Constitution of the Utah Division of the
International Association for Identification
Official Name, Character, and Objectives
Section 1.01 Official Name. The name of the association shall be the "UTAH DIVISION
OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR IDENTIFICATION".
Section 1.02 Character. The Utah Division of the International Association for
Identification shall be organized in the State of Utah as a not-for-profit association, and as
a Division of the International Association for Identification (I.A.I.), nothing in this
Constitution shall supercede the Constitution or By-Laws of the parent body as they apply
Section 1.03 Objectives. The Association was formed to pursue the following
(a.) To associate persons who are actively engaged in the profession of forensic
identification, investigation, and scientific examination of physical evidence in an
organized body, so that the profession, in all of its branches, may be
standardized and effectively and scientifically practiced.
(b.) To encourage the enlargement and improvement of the science of forensic
identification and crime detection.
(c.) To encourage research in scientific crime detection.
(d.) To keep its members appraised of the latest techniques and discoveries in
forensic identification and crime detection.
(e.) To employ the collective wisdom of the profession to advance the scientific
techniques of forensic identification and crime detection.
(f.) To provide training, education and the publication of information in all
established forensic science disciplines represented by this Division.
Section 2.01 Categories. Membership categories shall consist of: Active, Life Active,
Associate, Life Associate, and Student Members.
Section 2.02 Qualifications and Application. The qualifications and application
procedures for each category of membership shall conform to the provisions of the Utah
Board of Directors
Section 3.01 Members of Board of Directors. The Board of Directors shall be
comprised of nine (9) members and the President as chairperson, for a total of 10
persons. These Directors shall consist of: a President, 1^' Vice President, 2"^ Vice
President, Secretary/Treasurer, Regional Representative to ttie I.A.I., Newsletter Editor,
Sergeant-at-Arms, Legal Representative, Historian, and Immediate Past President.
Section 3.02 Election, Appointment, Removal, and Duties. The election or
appointment, succession, removal, and duties of all the members and the chairperson of
the Board of Directors shall conform to the provisions of the By-laws.
Section 3.03 Policy Making Body. The Board of Directors shall be the policy making
body of the Utah Division of the I.A.I.
Section 4.01 Standing Committees and Subcommittees. Standing Committees and
Subcommittees shall be established in accordance with and conform to the provisions of
the Utah Division By-laws.
Section 4.02 Special Committees and Subcommittees. The following individuals are
authorized to form Special Committees and Subcommittees: the Chairperson of the
Board of Directors and the President-elect.
Section 4.03 Dissolution of Special Committees and Subcommittees. All Special
Committees and Subcommittees shall be automatically dissolved at the end of the term
of office or term of appointment, of the individual who created them, unless they are
dissolved sooner, or unless the newly elected Chair of the Board allows them to remain,
or as otherwise provided for in the Division By-Laws.
Section 5.01 Logo. This is the Official Utah Division of the International Association for
Section 5.02 Use. In addition to any use authorized by the Board of Directors, official
publications, official correspondence and official documents or items in any form, the
Official Logo may be used only by members of the Utah Division of the International
Association for Identification who are in good standing.
Educational Conferences and General Membership Meetings
Section 6.01 Bi-Annual Utah Division Educational Conference. At least two (2) Bi-
Annual Utah Division of the I.A.I. Educational Conference shall be held in conformance
with the provisions of the Utah Division By-laws, and as funding will allow.
Section 6.02 General Membership Meeting. A General Membership Meeting shall be
held during at least two (2) Utah Division of I.A.I. Educational Conferences in
conformance with the provisions of the Utah Division By-iaws.
Code of Ethics, Standards of Professional Conduct and Members' Bill of Rights
Section 7.01 Code of Ethics. Standards of Professional Conduct, and Members'
Bill of Rights. The membership of the Utah Division of the I.A.I, shall adhere to and
abide by the Code of Ethics, Standards of Professional Conduct, and Members' Bill of
Rights, as established by the Constitution of the I.A.I.
Section 8.01 Required Vote. Except as othenwise provided herein or by law, this
Constitution shall not be amended or repealed without a majority vote at two (2)
consecutive Bi-Annual General Membership Meetings.
Section 8.02 Publication. On the day of the first General Membership meetings in
which any amendment or amendments to this Constitution will be voted on, the
Chairperson or Secretary/Treasurer shall post each proposed amendment to this
Constitution in the form of a written resolution at the site of the General Membership
Meeting. Also, at least thirty (30) days prior to the Second General Membership Meeting
in which any amendment or amendments to this Constitution will be voted on, each
proposed amendment to this Constitution in the form of a resolution shall be published in
total, in an official Utah Division of the I.A.I. Newsletter, that is normally sent to all
members in good standing.
Section 8.03 Effective Date. An amendment to this Constitution shall become effective
immediately only upon being passed at two (2) consecutive Bi-Annual Utah Division
General Membership Meetings, and in compliance with the legal requirements imposed
by the laws of the State of Utah and the By-Laws of the Constitution of the I.A.I.
Reference: Regional I.A.I. Divisions in the I.A.I. By-Laws of the Constitution. Upon
approval of amendment or amendments to this Constitution, they must be published in
total a second time in the Utah Division of the I.A.I. Newsletter.
Prohibition Against Sharing Profits and Assets,
Section 9.01 General Prohibition. No member of the Board of Directors or other
person connected with the Division, or any other private individual, shall receive at any
time, any of the net earnings or pecuniary profit from the operations of the Utah Division
of the I.A.I. However, this provision shall not prevent the payment to any such person or
reasonable compensation for services rendered, expenses incurred to or for the Division,
as shall be fixed by a resolution passed by the Board of Directors.
Section 9.02 Dissolution. The Utah Division of the International Association for
Identification may be dissolved upon a vote of a simple majority at two (2) consecutive
General Membership Meetings. However, if no General Membership Meetings are
scheduled at any time within the subsequent two (2) years, the Division may be dissolved
by a simple majority vote of the remaining members of the Board of Directors. Prior to a
vote on dissolution, a written notice shall be published in some form at least sixty (60)
days before the vote is taken. The written notice shall be considered to have been
published effective on the date that the written notice is mailed to all members in good
standing at their last known mailing address.
Section 9.03 Distribution of Assets after Dissolution. First, all the lawful expenses,
to include operating expenses, of the Utah Division of the I.A.I, are to be paid. Next, as
stated in an approved resolution to dissolve the Division, the remaining assets and
income shall not inure to the benefit of any member or private individual, but shall be
used for the purposes of carrying out the objectives for which this organization was
founded. For the purposes directed in this section, the Board of Directors shall consist of
those individuals currently serving on the Board of Directors when the resolution to
dissolve the Utah Division of the International Association for Identification becomes
Date Revised: 11/20/08