Number 94-09
Description Further steps taken for research in resolutions
Authored by Scott Elrod
Sponsored by Jenn Grote
Date Submitted Tuesday, February 15, 1994
Date Considered Wednesday, January 1, 1000
General Body Vote Thursday, January 1, 1970
Committee Committee Affairs
Result n/a
Remarks FAILED - No further information is available about this resolution.
Whereas The resolutions that the Student Congress passes and recommends should be of the highest quality in terms of the research and facts presented; and
Whereas When last minute amendments are made to a resolution during final debate in general session, confusion often develops over correct parliamentary procedures and also whether or not the amendment is even realistic; and
Whereas The students, media, faculty, and administration to whom Student Congress resolutions are submitted to are particularly concerned about the quality and extent of our research.
Whereas We need a process that significantly reduces the speculation and uncertainity during the final voting procedures of a resolution.
Be It Further Resolved That All vital portions of a Student Congress resolution be researched before the general session vote is taken; and
Be It Further Resolved That Possible avenues for research, suggestions, or amendments to a resolution may be directly submitted at any time in writing to either the Student Congress president or the chairman of the committee. The committee will research and vote on a formal amendment. If it fails, then the amendment may be resubmitted during debate in general session; and
Be It Further Resolved That Student Congress members will be periodically informed of any proposed alterations to the original bill during the bi-weekly reports of the committee chairman; and
Be It Further Resolved That If new information or ideas arise in final debate on a bill, then those ideas may be included as part of the President's comments, but not within the formal resolution itself; and
Be It Further Resolved That In final debate, sections or words may be deleted from the proposed resolution. Corrections in grammar, typos, etc. will also be allowed.