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SEN-13-18 First Year Legislation Bill

BILL#:   SEN-13-18  

   

TITLE: First Year Legislation Bill

 

SPONSORS: Justin Cross, Off-Campus Senator

(jcross19@vols.utk.edu)

Jake Tidwell, Off-Campus Senator (jtidwe14@vols.utk.edu)

 

DATE: 14 October 2018

 

A Bill Permitting the Presentation of First-Year Council Legislation in Senate

 

Whereas, under the current format, students from First-Year Council must find a Senate sponsor for any and all legislation that passes through the First-Year Council,

 

Whereas, First-Year Council members are not allowed to represent their own legislation on the Senate floor and must be yielded the floor by a sitting senator if they wish to speak,

 

Whereas, this does not allow students from First-Year Council to adequately represent the work that they have put in with legislation,

 

Whereas, pieces of legislation have successfully been passed by the First-Year Council that were not subsequently presented to Senate,

 

Be it hereby resolved, the Constitution of the Student Government Association be amended in the following ways:

 

Add: “b. Any and all legislation passed within the First-Year Council that is applicable to the student body at large is automatically placed on the docket at the next applicable Senate session.”

 

Add: “c. Any legislation passed within the First-Year Council that is to be presented in Student Senate may be presented by the original First-Year Council sponsors without the co-sponsorship of a Senator.”

 

Amend: “b. The decisions of passed legislation will be made in consultation with and subject to final actions or decisions by the Dean of Students, Chancellor of

the University of Tennessee, Knoxville campus, the University of

Tennessee President, or the Board of Trustees of the University of

Tennessee.”

 

To read: “d. The decisions of passed legislation will be made in consultation with and subject to final actions or decisions by the Dean of Students, Chancellor of

the University of Tennessee, Knoxville campus, the University of

Tennessee President, or the Board of Trustees of the University of

Tennessee.”

 

Be it further resolved that these amendment are to to take effect in Article VII, Section 2 of the Student Government Association Constitution.