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-====== Article 14 (Judicial Board) ====== +====== Article 14 (Discipline) ====== 
- +===== 14.1 ===== 
-===== 14.1 (Purpose) ​===== +Unless otherwise provided ​by the Constitution ​and Bylaws of the Fraternity or the bylaws ​of the chapter, the Judicial Board shall have the power to prescribe methods for punishing a breach of rules and regulations ​of the chapter. 
-The judicial board shall be made up of one representative of each active pledge class in the chapter, when applicable, who will be empowered to judge any complaint made by any member against another and to punish said members if found guilty; provided however, that all complaints must be based on one or more of the laws, rules, or regulations of the Fraternity, ​Constitution ​or Bylaws of the Fraternityor the bylaws of the chapter. +===== 14.2 ===== 
-===== 14.2 (Chairman) ​===== +Any member who has been fined in accordance with Section 1 of this article may register an appeal with the Sergeant at Arms. The Sergeant at Arms shall present said appeal to the chapter ​at the first regular meeting ​following the registration ​of the appeal, and the active chapter ​shall have the power to revoke the fine appealed by 3/4 vote
-The judicial board chairman shall be the Sergeant at Arms. He shall have no vote, except in the case of a tie vote. +===== 14.===== 
-===== 14.3 (Judges) ===== +The president and the sergeant-at-arms ​shall have the power to levy a fine against a member ​for each offense ​against the order of the meeting ​or the chapter, ​or for improper attire at the formal meeting ​of the chapter Said fines and their amounts ​shall be paid to the treasurer within 24 hours of the meeting or fine will be added to members next house bill
-The judges ​shall be selected by the administrative committee within one week of the beginning of the semester. Their selection shall be approved ​at the next regular meeting+===== 14.===== 
-===== 14.4 (Excused Parties) ===== +The chapter ​may, upon two-thirds majority vote of the chapter, ​enact any rules of a current temporary natureSaid rules shall be in effect until the second regular meeting ​of a new academic semester at which time they become null and void. A simple ​majority ​of those voting ​shall be necessary ​to enact or repeal such ruleif prior approval is obtained from the Administrative Committee. These rules will be considered ​to be house rules subject ​to punishment for their infraction. The judicial board shall give such punishments ​for their infraction ​in the usual manner
-None of the following officers or committee chairmen ​shall be able to be member of the judicial board: President, Internal Vice president, External Vice president, Treasurer, Director of Academic Affairs, Food Chairman, and House & Grounds Chairman+===== 14.===== 
-===== 14.5 (Complaints) ​===== +Big Brothers ​shall be held accountable ​for the actions ​of their Little Brothers during their pledgeship. ​ Should a pledge be assigned punishment ​for negligenceit shall be the duty of the Big Brother to assist him in its execution.
-Any member of the chapter ​shall be able to issue an official complaint ​against ​another member (summons). It shall be on a written form provided by the judicial board and must be presented to a member ​of the judicial board within 72 hours of the occurrence in question. A judicial board member will then, within 24 hours, notify the member ​against ​which the complaint was filed of the action against him. Periods when school is not in session ​or when the people involved are away from Rolla shall not count toward either the 24 hour or 72 hour period. +
-==== 14.5.1 (Level 3 MRG) ==== +
-Level 3 MRG violations may be presented to a member of the judicial board within a week of the occurrence in question. +
-===== 14.6 (Hearing) ===== +
-The judicial board will hear all cases and make the decision as to guilt and punishment. A minimum of three votes shall be necessary ​to find a person guilty. +
-===== 14.7 (Punishment) ===== +
-All cases shall be heard with the defendant present. All punishment shall be set by a three-fourths vote of the judicial board. Failure to appear will result in an automatic decision of guilt unless absence is excused in advance by the chairman, but will in no way change the punishment given. +
-===== 14.8 (Accuser/​Witness) ===== +
-If the accuser isn’t present the witness ​will be called. ​ If the witness isnt present the judicial board may elect to postpone the case to another date, no later than one month after the summons was given+
-===== 14.9 (Appeal to Chapter) ​===== +
-Any action of the Judicial Board may be appealed within one week of the action by filing with the Sergeant at Arms written request for the Chapter to review his case. The appeal should contain a brief summary ​of the reason for the appeal. At the next regular ​chapter ​meetingthe judicial board chairman shall present the judicial board’s reason for the actionThe defendant shall then present his reasons for wishing to appeal the decision. Each shall be limited to five minutes. There shall be no debate. A three-fourths vote is necessary for the appeal to be successful. +
-===== 14.10 (Complaint Judgement) ===== +
-In the case of the complaint made by Judicial Board member, the complaint shall be judged by the remaining members. A majority ​vote shall be necessary ​for conviction and fine or punishment. +
-==== 14.10.1 (Tie Breaker) ==== +
-In the event that the Sergeant at Arms makes the complaint, and the remaining four judge’s votes cause tie, the case will then be presented ​to the Chapter Advisor, who will cast the deciding vote. +
-===== 14.11 (Fine Levies) ===== +
-No person or group shall have the power to levy fines or punishment ​except stated in the Constitution and Bylaws of the Fraternity and the bylaws of the chapter. +
-===== 14.12 (Vacancies) ===== +
-Any vacancy in the judicial board will be filled in the same manner as in Section 3 of this article and shall be completed within two weeks of the vacancy. +
-===== 14.13 (Presidential Intervention) ===== +
-In cases where no judicial board action is feasible, the president of the chapter may fine any member ​for any violationAppeal may be made to the chapter as in Section 9 of this article. +
-===== 14.14 (Meetings) ===== +
-The Judicial Board shall meet at least monthly. If any non-Judicial Board members—Sergeant at Arms and the four judges—are expected to attend, they will be given at least 24 hours’ notice of the meeting. +
-===== 14.15 (Records Keeping) ===== +
-The judicial board chairman ​shall appoint one member to keep full and complete records of all action taken. +
-===== 14.16 (Fines) ===== +
-All fines will appear on the member’s proceeding house bill, except ​for when martial law is in effect at which time the fine must be paid within 24 hours+
-===== 14.17 (Violation of MRG) ===== +
-In the case of violation of chapter responsibility guidelines, the following actions ​shall be taken: ​for the first violation--fine ​of $50, for the second violation--fine of $100for third violation— suspension proceedings. +
-===== 14.18 (Judicial Board Fines) ===== +
-All fines shall be at the discretion ​of the judicial board, except those fines stated ​in the Constitution and Bylaws of the Fraternity and in the bylaws of the Chapter. +
-===== 14.19 (Failure of Due Process) ===== +
-If due process—as described in this article—is not followed, then the case in question is dropped. It can only be reopened with the approval of the Chapter Advisor.+