day or part thereof on Association business, subject to the approval of the Leadership Council or Executive
Committee for Association-wide issues. (Revised: 11/1/07 eﬀective 8/1/08)
18.104.22.168.9 Approval of Payments. All expense payments shall be approved in writing by the commit-
tee chair or, in the case of the Leadership Council, Board of Directors and Executive Committee, by the
secretary-treasurer or the NCAA president. (Revised: 11/1/07 eﬀective 8/1/08)
22.214.171.124.10 Waivers. 周e NCAA president, subject to the approval of the Leadership Council or Execu-
tive Committee for Association-wide issues, may grant such waivers of the committee-expense regulations
in particular cases as are deemed advisable to prevent hardship upon a committee or an individual commit-
tee member. (Revised: 11/1/07 eﬀective 8/1/08)
126.96.36.199 Allowable Delegate Expenses.
188.8.131.52.1 Meetings of Other Organizations. Delegates of the Association attending meetings of
other organizations (e.g., various sports federations) shall be entitled to the same expense allowances as
those outlined in Bylaw 31.7.2.
184.108.40.206.2 Games Committees for International Competition. NCAA delegates to games commit-
tees appointed to supervise international competition may not receive expenses to more than one meeting
during each academic year.
220.127.116.11.3 Governing Boards of Other Organizations. NCAA delegates to the governing boards of
other organizations may claim an expense allowance for each regular or special meeting of the particular
18.104.22.168 Prohibition Against Funding Olympics. Income from the Association’s championships shall not
be allocated to the Olympic fund.
31.7.3 Defense and indemniﬁcation.
22.214.171.124 Conditions for Defense and Indemniﬁcation. 周e Association shall defend and indemnify any
present or former employee, committee member, or agent of the Association who is or was a party to or is threat-
ened to be made a party to, or who is to be subpoenaed to be deposed or to give evidence in any civil, criminal,
administrative, or investigative action or proceeding, including those brought by the Association, provided all of
the following conditions are met: (Adopted: 11/1/01)
(a) 周e individual requesting defense and indemniﬁcation is being named as a party or subpoenaed to be
deposed or to give evidence by reason of the fact that the individual is or was an employee, committee
member, or agent of the Association or is or was serving at the request of the Association as a director,
oﬃcer, employee, or agent of another association, corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust, or other
(b) 周e individual is determined to have been acting within the scope of the individual’s duties to the As-
(c) 周e individual is determined to have been acting in good faith and in a manner the individual reasonably
believed to be in or not opposed to the best interest of the Association in the performance of the indi-
vidual’s duties to the Association. In respect to any alleged criminal action or proceeding, the individual
also must be determined to have had no reasonable cause to believe the alleged conduct was unlawful;
(d) 周e individual promptly and timely notiﬁes the Association’s general counsel of the actual or threatened
service of process, subpoena, notice of deposition, or other legal process before incurring attorney fees or
(e) 周e individual accepts counsel provided or approved by the Association and agrees to accede to the legal
strategies approved by the Association’s general counsel, including any settlement determinations. In the
event that the individual wishes to hire other counsel or not accede to the Association’s legal strategies,
cept when it is determined
that a conﬂict of interest exists with the Association such that retaining separate counsel is warranted; and
(f) 周e individual agrees to repay any expenses, including attorney fees, incurred in bringing or defending a
civil or criminal action or proceeding paid by the Association in advance of the ﬁnal disposition of such
action or proceeding, if it is ultimately determined that the individual is not entitled to be indemniﬁed
by the Association as authorized in this bylaw.
126.96.36.199.1 Determination Regarding Conditions for Defense and Indemniﬁcation. 周e deter-
mination as to whether indemniﬁcation is appropriate because the conditions of Bylaw 188.8.131.52 have been
satisﬁed shall be made: (Adopted: 11/1/01)
(a) By the NCAA Executive Committee Administrative Subcommittee by a majority vote of a quorum
consisting of members who are not parties to such action or proceeding. 周e vote may be taken by
electronic mail, telephone, facsimile or in person; (Revised: 1/12/09)
(b) If such a quorum is not obtainable, or, even if obtainable, if a quorum of disinterested Executive
Committee members so directs, by independent legal counsel in a written opinion; or
(c) By the NCAA president if so delegated by the Executive Committee.
184.108.40.206.2 Deﬁnition of Committee. For purposes of Bylaw 31.7.3, committee shall include all As-
sociation committees, boards, cabinets, councils, subcommittees and panels. (Adopted: 11/1/01)
220.127.116.11.3 Termination of Action or Proceeding. 周e termination of any action or proceeding by
judgment, order, settlement, conviction, or upon a plea of nolo contendere or its equivalent, shall not, of
itself create a presumption in regard to these determinations. However, if an individual is adjudged to be
liable for negligence or misconduct in the performance of the individual’s duty to the Association, there shall
be no indemniﬁcation unless and only to the extent that the court in which such action or suit was brought
shall determine that, despite the adjudication of liability but in view of all circumstances of the case, such
individual is fairly and reasonably entitled to indemnity for such expenses as the court shall deem proper.
18.104.22.168 Insurance. 周e Association may purchase and maintain insurance on behalf of any individual who
is or was an employee, committee member, or agent of the Association, or is or was serving at the request of the
Association as a director, oﬃcer, employee, or agent of another association, corporation, partnership, joint ven-
ture, trust, or other enterprise against any liability asserted against the individual and incurred by the individual
in any such capacity or arising out of the individual’s status as such, whether or not the Association would have
the power to indemnify the individual against such liability under the provisions of Bylaw 31.7.3. (Adopted:
22.214.171.124 Deﬁnition of Indemniﬁcation. For purposes of this bylaw, indemniﬁcation shall consist of pay-
ment against expenses (including attorney’
reasonably incurred by the individual in connection with such action or proceeding. (Adopted: 11/1/01)
126.96.36.199 Primary Liability. Host institutions and sponsoring agencies of NCAA championships shall have
in place primary comprehensive general public liability insurance coverage with combined single limits of at least
$1 million per occurrence for bodily injury and property damage and shall provide the national oﬃce with the
appropriate insurance cer
is located provide a lesser maximum recovery limit and documentation of that statute is on ﬁle at the NCAA
national oﬃce. (Revised: 12/2/90)
188.8.131.52 Excess Liability. 周e Association maintains excess liability insurance coverage for the conduct of
NCAA championships. 周e coverage includes bodily injury and property damage resulting from accidents.
184.108.40.206 Injury, Death and Dismemberment. Basic athletics-injury, catastrophic-injury, and accidental
death and dismemberment insurance for participants in NCAA championships shall be provided by the As-
31.8.1 employment. In accordance with Constitution 4.1.2-(b), the NCAA president is authorized to em-
ploy such persons as may be necessar
administrative personnel that may be employed shall be determined at the beginning of each ﬁscal year and may
not be increased without the approval of the Executive Committee. 周e NCAA president may employ as many
nonadministrative personnel as may be necessary.
220.127.116.11 Aﬃrmative Action. In the selection of personnel for appointment, the policies and procedures of
the Association’s aﬃrmative-action program, as approved by the Executive Committee, shall be followed.
31.8.2 staﬀ operations. 周e national oﬃce staﬀ operations shall be reviewed by the Executive Committee.
Among the items to be reviewed are:
(a) Employee compensation;
(b) Employee beneﬁts; and
(c) Allegations of improper conduct by any member of the national oﬃce staﬀ as reported to the NCAA presi-
18.104.22.168 Employee Compensation and Beneﬁts. 周e Executive Committee shall review staﬀ compensa-
tion and beneﬁts at least once each year.
22.214.171.124 Pension Trust Plan. 周e policies for the retirement beneﬁts of the staﬀ are set forth in the NCAA
Pension Trust Plan, which was adopted and may be revised by the Executive Committee.
31.9 national statistics Program.
A national statistics program shall be maintained for active member institutions in baseball, men’s and women’s
basketball, ﬁeld hockey, football, men’s and women’s ice hockey, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s
soccer, softball, and men’s and women’s volleyball. 周e Championships/Sports Management Cabinet shall oversee
the statistics program and approve its policies and procedures. 周e national statistics program policies and proce-
dures shall be published on the NCAA website. (Revised: 4/14/06, 11/1/07 eﬀective 8/1/08, 10/30/08)
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IPP POLICIES AND
ADMINISTRATIVE BYLAW, ARTICLE 33
institutional Performance Program
Policies and Procedures
33.1 self-study and external Peer review.
周e requirements and procedures set forth in this bylaw apply to the institutional self-study and institutional
performance program process speciﬁed in Constitution 3 and 6 and Bylaw 22. (Adopted: 1/16/93 eﬀective 1/1/94,
33.2 external Peer-review teams.
33.2.1 Function. External peer-review teams shall be responsible for reviewing the institution’s self-study
report, conducting campus visits and oﬀering comments to the review team’s chair. 周e peer-review team shall
approach the institution’s self-study report and the campus visit with two objectives: (Adopted: 1/16/93 eﬀective
(a) To verify that the self-study process involved campus-wide participation, and that the self-study report reﬂects
accurately the operation of the institution’s athletics program; and
(b) To evaluate the institution’s performance in relation to the fundamental operating principles speciﬁed in By-
33.2.2 Composition. External peer-review teams shall be established to ensure that participating member insti-
tutions are evaluated by broadly representative teams composed of experienced educational and athletics personnel
with substantial campus experience. Peer-review teams shall consist of two to four peer reviewers. Peer-review team
members shall be appointed by the Committee on Institutional Performance and represent institutions in Divi-
sion I. One NCAA staﬀ member shall accompany and support each team on evaluation site visits. Any NCAA
staﬀ member with a personal relationship or institutional aﬃliation that reasonably would result in the appearance
of prejudice shall refrain from participating in any manner in the involved institution’s activities related to the
institutional performance program. (Adopted: 1/16/93 eﬀective 1/1/94, Revised: 8/10/94, 1/19/13)
33.2.3 selection and Assignment of Peer-review teams.
126.96.36.199 Opportunity of Institution to Review List of Potential Peer Reviewers. Prior to the estab-
lishment of a peer-review team and the appointment of its chair, an institution shall be given the opportunity to
review a list of potential peer reviewers and chairs for purposes of suggesting removal of those who seem inap-
shall rest with the Committee on Institutional Performance. (Adopted: 1/16/93 eﬀective 1/1/94, Revised: 1/19/13)
188.8.131.52 Establishment of Team. As a general rule, peer-review teams shall be established according to the
needs, size and subdivision of the institution to be reviewed, and the coverage of topic areas, without regard to
the speciﬁc constituent groups with which individual peer reviewers are identiﬁed. (Adopted: 1/16/93 eﬀective
184.108.40.206.1 Pool of Peer Reviewers.
220.127.116.11.1.1 Basic Qualiﬁcations. To be included in the pool of peer reviewers, an individual shall
be from a Division I institution or conference and shall have a general knowledge of intercollegiate ath-
letics (as evidenced by positions held, committee service, etc.), and: (Adopted: 1/16/93 eﬀective 1/1/94)
(a) Hold the position of president or chancellor, faculty athletics representative, director of athlet-
ics or senior woman administrator at a member institution (although recent retirees may be
included in the pool under special circumstances); or (Revised: 3/8/06)
(b) Have recognized expertise, skills or experience in particular areas addressed in the institutional
performance program (e.g., senior compliance administrator, business manager, admissions of-
ﬁcer, registrar, ﬁnancial aid administrator, vice president for ﬁscal or academic aﬀairs, vice presi-
dent overseeing athletics). (Revised: 1/19/13)
18.104.22.168.1.2 Women and Ethnic Minorities. 周e pool of peer reviewers shall include suﬃcient
numbers of women and members of ethnic groups to ensure their frequent assignment to peer-review
teams. (Adopted: 1/16/93 eﬀective 1/1/94)
22.214.171.124 Modiﬁcation of Composition of Team by Chair of Team. 周e chair of the peer-review team, in
consultation with the NCAA staﬀ and the institution, shall have the authority to modify the composition of the
team on the basis of the preliminary analysis of the self-study report. (Adopted: 1/16/93 eﬀective 1/1/94)
126.96.36.199 Conﬂict of Interest. Former and current employees, consultants or alumni shall not be assigned as
peer reviewers to an institution with which they are so aﬃliated. Further, an individual shall not be allowed to
serve as a peer reviewer of an institution that is in the same conference as the individual’s conference. (Adopted:
1/16/93 eﬀective 1/1/94)
188.8.131.52 Peer-Review Team Chair. 周e review team’s chair shall be one of the peer reviewers. 周e chair
shall be responsible for preparing the team’s written recommendation(s) regarding institutional performance.
周e recommendation(s) shall be based upon the breadth of institutional participation and the depth of discus-
sion at the institutional level, and adherence to the program’s broad operating principles. 周e review team’s chair
also shall represent the team before the Committee on Institutional Performance and during appeals hearings.
(Adopted: 1/16/93 eﬀective 1/1/94, Revised: 1/19/13)
33.2.4 techniques and Documentation used by Peer-review team. 周e review team shall employ
traditional evaluative techniques (e.g., review existing records, conduct in-person interviews of key personnel) to
determine whether the institution’s stated policies and procedures are engaged and functioning. 周ree documents
also shall be of primary importance in this process: (Adopted: 1/16/93 eﬀective 1/1/94)
(a) 周e self-study instrument itself, which shall be completed by the institution for review by the external peer-
(b) A user’s guide, which shall assist the institution through the self-study process, with speciﬁc attention to ap-
propriate campus involvement and particular topics on which the institution shall focus; and
(c) Instructions for peer-review teams, to orient team members in their work, including the review of written
documents and appropriate topics for discussion in campus interviews.
33.3 institutional Performance Program schedule of Participating
33.3.1 Determination of schedule. 周e Committee on Institutional Performance shall determine the
institutional performance program schedule, which shall be based on the following principles, insofar as is practi-
cable: (Adopted: 1/16/93 eﬀective 1/1/94, Revised: 1/19/13)
(a) Institutions from the same conference should be evenly scheduled throughout the institutional performance
program cycle so as to reduce the burden on the conference oﬃce.
(b) Conferences may suggest a schedule for their member institutions.
(c) 周e institutional performance program should be scheduled in conjunction with the institution’s regional
accreditation insofar as is possible for those institutions that so desire.
(d) When the above principles are not operative, procedures of random selection will be used.
184.108.40.206 Institutional Performance Program Schedule for New Division I Members. New Division
I members shall be scheduled as soon as practicable after the eﬀective date of their active membership. (Adopted:
1/16/93 eﬀective 1/1/94, Revised: 1/19/13)
220.127.116.11 Modiﬁcation of Schedule. An institution may apply to the Committee on Institutional Perfor-
mance for modiﬁcation of its place in the schedule upon a showing of special need. 周e committee shall, at its
discretion, revise the schedule if practicable, provided the modiﬁcation does not extend beyond the 10-year self-
study period. (Adopted: 1/16/93 eﬀective 1/1/94, Revised: 10/12/95, 1/14/97 eﬀective 8/1/97, 1/19/13)
18.104.22.168 Postponement of Institutional Performance Decision for Restricted Members or Those
Involved in NCAA Investigations. 周e Committee on Institutional Performance may, at its discretion, delay
or postpone the participation of an institution classiﬁed in a restricted-membership status or of an institution
that is subject to the discontinuation of a sport(s) program(s) as a result of NCAA repeat-violator penalties, when
the committee determines it is in the best interests of the Association to do so. (Adopted: 1/16/93 eﬀective 1/1/94,
33.4 self-study Process and report Procedures.
33.4.1 time Period for Beginning and Completing self-study. Institutions shall be permitted eight
to 10 months to complete their institutional performance program self-studies and shall be permitted to begin
their self-studies at any time. (Adopted: 1/16/93 eﬀective 1/1/94, Revised: 10/14/05, 1/19/13)
33.4.2 use of outside Consultants. Institutions shall not be prohibited from using outside consultants
in conducting self-studies (e.g., organizing or facilitating an institution’s self-study process). However, the institu-
tion’s own personnel shall be responsible for generating the substance of the self-study report. Peer-review teams
shall evaluate institutions on their role in the development of the content of self-study reports. (Adopted: 1/16/93
IPP POLICIES AND
33.4.3 submission of self-study report. Institutions shall be required to submit self-study reports and
any supporting documentation to the NCAA staﬀ suﬃciently in advance of the evaluation visit. 周e Committee
on Institutional Performance shall perform a preliminary analysis of the report based upon directives or criteria
established by the Committee on Institutional Performance. Any decisions to delay the processing of a report shall
Performance. (Adopted: 1/16/93 eﬀective 1/1/94, Revised: 1/19/13)
33.4.4 Conﬁdentiality of report. Institutional self-study reports shall be treated as conﬁdential by the
NCAA, peer-review teams and the Committee on Institutional Performance. Institutions, however, shall be per-
mitted to distribute reports and supporting documentation at their discretion. (Adopted: 1/16/93 eﬀective 1/1/94,
33.5.1 timing and Purpose of orientation. An NCAA staﬀ member shall conduct an orientation for
each institution at least one year in advance of the institution’s initial-scheduled evaluation site visit. 周e primary
ence personnel the purpose, pro-
cess, implications and expectations of the institutional performance program. (Adopted: 1/16/93 eﬀective 1/1/94,
33.5.2 Conference role. Conference staﬀ representatives may participate during an orientation at the con-
ference’s expense. (Adopted: 1/16/93 eﬀective 1/1/94)
33.6 Peer-review evaluation visit.
33.6.1 Purpose of visit. 周e primary purpose of the evaluation visit shall be to verify and evaluate the insti-
tution’s self-study report and self-study process. (Adopted: 1/16/93 eﬀective 1/1/94)
33.6.2 notice of visit. An institution shall receive notice at least one year in advance of its evaluation visit.
(Adopted: 1/16/93 eﬀective 1/1/94)
33.6.3 Duties of Chair of Peer-review team. 周e chair of the peer-review team shall be responsible for
at least the following duties in conjunction with evaluation visits: (Adopted: 1/16/93 eﬀective 1/1/94)
(a) Consulting with NCAA staﬀ on arrangements and preparations for evaluation visits;
(b) Delegating tasks to be performed during the visit among team members and staﬀ, in accordance with their
areas of expertise;
(c) e ﬁndings and to
identify remaining tasks to be performed;
(d) Meeting with an institution’s president or chancellor to discuss informally the nature of the information to be
presented in the exit interview; (Revised: 3/8/06)
(e) Coordinating and leading the exit interview at the completion of the visit;
(f) Ensuring that the peer-review team’s report is reﬂective of the visit’s ﬁndings; (Revised: 10/14/05)
(g) Communicating with the Committee on Institutional Performance regarding the evaluation visit and peer-
review team report, including appearing in person, if necessary, before the committee regarding an institu-
tion’s institutional performance program status; (Revised: 1/19/13)
(h) Evaluating the performance of the peer reviewers serving on the teams; and
(i) Otherwise ensuring that the team fulﬁlls its responsibilities and the objectives speciﬁed for evaluation visits.
33.6.4 Conference role. Conference staﬀ representatives may accompany peer-review teams on evaluation
visits at the conference’s expense. 周e role of the conference during the visit shall be determined on a case-by-case
basis by the chair of the peer-review team in consultation with the conference. (Adopted: 1/16/93 eﬀective 1/1/94)
33.6.5 exit interviews. 周e entire peer-review team shall participate in an exit interview with the president
or chancellor and other individuals invited by the president or chancellor. (Adopted: 1/16/93 eﬀective 1/1/94, Re-
33.6.6 rules violations Discovered during evaluation visit. Possible violations of NCAA rules dis-
covered during evaluation visits that relate to speciﬁc operating principles (per Bylaw 22.2) shall be communi-
cated to the committee, the institution and the conference in the peer-review team’s report. 周e institution shall
be reminded of its obligation to self-report violations per Constitution 2.8.1. 周e institution’s response to these
ﬁndings shall be a factor in the institutional performance program decision. (Adopted: 1/16/93 eﬀective 1/1/94,
Revised: 10/12/95, 1/19/13)
33.6.7 release of information regarding evaluation visit. Until the Committee on Institutional
Performance renders its decision, information released regarding evaluation visits shall be limited to statements of
the visit’s status (whether the visit has not been made, is in progress or has been completed) and the identities of
peer-review team members assigned to the institution. Before the formal assessment, the NCAA, peer-review team
and the institution shall not publicize information regarding the visit and shall respond only to inquiries with the
public information just described. Following release of the committee’s decision, the institution is at liberty to
release any information regarding the visit. (Adopted: 1/16/93 eﬀective 1/1/94, Revised: 1/19/13)
33.7 report of Peer-review team.
33.7.1 submission of report. Following the evaluation visit, a draft of the peer-review team’s report shall
be provided to the president or chancellor of the institution. 周e president or chancellor shall have two weeks
from the date that the draft is received to correct any factual errors contained in the team’s report. A copy of the
report then will be submitted to the Committee on Institutional Performance as soon as practicable following the
president or chancellor’s review. A copy of the report also will be provided to the president or chancellor and to the
institution’s conference. (Adopted: 1/16/93 eﬀective 1/1/94, Revised: 8/10/94, 3/8/06, 1/19/13)
33.7.2 Content of report. 周e peer-review team’s report shall include the following: (Adopted: 1/16/93 ef-
fective 1/1/94, Revised: 10/14/05, 1/19/13)
(a) An evaluation of the institution’s self-study process as to openness, thoroughness and breadth of participation;
(b) An evaluation of the institution’s adherence to the institutional performance program’s operating principles.
33.7.3 institutional reaction to report. 周e institution may submit a written reaction to the peer-
review report. It shall be sent to the Committee on Institutional Performance and shall be limited to correction of
factual errors; the presentation of new, relevant information not considered by the team; and proposed corrective
actions for remedying deﬁciencies. (Adopted: 1/16/93 eﬀective 1/1/94, Revised: 1/19/13)
33.8 institutional Performance Program Decision.
33.8.1 Basis of institutional Performance Program Decision. 周e institutional performance pro-
gram decisions of the Committee on Institutional Performance shall be based upon the criteria set forth in Bylaw
22.3. (Adopted: 1/16/93 eﬀective 1/1/94, Revised: 1/19/13)
33.8.2 Conﬂict of interest—Committee Members. Committee members shall recuse themselves from
institutional performance program decisions in which they may have potential conﬂicts of interest. Former and
current employees, consultants or alumni shall not take part in certiﬁcation decisions regarding an institution with
which they are so aﬃliated. Further, an individual shall not take part in decisions regarding an institution that is
in the same conference as the individual’s conference. (Adopted: 8/10/94, Revised: 1/19/13)
33.8.3 Appearance by institutional representatives. At the request of the committee, institutional
representatives may be asked to appear in person to clarify factual discrepancies and other matters at the time the
committee is rendering its institutional performance program decision. (Adopted: 1/16/93 eﬀective 1/1/94, 1/19/13)
33.8.4 request for Hearing. 周e committee shall be obligated to honor an institution’s request for a hear-
ing related to a decision by the committee regarding the institution’s institutional performance program status.
(Adopted: 1/16/93 eﬀective 1/1/94, Revised: 10/12/95, 1/19/13)
33.8.5 Announcement of institutional Performance Program Decision. 周e committee, after no-
tifying the institution of its institutional performance program decision (and before ﬁnal appeals are heard), will
publicize the institution’s name and the committee’s decision regarding the institution’s institutional performance
program status through a standard press-release-type report. While other information related to the peer-review
team’s report or the actions of the Committee on Institutional Performance shall be considered conﬁdential be-
tween the institution and the NCAA, the institution may release information regarding the committee’s decision
at its own discretion. (Adopted: 1/16/93 eﬀective 1/1/94, 1/19/13)
Instructions for Online Manual
The legislation included in this Manual is available online via the NCAA Legislative Services Database for the Internet (LSDBi)
at www.ncaa.org. The LSDBi Manual is updated throughout the year to reflect any adopted legislation, modifications of word-
ing, incorporations of interpretations or editorial revisions. Therefore, the LSDBi Manual includes the most up-to-date legislation
available and a mechanism for quickly searching and locating legislation through a variety of user-friendly methods.
In order to access LSDBi from the NCAA homepage, run the mouse over “Legislation and Governance” and click “LSDBi.” On
the top menu bar, select “Search,” then select “Legislation.” The information included below provides directions related to using
the Manual (Bylaw) search function.
Manual (Bylaw) Search
The Manual (Bylaw) Search screen is provided to allow the LSDBi user to search the NCAA Division I Manual. To perform a
search, enter data into the fields and click on the “Go Search” button. This will list all bylaws that match the search criteria. The
following information will describe each search criteria field and explain its use in detail.
That Reference — This field allows the user to select which manual to search (Division I, II or III).
— Click on the reminder icon to set the division default.
Article # — This field allows the user to select and search any one article or all articles. All matching occurrences of the search
terms within the selected article are returned. The default for this field is “all.” Unless the user is searching for a specific bylaw, it
is recommended that the default setting be used.
Specified Legislative Cite — This allows the user to input any specific bylaw number. All matching occurrences of the search
terms with the selected bylaw and “sub bylaws” are retrieved. For example, if “13.2” is entered, Bylaws 13.2, 13.2.1, 13.2.3,
22.214.171.124 and so forth will be searched and/or returned depending on any additional search criteria.
— Select the radio button before “Article #” or “Specified Legislative Cite” to identify which of the
two criteria will be used in the search.
Include adopted — Select this check box to include bylaws that are adopted but not yet effective. The box is checked by default.
Deselect the box to exclude bylaws that are adopted but not yet effective.
Word List Search Fields — The word list search field allows the user to search for specific words or phrases in the legislation
in a similar manner as one would look for specific words or phrases in a printed index. If no words or phrases are included in a
blank word list, it will not be used in the search.
The following information provides an explanation of the fields in the search rows:
Word List Usage — The first pull-down list (from the left) has three possible entries:
• At Least One of the Words — If any one of the words in the word list is in the bylaw text or title (as specified by the
location field explained below), the bylaw will be returned. A space between words in the word list serves as an “or.”
• All of the Words — All of the words in the word list must be in the bylaw text or title (as specified by the location field
explained below) for the bylaw to be returned. A space between words in the word list serves as an “and.”
• The Phrase — The entire word list must match, verbatim, text in either the bylaw or bylaw title (as specified by the loca-
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Word List Field — The text entry field allows the user to enter words to be searched. Multiple words may be entered separated
by a space or spaces.
Location — The location pull-down list allows the user to select where the words in the word list usage field will be searched.
• Text — The word list item(s) must appear in the bylaw text. The title is not searched.
• Title — The word list item(s) must appear in the bylaw title. The text is not searched.
• Both — The word list item(s) must appear in both the bylaw text and bylaw title.
• Either — The word list item(s) may appear in either the bylaw text or bylaw title.
Multiple Word Lists — Multiple word lists can be specified by selecting the “Advanced Search” link in the upper-right corner
of the “Legislation Search” title bar. Use the word list operators to combine word lists.
Word List Operator — This field allows the user to specify how the word list usage items will be combined to conduct a search.
• And — Both the word list in the same row and the word list in the row below it must be present for the bylaw to be
• Or — Either the word list in the current row or the word list in the row below it must be present for the bylaw to be
Use Last Search Values — This button will redisplay the search input page with all of the search criteria from the last search.
The user may then make changes and perform another search by clicking on the “Go Search” button.
Reset For New Search — This button will clear all search fields and return the search page to its default settings.
Additional Search Features and Help
For LSDBi help and to view LSDBi tools and tips, click the “Resources” links at the top of the search page.
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