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ASSOCIATED STUDENTS

STATUTES AT LARGE
CONTAINING THE

RESOLUTIONS
RECOMMENDATIONS
DIRECTIVES
AND
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
OF THE

ASSOCIATED STUDENTS OF
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA

2006–2007

VOLUME 74

ASSOCIATED STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA


RENO: 2007
PUBLISHED BY DIRECTION OF THE SECRETARY OF THE SENATE
OF THE ASSOCIATED STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA

Note: This volume has been numbered to maintain


alignment with the numerical designation of the session
of the Senate during which the legislation was agreed to.
This is, in absolute terms, the second volume published
under this title.
CONTENTS
Page
LIST OF LEGISLATION PASSED/AGREED TO .................................... v
LIST OF STATUTES .......................................................................... vii
LEGISLATION OF THE SEVENTY-FOURTH SESSION ........................ 3

iii
LIST OF LEGISLATION
PASSED/AGREED TO
THE SEVENTY-FOURTH SESSION OF THE
SENATE OF THE ASSOCIATED STUDENTS
2006–2007

Legislation No. Enrollment No. Statute No.

RS-0607-A ......... RS-0607-1 ........ 74–2


RS-0607-C ......... RS-0607-2 ........ 74–3
RS-0607-D ......... RS-0607-3 ........ 74–4
RS-0607-G ......... RS-0607-4 ........ 74–8
RS-0607-H ......... RS-0607-5 ........ 74–9
PRIVILEGED ... RS-0607-6 ........ 74–10
PRIVILEGED ... RS-0607-7 ........ 74–11
RS-0607-F ......... RS-0607-8 ........ 74–13
RS-0607-M ........ RS-0607-9 ........ 74–14
RS-0607-O ......... RS-0607-10 ...... 74–15
RS-0607-Q ......... RS-0607-11 ...... 74–16
RS-0607-P ......... RS-0607-12 ...... 74–17
RS-0607-R ......... RS-0607-13 ...... 74–18
RS-0607-U ......... RS-0607-14 ...... 74–21
RS-0607-AA ...... RS-0607-15 ...... 74–24
RS-0607-Z ......... RS-0607-16 ...... 74–25
RS-0607-BB ...... RS-0607-17 ...... 74–27
RS-0607-CC ...... RS-0607-18 ...... 74–28
RS-0607-DD ...... RS-0607-19 ...... 74–30
RS-0607-T ......... RS-0607-20 ...... 74–31

RC-0607-A ......... RC-0607-1 ........ 74–1


RC-0607-B ......... RC-0607-2 ........ 74–6
RC-0607-C ......... RC-0607-3 ........ 74–7
RC-0607-D ......... RC-0607-4 ........ 74–12
RC-0607-G ......... RC-0607-5 ........ 74–19
RC-0607-I .......... RC-0607-6 ........ 74–22
RC-0607-F ......... RC-0607-7 ........ 74–23
RC-0607-K ......... RC-0607-8 ........ 74–26
RC-0607-L ......... RC-0607-9 ........ 74–29

DR-0607-B ......... DR-0607-1 ........ 74–5

CA-0607-A ......... CA-0607-1 ........ 74–20

v
LIST OF STATUTES
IN THIS VOLUME

STATUTE DATE PAGE

74–1 .............. To recommend the naming of a room in the Joe Crowley May 17, 2006 ............ 3
Student Union after Dr. Rita Laden.
74–2 .............. Expressing the sense of the ASUN Senate regarding a May 17, 2006 ............ 6
proposal to revise the campus open forum policy, and for
other purposes.
74–3 .............. To amend the Senate Statutes to reform the committee Sep. 13, 2006 ............ 8
consideration of legislation, to establish a procedure for
the discharging of committees from the consideration of
legislation, to modify the requirement that certain
committee chairmen sit on the Committee on Legisla-
tive Lobbying, and for other purposes properly relating
thereto.
74–4 .............. Providing for a special meeting of the Senate to receive a Sep. 13, 2006 ............ 11
message from the President.
74–5 .............. To direct the President of the Associated Students to make Sep. 27, 2006 ............ 12
appropriate arrangements for the development of a book
swap system on the Web site of the Associated Students.
74–6 .............. To recommend the implementation of a summer session Oct. 4, 2006 .............. 13
fee to support construction costs for the Joe Crowley
Student Union.
74–7 .............. To recommend the amendment of the Jot Travis Student Oct. 11, 2006 ............ 14
Union facility usage guidelines with respect to
definitions and reservations.
74–8 .............. To make certain technical corrections in amendments Oct. 25, 2006 ............ 16
made by the Legislation and Committee Procedure
Reform Resolution of 2006.
74–9 .............. Expressing the sense of the Senate in support of the crea- Nov. 1, 2006 ............. 17
tion of a free self-defense course to be administered by
Campus Recreation and Wellness.
74–10 ............ In the matter of Senator Steven Caloiaro. ................................ Nov. 1, 2006 ............. 18
74–11 ............ In the matter of Senator Shane Steinbauer. ............................ Nov. 1, 2006 ............. 19
74–12 ............ To recommend to the Board of Regents the adoption of the Nov. 8, 2006 ............. 20
proposed degree revocation policy.
74–13 ............ To amend the Senate Statutes to provide the Committee Nov. 15, 2006 ........... 21
on Rules and Actions authority to conduct investigations
into the misconduct of members and to recommend dis-
ciplinary action to the Senate.
74–14 ............ To amend the Election Statutes to reform primary elec- Nov. 29, 2006 ........... 22
tions and to establish a mission statement for the Elec-
tion Board.
74–15 ............ To authorize the Committee on Rules and Actions to ac- Dec. 6, 2006 .............. 24
cept applications for and to appoint members at large to
serve on the Committee for constitutional amendments,
and for other purposes.

vii
viii LIST OF STATUTES
STATUTE DATE PAGE

74–16 ............ Mourning the passing of Cole Campbell, Dean of the Rey- Jan. 20, 2007 ............ 26
nolds School of Journalism.
74–17 ............ To amend the Senate Statutes to simplify the legislative Jan. 24, 2007 ............ 27
process by eliminating certain classes of legislation.
74–18 ............ To express the sense of the Senate for the need to adopt Feb. 7, 2007 .............. 29
the official language of “his or her” and “chairperson” in
all ASUN documents, including agendas, minutes and
legislation where applicable.
74–19 ............ To establish a final examination policy for students who Feb. 7, 2007 .............. 30
have more than two final exams on one day.
74–20 ............ Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the Asso- Feb. 7, 2007 .............. 31
ciated Students of the University of Nevada.
74–21 ............ To amend the Election Statutes to define ballot order, to Feb. 21, 2007 ............ 38
set the number of votes allowed in primary elections, to
set a tie-breaking procedure, and for other purposes.
74–22 ............ To recommend to the Reno City Council the adoption of Mar. 7, 2007 ............. 40
the proposed Social Host Liability Ordinance with
amendments.
74–23 ............ To provide for the establishment of smoke-free zones on Apr. 4, 2007 .............. 42
campus and to prohibit smoking within 20 feet of cam-
pus buildings and shuttle stops.
74–24 ............ To recommend to University Dining Services that campus Apr. 4, 2007 .............. 44
coffee vendors provide Triple Certified Coffee wherever
possible.
74–25 ............ Expressing the sense of the Associated Students relative Apr. 4, 2007 ............... 46
to the positions of the Associated Students regarding
legislative proposals to amend the Millennium Scholar-
ship Program during the state’s 74th Legislative Ses-
sion.
74–26 ............ To recommend to President Glick and the Board of Re- Apr. 4, 2007 .............. 48
gents of the Nevada System of Higher Education the
creation of a policy allowing domestic partners full
benefits to the Nevada System of Higher Education un-
der its Health and Welfare Benefits Plan.
74–27 ............ To amend the Senate Statutes with respect to scholar- Apr. 4, 2007 .............. 50
ships administered or awarded by the Associated Stu-
dents; to provide for the administration of the Tom Da-
vies Book Scholarship; to codify and to make certain
provisions for the terms of the scholarship program es-
tablished on March 7, 2007; and for other purposes.
74–28 ............ To provide for the implementation and execution of the Apr. 4, 2007 .............. 55
Constitution of the Associated Students, 2007.
74–29 ............ To recommend to the Faculty Senate Academic Standards Apr. 11, 2007 ............ 56
Committee the adoption of an academic honor pledge
and the creation of an Academic Integrity Day (to occur
at least once each academic year).
74–30 ............ Expressing the sense of the Senate in regards to the crea- Apr. 11, 2007 ............ 58
tion of a single declining balance account providing ser-
vices equivalent to those of the programs now operating
on campus.
74–31 ............ To establish a committee to provide for the function of the Apr. 11, 2007 ............ 62
Government of the Associated Students during semester
interims.
LEGISLATION
PASSED OR AGREED TO DURING THE

SEVENTY-FOURTH SESSION

OF THE

SENATE

OF THE

ASSOCIATED STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA

Begun and held at the City of Reno on Wednesday, April 12, 2006, adjourned sine die on
Wednesday, April 18, 2007. JEFF CHAMPAGNE, President; SARAH RAGSDALE, Speaker of
the Senate; SEAN MCDONALD, Speaker pro tempore of the Senate.
STATUTE 74–1—MAY 17, 2006 74 ASUN STAT. 3

Statute 74–1
74th Session
RC-0607-1
A Recommendation
To recommend the naming of a room in the Joe Crowley May 17, 2006
Student Union after Dr. Rita Laden. [RC-0607-A]
Whereas Dr. Rita Laden has shown an enduring commitment to the
students of the University of Nevada, Reno for 22 years;
Whereas Dr. Rita Laden served the Greek community by advising
their judicial board, conducting leadership training for officers, ad-
vised on recruitment and social community events and advised
IFC/Panhellenic Councils;
Whereas Dr. Rita Laden served as an ombudsman for students who
needed assistance with faculty or other departments on campus;
Whereas Dr. Rita Laden has been responsible for the publication and
dissemination of information on several federal acts, including the
Student Right to Know Act, Sex Offenses on Campus Act, and the
Drug Free School and Communities Act which created a safe learn-
ing environment;
Whereas Dr. Rita Laden developed a Mediation Team and Conflict
Resolution Team to assist students and groups in dealing with con-
cerns;
Whereas Dr. Rita Laden served as advisor to ASUN including the
Executive Council, Senate, Publications and Fiscal Allocations
Board;
Whereas Dr. Rita Laden provided leadership training opportunities
for all of ASUN and the general student populations where none
existed before;
Whereas Dr. Rita Laden has over the years provided endless avenues
for students and their representatives to participate in the forma-
tion, amendment and revision of university policies and procedures;
Whereas Dr. Rita Laden has played a key role in sustaining, main-
taining and improving the areas of Student Activities, Student
Judicial Affairs, Student Transition Programs, Academic Interven-
tion Services, the Escort Service, Greek Life, Student Leadership
Programs and ASUN and its Bookstore;
Whereas Dr. Rita Laden has ensured the obligation and privilege of
students to engage in self-direction has led to the creation of a long
standing tradition of responsible decision-making;
74 ASUN STAT. 4 STATUTE 74–1—MAY 17, 2006
Whereas Dr. Rita Laden has carried out her role as the contact per-
son for student emergencies including death, serious injury or sex-
ual assault and been the liaison for parents and spouses and follow
up with faculty with tremendous grace and dignity for the institu-
tion, individuals and families involved;
Whereas Dr. Rita Laden has taught us the value of civic responsibili-
ty and engagement and has been a mentor and advisor to under-
graduate students who have gone on to become lawyers, teachers,
physicians, accountants, university professors and state assembly-
men;
Whereas Dr. Rita Laden has long asserted that leadership is com-
prised of:
(a) Engaging challenge so that we and our community reach our
full potential.
(b) Being visionary so that we are conscious not only of the stu-
dents we serve now but of next generation yet to come.
(c) Putting considerable thought into our influence as student
leaders and the manner in which we use it.
(d) Engaging change in a way that is positive for the community
and its citizens.
(e) Setting goals so that they are realistic and obtainable.
(f) Having a positive outlook and refusing to get caught up in the
negative influence of the world.
(g) Staying true to ourselves and those that we serve so that we
are ethical in our decision-making processes;
Whereas Dr. Rita Laden has shown empathy, accessibility and ge-
nuine understanding of student issues and concerns and helped us
to articulate these concerns when we could not find the words to do
so;
Whereas Dr. Rita Laden has initiated many of the Universities poli-
cies and procedures including the Student Code of Conduct, the al-
cohol policy and the notification of death/injury of student and been
the point person at the most difficult of times that have faced the
university and its students; and
STATUTE 74–1—MAY 17, 2006 74 ASUN STAT. 5
Whereas ASUN has donated an additional $1 million to the building
of the Joe Crowley Student Union: Now, therefore, be it
Recommended, to Dr. Joe Crowley and to the New Student Union
Planning Team (NSUPT) that the chambers directly adjacent to the
ASUN and student activities wing of the Joe Crowley Student Union
be named appropriately after Dr. Rita Laden to underscore the im-
portant role this administrator has played in shaping leadership, stu-
dent engagement and student development on the campus of the
University of Nevada, Reno.
Further, let her be remembered as a strong supporter of students,
loyal friend of the University and tireless advocate of our community.

Agreed to May 17, 2006.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—RC-0607-A
SENATE REPORTS: No. 74–2 (Comm. on Student Services).
SENATE MINUTES, Vol. 74 (2006):
May 17, passed Senate, amended.
74 ASUN STAT. 6 STATUTE 74–2—MAY 17, 2006

Statute 74–2
74th Session
RS-0607-1
A Resolution
May 17, 2006 Expressing the sense of the ASUN Senate regarding a proposal
[RS-0607-A] to revise the campus open forum policy, and for other purposes.

Whereas public expression and the freedom of speech is a fundamen-


tal right;
Whereas the campus has been engaged in making productive revi-
sions to the campus open forum and free speech policies to better
conform to applicable law;
Whereas it is important to have a balance between the protection of
free speech rights and the instructional purpose and mission of the
university; and
Whereas under a model of shared governance of the university, the
input of the Associated Students is vital toward the end of develop-
ing a policy that is fair to the students who will be affected by it:
Now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That the ASUN Senate—
(1) approves and endorses the substance of the institutional
ad hoc committee-of-review’s proposed revisions to the university
policy regarding public forum and free speech activities; the non-
public forum policy; and the reservation policy for use of universi-
ty space, published in the University Administrative Manual at
sections 5302 through 5304 inclusive, with the following reserva-
tions:
(A) In Section 5302(1)(iii), the language making refer-
ence to a qualitative size of the event should be stricken.
(B) In Section 5302(1)(vii), the last sentence should be
stricken and the following inserted: “University officials re-
serve the right to disband an event if, after being warned,
the organizers continue to violate University policy.”.
(C) In Section 5303(i)(e), “Lawlor Events Center” should
be inserted.
(D) In Section 5303(ii), the second sentence that reads
“For example, the 15 foot perimeter around classroom build-
ings will be considered “public fora” during times when the
buildings are not being used in any official capacity (IE on
weekends).” should be stricken.
STATUTE 74–2—MAY 17, 2006 74 ASUN STAT. 7
(E) In Section 5304(1)(i), the phrase “, for non-
instructional events, as defined above,” should be stricken;
and the phrase “each respective unit” should be stricken and
replaced with “units other than scheduling services shall be
done through the appropriate office (e.g.”.
(F) In Section 5304(1)(ii), the last sentence should be
stricken.
(G) In Section 5304(1)(v), the last sentence should be
stricken and replaced with “Appeals regarding the enforce-
ment policy shall follow the process outlined in Section
5304.1.iv.”. The Senate expresses concerns over the legality
of this section, specifically whether the university has the
right to deny to anyone First Amendment rights.
(H) The whole of the university is defined as an open
forum with exceptions as listed in section 5303. The Senate
expresses concerns whether this definition can be reconciled
with existing case law to the contrary; and
(2) hereby repeals the Recommendation of the ASUN Senate Repeal—RC-
of March 1, 2006 enrolled as RC-0506-5 entitled “To recommend 0506-5, 73rd
Session.
the locations of additional free-speech zones”.

Agreed to May 17, 2006.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—RS-0607-A
SENATE REPORTS: No.74–1 (Comm. on Student Services).
SENATE MINUTES, Vol. 74 (2006):
May 17, passed Senate, amended.
74 ASUN STAT. 8 STATUTE 74–3—SEP. 13, 2006

Statute 74–3
74th Session
RS-0607-2
A Resolution
Sep. 13, 2006 To amend the Senate Statutes to reform the committee consideration of legislation, to
[RS-0607-C] establish a procedure for the discharging of committees from the consideration of leg-
islation, to modify the requirement that certain committee chairmen sit on the
Committee on Legislative Lobbying, and for other purposes properly relating thereto.

Legislation and Resolved,


Committee
Procedure SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; REFERENCES.
Reform
Resolution of
(a) SHORT TITLE.—This Resolution may be cited as the “Legisla-
2006. tion and Committee Procedure Reform Resolution of 2006”.
(b) REFERENCES.—Any amendment made in this Resolution is to
the Senate Statutes unless otherwise specified.
SEC. 2. REFORM OF SUBMITTAL AND COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION OF
LEGISLATION.
(a) Section 220.2 is amended by striking the heading and insert-
ing in lieu thereof “Submittal and Referral”.
(b) Sections 220.2.C and 220.2.D are stricken.
(c) At the end of Section 220.2, insert new subsections to read as
follows:
“220.3 Committee Consideration
“220.3.A The committee to which legislation was referred
shall hold at least one meeting to consider the legislation. The
committee may not change the legislation but may make rec-
ommendation to the Senate as to amendment. The committee
shall not be required to report legislation back to the Senate,
but may report legislation favorably, adversely or without rec-
ommendation to the Senate for its consideration.
“220.3.B A committee shall have the power to report legis-
lation it has drafted directly to the Senate for consideration.
“220.4 Discharge of Committees
“220.4.A Motions to discharge committees shall be in order
at any meeting of the Senate.
“220.4.B A senator may present to the Speaker of the Se-
nate a motion in writing to discharge a committee from consid-
eration of legislation that has been referred to it for 14 days.
STATUTE 74–3—SEP. 13, 2006 74 ASUN STAT. 9
Only one motion may be presented for a single piece of legisla-
tion.
“220.4.C The Speaker shall place the motion on the agenda.
“220.4.D When a motion to discharge is on the agenda, the
Senate shall proceed to its consideration under this paragraph
without intervening motion except one motion to adjourn. Mo-
tions to discharge shall have precedence in the order of their
entry on the Minutes.
“220.4.E When a motion to discharge is considered, the leg-
islation to which it relates shall be read by title only. The mo-
tion is debatable for 20 minutes, one-half in favor of the motion
and one-half in opposition thereto. Time for debate may be ex-
tended by a majority vote.
“220.4.F If a motion prevails to discharge a committee from
consideration of legislation, the Senate shall immediately con-
sider the legislation under the general rules of the Senate. A
motion to discharge requires a majority of the membership to
adopt.
“220.4.G When a motion to discharge originated under this
clause has once been acted on by the Senate, it shall not be in
order to entertain during the same session of the Senate a mo-
tion to discharge a committee from consideration of that legisla-
tion or of any other legislation that, by relating in substance to
or dealing with the same subject matter, is substantially the
same.
“220.4.H A motion to discharge on the agenda that is ren-
dered out of order under paragraph (G) shall be stricken.”; and
redesignate accordingly the subsections that follow.
(d) Section 220.3.A is amended by striking “shall” and inserting
in lieu thereof “may”.
SEC. 3. REPEAL OF REQUIREMENT OF CERTAIN COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN
TO SIT ON THE COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE LOBBYING.
(a) FINDINGS.—The Senate finds that it is not necessary for the
committee chairmen from the Committees on Academic Affairs, Stu-
dent Services, and Administration and Finance be required to sit on
the Committee on Legislative Lobbying.
(b) Section 260.5 is amended by inserting “if the committee
chairman is unable or unwilling to serve”.
SEC. 4. MINIMUM COMMITTEE MEETING REQUIREMENT.
(a) Section 300.1 is amended by inserting before the period “, and
only when there is business before them”.
74 ASUN STAT. 10 STATUTE 74–3—SEP. 13, 2006

SEC. 5. EFFECTIVE DATE.


(a) This Resolution and all amendments made by this Resolution
shall take effect exactly one day from the date of enactment of this
Resolution.

Agreed to September 13, 2006.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—RS-0607-C
SENATE REPORTS: No.74–6 (Comm. on Rules and Actions).
SENATE MINUTES, Vol. 74 (2006):
Sep. 13, passed Senate, amended.
STATUTE 74–4—SEP. 13, 2006 74 ASUN STAT. 11

Statute 74–4
74th Session
RC-0607-3
A Resolution
Providing for a special meeting of the Senate to receive a message from the President. Sep. 13, 2006
[RS-0607-D]
Resolved,
That the Senate assembles in a special meeting in the Alumni
Room of the Jot Travis Student Union on Wednesday, September 20,
2006, at 5:30 p.m., for the purpose of receiving such communication
as the President of the Associated Students shall be pleased to make.

Agreed to September 13, 2006.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—RS-0607-D
SENATE REPORTS: No.74–5 (Comm. on Rules and Actions).
SENATE MINUTES, Vol. 74 (2006):
Sep. 13, passed Senate, amended.
74 ASUN STAT. 12 STATUTE 74–5—SEP. 27, 2006

Statute 74–5
74th Session
DR-0607-1
A Directive
Sep. 27, 2006 To direct the President of the Associated Students to make appropriate arrangements
[DR-0607-A] for the development of a book swap system on the Web site of the Associated Students.

Whereas the rising cost of textbooks necessitates an alternative form


of obtaining textbooks, and students demand a reasonable means to
exchange textbooks;
Whereas, in an effort to provide a low-cost alternative to purchase
textbooks from an outside vendor, a system for swapping books is
needed;
Whereas, since the current webmaster will depart the university by
the end of this academic year, the system should be developed as
soon as possible; and
Whereas it is desired that such a system be in place by the beginning
of the spring semester to be able to address any concerns with the
new system: Now, therefore, be it
Directed,
That the President makes appropriate arrangements for the de-
velopment of a system on the Web site of the Associated Students
that enables students of the University of Nevada, Reno to locate and
contact other students who are willing to sell or exchange textbooks
for classes at the university: Provided, That disclaimers regarding
student privacy on the system be clearly denoted.

Agreed to September 27, 2006.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—DR-0607-A
SENATE REPORTS: No.74–9 (Comm. on Student Services).
SENATE MINUTES, Vol. 74 (2006):
Sep. 27, passed Senate, title amended.
STATUTE 74–6—OCT. 4, 2006 74 ASUN STAT. 13

Statute 74–6
74th Session
RC-0607-2
A Recommendation
To recommend the implementation of a summer session fee Oct. 4, 2006
to support construction costs for the Joe Crowley Student Union. [RC-0607-B]
Whereas during the planning stages of the construction of the Joe
Crowley Student Union, the Associated Students and the Universi-
ty tentatively agreed to implement a summer session fee to support
construction costs: Now, therefore, be it
Recommended,
To the University President, that the ASUN Senate—
(1) endorses the proposal to implement a summer session fee
to support the construction costs for the Joe Crowley Student Un-
ion that consists of the following elements:
(A) FEES.—The fee structure shall consist of—
(i) a mini-session fee of $10.00;
(ii) a fee for each regular session of $20.00; and
(iii) a one credit or special enrollment fee of $5.00.
(B) IMPLEMENTATION.—The fee shall begin during the
2007 summer session; and
(2) requests that the proposal be submitted for Board of Re-
gents approval together with the Recommendation of the ASUN.

Agreed to October 4, 2006.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—RC-0607-B
SENATE REPORTS: No.74–8 (Comm. on Student Services).
SENATE MINUTES, Vol. 74 (2006):
Sep. 27, considered Senate, action postponed; Oct. 4, passed Senate.
74 ASUN STAT. 14 STATUTE 74–7—OCT. 11, 2006

Statute 74–7
74th Session
RC-0607-3
A Recommendation
Oct. 11, 2006 To recommend the amendment of the Jot Travis Student Union
[RC-0607-C] facility usage guidelines with respect to definitions and reservations.

Student Union Recommended,


Facility Usage
Guidelines SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
Recommenda-
tion of 2006.
(a) This Recommendation may be cited as the “Student Union
Facility Usage Guidelines Recommendation of 2006”.
SEC. 2. FINDINGS.
(a) The ASUN Senate finds the following:
(1) Most student groups do not have the effective ability to
take advantage of the policy allowing holds 24 months in advance
of an event.
(2) The definition of student elected representative groups is
arbitrary and does not take into account defining characteristics
of public bodies.
SEC. 3. SENSE OF THE SENATE.
(a) It is the sense of the ASUN Senate that the following amend-
ments be considered to the Jot Travis Student Union Facility Usage
Guidelines:
(1) In Section II (B), student elected representative groups
shall consist only of student governments recognized by the
Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education.
(2) In Section II (B)(ii), the period during which requests may
be made pursuant to that section shall be stricken.
(3) In Section II (D), strike all instances of “24 months” and
insert in lieu thereof “12 months”.
STATUTE 74–7—OCT. 11, 2006 74 ASUN STAT. 15

SEC. 4. ISSUANCE.
(a) Upon the adoption of this Recommendation, it shall be for-
warded to—
(1) the Director of the Jot Travis Student Union; and
(2) the Associate Vice President of Student Life Services.

Agreed to October 11, 2006.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—RC-0607-C
SENATE REPORTS: No.74–10 (Comm. on Student Services).
SENATE MINUTES, Vol. 74 (2006):
Oct. 11, passed Senate, amended.
74 ASUN STAT. 16 STATUTE 74–8—OCT. 25, 2006

Statute 74–8
74th Session
RS-0607-4
A Resolution
Oct. 25, 2006 To make certain technical corrections in amendments made
[RC-0607-G] by the Legislation and Committee Procedure Reform Resolution of 2006.

Resolved,
SECTION 1. TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS.
(a) LEGISLATION AND COMMITTEE PROCEDURE REFORM RESOLU-
TION OF 2006.—The Legislation and Committee Procedure Reform
Resolution of 2006 is amended as follows:
Ante, p.8. (1) In section 220.4.D, in Section 2(c) of the Resolution, strike
“entry on the Minutes” and insert “submission to the Speaker”.
Ante, p.9. (2) In Section 3(b), strike the material in quotes and insert in
lieu thereof “or a member from the same committee as the
chairman, if the committee chairman is unable or unwilling to
serve,”.

Agreed to October 25, 2006.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—RC-0607-G
SENATE REPORTS: No.74–13 (Comm. on Rules and Actions).
SENATE MINUTES, Vol. 74 (2006):
Oct. 25, considered and passed Senate.
STATUTE 74–9—NOV. 1, 2006 74 ASUN STAT. 17

Statute 74–9
74th Session
RS-0607-5
A Resolution
Expressing the sense of the Senate in support of the creation of a free Nov. 1, 2006
self-defense course to be administered by Campus Recreation and Wellness. [RS-0607-H]
Whereas safety is a major concern for the students of the University;
Whereas there has been demand for a more accessible self-defense
course; and
Whereas Campus Recreation and Wellness has shown interest in cos-
ponsoring a self-defense program with the Associated Students:
Now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That the Associated Students make full effort in sup-
porting a free self-defense course to be administered by Campus
Recreation and Wellness.

Agreed to November 1, 2006.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—RS-0607-H
SENATE REPORTS: No.74–14 (Comm. on Student Services).
SENATE MINUTES, Vol. 74 (2006):
Nov. 1, considered and passed Senate.
74 ASUN STAT. 18 STATUTE 74–10—NOV. 1, 2006

Statute 74–10
74th Session
RS-0607-6
A Resolution
Nov. 1, 2006 In the matter of Senator Steven Caloiaro.
[Privileged]
Whereas on September 26, 2006, Senator Steven Caloiaro committed
conduct unbecoming against the Associated Students and the Se-
nate of the Associated Students by unlawfully manufacturing, pos-
sessing, and detonating chemical explosive devices on or near uni-
versity property, and by unlawfully possessing a dangerous weapon
on university property;
Whereas these acts constitute a violation of his duty of trust to the
Senate and to the Associated Students, reflecting discredit upon the
Senate and the Associated Students; and
Whereas these improper acts bring discredit and dishonor upon the
Senate and constitute conduct unbecoming a Senator of the Asso-
ciated Students: Now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That Senator Steven Caloiaro be, and hereby is, cen-
sured for conduct unbecoming a member of the Senate of the Asso-
ciated Students, pursuant to Art. II, sec. 250, cl. 14 of the ASUN Con-
stitution.

Agreed to November 1, 2006.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—Privileged Resolution, introduced Nov. 1.


SENATE REPORTS: No.74–11 (Comm. on Rules and Actions).
SENATE MINUTES, Vol. 74 (2006):
Nov. 1, considered and passed Senate.
STATUTE 74–11—NOV. 1, 2006 74 ASUN STAT. 19

Statute 74–11
74th Session
RS-0607-7
A Resolution
In the matter of Senator Shane Steinbauer. Nov. 1, 2006
[Privileged]
Whereas on October 3, 2006 Senator Shane Steinbauer unlawfully
threw a brick at a vehicle of the Campus Escort Service, a service of
the Associated Students, and damaged university and Associated
Students property;
Whereas, by throwing a brick at a vehicle, the Senator placed the
passengers of the van, two employees of the Associated Students, in
danger of life or limb;
Whereas these acts constitute a violation of his duty of trust to the
Senate and to the Associated Students, reflecting discredit upon the
Senate and the Associated Students; and
Whereas these improper acts bring discredit and dishonor upon the
Senate and constitute conduct unbecoming a Senator of the Asso-
ciated Students: Now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That Senator Shane Steinbauer—
(1) be, and hereby is, censured for conduct unbecoming a
member of the Senate of the Associated Students, pursuant to
Art. II, sec. 250, cl. 14 of the ASUN Constitution; and
(2) be, and hereby is, removed from any position of leader-
ship in the Senate and is prohibited from holding any position of
leadership for the balance of the 74th Session.

Agreed to November 1, 2006.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—Privileged Resolution, introduced Nov. 1.


SENATE REPORTS: No.74–12 (Comm. on Rules and Actions).
SENATE MINUTES, Vol. 74 (2006):
Nov. 1, considered and passed Senate.
74 ASUN STAT. 20 STATUTE 74–12—NOV. 8, 2006

Statute 74–12
74th Session
RC-0607-4
A Recommendation
Nov. 8, 2006 To recommend to the Board of Regents the adoption
[RC-0607-D] of the proposed degree revocation policy.

Support of Recommended, To the Board of Regents of the Nevada System of


Degree Integri- Higher Education—
ty Recommen-
dation of 2006. SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
(a) This Recommendation may be cited as the “Support of Degree
Integrity Recommendation of 2006”.
SEC. 2. FINDINGS.
(a) The ASUN Senate finds that the conference of an academic
degree upon a student is a recognition and certification of student
achievement of considerable significance.
SEC. 3. SENSE OF THE SENATE.
(a) It is the sense of the ASUN Senate—
(1) that the proposed degree revocation policy considered
during the October 2006 meeting of the Board of Regents’ Stu-
dent and Academic Affairs Committee be adopted;
(2) that the policy is a reasonable measure to ensure the in-
tegrity of academic degrees conferred upon students, and the
academic integrity of the institution;
(3) that students who engage in considerable misconduct
that puts into question the integrity of the conference of a degree
warrants investigation leading to the possible revocation of the
degree;
(4) that the revocation of a degree is the most severe sanction
that the System or an institution of the System can impose upon
a student, and must only be used when academic misconduct of
the most severe nature has occurred;
(5) that there is great concern regarding the intent behind
the statute of limitations contained in the policy at 6.3.8(i) in that
in some circumstances it may not protect the integrity of a degree
or the institution. The Senate expresses its desire that the rea-
soning behind the limitation be stated in policy; and
STATUTE 74–12—NOV. 8, 2006 74 ASUN STAT. 21
(6) that the policy should include a clear definition with rele-
vant criteria for instances of academic misconduct warranting
degree revocation.
SEC. 4. ISSUANCE.
(a) Upon the adoption of this Recommendation, the President of
the Associated Students shall take appropriate action to ensure that
this Recommendation is forwarded to the Board of Regents for their
consideration.

Agreed to November 8, 2006.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—RC-0607-D.
SENATE REPORTS: No.74–15 (Comm. on Academic Affairs).
SENATE MINUTES, Vol. 74 (2006):
Nov. 8, passed Senate, amended.
74 ASUN STAT. 22 STATUTE 74–13—NOV. 15, 2006

Statute 74–13
74th Session
RS-0607-8
A Resolution
Nov. 15, 2006 To amend the Senate Statutes to provide the Committee on Rules and Actions authori-
[RS-0607-F] ty to conduct investigations into the misconduct of members and to recommend dis-
ciplinary action to the Senate

Resolved, That Section 260.4.D of the Senate Statutes is


amended by striking the clause and inserting in lieu thereof “To in-
vestigate improper policies and procedures, and to investigate the
conduct of members of the Senate tending to injure the good name of
the Senate, disturb its wellbeing, or hamper it in its work, with the
power to conduct hearings, to collect evidence, and to recommend to
the Senate appropriate disciplinary action.”.

Agreed to November 15, 2006.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—RS-0607-F.
SENATE REPORTS: No.74–16 (Comm. on Rules and Actions).
SENATE MINUTES, Vol. 74 (2006):
Nov. 15, passed Senate, amended.
STATUTE 74–14—NOV. 29, 2006 74 ASUN STAT. 23

Statute 74–14
74th Session
RS-0607-9
A Resolution
To amend the Election Statutes to reform primary elections Nov. 29, 2006
and to establish a mission statement for the Election Board. [RS-0607-M]
Resolved, That the Election Statutes are amended as follows:
(1) MISSION STATEMENT.—In section 100, insert at the end
the following: “The primary goal of the Election Board is to
uphold the dignity and integrity of the ASUN Elections process
and ensure that they are run in a manner that is fair, just and
ethical.”
(2) PRIMARY ELECTION REFORM.—Strike section 160.11 and
insert in lieu thereof the following:
“Primary elections shall not be held for the Senate. In execu-
tive offices, a primary election shall be held when there is a num-
ber greater than or equal to three candidates for an office.”

Agreed to November 29, 2006.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—RS-0607-M
SENATE REPORTS: No.74–18 (Comm. on Rules and Actions).
SENATE MINUTES, Vol. 74 (2006):
Nov. 29, passed Senate, amended.
74 ASUN STAT. 24 STATUTE 74–15—DEC. 6, 2006

Statute 74–15
74th Session
RS-0607-10
A Resolution
Dec. 6, 2006 To authorize the Committee on Rules and Actions to accept applications for and to
[RS-0607-O] appoint members at large to serve on the Committee for constitutional amendments,
and for other purposes.

Constitutional Resolved,
Revision
Committee SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
Reform
Resolution of
(a) This Resolution may be cited as the “Constitutional Revision
2006. Committee Reform Resolution of 2006”.
SEC. 2. FINDINGS.
(a) The Senate finds the following:
(1) The Constitution of the Associated Students has proven
to be inadequate in many provisions that require substantive and
responsible revision.
(2) In proposing revisions to the Constitution, members of
the Association should be involved in making revisions and the
process should be open to members of the Association who are not
Senators.
(3) Since the 1970s, the ASUN Constitution has been res-
tated by virtue of re-ratification about once a decade, and the last
ratification by the students was in 1990.
SEC. 3. AUTHORITY FOR COMMITTEE ON RULES AND ACTIONS TO AC-
CEPT APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERS AT LARGE.
(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Committee
on Rules and Actions is hereby authorized to accept applications for
appointment of members of the Association as members at large on
the Committee who have particular expertise with respect to consti-
tutional issues or have a great interest in making revisions to the
Constitution of the Associated Students for the betterment of the As-
sociation. Appointments of members at large made in pursuance of
this subsection are subject to the following conditions:
Exemption. (1) The Committee is exempt from compliance with section
260.9 of the Senate Statutes when making appointments.
(2) The number of voting at-large members may not exceed
one less than the numbers of senators on the Committee.
STATUTE 74–15—DEC. 6, 2006 74 ASUN STAT. 25
(3) At-large membership to a committee will be granted by a
simple majority vote of the senators on the committee.
(4) No person shall be appointed as a member at large who
will not be available to meet on a regular basis on the campus of
the University of Nevada, Reno during the winter break of 2006.
(5) The Speaker may sit as an ex-officio member of the Com-
mittee when considering constitutional questions, but shall have
no right to vote.
(6) In making a determination of qualification of expertise in
subsection (a), evidence of successful completion of courses on
constitutional law, constitutional theory, constitutional history,
legislative process, judicial process, or other related courses, shall
be taken into account. Activities with special governmental
significance that show a particular interest or expertise in these
areas shall also be considered.
(b) Any vacancy occurring in the at-large membership of the
Committee shall be filled in the same manner as in the case of the
original appointment.
SEC. 4. LIMITATION ON ABILITY TO SERVE AS MEMBER AT LARGE; EF-
FECT ON QUORUM.
(a) Members at large are only authorized to sit as members of the
Committee during the consideration of questions dealing with the
Constitution and its amendment or revision.
(b) Members at large shall be counted towards quorum only when
the Committee is considering questions dealing with the Constitution
and its amendment or revision.
SEC. 5. EFFECT ON CURRENT STATUTES AND CONSTITUTION.
(a) This Resolution shall have no effect on constitutional provi-
sions regarding the consideration of constitutional amendments.
(b) The provisions of Section 320 of the Senate Statutes shall Applicability.
have no effect with respect to this Resolution.
SEC. 6. SUNSET.
(a) The provisions of this Resolution shall cease to have effect on Sunset date.
April 12, 2007.

Agreed to December 6, 2006.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—RS-0607-O.
SENATE REPORTS: No.74–21 (Comm. on Rules and Actions).
SENATE MINUTES, Vol. 74 (2006):
Dec. 6, passed Senate, amended.
74 ASUN STAT. 26 STATUTE 74–16—JAN. 20, 2007

Statute 74–16
74th Session
RS-0607-11
A Resolution
Jan. 20, 2007 Mourning the passing of Cole Campbell, Dean of the Reynolds School of Journalism.
[RS-0607-Q]
Whereas, on July 1st, 2004, Cole Campbell accepted the position as
the fifth Dean of the nationally-recognized Reynolds School of
Journalism with high hopes of creating a journalism school with a
focus on media ethics and technology. Dean Campbell’s goals in-
cluded the creation of the Interactive Environmental Journalism
M.A. Program;
Whereas Dean Campbell spent over the last two years dedicating his
passion, time and energy to the students at the University of Neva-
da and making great improvements within the Reynolds School of
Journalism;
Whereas Dean Campbell had a profound effect on the lives of every-
one associated with him, including the students, the faculty and the
administration. His ideas and vision were enlightening and moti-
vating and he illustrated his passion and calling for journalism in
every challenge he faced; and
Whereas Dean Campbell’s untimely death on Friday, January 5th,
2007, has left a void in the University community and in the lives
of all those that knew him. His energy, enthusiasm and optimism
will be greatly missed: Now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That the Senate of the Associated Students—
(1) expresses its appreciation for Dean Campbell’s profound
dedication to the University of Nevada, and to the advancement
of journalism;
(2) tenders its deep sympathy to Catherine Campbell; to
Clarke; to Claire; and to the rest of the family of the former
Dean; and
(3) will establish a scholarship in Cole Campbell’s name in
order to carry on his passion for journalism.

Agreed to January 20, 2007.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—RS-0607-Q
SENATE REPORTS: No.74–26 (Comm. on Student Services).
SENATE MINUTES, Vol. 74 (2007): Jan. 20, passed Senate, amended.
STATUTE 74–17—JAN. 24, 2007 74 ASUN STAT. 27

Statute 74–17
74th Session
RS-0607-12
A Resolution
To amend the Senate Statutes to simplify the Jan. 24, 2007
legislative process by eliminating certain classes of legislation. [RS-0607-P]
Resolved,
Legislation
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
Simplification
(a) This Resolution may be cited as the “Legislation Resolution of
2006.
Simplification Resolution of 2006”.
SEC. 2. AMENDMENT OF SENATE STATUTES.
(a) Section 220.1 of the Senate Statutes is amended by striking
the section and inserting the following:
“220.1 Classes of Legislation
“220.1.A There shall be two classes of legislation: acts and
resolutions.
“220.1.A.1 An act (or a bill, before it is passed by the Se-
nate) shall be used for any item over which the ASUN Se-
nate has direct legislative jurisdiction and control. An act
may contain elements of other classes of legislation, except
constitutional amendments. An act may contain directives.
“220.1.A.2 A resolution shall be used whenever the Se-
nate wishes to agree to a resolution, to make a recommenda-
tion, or to propose a constitutional amendment, pursuant to
the Constitution. A resolution may not contain provisions
that properly belong in an act.
“220.2 Designation
“220.2.A Acts of the Senate shall be numbered in consecutive
order, in the order in which they are either submitted to the
Speaker or reported from a committee, according to the following
template: S. B. [session number]-[number].
“220.2.B Resolutions of the Senate shall be numbered in the
same manner as acts, except they shall be designated according
to the following template: S. Res. [session number]-[number].
“220.2.C Legislation shall not receive a new number upon
passage by the Senate, but shall receive such designation so as to
show its status.
74 ASUN STAT. 28 STATUTE 74–17—JAN. 24, 2007
“220.2.D Legislation shall be given a new designation, in the
order in which it becomes effective, through the President’s ap-
proval or inaction, or through the override of a veto by the Se-
nate, according to the following template: Statute [session num-
ber]-[number].
“220.2.E The Secretary of the Senate, or his designee, is au-
thorized to carry out the provisions of this section.”;
and redesignate accordingly the sections that follow.
SEC. 3. EFFECTIVE DATE; EFFECT ON LEGISLATION.
Effective date. (a) EFFECTIVE DATE.—This Resolution shall take effect on April
18, 2007.
(b) EFFECT ON LEGISLATION.—Legislation existing prior to the
effective date of this Resolution shall be unaffected by the provisions
of this Resolution.

Agreed to January 24, 2007.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—RS-0607-P
SENATE REPORTS: No.74–23, 74–24 (Comm. on Rules and Actions).
SENATE MINUTES, Vol. 74 (2006-2007):
Dec. 6, considered Senate, amended; recommitted to committee.
Jan. 19, passed Senate, amended.
STATUTE 74–18—FEB. 7, 2007 74 ASUN STAT. 29

Statute 74–18
74th Session
RS-0607-13
A Resolution
To express the sense of the Senate for the need to adopt the official language of “his or Feb. 7, 2007
her” and “chairperson” in all ASUN documents, including agendas, minutes and leg- [RS-0607-R]
islation where applicable.

Whereas language is essential in any form of discourse and words


carry denotative and connotative meaning;
Whereas gendered language has linguistic implications that color our
understanding of men and women, including their roles, capabili-
ties, and importance in society.
Whereas the sole usage of the pronoun his and the title chairman in
official documents constitutes gender discrimination;
Whereas it is essential that all members of the ASUN Senate be ad-
dressed by equal titles that do not discriminate against either
gender;
Whereas a large number of the ASUN Senate is comprised of women;
and
Whereas the associated students, our constituents, is largely com-
prised of women: Now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That it is the sense of the ASUN Senate to adopt the
official language of “his or her” and “chairperson” in all ASUN docu-
ments, including agendas, minutes and legislation where applicable.

Agreed to February 7, 2007.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—RS-0607-R
SENATE REPORTS: No.74–28 (Comm. on Rules and Actions).
SENATE MINUTES, Vol. 74 (2007):
Feb. 7, passed Senate, amended.
74 ASUN STAT. 30 STATUTE 74–19—FEB. 7, 2007

Statute 74–19
74th Session
RC-0607-5
A Recommendation
Feb. 7, 2007 To authorize the Committee on Rules and Actions to accept applications for and to
[RC-0607-G] appoint members at large to serve on the Committee for constitutional amendments,
and for other purposes.

Whereas the time and effort demanded by the final examination pe-
riod requires an overwhelming amount of studying and dedication;
Whereas it is imperative to provide students with every opportunity
to excel academically;
Whereas students have voiced the need for such a policy; and
Whereas this policy will have a positive impact on the academic per-
formance of the associated students: Now, therefore, be it
Recommended, That the following policy be adopted by Melissa
Choroszy on behalf of Enrollment Services: In the case that a student
has more than two final exams scheduled in one day, the student may
reschedule any exam(s) after the second. It is the student’s responsi-
bility to notify his or her professor of the situation at least thirty days
before the scheduled date of the final examination.

Agreed to February 7, 2007.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—RC-0607-G.
SENATE REPORTS: No.74–27 (Comm. on Academic Affairs).
SENATE MINUTES, Vol. 74 (2007):
Feb. 7, passed Senate, amended.
STATUTE 74–20—FEB. 7, 2007 74 ASUN STAT. 31

Statute 74–20
74th Session
CA-0607-1
A Constitutional Amendment
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the Associated Students of the Univer- Feb. 7, 2007
sity of Nevada. [CA-0607-A]
Resolved by the ASUN Senate (two-thirds concurring therein),
That the following is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution
of the Associated Students of the University of Nevada, which shall
be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when
ratified by two-thirds of those voting in the ASUN general election,
and assented to by the Board of Regents of the Nevada System of
Higher Education:
Strike the Constitution as printed at Chapter 16 of Title 5, Board
of Regents Handbook, as last amended by the students in March of
2006, and insert the following:
PREAMBLE
WE, THE UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA,
in order to form a more perfect association, advance our interests, set
forth our duties, and provide for meaningful participation in the go-
vernance of our University, do hereby establish this Constitution for
the Associated Students.
ARTICLE I—THE ASSOCIATION
SECTION 1. This Association shall be known as the Associated Stu-
dents of the University of Nevada, Reno, hereinafter referred to as
the ASUN, the Associated Students, or the Association.
(a) MEMBERSHIP.—Membership in the Association is automatic
for students registered for at least one undergraduate credit.
(b) QUALIFICATIONS TO HOLD OFFICE.—All members of the gov-
ernment of the Association, at the time of their election or appoint-
ment and throughout their terms, shall meet the general
qualifications as follows:
(1) Maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative grade point aver-
age.
(2) Be enrolled in at least seven undergraduate credits.
(c) ELECTION AND TERMS.—A general election shall be held on the
Wednesday and Thursday on or preceding March 15 and those elected
shall take office on the Wednesday closest to April 15.
74 ASUN STAT. 32 STATUTE 74–20—FEB. 7, 2007
(d) LIMITATION ON HOLDING OFfiCE.—No person shall hold more
than one office, elected or appointed, at any one time.
(e) COMPENSATION.—The elected members of this government
shall receive a compensation to be set by law. Any increase in com-
pensation will take effect after the next intervening general election,
which shall be subject to approval by a majority vote of the students
voting in the election on that question.
SEC. 2. OATHS.
(a) The Senators and members of the executive and judiciary of
this government, before entering into office, shall take an oath to
support this Constitution.
SEC. 3. FISCAL PROCEDURES.
(a) The ASUN shall follow System and University fiscal policies
when expending student government fees collected by the Board of
Regents and the revenue generated therefrom.
ARTICLE II—THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
SECTION 1. The legislative power of the Association shall be vested in
a Senate of the Associated Students.
(a) COMPOSITION AND TERM.—The Senate shall be composed of
not more than twenty-two Senators, who shall be elected to a term of
one year.
(b) APPORTIONMENT OF SEATS.—Each college and school shall
have at least one seat. Thereafter, the seats shall be apportioned
among the colleges and schools proportionally according to their re-
spective enrollment numbers. The apportionment and number shall
be set by law every two years.
(c) QUALIFICATIONS.—No person shall be eligible to be elected to
the Senate who is not a member of the college or school from which
that person is elected.
(d) VACANCIES.—When vacancies occur in the Senate, those seats
shall be filled as the Senate by law provides. When one-third of the
Senate is vacant, the Senate shall fill such vacancies by special elec-
tion, to be held as the Senate by law provides.
(e) OFfiCERS.—The Senate shall choose its Speaker and other
officers.
SEC. 2. PROCEDURE.
(a) The Senate shall be the judge of the elections, returns and
qualifications of its own members.
(b) QUORUM.—A quorum to do business is two-thirds of the mem-
bership.
(c) RULES AND DISCIPLINE.—The Senate may determine the rules
of its proceedings and punish its members for disorderly or inappro-
priate behavior as it sees fit. In the instance of expulsion, the concur-
rence of two-thirds of the Senators present is required.
SEC. 3. POWERS, DUTIES AND LIMITATIONS OF THE SENATE.
(a) The Senate shall have the following powers and duties:
(1) To make all laws and regulations necessary and proper
for the ASUN.
(2) To set a budget for the ASUN, but no money shall be
spent from the treasury without appropriations made by law; a
STATUTE 74–20—FEB. 7, 2007 74 ASUN STAT. 33
regular statement and account of receipts and expenditures of all
public money shall be published annually at a minimum.
(3) To establish a policy with respect to the recognition of
student organizations.
(b) The Senate shall not do the following:
(1) Rescind contracts, once signed.
(2) Disapprove the salaries and contracts of classified and
professional staff.
(3) Create laws that presume binding authority beyond the
jurisdiction of the Associated Students.
SEC. 4. LEGISLATION.
(a) PRESENTMENT TO PRESIDENT.—Every bill which shall have
passed the Senate shall, before it becomes a law, be presented to the
President of the Associated Students.
(b) APPROVAL; VETO.—If the President approves the bill, he or she
shall sign it. If not, he or she shall return it, with his or her objec-
tions, to the Senate, who shall enter the objections in their records,
and proceed to reconsider it.
(c) RECONSIDERATION.—If, after reconsideration, two-thirds of the
Senators present agree to pass the bill, it shall become a law.
(d) TIME LIMIT ON VETO.—If any bill shall not be returned by the
President within five working days after it shall have been presented
to him or her, the same shall be a law, as if he or she had signed it,
unless the Senate by their adjournment prevent its return, in which
case it shall not be a law.
(e) LINE ITEM VETO; RECONSIDERATION.—The President may re-
duce or eliminate one or more items of appropriation while approving
other portions of a bill. The President shall append to the bill a
statement of the items reduced or eliminated with the reasons for the
action. The President shall transmit to the Senate a copy of the
statement and reasons. Items reduced or eliminated shall be sepa-
rately reconsidered and may be passed over the President’s veto in
the same manner as bills.
SEC. 5. IMPEACHMENTS.
(a) The Senate shall have the power of impeachment.
(b) The Senate shall have the power to try all impeachments.
When sitting for that purpose, they shall be on oath or affirmation.
The Chief Justice shall preside over impeachments of executive
officers. The Vice President shall preside over impeachments of judi-
cial officers. No person shall be convicted without the concurrence of
two-thirds of the Senators present.
(c) Judgment in cases of impeachment shall not extend further
than removal from office, and disqualification to hold any office of
honor, trust or profit under the Associated Students.
ARTICLE III—THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH
SECTION 1. The executive power of the Association shall be vested in a
President of the Associated Students, who shall be elected for a term
of one year. A Vice President shall be elected to serve for the same
term.
74 ASUN STAT. 34 STATUTE 74–20—FEB. 7, 2007
(a) ELIGIBILITY.—
(1) No person shall be eligible to be elected to the office of
President who has not completed 60 undergraduate credits and
been a member of the Association for two consecutive semesters.
(2) No person shall be eligible for the office of the Vice Presi-
dent who has not completed 45 undergraduate credits and been a
member of the Association for two consecutive semesters.
(b) ELECTION.—The President and Vice President shall be elected
by a majority of the students voting in the election.
(c) VACANCY.—
(1) Whenever the office of President becomes vacant, the Vice
President shall become President. The Senate shall establish the
further lawful succession order.
(2) Whenever there is no Vice President, the President shall
nominate a Vice President who shall take office upon
confirmation by a two-thirds vote of the Senate.
(d) DECLARATION OF DISABILITY BY PRESIDENT.—The President
may transmit to the Speaker of the Senate a written declaration that
he or she is unable to perform the powers and duties of the office. Un-
til the President transmits a written declaration to the contrary, such
powers and duties shall be executed by the Vice President as Acting
President.
(e) COMPENSATION.—The President’s compensation shall not be
increased or decreased during his or her term.
(f) OATH OF OFFICE.—Before entering into office, the President
shall take the following oath or affirmation: “I, AB, do solemnly swear
(or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President, and
will, to the best of my ability, preserve and protect the Constitution of
the Associated Students of the University of Nevada.”
SEC. 2. POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE PRESIDENT.
(a) The President shall have the power to enter into agreements
on behalf of the Associated Students as the Senate may by law pro-
vide.
(b) The President shall nominate and appoint, provided two-
thirds of the Senators present concur, justices of the Judicial Council
and all other officers of the Associated Students, whose appointments
shall be established by law: but the Senate may by law vest the ap-
pointment of such inferior officers in the President alone, in the Judi-
cial Council, or in the heads of departments.
(c) The President shall fill vacancies that occur during the recess
of the Senate by granting commissions which shall expire once the
Senate reconvenes.
(d) The President shall give to the Senate information of the state
of the Association, and recommend to their consideration such meas-
ures as he or she shall judge necessary and expedient.
(e) The President shall submit a proposed budget to the Senate.
(f) The President may convene the Senate on extraordinary occa-
sions.
(g) The President shall take care that the laws be faithfully ex-
ecuted.
STATUTE 74–20—FEB. 7, 2007 74 ASUN STAT. 35
SEC. 3. POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE VICE PRESIDENT.
(a) The Vice President shall be charged with fulfilling those du-
ties assigned to him or her by the President or the Senate of the Asso-
ciated Students.
SEC. 4. REMOVAL FROM OFFICE.
(a) The President, Vice President and all other executive officers
of the Associated Students shall be removed from office on impeach-
ment for, and conviction of, malfeasance, failure to discharge the
powers and duties of office, or other offenses.
ARTICLE IV—THE JUDICIAL BRANCH
SECTION 1. The judicial authority of the Association shall rest with a
Judicial Council of the Associated Students.
(a) COMPOSITION AND TERM.—The Council shall consist of a Chief
Justice of the Associated Students and four associate justices, who
shall serve terms of two years.
(b) QUALIFICATIONS.—No person shall be appointed a justice who
has not completed 60 undergraduate credits and been a member of
the Association for two consecutive semesters.
(c) REQUIREMENT OF GOOD STANDING.—A justice may not contin-
ue to serve in office who is not in good disciplinary standing with the
University.
(d) COMPENSATION.—Justices shall receive a compensation for
their services, which shall not be decreased during their continuation
in office.
SEC. 2. POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE COUNCIL.
(a) The judicial power shall extend to—
(1) all cases which shall arise under this Constitution and
the laws of the Associated Students; and
(2) controversies among members of the Association.
(b) The Council shall adjudicate all cases where the constitutio-
nality of an act of the Senate, the President of the Association, or any
member of the Association is called into question.
(c) The Council shall have the authority to interpret acts of the
Senate.
(d) The Council shall have the authority to direct the reappor-
tionment of the Senate when that body fails to do so.
SEC. 3. PROCEDURE.
(a) QUORUM.—The quorum of the Council to conduct business is a
majority of the membership.
(b) DECISIONS.—The concurrence of three justices is required to
issue any decision of the Council.
(c) The Senate may by law establish such rules and procedures
necessary for the operation of the Council, but may delegate such
rulemaking authority to the Council.
(d) UNIVERSITY DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS.—The Council shall
follow the applicable provisions of the Nevada System of Higher Edu-
cation Code with respect to University disciplinary proceedings.
74 ASUN STAT. 36 STATUTE 74–20—FEB. 7, 2007
SEC. 4. REMOVAL FROM OFFICE.
(a) The justices shall be removed from office on impeachment for,
and conviction of, malfeasance, failure to discharge the powers and
duties of office, or other offenses.
ARTICLE V—AMENDMENT, RECALL, INITIATIVE AND REFERENDA
SECTION 1. AMENDMENT.
(a) The Senate, whenever two-thirds shall deem it necessary,
shall propose amendments to this Constitution, or, on the petition of
10 percent of the membership of the Association, shall place an
amendment on the ballot.
(b) In either case, an amendment shall be valid as part of this
Constitution when ratified by two-thirds of the students voting on the
question in an election and when assented to by the Board of Regents
of the Nevada System of Higher Education.
SEC. 2. RECALL ELECTIONS.
(a) All elected members of this government are subject to recall
from office by election, but no person shall be recalled from office
without first serving two months.
(b) PROCEDURES.—
(1) A petition of half of the number of students who voted in
the previous election of the officer or senator to be recalled is re-
quired to order a recall election.
(2) If the petition qualifies, a special election shall be held
within three weeks.
(3) The concurrence of a majority of the students voting in
the election shall be required to recall an officer or senator.
(4) A vacancy created by recall shall be filled by special elec-
tion within two weeks of the recall.
SEC. 3. INITIATIVE.
(a) Any item of enactment may be put to a vote of the students by
petition. No measure repealing a prior action shall be done by initia-
tive.
(b) PROCEDURES.—
(1) A petition of half of the number of the students who
turned out to the polls at the general election shall be required to
place an item of enactment on the ballot.
(2) A measure that qualifies shall be placed before the stu-
dents in the next general election.
(3) A majority of the students voting on the question shall be
required for its adoption.
SEC. 4. REFERENDA.
(a) A referendum shall be used to repeal any item of enactment of
the Senate.
(b) PROCEDURES.—
(1) A petition of half of the number of the students who
turned out to the polls at the general election shall be required to
place an item of enactment on the ballot.
(2) A measure that qualifies shall be placed before the stu-
dents in the next general election.
STATUTE 74–20—FEB. 7, 2007 74 ASUN STAT. 37
(3) A majority of the students voting on the question shall be
required for its adoption.
ARTICLE VI—IMPLEMENTATION
SECTION 1. This Constitution, upon its approval by the Associated
Students, in general election, and the Board of Regents of the Nevada
System of Higher Education, shall supersede the current constitution
with all its amendments.

Agreed to February 7, 2007.

[This document does not become effective unless and until ratified
by the students voting in the next intervening general election and
assented to by the Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher
Education.]

Ratified by the students voting in the General Election of 2007.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—CA-0607-A
SENATE REPORTS: No.74–25 (Comm. on Rules and Actions).
SENATE MINUTES, Vol. 74 (2007):
Jan. 24, Jan. 31, Feb. 7, passed Senate, amended.
74 ASUN STAT. 38 STATUTE 74–21—FEB. 21, 2007

Statute 74–21
74th Session
RS-0607-14
A Resolution
Feb. 21, 2007 To amend the Election Statutes to define ballot order, to set the number of votes al-
[RS-0607-U] lowed in primary elections, to set a tie-breaking procedure, and for other purposes.

Resolved, That the Election Statutes are amended as follows:


(1) Section 160.6 is amended to read as follows: “The ballot
shall contain the name of each candidate, placed in alphabetical
order for each office, in the following order: President, Executive
Vice President, Vice President for Clubs and Organizations, Vice
President for Programming, Senate. After all elective offices, bal-
lot questions shall appear in the chronological order in which
they qualified for the ballot.”.
(2) In section 160.4, insert a new paragraph to read as fol-
lows: “In any primary election, a voter may cast only one vote per
office.”.
(3) Section 160.3 is amended to read as follows: “Voters shall
be divided into college categories as follows: College of Agricul-
ture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources (CABNR), College of
Business Administration (COBA), College of Education, College
of Engineering, College of Health and Human Sciences, College of
Liberal Arts, College of Science, Reynolds School of Journalism,
School of Medicine.”.
(4) In section 160, insert a new subsection to read as follows:
“In the event of a tie in a contested race, candidates shall draw
from a deck of cards to determine the winner. The deck shall be a
new, sealed standard deck of playing cards. In the presence of the
candidates, the Election Board Chair or designee shall open the
deck and remove any filler cards or jokers to make the deck con-
stitute a standard 52-card deck. The deck shall then be shuffled,
with bridging, seven times to ensure sufficient randomness of the
deck. The deck shall then be cut by the Chair’s designee. Each ty-
ing candidate shall then draw a card from the Chair’s hand. The
person who draws the high card wins. Aces shall be high, and the
suits shall have the following rank, from highest to lowest:
spades, hearts, diamonds, clubs.”.
STATUTE 74–21—FEB. 21, 2007 74 ASUN STAT. 39
(5) In sections 120.3.B and 120.5, strike “Elections” and in-
sert “Election”.

Agreed to February 21, 2007.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—RS-0607-U.
SENATE REPORTS: No.74–30 (Comm. on Rules and Actions).
SENATE MINUTES, Vol. 74 (2007):
Feb. 21, passed Senate, amended.
74 ASUN STAT. 40 STATUTE 74–22—MAR. 7, 2007

Statute 74–22
74th Session
RC-0607-6
A Recommendation
Mar. 7, 2007 To recommend to the Reno City Council the adoption of the
[RC-0607-I] proposed Social Host Liability Ordinance with amendments.

Whereas the City of Reno is proposing to adopt an ordinance which


would allow city code enforcement officials to assess civil fines upon
individuals who violate the provisions of the proposed ordinance;
Whereas ASUN believes and agrees with the stated purpose of the
ordinance, specifically—
(1) to protect public health, safety, and general welfare;
(2) to enforce laws prohibiting the service to and consump-
tion of alcoholic beverages by underage persons; and
(3) to reduce the burden on police, fire and, other emergency
response services caused by disruptive gatherings, includ-
ing those where alcoholic beverages are served to or con-
sumed by underage persons
Whereas ASUN believes that the ordinance requires additional lan-
guage to alleviate student concerns that the ordinance will be dis-
criminatory in effect: Now, therefore, be it
Recommended, That the Reno City Council adopt the proposed
Social Host Liability Ordinance with the following amendments:
(1) Change subsection (c) paragraph 2 to read “a gathering
which is considered and determined to be disruptive by the na-
ture as described in the provisions of paragraph 2” replacing
“three or more persons”.
(2) Remove subparagraph b in subsection (c) paragraph 2.
This will eliminate traffic as a category to be considered as a
classification to a disruptive gathering.
(3) In subsection (d), add a flexible matrix which will still be
based off of City of Reno Code Enforcement, but which will allow
a punishment scale starting with a letter to the residents as well
as the landlord, if applicable, and continue on with fines.
(4) Insert a new section with wording that would solely be
applicable to students and landlords asserting—
(A) a landlord is in violation of the Fair Housing Act if
he or she raises the rent of a tenant because that tenant pos-
sesses attributes that qualify him or her as a student; and
STATUTE 74–22—MAR. 7, 2007 74 ASUN STAT. 41
(B) it is acceptable to include a clause in the housing
contract requiring the tenant to pay citations they have gar-
nered, or be evicted.
Further, That the ASUN believes that the ordinance is
specifically designed to target disruptive gatherings, not underage
drinking. While the ASUN does not condone underage drinking, the
ASUN believes that this wrongfully characterizes underage drinking
as inherently disruptive. The ASUN would urge the Reno City Coun-
cil to remove references to underage drinking, and concentrate efforts
on fighting disruptive gatherings.

Agreed to March 7, 2007.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—RC-0607-I.
SENATE REPORTS: No.74–33 (Comm. on Legislative Lobbying).
SENATE MINUTES, Vol. 74 (2007):
Mar. 7, passed Senate, amended.
74 ASUN STAT. 42 STATUTE 74–23—APR. 4, 2007

Statute 74–23
74th Session
RC-0607-7
A Recommendation
Apr. 4, 2007 To provide for the establishment of smoke-free zones on campus and to prohibit
[RC-0607-F] smoking within 20 feet of campus buildings and shuttle stops.

Whereas the health and wellness of the Associated Students is of the


utmost importance;
Whereas a great number of students have complained about second
hand smoke exposure on campus;
Whereas it is important to provide smoke-free zones for non-smokers
and those who suffer respiratory problems and other adverse
health effects due to secondhand smoke;
Whereas exposure to secondhand smoke “causes irritation of the eye,
nose and throat, and can irritate the lungs, leading to coughing,
excess phlegm, chest discomfort and reduced lung function” (Amer-
ican Lung Association);
Whereas secondhand smoke is a know carcinogen, which causes can-
cer and is “responsible for approximately 3,000 lung cancer deaths
and as many as 62,000 deaths from heart disease annually” (Amer-
ican Lung Association); and
Whereas results from a recent survey on the ASUN Web site indicate
a strong desire to see smoke free zones implemented on campus,
and a majority of students who responded to the survey indicated to
implement smoke free zones in front of Getchell library (including
the ramps), shuttle stops, and the outside seating at the Joe Crow-
ley Student Union: Now, therefore, be it
Recommended, That the Associate Vice President for Student
Life Services, Dr. Gerald Marczynski—
(1) implement smoke-free zones in the following areas: the
front landing of Getchell Library, including the ramps and out-
side seating at the Joe Crowley Student Union and 25 feet from
all Residence Hall buildings;
(2) prohibit smoking within 20 feet of all campus shuttle
stops and building entrances; and
STATUTE 74–23—APR. 4, 2007 74 ASUN STAT. 43
(3) have signs placed outside the library, shuttle stops and
all campus buildings indicating the established smoke-free zones.

Agreed to April 4, 2007.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—RC-0607-F.
SENATE REPORTS: No.74–34 (Comm. on Student Services).
SENATE MINUTES, Vol. 74 (2007):
Apr. 4, passed Senate, amended.
74 ASUN STAT. 44 STATUTE 74–24—APR. 4, 2007

Statute 74–24
74th Session
RS-0607-15
A Resolution
Apr. 4, 2007 To recommend to the University Dining Services that campus coffee vendors provide
[RS-0607-AA] Triple Certified Coffee wherever possible.

Whereas the University of Nevada Master Plan acknowledges the


responsibility “to incorporate environmentally-friendly practices
wherever possible” by “integrating environmental steward-ship,
economic development, and the well being of all people—both for
today and for future generations”;
Whereas our purchasing decisions connect us economically and mo-
rally to the entire world;
Whereas coffee is the second most traded commodity on the planet,
second only to oil;
Whereas there are 25 million coffee farmers who operate through the
global coffee market in which coffee is currently priced at a cost
lower than production, oftentimes leading to a cycle of debt and po-
verty that can create environmental and social degradation through
increased deforestation, pesticide use, indentured labor and the ex-
tinction of numerous wildlife;
Whereas Fair Trade certification attempts to alleviate these issues by
ensuring that producers receive a fair wage and greater access to
credit for their products that will allow for a healthy and sustaina-
ble way of life for themselves, their families and their natural envi-
ronment without compromising product quality;
Whereas more than 300 U.S. college campuses now serve Fair Trade
coffee, including University of Washington, Yale, Harvard, Univer-
sity of Texas, Georgetown, Oklahoma State, Brandeis, and UCLA;
Whereas many members of our University’s community are looking
for more socially conscious and environmentally responsible ways
to conduct their lives, ways that ensure reasonable protection for
people, animals and the environment;
Whereas many members of the University of Nevada community are
currently unaware of the importance of fair trade; and
STATUTE 74–24—APR. 4, 2007 74 ASUN STAT. 45
Whereas the University of Nevada coffee vendors’ promotional ma-
terial indicate availability of a wide variety of Fair Trade, Organic,
and Shade-Grown flavors: Now, therefore, be it
Resolved,
(1) That the ASUN hereby recommends that the University
Dining Services set an example of responsible consumption by
declaring a goal of 100% Fair Trade coffee to be implemented by
the beginning of the fall 2007 semester;
(2) That the ASUN is willing to pay $0.05 more per cup of
Fair Trade coffee;
(3) That all current and future food service providers should
ensure that campus coffee vendors provide triple certified coffee,
e.g. Fair Trade, Organic, and Shade Grown wherever possible;
and
(4) That campus coffee vendors, with the help of the campus
organization S.E.E.D.S., should have Fair Trade educational ma-
terial available at all coffee outlets to ensure that students, facul-
ty, and staff understand the value of purchasing Fair Trade
products.

Agreed to April 4, 2007.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—RS-0607-AA.
SENATE REPORTS: No.74–37 (Comm. on Student Services).
SENATE MINUTES, Vol. 74 (2007):
Apr. 4, passed Senate, amended.
74 ASUN STAT. 46 STATUTE 74–25—APR. 4, 2007

Statute 74–25
74th Session
RS-0607-16
A Resolution
Apr. 4, 2007 Expressing the sense of the Associated Students relative to the positions of the Asso-
[RS-0607-Z] ciated Students regarding legislative proposals to amend the Millennium Scholarship
Program during the state’s 74th Legislative Session.

Whereas the cost of education is of paramount interest to the Asso-


ciated Students of the University of Nevada;
Whereas the Governor Kenny C. Guinn Millennium Scholarship Pro-
gram presents students with an opportunity to obtain a college
education when they might otherwise not be able to afford it;
Whereas, in enacting the Millennium Scholarship Program, the Leg-
islature declared that a primary goal of the Program is “[t]o in-
crease the number of Nevada students who attend and graduate
from Nevada institutions of higher education” (NRS 396.911(1)(a));
and
Whereas it is offensive to the Associated Students to enact any pro-
posal which will adversely impact the attainment of the goal to
have more Nevada students attend and graduate from Nevada in-
stitutions of higher education: Now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That the Associated Students of the University of Ne-
vada represented in Senate express the following positions with re-
spect to legislative proposals to amend the Governor Kenny C. Guinn
Millennium Scholarship Program:
(1) The Associated Students stand firmly against Senate Bill
370, which proposes to require that students major in particular
subject areas in order to remain eligible for the Scholarship. The
Associated Students believe that this will negatively impact the
number of students who graduate from institutions of higher
education in this state.
(2) The Associated Students stand in support of Senate Bill
52, which proposes to create a supplementary scholarship for Mil-
lennium Scholars who major in math or science education or spe-
cial education, so long as the funding for this new scholarship in
no substantive way jeopardizes funding for the current Millen-
nium Scholarship. The Associated Students recognize that there
is great demand for qualified workers in particular fields, and an
additional scholarship targeted toward students in these fields
STATUTE 74–25—APR. 4, 2007 74 ASUN STAT. 47
will both enhance the quality of life in this state and protect oth-
er students from losing the Millennium Scholarship due to a lack
of funds.
(3) The Associated Students stand in support of Assembly
Bill 465, which proposes to create a loan program for those stu-
dents who fall below the current Millennium Scholarship GPA
standard. The Associated Students believe that the state should
work toward making higher education affordable for all students,
including those who are faced with obstacles that make it
difficult to maintain the higher academic standards of the Mil-
lennium Scholarship Program.
(4) The Associated Students stand firmly against Senate Bill
109, which proposes to add an ACT or SAT score requirement to
the eligibility criteria. The Associated Students believe that eligi-
bility criteria should be in place that is consistent with the en-
trance requirements of the institutions of the Nevada System of
Higher Education. Unless and until the ACT or SAT is a re-
quirement for admission to an institution of higher education in
Nevada, such a criterion should not be used in determining eligi-
bility for the Millennium Scholarship.
(5) The Associated Students stand firmly against Assembly
Bill 170, which proposes to require the completion of a FAFSA
form to be eligible for the Millennium Scholarship. The Asso-
ciated Students recognize that the proposal is an effort to ensure
that only legal residents of this state receive public support in
education, but that any person who graduates from a Nevada
high school should be afforded the funds provided by the Millen-
nium Scholarship Program.

Agreed to April 4, 2007.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—RS-0607-Z.
SENATE REPORTS: No.74–38 (Comm. on Legislative Lobbying).
SENATE MINUTES, Vol. 74 (2007):
Apr. 4, passed Senate, amended.
74 ASUN STAT. 48 STATUTE 74–26—APR. 4, 2007

Statute 74–26
74th Session
RC-0607-8
A Recommendation
Apr. 4, 2007 To recommend to President Glick and the Board of Regents of the Nevada System of
[RC-0607-K] Higher Education the creation of a policy allowing domestic partners full benefits to
the Nevada System of Higher Education under its Health and Welfare Benefits Plan.

Whereas the ASUN Senate finds that diversity in all aspects is cru-
cial to the proper development of strong minds coming from the
University system. Equality is crucial to maintaining a respectful
environment upon which the University is based;
Whereas over 300 colleges and universities around the United States
of America offer full medical benefits and all other benefits under
their Health and Welfare Benefits Plan to domestic partners re-
gardless of gender;
Whereas currently the University of Nevada, through the Nevada
System of Higher Education, offers only Accidental and Supple-
mental Insurance Plans to Domestic Partners; however these are
subject to the Nevada Division of Insurance and the State of Neva-
da’s regulation and statutes which do not allow for domestic
benefits;
Whereas the extension of domestic partner benefits, the university
would be helping all employees provide their families with the
same security and protection against crises as it enables married
employees to give their families. It is an issue of fairness and
equality;
Whereas the extension of domestic partner benefits would be consis-
tent with the University’s stated policy of “an environment that fos-
ters diversity through its recruitment of students, faculty and staff.
Candidates from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged
to apply. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity
employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of
race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, age, disa-
bility or veteran status.” Where equal benefits are not available
this policy is not truly met;
Whereas there is considerable student support of this issue due to
their impaired educational benefits from prospective faculty who
have left to other universities with Same Sex full medical benefits;
STATUTE 74–26—APR. 4, 2007 74 ASUN STAT. 49
Whereas by adopting a domestic partner benefits policy allowing for
domestic partners the full right of any other party under the health
and welfare benefits plan, the university would be modeling the re-
spect for diversity it hopes to instill in its students;
Whereas the adoption of this recommendation to allow domestic
partners of qualified employees of the Nevada System of Higher
Education’s Health and Welfare Benefits Plan, will keep the uni-
versity system in full compliance with all regulatory bodies such as
but not limited to: the Division of Labor, the Department of Health
and Human Services, the Internal Revenue Service;
Whereas the adoption will keep compliancy for the health and welfare
benefits plan under the federal and state regulations and laws
which are the following but not limited to: Employee Retirement
Income Security Act (ERISA), COBRA, HIPAA, and compliancy
regulation therein; and
Whereas it is a gross injustice to discriminate against any group for
reasons of sexual orientation: Now, therefore, be it
Recommended,
(1) President Glick and the Board of Regents recognize the
will of the students of the University of Nevada regarding
benefits for domestic partnerships;
(2) President Glick and the Board of Regents take all neces-
sary measures to end the University’s current policy of discrimi-
nation towards domestic partners by providing domestic partners
with full and equal benefits to the Nevada System of Higher Edu-
cation under its Health and Welfare Benefits Plan; and
(3) President Glick and the Board of Regents utilize the
definition of domestic partnerships provided by Merriam-
Webster’s Dictionary, which states “either one of an unmarried
heterosexual or homosexual cohabiting couple especially when
considered as to eligibility for spousal benefits” in implementing
a new University policy under the Health and Welfare Benefits
Plan in order to create a benefits policy that achieves equality.

Agreed to April 4, 2007.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—RC-0607-K.
SENATE REPORTS: No.74–36 (Comm. on Student Services).
SENATE MINUTES, Vol. 74 (2007):
Apr. 4, passed Senate, amended.
74 ASUN STAT. 50 STATUTE 74–27—APR. 4, 2007

Statute 74–27
74th Session
RS-0607-17
A Resolution
Apr. 4, 2007 To amend the Senate Statutes with respect to scholarships administered or awarded by
[RS-0607-BB] the Associated Students; to provide for the administration of the Tom Davies Book
Scholarship; to codify and to make certain provisions for the terms of the scholarship
program established on March 7, 2007; and for other purposes.

Resolved, That the Senate Statutes are hereby amended as fol-


lows:
(1) Strike sections 260.6 through 260.8 inclusive and rede-
signate the sections that follow accordingly.
(2) Amend Section 250 to read as follows:
“Section 250 ASUN SCHOLARSHIPS
“250.1 Scholarships generally. Unless otherwise provided by law,
regulation, or other rule of the Associated Students the President
may—
“250.1.A when not inconsistent with the membership re-
quirements of a scholarship committee, consolidate committees
or create a general scholarship committee which shall have in its
charge the administration of scholarships administered by the
Associated Students; and
“250.1.B cause to be formulated and published such addi-
tional regulations as may be necessary to administer the scholar-
ships administered by the Associated Students.
“250.1.C When exercising powers conferred under this sub-
section, the President shall cause to be published notice of the
exercise of such powers.
“250.1.D Scholarships Not Governed by Statute.—When a
scholarship is awarded by the Associated Students but has not
been provided for in statute, the President shall establish a selec-
tion committee for the purpose of awarding those scholarships, in
accordance with the terms of the scholarship as established by a
body of the Associated Students.
“250.1.E Applications on Web site.—Applications for scholar-
ships shall be made available on the Web site of the Associated
Students, and such applications may be submitted electronically
through said Web site.
STATUTE 74–27—APR. 4, 2007 74 ASUN STAT. 51
“250.1.F Publication of Recipients.—The President shall
cause the names of the recipients of each scholarship awarded by
the Associated Students to be published in a medium that is
suitable for the purpose of recognizing the recipients.
“250.2 The Paul Quinlan Memorial Scholarships Committee—
shall consist of the current ASUN President, who shall serve as
chairperson of said committee, one member of the UNR Faculty Se-
nate, who shall serve a one-year term, the Vice President for Student
Services and three ASUN students-at-large. Should the ASUN Presi-
dent decide to apply for the said award, the next eligible elected
ASUN member will serve as the chairperson in the order of: ASUN
Executive Vice President, Speaker of the Senate, Vice President for
Programming, Vice President for Clubs and Organizations, an ASUN
senator selected by the Senate.
“250.2.A The committee shall be responsible for selecting five
candidates to receive $1,000 each. It is charged to present to the
Senate the names of these individuals for Senate approval.
“250.2.B No member of this committee shall be eligible to re-
ceive one of these scholarships.
“250.2.C All applicants shall be classified as an ASUN stu-
dent carrying a 2.75 grade point average and nine credits. All re-
cipients shall maintain a 2.75 GPA and nine credits during the
term of the award. The committee shall judge those applicants
who met the aforementioned criteria solely on their unselfish ac-
tive involvement on the university campus and community as a
whole.
“250.2.D The chairperson shall serve in a non-voting capacity
unless to make or break a tie.
“250.2.E Shall be required to meet at the call of the chair.
“250.3 The International Incentive Award Committee—shall con-
sist of the current ASUN President, who shall serve as chairperson of
said committee, one member of the UNR Faculty Senate (who shall
not serve more than once every five years), the Director of the Inter-
national Affairs Program, an ASUN senator and one student-at-large.
Should the ASUN President decide to apply for the said award, the
next eligible elected ASUN member will serve as the chairperson in
the order of: ASUN Executive Vice President, Speaker of the Senate,
Vice President for Programming, Vice President for Clubs and Organ-
izations, an ASUN senator selected by the Senate.
“250.3.A This committee shall be responsible for the maxi-
mum distribution of three $500 scholarships.
“250.3.B The selection criteria will be based on the appli-
cant’s cumulative GPA and class standing (15%), promotion of
foreign cultures at the university (60%), and high interest in in-
ternational affairs (25%).
“250.3.C All applicants shall maintain a cumulative GPA of
at least 2.50 and be currently classified as an ASUN student car-
rying a minimum of 12 credits.
“250.3.D No member of this committee shall be eligible to re-
ceive one of these scholarships.
74 ASUN STAT. 52 STATUTE 74–27—APR. 4, 2007
“250.3.E Announcement of scholarship offerings shall be ad-
vertised in the Sagebrush as well as directly to the appropriate
person in every college so that they may distribute it to each of
their departments. Any and all publication of this scholarship
must reflect that this is open to both American and International
students. It is also necessary for this scholarship to be publicized
four weeks prior to the deadline for filing. Late applicants will
not be accepted.
“250.3.F The chairperson shall serve in non-voting capacity
unless to make or break a tie vote.
“250.3.G Shall be required to meet at the call of the chair.
“250.4 The Mahmoud “Mike” Hendi Public Service Award Com-
mittee—shall consist of the current ASUN President or his/her desig-
nee, who shall serve as chairperson of said committee, one member of
the UNR Faculty Senate, the head of Campus Escort, and an ASUN
Senator. Should the ASUN President or his/her designee decide to
apply for the said award, the next eligible elected ASUN member will
serve as the chairperson in order of: ASUN Executive Vice President,
ASUN Speaker of the Senate, ASUN Vice President for Clubs and
Organizations, ASUN Vice President for Programming, to an ASUN
Senator selected by the Senate.
“250.4.A This committee shall be responsible for selecting
one candidate who will receive a plaque and a scholarship of
$1,000.
“250.4.B No voting member of this committee shall be eligi-
ble to receive one of these scholarships.
“250.4.C The selection criteria will be based on the appli-
cant’s promotion of community spirit and public service, and
quest to make the university a safer learning environment.
“250.4.D All applicants shall be classified as an ASUN stu-
dent carrying a minimum of 12 credits and a 2.5 cumulative
GPA.
“250.4.E This award shall be given out during the Presi-
dent’s Honor the Best reception.
“250.4.F The Chairperson shall serve in a non-voting capaci-
ty unless to make or break a tie.
“250.4.G Shall be required to meet at the call of the chair.
“250.5 Tom Davies Book Scholarship.—There is hereby estab-
lished a committee to administer the Tom Davies Scholarship. The
committee shall consist of two undergraduate students to be ap-
pointed by the President, a member of the Faculty, and a representa-
tive from the Bookstore. No member of the committee shall be eligible
to receive the scholarship.
“250.5.A There is to be awarded 10 scholarships, each with a
value of $1,000, or $500 each semester, per year. The funds
granted by this scholarship shall only be used for the purchase of
textbooks for the use in classes in which the recipient is enrolled,
and the purchase of such books must be in the ASUN Bookstore.
Any funds allocated to a recipient not used by the end of the
STATUTE 74–27—APR. 4, 2007 74 ASUN STAT. 53
semester shall roll over to the subsequent semester, but only if
that semester falls in the same academic year.
“250.5.B The President of the Associated Students shall di-
rect the Manager of the ASUN Bookstore to make appropriate
arrangements to provide bookstore credit equivalent to the funds
awarded by this scholarship to the recipient, but such credit shall
only be used in a manner consistent with the provisions of the
scholarship.
“250.5.C In order to be qualified to be awarded the scholar-
ship, an applicant must be a student with undergraduate stand-
ing who is enrolled in at least 12 undergraduate credits, and at
the time of the award has at least a 2.50 cumulative grade point
average. For the purposes of this clause, cumulative grade point
average is given the meaning ascribed to it by the University.
“250.5.D The President, in consultation with the Manager of
the ASUN Bookstore, shall implement and cause to be published
such additional regulations as is necessary to properly adminis-
ter the scholarship, and to guard the scholarship against fraud or
other misappropriation of funds.
“250.6 The ASUN General Scholarship Program.—Pursuant to
the vote of the Fiscal Allocations Board of March 6, 2007, and the Se-
nate of March 7, 2007, the following agreement regarding scholarship
funding is codified into ASUN Statute.
“250.6.A This Agreement shall be known as the “ASUN Gen-
eral Scholarship Program of 2007”.
“250.6.B Starting at the next available disbursement date,
the Associated Students will begin awarding 100 scholarships,
valued at $1,000 each, through the University General Scholar-
ship Fund. One-half of these scholarships shall be distributed
equally to each college or school of the University. The remaining
half shall be distributed on an at-need basis to the colleges so
long as the recipients meet the award criteria.
“250.6.C Award Criteria.—Recipients must be a degree-
seeking student with undergraduate standing; have a cumulative
grade point average of at least 3.0; and have attained junior
standing at the time of award disbursement.
“250.6.D Names of Awards.—All scholarships under this
program through the University General Scholarship Fund shall
bear the designation “ASUN General Scholarship” unless other-
wise noted.
“250.6.E Dean Cole Campbell Memorial Scholarship.—
Pursuant to the Resolution of the Senate agreed to January 20,
2007, and to the terms of this program, scholarships allocated to
the Reynolds School of Journalism shall bear the designation
“ASUN, Dean Cole Campbell Memorial Scholarship”.
“250.6.F Funding of Awards.—The ASUN shall meet the
financial obligations of scholarships under this program through
the following sources, in rank order:
“250.6.F.1 Interest earned from the ASUN Scholarship
Endowments.
74 ASUN STAT. 54 STATUTE 74–27—APR. 4, 2007
“250.6.F.2 The ASUN Endowment Income Account.
“250.6.F.3 An annual scholarship contribution from the
ASUN Capital Account.
“250.6.G Annual Capital Account Contributions.—Beginning
in Fiscal Year 2007-08, the ASUN shall make a contribution to-
ward the funding of the scholarships established under this pro-
gram. Contributions made under this clause shall be used to meet
any unmet scholarship obligations before being used for any other
purpose. Thereafter, funds remaining in the annual contribution
shall be applied toward the principal in the ASUN Scholarship
Endowment. The Director of the Associated Students is autho-
rized to make the appropriate funds transfers to carry out the
provisions of this program. The annual contribution is as follows:
“250.6.G.1 In Fiscal Year 2007-08: no less than $50,000.
“250.6.G.2 In Fiscal Year 2008-09: no less than $100,000.
“250.6.G.3 In Fiscal Year 2009-10: no less than $150,000.
“250.6.H Program Reauthorization.—This program shall be
required to be reauthorized every five years. The first reauthori-
zation shall occur in Fiscal Year 2011-12. The ASUN reserves the
right to modify the program at any time.”
SEC. 2. SENSE OF SENATE REGARDING REVIEW OF SCHOLARSHIP PRO-
GRAMS.—It is the sense of the Senate that the scholarships awarded
or administered by the Associated Students shall be reviewed by an
appropriate committee immediately following the implementation of
the revision to the Constitution of the Associated Students as ratified
at the 2007 General Election.

Agreed to April 4, 2007.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—RS-0607-BB.
SENATE REPORTS: No.74–39 (Comm. on Rules and Actions).
SENATE MINUTES, Vol. 74 (2007):
Apr. 4, passed Senate, amended.
STATUTE 74–28—APR. 4, 2007 74 ASUN STAT. 55

Statute 74–28
74th Session
RS-0607-18
A Resolution
To provide for the implementation and execution of the Apr. 4, 2007
Constitution of the Associated Students, 2007. [RS-0607-CC]
Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Senate, that as soon as the
Senate has received notice that the Board of Regents has assented to
the Constitution as ratified by the students voting in general election,
the Associated Students represented in Senate should fix the time for
commencing proceedings under this Constitution, and should, with-
out delay, proceed to execute this Constitution as the Senate may by
law direct, pursuant to the Constitution.

Agreed to April 4, 2007.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—RS-0607-CC
SENATE REPORTS: No.74–41 (Comm. on Rules and Actions).
SENATE MINUTES, Vol. 74 (2007):
Apr. 4, passed Senate.
74 ASUN STAT. 56 STATUTE 74–29—APR. 11, 2007

Statute 74–29
74th Session
RC-0607-9
A Recommendation
Apr. 11, 2007 To recommend to the Faculty Senate Academic Standards Committee the adoption of
[RC-0607-J] an academic honor pledge and the creation of an Academic Integrity Day (to occur at
least once each academic year).

Whereas it is important that students are empowered by an academic


pledge written by students;
Whereas it is essential to promote a University community in which
academic excellence and honesty are valued and upheld by the stu-
dents;
Whereas the creation of an academic honor code will enhance the cur-
rent academic dishonesty policy;
Whereas research from the Center of Academic Integrity at Duke
University suggests that honor codes decrease cheating:
Academic honor codes effectively reduce cheating. Surveys con-
ducted in 1990, 1995, and 1999, involving over 12,000 students on
48 different campuses, demonstrate the impact of honor codes and
student involvement in the control of academic dishonesty.
(http://www.academicintegrity.org/cai_research.php): Now, there-
fore, be it
Recommended, That the Faculty Senate Academic Standards
Committee—
(1) adopt the following academic honor pledge: “As a member
of the University of Nevada, Reno academic community, I pledge
on my honor that I will never claim another’s work to be my own,
give or receive unauthorized aid, or engage in any other forms of
academic misconduct, knowing that dishonest conduct degrades
my reputation, my degree, and my University.”; and
(2) create an Academic Integrity Day to occur at least once
each academic year.
(3) The Academic Affairs Committee will be responsible for
creating an Academic Integrity Day at least once each academic
year.
(4) The objectives of an Academic Integrity Day will include:
(A) highlighting the importance of academic honesty;
(B) distributing literature describing what academic dis-
honesty is; and
STATUTE 74–29—APR. 11, 2007 74 ASUN STAT. 57
(C) encouraging students to sign a pledge of academic
integrity.

Agreed to April 11, 2007.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—RS-0607-J.
SENATE REPORTS: No.74–__ (Comm. on Academic Affairs).
SENATE MINUTES, Vol. 74 (2007):
Apr. 11, passed Senate, amended.
74 ASUN STAT. 58 STATUTE 74–30—APR. 11, 2007

Statute 74–30
74th Session
RS-0607-19
A Resolution
Apr. 11, 2007 Expressing the sense of the Senate in regards to the creation of a single declining bal-
[RS-0607-DD] ance account providing services equivalent to those of the programs now operating on
campus.

Simplifying Resolved,
Declining
Balance SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
Accounts
Resolution of
(a) This Resolution may be cited as the “Simplifying Declining
2007. Balance Accounts Resolution of 2007”.
SEC. 2. FINDINGS.
(a) The Senate finds as follows:
(1) There are currently two declining balance accounts oper-
ating on the University of Nevada campus: Advantage Cash and
Wolf Bucks.
(2) Advantage Cash is currently a tax-exempt program due
to a finding by the Nevada Attorney General in interpreting Ne-
vada Revised Statute 372.285. According to the Nevada Revised
Statute 372.285, “Meals and food products sold to students or
teachers by school, organization of students or parent-teacher as-
sociation. There are exempted from the taxes imposed by this
chapter the gross receipts from the sale of, and the storage, use
or other consumption in this State of, meals and food products for
human consumption served by public or private schools, school
districts, student organizations and parent-teacher associations
to the students or teachers of a school.” [57:397:1955]
(3) The Attorney General’s Office of the state of Nevada
found the tax free status allowed schools and organizations of
students or parent-teacher associations was extendable to con-
tractees of said groups, “…if the school contracts with a private
business or concessionaire to provide food services to its students
and teachers, and the student or teacher pays the school through
a charge for room and board or similar charge for the privilege of
eating at the on-campus dining facility operated by the private
business or concessionaire under contract with the school to pro-
vide that service, then no sales tax is due on the provision of the
food service to those persons.”.
STATUTE 74–30—APR. 11, 2007 74 ASUN STAT. 59
(4) It is unclear at this time whether Wolf Bucks will qualify
for tax exempt status, as described in Nevada Revised Statute
372.285, at any campus food outlet, let alone lessees of the Uni-
versity.
(5) The Residential Life, Housing and Food Service Depart-
ment generates revenue from sales the designated contractee
makes.
(6) The Residential Life, Housing and Food Service Depart-
ment used revenue expectations related to the Advantage Cash
program in calculating the Department’s ability to repay bond-
debt related to new campus dining facilities.
(7) The Residential Life, Housing and Food Service Depart-
ment would lose approximately $80,000 if all the revenue gener-
ated from Advantage Cash sales is lost.
(8) The contractee of the Residential Life, Housing and Food
Service Department offers a five percent discount if a purchaser
uses Advantage Cash at any of its locations.
(9) Approximately fifty-five percent of Advantage Cash users
are campus residents and the remaining forty-five percent are fa-
culty and non-resident students.
(10) Freshmen living on campus are required to purchase
meal plans.
SEC. 3. RECOGNITION.
(a) The Senate recognizes as follows:
(1) Wolf Bucks is an officially recognized campus wide declin-
ing balance account for food and non-food items.
(2) Advantage Cash is a product of the Residential Life,
Housing and Food Service Department and their contracted food
service provider and is administered by said department and con-
tractee.
(3) Wolf Bucks will be accepted at all campus retail locations
and various vending locations across the entire campus.
(4) Advantage Cash, at this time, has no guarantee of being
accepted at facilities not run by Residential Life, Housing and
Food Service, or its designated contractee’s, dining locations.
(5) The Residential Life, Housing and Food Service Depart-
ment will have to recoup lost revenue if Advantage Cash sales
decline substantially or disappear entirely in order to repay
bond-debt associated with the aforementioned dining facilities.
(6) The majority of meal plan holders are campus residents.
(7) The losses associated with such a decline will be passed
on primarily to the students of the University and more
specifically the residents of the campus in the form of higher
meal plan rates and more expensive food,
SEC. 4. SENSE OF THE SENATE.
(a) It is the sense of the Senate that—
(1) the five percent discount offered by the contractee of Res-
idential Life, Housing and Food Service Department is a market-
74 ASUN STAT. 60 STATUTE 74–30—APR. 11, 2007
ing strategy and there is no reason such a discount could not be
continued to be offered as an incentive; and
(2) one system offering the primary benefits found in both
systems is achievable.
SEC. 5. RECOMMENDATIONS.
The Senate hereby recommends to Dr. Gerald Marczynski, Asso-
ciated Vice President for Student Life Services, and Tom Judy, Asso-
ciate Vice President for Business and Finance, as follows:
(a) The Residential Life, Housing and Food Service Department
work with all appropriate groups, i.e., the Director of the Student Un-
ion, ASUN, GSA, RHA, in an effort to craft a single program that has
the following features:
(1) Acceptable at all dining locations on the campus of the
University.
(2) Tax free status at all Residential Life, Housing and Food
Service Department dining locations,
(3) Extend tax free status to all food outlets on campus.
(4) Available as a replacement to Advantage Cash, with
roughly equivalent value, with the sale of meal plans.
(5) The ability to designate Wolf Bucks be spent on food
items only.
(b) Such a system only be implemented if substantial changes to
the current meal plan product can be avoided. Such changes include,
but are not limited to, the following:
(1) Residential Life, Housing and Food Service rates asso-
ciated with meal plans will not be substantially increased beyond
the annual expected rate hikes.
(2) The current structure of meal plans must not be modified;
that is, the Residential Life, Housing and Food Service Depart-
ment must continue to offer several tiers of plans with equivalent
sums, as found in the current system, of a declining balance ac-
count associated with each tier.
(c) If such a system cannot be made to adhere to the above provi-
sions, the aforementioned groups will make a full faith effort to guar-
antee the following:
(1) Advantage Cash continue to be offered.
(2) Advantage Cash be a viable means of purchase at all
campus dining locations.
(3) Wolf Bucks be a viable means of purchase at all Residen-
tial Life, Housing and Food Service Department, or contractee,
dining locations.
STATUTE 74–30—APR. 11, 2007 74 ASUN STAT. 61
(d) Any committee established to make findings or recommenda- Report.
tions regarding the provisions of this Resolution shall report back to
the ASUN Senate for further action on the part of the Associated
Students.

Agreed to April 11, 2007.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—RS-0607-DD.
SENATE REPORTS: No.74–45 (Comm. on Student Services).
SENATE MINUTES, Vol. 74 (2007):
Apr. 11, passed Senate, amended.
74 ASUN STAT. 62 STATUTE 74–31—APR. 11, 2007

Statute 74–31
74th Session
RS-0607-20
A Resolution
Apr. 11, 2007 To establish a committee to provide for the function of the Government of the Asso-
[RS-0607-T] ciated Students during semester interims.

Resolved,
Interim
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
Authority
Resolution of (a) This Resolution may be cited as the “Interim Authority Reso-
2007.
lution of 2007”.
SEC. 2. FINDINGS.
(a) The Senate makes the following findings:
(1) The delegation of legislative authority of this Government
during the interim periods to the executive branch is an assault
on democracy of the greatest magnitude, which violates the doc-
trine of separation of powers upon which this Government is pre-
dicated.
(2) The aforementioned delegation denies the members of the
Associated Students their right to representation in a legislature
by entirely abrogating legislative authority.
(3) The currently existing authority for the executive branch
to have full authority to act during the interim periods between
semesters is open to the potential for wide abuses of power.
SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS.
(a) “Interim period” is defined as either the traditional summer or
winter break between the traditional semesters.
SEC. 4. ESTABLISHMENT OF INTERIM OPERATIONS COMMITTEE; PUR-
POSE; AUTHORITY.
(a) There is established an Interim Finance Committee. The
Committee is composed of a number of senators not to equal or exceed
a majority of the full Senate: Provided, That the number of senators
from each board shall not constitute a majority of the Committee:
Provided further, That an effort is made to have representation from
each college.
(b) The purpose of the Committee is to provide for the function of
the Government of the Associated Students during times in which the
Senate is not in session.
STATUTE 74–31—APR. 11, 2007 74 ASUN STAT. 63
(c) The Speaker of the Senate shall appoint a chairperson for a
term effective for the interim period during which the chairperson
will serve. The Committee shall elect a vice chairperson from among
its members. The vice chairperson shall act as chairperson in the ab-
sence or disability of the chairperson or in the event of a vacancy in
such office.
(d) The Committee shall have the authority generally to act in
any manner that the full Senate is authorized to act, except as other-
wise provided herein.
(e) The Committee shall have the authority specifically—
(1) to approve the actions of the various boards;
(2) to accept the resignation of any officer or senator and to
declare the vacancy of such office; and
(3) to authorize the temporary appointment of any official.
(f) The Committee shall not have any authority except as ex-
pressly provided herein.
SEC. 5. MEETINGS; QUORUM; VOTING REQUIREMENTS.
(a) AUTHORITY TO MEET.—The Committee shall have the authori-
ty to meet and take action, only if the Senate is in recess or adjourn-
ment, during—
(1) the summer break; and
(2) the winter break.
(b) During the periods defined in subsection (a), the Committee
shall meet at the call of the chairperson and only when there is busi-
ness before it.
(c) QUORUM.—The quorum of the Committee is two-thirds of the
membership.
(d) VOTING REQUIREMENTS.—A majority of the members present,
a quorum being present, is required for the adoption of any action.
SEC. 6. SPECIAL OR PROGRAMMING FISCAL REQUESTS HEARD BEFORE
THE COMMITTEE; LIMITATION.
(a) The Committee shall not have the authority to authorize the
release of funds or approve special or programming fiscal requests for
a club or organization that—
(1) exceed $1,500.00; and
(2) in the aggregate exceed 10 percent of the anticipated
budgetary revenue for the fiscal year.
SEC. 7. CAPITAL SPENDING REQUESTS.
(a) The Committee shall have the authority to approve capital-
spending requests on a single project that in the aggregate do not ex-
ceed $10,000.00: Provided, That in the opinion of the Committee, the
consideration of such request cannot be delayed until such time that
the Senate can hear the request.
SEC. 8. BUDGETARY CONTROL.
(a) The Committee shall have the authority to authorize the
amendment of any budget within the control of the Government ex-
cept if such amendment—
(1) creates additional spending authority; or
74 ASUN STAT. 64 STATUTE 74–31—APR. 11, 2007
(2) rescinds spending authority.
SEC. 9. PROHIBITION OF CERTAIN LEGISLATIVE AUTHORITY.
(a) The Committee shall not have the authority to consider and
agree to, or pass, any legislation, including enacting or amending sta-
tutes, endorsing resolutions, making recommendations, or issuing
directives, unless specifically and explicitly granted that authority by
the Senate.
SEC. 10. PRESIDENTIAL APPOINTMENTS; CONFIRMATION.
(a) The President is authorized, subject to constitutional limita-
tions, to make any appointment to fill a vacancy within the executive
or the judiciary subject to the confirmation of two-thirds of the mem-
bership of the Committee.
(b) Such appointment shall be valid until the Senate reconvenes
following its recess or adjournment.
SEC. 11. REFERRAL TO SENATE; LIMITATION.
(a) On a motion made and seconded to refer any question to the
Senate for consideration, debate on the question shall cease and all
papers and related documents shall be forwarded to the Secretary of
the Senate for consideration by the Senate.
(b) Questions referred under the provisions of this section shall
be heard during the first Senate meeting following the interim period
during which the question was referred.
(c) No question requiring the immediate attention and considera-
tion of the Committee, in the opinion of the President, may be re-
ferred to the Senate under the provisions of this section.
SEC. 12. MOTION TO CONVENE THE SENATE.
(a) The Committee, by majority vote, may direct the Speaker of
the Senate to convene Senate for the consideration of such measures
as it may deem expedient and proper.
SEC. 13. PRESIDENTIAL VETO; OVERRIDE.
(a) The President may veto any action taken by the Committee
within 10 days of the adjournment of the meeting during which the
action was taken.
(b) The President shall transmit written notice of the veto to the
chairperson of the Committee.
(c) Any veto of the President under this section shall have the
same constitutional force and effect as a constitutional veto, and is
subject to constitutional provisions for the override of a veto by the
full Senate.
SEC. 14. VALIDITY AS ACTION OF GOVERNMENT.
(a) Any legal action taken by the Committee shall be considered
as an official and binding action of the Government of the Associated
Students.
STATUTE 74–31—APR. 11, 2007 74 ASUN STAT. 65

SEC. 15. REPEAL OF AUTHORITY TO TAKE EMERGENCY ACTION DURING


SEMESTER INTERIMS.
(a) Section 310 of the ASUN Senate Statutes, entitled “Emergen-
cy Action During Semester Interims”, is hereby repealed.

Agreed to April 11, 2007.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—RS-0607-T.
SENATE REPORTS: No.74–32, 74–40 (Comm. on Rules and Actions).
SENATE MINUTES, Vol. 74 (2007):
Feb. 28, considered Senate; recommitted to committee.
Apr. 11, passed Senate, amended.