Benefits of becoming a NASRA member include:
- Eligible to attend NASRA conference
- Networking with other state administrators
- Information on the latest relay technology, equipment, features, and regulations
- Participation in NASRA member private online discussions
- Updates and explanations of pending FCC actions
- Assistance with state applications for FCC TRS certification
Individual members of a state membership shall be limited to those individuals who have direct responsibility for the administration of TRS and/or TRS support staff for their respective states, state relay advisory council members, and state officials responsible for the oversight of the TRS administrative unit (e.g., Public Service Commission, Commissioners, supervisors, and elected/appointed state officials).
Individuals shall not be denied membership on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, numerical limitation, or disability.
If a determination is necessary about qualifications for state membership or of individual members, officers of NASRA shall be responsible for performing the necessary background investigation and resulting determination.
The whole of all individual members from a single state shall constitute a state membership.
State memberships must be current, including the payment of dues, in order for individuals of that state to be individual members.
Only one vote per state membership represented shall be allowed during the course of any decision item or election. It shall be cast by the individual member designated to cast a vote for that state membership.
There may be occasions when it is necessary for NASRA to conduct business other than at the annual business meeting. Minnesota Statute § 317A.447 allows members to take action without a meeting, by ballot, if NASRA delivers a ballot to every member entitled to vote on the matter. NASRA may deliver the ballot to a member by electronic communication, if the member has provided NASRA with consent to receive notices by electronic communication (MN Stat. § 317A.450).
If your state needs to change their designated voting member at any time during the membership year, you may do so by completing and submitting the NASRA Designated Voting Member Form.
NASRA membership dues are assessed and paid on a per-state basis.
The membership dues year is defined as July 1 – June 30; membership form and payment must be received by July 31st each year.
Failure to pay state membership dues will result in suspension or termination of state membership.