Committee chairs shall take attendance at each committee meeting. Attendance will be reported to the Secretary. Senators seeking excused absences shall present excuses to the Secretary no later than forty-eight hours after a Senate or committee meeting. The Secretary may excuse student absences only if the student was absent, excused, from school on that day. Faculty absences may be excused only if the faculty member was absent from school. The Secretary shall request that the Musket publish records of Senate attendance twice each year. One of these requests will be made six weeks before the spring Senate elections.