American Society of Civil Engineers
ARTICLE I - NAME AND OBJECTIVE
Section 1 - The name of this organization shall be the Utah Section, American Society of Civil Engineers (hereinafter referred to as the Utah Section).
Section 2 - The offices of the Section shall be located in Utah at the address of the current Section President.
Section 3 - The objective of the Utah Section shall be the advancement of the science and profession of engineering, in a manner consistent with the purpose of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
ARTICLE II - AREA AND MEMBERSHIP
Section 1 - The area of the Utah Section shall be the entire state of Utah.
Section 2 - All members of the American Society of Civil Engineers of all grades, who subscribe to the Constitution and Bylaws of the Utah Section, who reside within the boundaries of the State of Utah, and who have paid the current dues of the Section or who are exempt by Article III, shall be Subscribing Members of the Section. All other members of the American Society of Civil Engineers of all grades, whose addresses of record are within the boundaries of the Section, as defined by the Society, shall be Assigned Members of the Section.
Section 3 - Should any member of the Section cease to be a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, he/she shall at the same time cease to be a member of the Utah Section.
Section 4 - Only Subscribing Members shall have the right to vote, to hold office, to serve on committees, or to represent the Section officially.
ARTICLE III - DUES
Section 1 - There shall be no entrance fee.
Section 2 - Annual dues shall be established by the Bylaws of the Utah Section. Subscribing membership ceases for any member whose dues are more than six (6) months in arrears.
Section 3 - Members exempt from payment of dues in the Society, as Life Members, shall be exempt from payment of dues in the Section.
ARTICLE IV - OFFICERS
Section 1 - The officers of the Utah Section shall be a President, a President-Elect, and a Secretary/Treasurer.
Section 2 - The officers, together with the latest active resident Past-President, Utah Engineer's Council Representative, and the President or Chairman of each Subsidiary Organization shall constitute a Board of Directors in which the government of the Section shall be vested.
ARTICLE V - MEETINGS
Section 1 - The Section will hold a minimum of one meeting per year. The Annual meeting shall be held on such date and at such place as the Board of Directors designate.
Section 2 - Other meetings shall be called at the discretion of the Board of Directors; or by the President upon the written request of at least ten (10) subscribing members.
Section 3 - Notice of call for a meeting shall be mailed to all subscribing members not less than twenty (20) days in advance of the meeting date.
ARTICLE VI - SUBSIDIARY ORGANIZATIONS
Section 1 - Subsidiary organizations may be formed within the Utah Section, to facilitate the carrying out of the objectives of the Section, to promote interest in the Society and to provide to members of the Section a better opportunity for participation in local Section activities in accordance with the provisions of the Bylaws.
Section 2 - The President or Chairman of each subsidiary organization shall be a member of the Section Board of Directors.
Section 3 - Subsidiary organizations shall adopt Bylaws consistent with this Constitution.
ARTICLE VII - AMENDMENTS
Section 1 - This Constitution may be amended only by the following procedure:
(a) A proposed amendment to this Constitution must be submitted to the Section Secretary in a written petition signed by not less than fifteen subscribing members of the Section.
(b) The proposed amendment shall be cleared through the ASCE Council of Vice Presidents before being voted on.
(c) The proposed amendment shall be distributed to the subscribing membership of the Section who shall be given the opportunity to vote.
(d) To become effective, it shall receive an affirmative vote of not less than two-thirds of the return votes by the subscribing members and the approval of the ASCE Council of Vice Presidents.
ARTICLE VIII - BYLAWS
Section 1 - The Section shall adopt Bylaws consistent with this Constitution for the guidance of officers and members.
ARTICLE IX - MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
Section 1 - No part of the net earnings of the Section shall inure to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual and no substantial part of the activities of the Section shall be carrying on propaganda or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the Section shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distributing of statements), any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office.
Section 2 - Upon dissolution of the Section, the assets remaining after the payment of the debts of the Section shall be distributed to such corporation, community chest, fund, or foundation, organized and operated exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, testing for public safety, literary or educational purposes, or for the prevention of cruelty to children or animals, which would then qualify under the provisions of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, as they now exist or as they may hereafter be amended, as the Board of Directors shall have designated and in the absence of such designation they shall be conveyed to the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Last Amended: August 1999