View Bill 20-21-11

Senate Bill 20-21-11

Bill ID: 20-21-11
Name: Review of the Interim University of Maryland Policy and Procedures for the Use of Facilities and Outdoor Spaces and Guidelines for Expressive Activity
Proposed: 09/18/2020
Sponsor: President's Office
Proposal: The President's Office informed the Senate Office that revisions to the University of Maryland Policy and Procedures for the Use of Facilities and Outdoor Spaces and the associated Guidelines for Expressive Activity (formerly Guidelines on Demonstrations & Leafletting and the Chalking Guidelines) were needed so it is clear where expressive activity may occur as the campus begins the Fall semester and outdoor public speaking by both external and internal users begins. In addition, the University had already received requests for demonstrations that were pending a response. On September 18, 2020, the President approved the revisions on an interim basis pending Senate review.


Status: Completed
Completed On: 04/27/2021


Presidential Approval: 04/27/2021
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Reviewed By: Senate
Received: 03/30/2021
Decision Date: 04/20/2021
Decision: The Senate voted to approve the proposal.
Actions: The Senate meeting ran out of time to vote on the proposal at the April 6, 2021 Senate meeting. The proposal was considered at the April 20, 2021 Senate meeting.
Next Step: Presidential Approval
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Reviewed By: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Received: 03/23/2021
Decision Date: 03/30/2021
Decision: The SEC voted to place the item on the agenda of the April 6, 2021 Senate meeting for consideration.
Next Step: Senate Review
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Reviewed By: Campus Affairs Committee
Received: 10/12/2020
Decision Date: 03/22/2021
Decision Due By: 03/30/2021
Decision: The Campus Affairs Committee voted to forward its recommendations for the SEC to review.
Actions: The committee began its work on the charge at its October 12, 2020 meeting. At its November 30th, 2020 meeting, the committee consulted with representatives of the Division of Student Affairs working group and the Office of General Counsel (OGC) to learn more about the development of the interim policy and guidelines. The committee consulted with the Department of Public Safety in January 2021, and discussed potential revisions to the policy suggested by the working group and OGC in spring 2021. Throughout the spring 2021 semester, the committee consulted with the working group and OGC to develop revisions to the interim policy.

The Campus Affairs Committee approved its proposed revisions in an email vote concluding on March 22, 2021.
Next Step: SEC Review
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Reviewed By: Senate Leadership
Received: 09/18/2020
Decision Date: 09/25/2020
Decision: The Senate Leadership agreed that the Campus Affairs Committee should be charged with reviewing the interim policy and associated guidelines.
Next Step: Campus Affairs Committee Review
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