SEVERABILITY

19.1

If the CSU believes that any provision of this Agreement is contrary to law, the CSU shall notify the Union that such provision shall be of no force or effect; but the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect. The notification shall include the specific reasons why the CSU believes that the provision(s) is contrary to law, including reference to relevant court decisions and/or statutory changes or any other relevant adjudicated rulings by an agency or court of competent jurisdiction.

19.2

In the event that the Union disagrees with the CSU’s belief that the provision(s) is contrary to law, the Union reserves the right to contest the CSU’s determination pursuant to the provisions of Article 10, Grievance Procedure.

19.3

In the event that the Union agrees with the CSU’s belief that the provision(s) is contrary to law, then the parties shall meet and confer in good faith with respect to any provision found to be in contravention of the law, as soon as possible, but no later than thirty (30) days of such request unless the parties mutually agree to extend the date.