Legislation

DI SAAC seeking feedback on legislative proposal for Election Day off

The Division I National Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is seeking feedback from Division I’s Legislative Committee and Student-Athlete Experience Committee on a legislative proposal to specify that countable athletically related activities be prohibited on Election Days.

DII adopts notification of transfer model

Division II has adopted the notification of transfer model, replacing the current permission-to-contact rules with legislation that will allow student-athletes to explore transfer opportunities without being limited by their current school.

Division II Procedures for Sponsoring Resolutions

For consideration at the 2021 NCAA Convention, resolutions must be received at the NCAA national office not later than 5 p.m. Eastern time, Friday, November 1

In addition, the following procedures should be observed:

  1. Resolutions for the Convention related to federated provisions may be submitted by active members by the November 1 deadline, in accordance with the provisions of NCAA Constitution 5.4.2.
  2. Resolutions related to dominant provisions in Constitution 1 and 2 and elsewhere may be sponsored by the NCAA Board of Governors by the November 1 deadline, in accordance with the provisions of NCAA Constitution 5.4.2.3.
  3. Institution Submissions – Federated Provisions: Any 15 or more NCAA Division II member institutions may sponsor a resolution(s) related to federated provisions, provided all sponsoring institutions are active members with voting privileges.  Resolutions must be submitted in the name of the institution by the chancellor or president or the designated representative.  [Note:  The chancellor or president must provide written notification (not later than the November 1 deadline) to the national office of any individual designated to assert sponsorship of a legislative proposal on behalf of the institution.] 
  4. Conference Submissions – Federated Provisions: At least two member conferences with voting privileges may sponsor a resolution(s) related to federated provisions, provided the resolution(s) is submitted by the chief elected or chancellor or president of the member conferences on behalf of 15 or more active member institutions and signed by the chairs of the conference's official presidential administrative groups or at least two chancellors or presidents of a conference's member institutions if a conference has no presidential administrative group. 
  5. Legislation enacted through resolutions shall be of a temporary nature, effective only for a limited period of time as specified in the resolution itself.
  6. The sponsors of each proposed resolution related to federated provisions that, if adopted, would result in significant expenditures from the Association's budget and/or by member institutions, may be required by the NCAA Division II Presidents Council to provide written documentation of the estimated costs to the division and/or member institutions.
  7. It is not necessary to submit statements of intent and rationale with resolutions; rather, such information should be reflected within the body of the resolution itself.
  8. Resolutions must be submitted through the Legislative Services Database for the Internet.
    1. To access LSDBi, go to www.ncaa.org.
    2. Click on "My Apps" in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.  Login to the membership side of www.ncaa.org using your previously established username and password.  If you do not already have a username and password, click on "register" and follow the on-screen instructions.  If you have forgotten your previously established password, click "Forgot your password?".
    3. Click on "LSDBi" in the My Applications Links box.
    4. Hover over the "Legislative Process" tab.
    5. Click on "My Proposals" option.
    6. Click on "Add a Proposal" option.
    7. Select Resolution as the category.

Please contact Karen Wolf and Chelsea Hooks at the NCAA national office (317-917-6222) if you have any questions.

Division II Procedures for Sponsoring Amendments-to-Amendments

For consideration at the 2021 NCAA Convention, amendments-to-amendments must be received at the NCAA national office not later than 5 p.m. Eastern time, Friday, November 1

In addition, the following procedures should be observed:

  1. Amendments to proposals of a federated provision contained in the 2021 NCAA Convention Division II Second Publication of Proposed Legislation may be submitted by active members in accordance with the provisions of NCAA Constitution 5.3.4.
  2. An amendment-to-amendment of a dominant provision of Constitution 1 and 2 and elsewhere may only be sponsored by the NCAA Board of Governors.
  3. Institution Submissions – Federated Provision: Eight or more Division II institutions may submit amendments-to-amendments of a federated provision, provided all sponsoring institutions are active members with voting privileges.  An amendment-to-amendment must be submitted in the name of the institution by the chancellor or president or the designated representative.  [Note:  The chancellor or president must provide written notification (prior to the November 1 deadline) to the national office of any individual designated to assert sponsorship of a legislative proposal on behalf of the institution.] 
  4. Conference Submissions – Federated Provision: One member conference with voting privileges may submit amendments-to-amendments of a federated provision on behalf of eight or more active conference member institutions.  Conference submitted amendments-to-amendments must be signed by the chair of the conference's presidential administrative group, or at least two chancellors or presidents of the conference's member institutions if the conference has no presidential administrative group.
  5. Indicate the specific proposal to be amended by using the number of the proposal as designated in the SPOPL for the Convention.
  6. All amendments-to-amendments shall include a statement of intent.
  7. All amendments-to-amendments may include a statement of rationale that shall not exceed 50 words in length.
  8. All amendments-to-amendments shall designate a primary contact person.
  9. An amendment-to-amendment may not increase the modification of the original proposal.  The following standard may be used to determine whether the amendment-to-amendment "increases the modification" of the proposal in question:

    First, examine the current legislation that the original proposal is designed to amend.  For example, current legislation permits a prospective student-athlete to make unofficial visits to a member institution's campus (at his or her own expense) an unlimited number of times. Suppose the original proposed amendment would limit a prospective student-athlete to only three such visits per institution.  If the required number of Division II institutions wishes to submit an amendment-to-amendment stipulating that five (rather than three) such unofficial visits should be permitted, such an amendment-to-amendment would be permissible because a limit of five visits is between the current legislation (no limit on the number of such visits) and the original proposed amendment (a limit of three visits).  If the required number of Division II institutions wishes to sponsor an amendment-to-amendment that only two (rather than three) such unofficial visits should be permitted, such an amendment-to-amendment would not be permissible, because a limit of two visits is a greater modification of the current legislation (no limit on the number of visits) than the original proposed amendment (a limit of three visits).  In summary, amendments-to-amendments cannot make a greater change to the current legislation than the original proposed amendment.
  10. The sponsors of each proposed amendment-to-amendment that, if adopted, would result in significant expenditures from the Association's budget and/or by member institutions, may be required by the NCAA Division II Presidents Council to provide written documentation of the estimated costs to the division and/or member institutions.
  11. Amendments-to-amendments must be submitted through the Legislative Services Database for the Internet (LSDBi).
    1. To access LSDBi, go to www.ncaa.org.
    2. Click on "My Apps" in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.  Login to the membership side of www.ncaa.org using your previously established username and password.  If you do not already have a username and password, click on "register" and follow the on-screen instructions.  If you have forgotten your previously established password, click "Forgot your password?".
    3. Click on "LSDBi" in the My Applications Links box.
    4. Hover over the "Legislative Process" tab.
    5. Click on "Amend a Proposal".

Please contact Karen Wolf and Chelsea Hooks at the NCAA national office (317-917-6222) if you have any questions.

Division III Procedures for Sponsoring Amendments-to-Amendments

For consideration at the 2021 NCAA Convention, amendments-to-amendments must be received at the NCAA national office not later than 5 p.m. Eastern time, Wednesday, November 1. 

In addition, the following procedures should be observed:

  1. Amendments to proposals contained in the 2021 NCAA Convention Division III Second Publication of Proposed Legislation may be submitted by active members in accordance with the provisions of NCAA Constitution 5.3.4.

  2. Institution Submissions: Twenty or more Division III institutions may submit amendments-to-amendments, provided all sponsoring institutions are active members with voting privileges. An amendment-to-amendment must be submitted in the name of the institution by the chancellor or president or the designated representative. [Note: The chancellor or president must provide written notification (prior to the November 1 deadline) to the national office of any individual designated to assert sponsorship of a legislative proposal on behalf of the institution.]

  3. Conference Submissions: Two or more member conferences with voting privileges may submit amendments-to-amendments on behalf of each conference's active member institutions. Conference submitted amendments-to-amendments must be signed by the chair of the conference's presidential administrative group or at least two chancellors or presidents of the conference's member institutions if the conference has no presidential administrative group.

  4. Indicate the specific proposal to be amended by using the number of the proposal as designated in the SPOPL for the Convention.

  5. All amendments-to-amendments shall include a statement of intent.

  6. All amendments-to-amendments may include a statement of rationale that shall not exceed 50 words in length.

  7. All amendments-to-amendments shall designate a primary contact person.

  8. An amendment-to-amendment may not increase the modification of the original proposal. The following standard may be used to determine whether the amendment-to-amendment "increases the modification" of the proposal in question:

    First, examine the current legislation that the original proposal is designed to amend. For example, current legislation permits a prospective student-athlete to make unofficial visits to a member institution's campus (at his or her own expense) an unlimited number of times. Suppose the original proposed amendment would limit a prospective student-athlete to only three such visits per institution. If the required number of Division III institutions wishes to submit an amendment-to-amendment stipulating that five (rather than three) such unofficial visits should be permitted, such an amendment-to-amendment would be permissible because a limit of five visits is between the current legislation (no limit on the number of such visits) and the original proposed amendment (a limit of three visits). If the required number of Division III institutions wishes to sponsor an amendment-to-amendment that only two (rather than three) such unofficial visits should be permitted, such an amendment-to-amendment would not be permissible, because a limit of two visits is a greater modification of the current legislation (no limit on the number of visits) than the original proposed amendment (a limit of three visits). In summary, amendments-to-amendments cannot make a greater change to the current legislation than the original proposed amendment.

  9. The sponsors of each proposed amendment-to-amendment that, if adopted, would result in significant expenditures from the Association's budget and/or by member institutions, may be required by the NCAA Division III Presidents Council to provide written documentation of the estimated costs to the division and/or member institutions.

  10. Amendments-to-amendments must be submitted through the Legislative Services Database for the Internet.

    • To access LSDBi, go to www.ncaa.org.
    • Click on "My Apps" in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. Login to the membership side of www.ncaa.org using your previously established username and password. If you do not already have a username and password, click on "register" and follow the on-screen instructions. If you have forgotten your previously established password, click "Forgot your password?".
    • Click on "LSDBi" in the My Applications Links box.
    • Click the "Legislative Process" tab.
    • Click on "Amend a Proposal".

Please contact Jeff Myers or Bill Regan at the NCAA national office (317-917-6222) if you have any questions.

Division III Procedures for Sponsoring Resolutions

For consideration at the 2021 NCAA Convention, resolutions must be received at the NCAA national office not later than 5 p.m. Eastern time, Wednesday, November 1. 

In addition, the following procedures should be observed:

  1. Resolutions for the Convention may be submitted by active members by the November 1 deadline, in accordance with the provisions of NCAA Constitution 5.4.2.
  2. Institution Submissions: Any 20 or more NCAA Division III member institutions may sponsor a resolution(s), provided all sponsoring institutions are active members with voting privileges.  Resolutions must be submitted in the name of the institution by the chancellor or president or the designated representative. [Note: The chancellor or president must provide written notification (not later than the November 1 deadline) to the national office of any individual designated to assert sponsorship of a legislative proposal on behalf of the institution.]
  3. Conference Submissions: At least two member conferences with voting privileges may sponsor a resolution(s), provided the resolution(s) is submitted by the chief elected or executive officer of the conference on behalf of each conference's active member institutions and signed by the chairs of the conference's official presidential administrative groups or at least two chancellors or presidents of a conference's member institutions if a conference has no presidential administrative group.
  4. Legislation enacted through resolutions shall be of a temporary nature, effective only for a limited period of time as specified in the resolution itself.
  5. The sponsors of each proposed resolution that, if adopted, would result in significant expenditures from the Association's budget and/or by member institutions, may be required by the NCAA Division III Presidents Council to provide written documentation of the estimated costs to the division and/or member institutions.
  6. It is not necessary to submit statements of intent and rationale with resolutions; rather, such information should be reflected within the body of the resolution itself.
  7. Resolutions must be submitted through the Legislative Services Database for the Internet.
    1. To access LSDBi, go to www.ncaa.org.
    2. Click on "My Apps" in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. Log in to the membership side of www.ncaa.org using your previously established username and password. If you do not already have a username and password, click on "register" and follow the on-screen instructions. If you have forgotten your previously established password, click "Forgot your password?".
    3. Click on "LSDBi" in the My Applications Links box.
    4. Hover over the Legislative Process tab.
    5. Click on "My Proposals" option.
    6. Click on "Add a Proposal" option.
    7. Select "Resolution" as the category.

Please contact Jeff Myers or Bill Regan of the NCAA academic and membership affairs group (317-917-6222) if you have any questions.

2019 Convention legislation: Division I

The Division I Council will consider making permanent a pilot program that allows the NCAA to pay for family travel expenses to the Men’s and Women’s Final Fours.

2019 Convention legislation: Division III

Division III members will take part in a vital vote that could reshape the composition of the NCAA Board of Governors, and they will weigh in on six proposals relevant to Division III.

Division II SAAC supports Convention proposals

As the Division II membership prepares for the 2019 NCAA Convention, the national Division II Student-Athlete Advisory Committee has weighed in with positions of support for each of the nine legislative proposals Division II will consider.

National SAAC Statements of Support

The national Student-Athlete Advisory Committees for Divisions I, II and III have spoken in support of the Board of Governors’ proposal to add five independent members. The groups discussed the proposal at their recent meetings and adopted their positions of support. NCAA members will vote on the proposal Jan. 24, 2019, at the NCAA Convention.

“The proposal of adding five independent members to the Board of Governors, recommended by the commission on college basketball, will add an array of experiences and objectivity to this group, enhancing conversation and decision-making. The Division I SAAC endorses this proposal and believes it will benefit the entirety of intercollegiate athletics with the diversity it will bring to this level of the association's governance.”

Noah Knight, Division I SAAC Chair

“Division II SAAC supports the Board of Governors’ proposal to add independent members to the Board. This is an opportunity for new ideas, more diversity and it’s a way to build public confidence and trust in the NCAA. Division II SAAC encourages Division II conferences and institutions to support this proposal due to the positive impact that it presents.”

Josh Shapiro, Division II SAAC Chair

“First and foremost, we felt this would diversify positions and opinions, and ultimately promote objectivity. As a committee, we felt that it would be valuable to include outside personnel to ensure the integrity of the NCAA and help restore trust in the Association.”

Parker Hammel, Division III SAAC Chair

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