ITEM 118-107-R0103��� Attachment


TO:                  Board of Regents


FROM:� ���������� Richard Roehm, Chair


RE:�                 Order of Business in By-Laws� (ITEM 118-107-R0103)


DATE:� ����������� January 16 & 17, 2003

About a year ago when Regent Mercer proposed amendments to the by-laws regarding the conduct of the Regents� meetings (see �An Alternative Format� attached to the minutes of the meeting of January 18 & 19, 2002) his suggestions included the provision that: �The Chairman shall place all matters submitted on the agenda.  The Chairman shall arrange the items on the agenda.�� In March when the full Board took up John�s suggestions the end result was that a much more detailed order of business was included in the by-laws than had been contained in either John�s proposal or in the previous by-laws.� This detailed order of business has in practice turned out to be unduly constraining and the Board has on occasion varied from the newly established by-laws as convenience and practicality has dictated during the meetings.� Therefore, I propose that we tweak the by-laws and introduce into them the language similar to that brought forward by John a year ago that the chair has some discretion to determine the order that matters are taken up.� The attached amendments are intended to do just that.��