View Bill 20-21-16

Senate Bill 20-21-16

Bill ID: 20-21-16
Name: Review of the Senate Bylaws to Ensure Alignment with Current Senate Practices
Proposed: 10/20/2020
Sponsor: Senate Leadership
Proposal: Based on recent concerns regarding the alignment of the Senate Bylaws with current practices the Senate leadership suggested that the Senate Executive Committee may want to consider charging the Elections, Representation, and Governance (ERG) Committee with a comprehensive review of the Senate Bylaws. This would the ERG Committee to align the Bylaws with current practice and ensure that revisions in one section of the Bylaws are appropriately reflected in associated sections of the Bylaws. This is also a more cohesive approach over ad hoc amendments made on the Senate floor.
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Status

Status: Completed
Completed On: 04/09/2021

History

Approval(s):
Presidential Approval: 04/09/2021
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Reviewed By: Senate
Received: 03/30/2021
Decision Date: 04/06/2021
Decision: The Senate voted to approve the revisions as amended.
Actions: Two amendments were proposed by Senator Lanford related to changes in titles in the upper administration which President Pines announced after the committee had approved its recommendations. Senator Lanford proposed an additional amendment to make the Bylaws more gender-inclusive by revising some of the pronouns in the document. All three amendments were passed by the Senate.
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: Elections, Representation, & Governance (ERG) Committee
Received: 11/03/2020
Decision Date: 03/02/2021
Decision: The ERG Committee voted to forward its revisions to the Bylaws to the SEC for review.
Actions: The committee began its work on the charge in December 2020. At its January 22, 2021 meeting, the committee consulted with the Senate Director and Senate Parliamentarian. In Spring 2021, the committee discussed feedback from Senators and suggestions provided by the Senate Office on alignment between current practice and the Bylaws. The committee developed revisions to the Bylaws in spring 2021.

On March 2, 2021, the ERG Committee voted to approve the revisions to the Bylaws.
Next Step: SEC Review
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Reviewed By: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Received: 10/20/2020
Decision Date: 10/20/2020
Decision: The SEC voted to charge the ERG Committee with a comprehensive review of the Senate Bylaws.
Next Step: ERG Committee Review