confidential ride home during nights in which STRIPES is operating. STRIPES shall be a student supervised auxiliary.

Missouri Students Association

University of Missouri

Bill #52-9

AN ACT TO ADOPT THE REVISED BYLAWS: CHAPTER VIII

PURPOSE: To adopt the revisions of Chapter VIII of the bylaws.

WHEREAS, this bill supplements Bill #52-1.

THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE MISSOURI STUDENTS ASSOCIATION SENATE that the bylaws below shall replace Chapter VIII of the bylaws.

Bylaws of the Missouri Students Association

Chapter VIII

8.00 CHAPTER EIGHT DEFINED – All duties, powers, and departments of independent agencies within the association shall be placed in this chapter of the bylaws.

8.10 BOARD OF ELECTIONS COMMISSIONERS – The Board of Elections Commissioners (BEC) shall serve as an independent entity of the association that shall certify the results of all elections and referenda.

(A) INDEPENDENCE FROM THE ASSOCIATION – The BEC as defined in this chapter of the bylaws is an independent agency of the association and as such is not subject to jurisdiction from other agencies within the association except for what is listed in this chapter of the bylaws.

(B) APPOINTMENTS – Appointments to the BEC shall be made during the semester prior to the Fall Semester.

(1) APPOINTMENT OF THE CHAIR – The Chair of the BEC shall be appointed jointly by the President, Senate Speaker, and Chief Justice. The President, Senate Speaker, and Chief Justice must come to a unanimous decision to appoint a Chair. The Chair must maintain a 2.2 cumulative GPA for the duration of his/her term. The Chair may not hold simultaneous offices within the association. Any such appointment shall be subject to the approval of the Senate Operations Committee and then full Senate (Chapter II).

(2) APPOINTMENT OF THE VICE CHAIRS – The Chair of the BEC, after appointment, shall appoint two students to serve as Vice Chairs. The President, Senate Speaker, and Chief Justice must come to a unanimous decision to approve the appointment of Vice Chairs. The Vice Chairs must maintain a 2.2 cumulative GPA for the duration of his/her term. The Vice Chairs may not hold simultaneous offices within the association. Any such appointment shall be subject to the approval of the Senate Operations Committee and then full Senate (Chapter II).

(C) TERM – the Chair and Vice Chairs after appointment will serve their term beginning during the Fall Semester and ending during the last regular academic day during the Spring Semester.

(D) RESPONSIBILITIES – The BEC shall be responsible to ensure the proper execution of the election and the responsibility to uphold all election laws.

(E) REMOVAL OF A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS COMMISSIONERS – In the event that a member of the association believes a member of the BEC to have acted in violation of the constitution, bylaws, or rules of the Senate the process to call for the removal of the member of the BEC shall be as follows.

(1) A member of the association who believes that a member of the BEC has violated the constitution, bylaws, or rules of the Senate shall provide the petition for removal to one of the three officers: The President, Senate Speaker, or Chief Justice.

(2) After the petition has been submitted to one of the officers mentioned about the petitioner shall decide if he/she wishes to remain anonymous. If the petitioner wishes to remain anonymous then the officer who received the petition shall be bound to uphold the anonymity of the petitioner per these bylaws. Violation of this rule shall be grounds for immediate impeachment.

(3) Any of the three officers listed above may refuse to accept the petition on grounds of illegitimacy and failure to provide proper evidence of a violation of the constitution, bylaws, or rules of the Senate. The refusal of one officer does not prevent the petitioner to present their case to another one of the three officers.

(4) Should an officer accept, he/she shall deliver the petition to the Senate Operations Committee which shall determine whether or not to remove the member of the BEC.

(5) Should the Operations Committee removal a member of the BEC and he/she disagrees the member of the BEC may appeal the decision to the Student Court.

Missouri Students Association

University of Missouri

Bill #52-10

AN ACT TO ADOPT THE REVISED BYLAWS: CHAPTER IX

PURPOSE: To adopt the revisions of Chapter IX of the bylaws.

WHEREAS, this bill supplements Bill #52-1.

THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE MISSOURI STUDENTS ASSOCIATION SENATE that the bylaws below shall replace Chapter IX of the bylaws.

Bylaws of the Missouri Students Association

Chapter IX

9.00 CHAPTER NINE DEFINED – All officer positions within the association shall be placed in this chapter of the bylaws.

9.10 EXECUTIVE OFFICERS – All officers that fall under the Executive Branch of the association shall be outlined below.

(A) PRESIDENT – The President shall serve as the head of the Executive Branch and shall supervise in conjunction with the Vice President all officers within the Executive Branch.

(1) APPOINTMENT – The President is elected by the students of the university.

(2) SUPERVISOR(S) – The President is not supervised by any officer within the association.

(3) OVERSEES – The President directs all officers within the Executive Branch in conjunction with the Vice President.

(B) VICE PRESIDENT – The Vice President shall supervise in conjunction with the President all officers within the Executive Branch.

(1) APPOINTMENT – The Vice President is elected by the students of the university.

(2) SUPERVISOR(S) – The Vice President is not supervised by any officer within the association.

(3) OVERSEES – The Vice President directs all officers within the Executive Branch in conjunction with the President.

(C) CHIEF OF STAFF – The Chief of Staff shall serve as an assistant to the President and Vice President and his/her duties shall be assigned by the President and Vice President.

(1) APPOINTMENT – The Chief of Staff is appointed by the President and approved by the Senate (Chapter I).

(2) SUPERVISOR(S) – The Chief of Staff is supervised by the President and Vice President.

(D) SECRETARY TO THE AUXILIARIES – The Secretary to the Auxiliaries shall serve as a liaison to between the auxiliaries of the association and the President and Vice President

(1) APPOINTMENT – The Secretary to the Auxiliaries is appointed by the President and approved by the Senate (Chapter I).

(2) SUPERVISOR(S) – The Secretary to the Auxiliaries is supervised by the President and Vice President.

(E) DEPARTMENT DIRECTORS – The director of each department shall serve as head of each respective department within the Executive Branch.

(1) APPOINTMENT – The directors are appointed by the President and approved by the Senate (Chapter I).

(2) SUPERVISOR(S) – The directors are supervised by the President and Vice President.

(3) OVERSEES – The directors shall oversee all members of their respective department.

9.20 LEGISLATIVE OFFICERS –All officers that fall under the Legislative Branch of the association shall be outlined below.

(A) SENATE SPEAKER – The Senate Speaker shall serve as the head of the Legislative Branch and shall supervise all officers within the Legislative Branch.

(1) APPOINTMENT – The Speaker is elected by the Senate of the association.

(2) SUPERVISOR(S) – The Speaker is not supervised by any officer within the association.

(3) OVERSEES – The Speaker directs all officers within the Legislative Branch.

(B) SENATE CLERK – The Senate Clerk shall serve as an assistant to the Speaker and his/her duties shall be assigned by the Speaker.

(1) APPOINTMENT – The Clerk is appointed by the Speaker and approved by the Senate (Chapter II).

(2) SUPERVISOR(S) – The Clerk is supervised by the Speaker.

(C) COMMITTEE CHAIRS – The Senate Committee Chairs of each committee shall serve as head of each respective committee within the Legislative Branch.

(1) APPOINTMENT – The Committee Chairs are appointed by the Speaker and approved by the Senate (Chapter II).

(2) SUPERVISOR(S) – The Committee Chairs are supervised by the Speaker.

(3) OVERSEES – The Committee Chairs shall oversee all members of their respective committees.

9.30 JUDICIAL OFFICERS – All officers that fall under the Judicial Branch of the association shall be outlined below.

(A) CHIEF JUSTICE – The Chief Justice shall serve as the head of the Judicial Branch and shall coordinate all officers within the Judicial Branch.

(1) APPOINTMENT – The Chief Justice is appointed by the President and approved by the Senate (Chapter I).

(2) SUPERVISOR(S) – The Chief Justice is not supervised by any officer within the association.

(3) OVERSEES – The Chief Justice coordinates all officers within the Judicial Branch.

(B) ASSOCIATE CHIEF JUSTICE – The Associate Chief Justice shall coordinate all officers within the Judicial Branch in conjunction with the Chief Justice.

(1) APPOINTMENT – The Associate Chief Justice is appointed by the Chief Justice.

(2) SUPERVISOR(S) – The Associate Chief Justice is not supervised by any officer within the association.

(3) OVERSEES – The Associate Chief Justice coordinates all officers within the Judicial Branch in conjunction with the Chief Justice.