The authority and responsibility of the Regents to control and manage the institution is prescribed by the legislature in state statutes. In order to fulfill those responsibilities the Board has adopted and shall be governed by the Bylaws of the Regents of New Mexico State University. (See Appendix RPM 1.02 – A .) The Bylaws provide internal operating rules for the Board. Upon request of any Regent, a proposal to amend the Bylaws shall be placed upon the agenda and considered at the next regularly scheduled open meeting of the Regents occurring more than 14 days after the proposal is first presented to the Board Chair by any Regent.