Missouri Students Association
University of Missouri
An Act to Abolish Section 4.50 of Chapter IV of the Bylaws of the Missouri Students Association
PURPOSE: To abolish a section of the bylaws that states that the Vice President must make reports on the budget to the Budget and Operations Committee, along with Full Senate, every seventh and fourteenth weeks of the semester.
WHEREAS, the reading of said budget provides the exact report that this bylaw requires be given; AND
WHEREAS, this reading occurs before the seventh week of the semester, AND
WHEREAS, the Vice President has maintained their presence at Budget Committee meetings for almost every week of the semester, AND
WHEREAS, it is impossible for the Vice President to give a report on future expenses in the fall semester because they do not yet know the amount of funds they will be working with, AND
WHEREAS, this bylaw represents an old, outdated rule not followed by the Association in at least the past four years.
THEREFORE BE IT ENACTED BY THE MISSOURI STUDENTS ASSOCIATION HERE ASSEMBLED that Section 4.50 of Chapter IV of the MSA Bylaws be abolished.
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.
4.604.50 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 4.60 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.