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University of Houston - Victoria

Office of the Vice President for
Administration and Finance

SECTION: GENERAL INDEX: A-2
SUBJECT: LEGISLATIVE PROTOCOL

POLICY

Policy regarding legislation is determined by the Board of Regents. The UHS Administrative Memorandum 09.A.01, delegates responsibility for "external communications with governmental entities" to the Chancellor. With system-wide participation in the development and drafting of the Legislative Agenda, one single agenda is produced for the University of Houston System.  

Board of Regents Policy 81.01: Governmental Appearances states,

All System and component University employees appearing before Congress, the Texas Legislature, City, County, or governmental body, or their agencies, committees, or members to offer testimony, opinions, or commentary in regard to existing or potential laws, rules, or regulations, not expressly authorized to do so by the Board or the Chancellor, must clearly state in advance that they are appearing in their individual capacities and that their testimony, opinions, and commentary are not authorized by, and must not be construed as reflecting on, the position of the System. (05/17/07)

Approved:

Signature obtained           07/23/13
Phillip Castille, Ph.D.           Date
President

Next review date: June 2016
Origination: Marketing & Communications Department

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