CHARGE TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES AND BYLAWS

University of Iowa Faculty Senate Bylaws, Article III, Section 3, 2.:

(a) Membership.

(i) The Committee shall consist of at least six members with staggered three-year terms. The maximum length of service on the committee shall be two consecutive three-year terms.

(ii) The Senate past president shall be a voting ex-officio member of the committee.

(b) Duties.

(i) The Committee prescribes such general rules of procedure as are not provided in the constitution of the Senate or these bylaws.

(ii) The Committee may also determine special rules of procedure for considering specific items of Senate business.

(iii) Questions regarding the meaning of the constitution or bylaws are ordinarily referred to the chair of the Committee who may in turn refer the issue to the entire Committee.

(iv) General or special rules established by this Committee, and the rulings of the parliamentarian, may be amended or revoked by an affirmative vote of two-thirds of the members of the Senate present and voting.