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Senate Bylaws - Spring 2013

Senate Bylaws - Spring 2013

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Senate Bylaws provide additional constraints not given in the constitution
Senate Bylaws provide additional constraints not given in the constitution

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Spring 2013
Senate Bylaws
Article IRecords
Section A1)Attendance records shall be:a)Kept current by the Secretary; b)Sent to the President Pro Tempore;c)Sent to the Public ecords !ommittee in electronic and paper "orm to be published in the Public ecord#2)$inutes o" the %eneral Assembly shall be copied and sent to:a)The Senators in paper "orm by the ne&t regular meeting; b)The 'ean o" Students;c)The members o" the (&ecutie !abinet;d)The *eTourneau +niersity Student press;e)The Public ecords !ommittee in electronic and paper "orm to be published in the Public ecord#3)!ommittee minutes shall:a)ecord:i)The time and place o" the meeting;ii)The members and guests present;iii)The issues discussed;i)Any o""icial recommendations and proposed amendments; b),e made aailable to Senators be"ore the !all to -rder o" the meeting;c),e sent to the Secretary be"ore the !all to -rder o" the meeting;d),e sent to the Public ecords !ommittee in electronic and paper "orm to be published in the Public ecord#.)*egislation arriing on the Senate "loor/ hether ne business or returning "rom committees/ shall be sent to the "olloing people by the Secretary be"ore the ne&t regular meeting:a)The Student ,ody President; b)The Student ,ody ice President;c)The President Pro Tempore;d)The Senators#)*egislation that has been passed recently shall be:a)Sent to the President ithin three 3) school days; b)Announced erbally or on paper by the Secretary along ith its status;c)$ade aailable to Senators once it ta4es e""ect;d)Sent to the Public ecords !ommittee in electronic and paper "orm to be published in the Public ecord#5)The Public ecord shall:a),e 4ept in a place coneniently accessible by the entire Student ,ody; b),e made aailable in both paper and electronic "orms;c),e updated on a bi6ee4ly basis;d)7nclude:i)All legislation in e""ect;ii)All pertinent Senate in"ormation published by the media;iii)!opies o" all budgets and "inancial reports;i)All "ailed legislation;
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Spring 2013)A copy o" the Student ,ody !onstitution; i)A current copy o" the ,ylas;ii)A current copy o" the Standing ules;iii)All committee membership rosters;i&)All documents as set "orth in these ,ylas and the Student body !onstitution#8)oting ecord:a)A roll call ote may be ta4en either at the discretion o" the presiding o""icer or a ote o" at least 209 or the Senators present# b)The oting record shall be:i)Published in the Public ecord;ii)Sent to the *eTourneau +niersity Student press;iii)Sent to the Public ecords !ommittee in electronic and paper "orm#
Article IILegislation
Section Aormat "or ,ills1)All bills must adhere to the "olloing guidelines be"ore being sent to committee and be"ore  being passed by Senate#2)All bills shall contain the "olloing items in the order speci"ied:a)Senate bill heading; b)(nabling clause;c)-ne or more sections#3)The Senate bill heading shall contain the "olloing in the order speci"ied:a)a line containing *eTourneau +niersity Student Senate< centered; b)a line containing the "olloing in the order speci"ied:i)Sponsored by/< "olloed by a list o" names o" Senators sponsoring the bill/ "olloed  by an optional by re=uest/< i" the bill as at the re=uest o" an indiidual not listed in those sponsoring the bill#ii)S#< "olloed by the number o" the bill hich shall be added by the Secretary at the time hich the bill is introduced on the "loor#c)A line containing An Act< centered;d)The long title o" the bill#.)The long title o" the bill shall begin ith the ords elating to< and shall describe brie"ly hat the bill is about#)The enabling clause shall be ,e it enacted by the *eTourneau +niersity Student Senate<#5)Sections#a)All sections shall be pre"aced ith a short heading hich shall be centered# b)All bills shall contain a short title section directly a"ter the enabling clause#c)A purpose clause section shall be used only i" the nature o" the bill is not clear otherise#d)All bills shall ta4e e""ect upon the signatures o" the President and o" the +niersity ice President o" Student A""airs/ unless the bill has an e""ectie date section hich speci"ies otherise#Section ,ormat "or esolutions1)All resolutions must adhere to the "olloing guidelines be"ore being sent to committee and  being passed by Senate#2)All resolutions shall contain the "olloing items in the orders speci"ied:
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Spring 2013a)Senate resolution heading; b)Preamble;c)(nabling clause i" re=uired;d)-ne or more proisions;3)The Senate resolution heading shall contain the "olloing in the order speci"ied:a)A line containing *eTourneau +niersity Student Senate< centered; b)A line containing the "olloing in the order speci"ied:i)Sponsored by/< "olloed by a list o" names o" Senators sponsoring the resolution/ "olloed by an optional by re=uest/< i" the resolution as at the re=uest o" an indiidual not listed in those sponsoring the resolution#ii)S# es#< olloed by the number o" the resolution/ hich shall be added by the Secretary at the time hich the resolution is introduced on the "loor#c)A line containing A esolution< centered#.)The preamble#a)(ach statement in the preamble shall begin ith hereas#< b)The preamble shall contain reasons "or the resolution#c)The preamble shall not be used only i" the resolution is amending the !onstitution or the !onstitutional ,ylas#)The enabling clause:a)Shall be ,e it enacted by the *eTourneau +niersity Student Senate#< b)Shall be used only i" the resolution is amending the !onstitution or the !onstitutional ,ylas#5)Proisions#a)The proision shall contain statements o" hat is to be done# b)The "irst proision shall begin ith esoled/ by the *eTourneau +niersity Student Senate/ that#<c)The "olloing proisions shall begin ith resoled/ that#<8)esolutions shall only re=uire the signature o" the President#
Article IIICommittees
Section A!onstitution !ommittee1)$ission Statement: The mission o" the !onstitution !ommittee is to represent the student  body by insuring a "aith"ul interpretation o" the Student ,ody !onstitution and by promoting responsibility/ communication/ and diligence in Senate/ according to the intent o" the !onstitution and ,ylas/ especially among Senate !ommittees#2)The !onstitution !ommittee shall be composed o" at least "ie members#3)All members shall be Senators#.)The purpose o" the !onstitution !ommittee shall be to consider matters inoling: a)The !onstitution; b)The !onstitutional ,ylas;c)The Senate ,ylas;d)The standing rules;e)-""icial recognition o" clubs and organi>ations;")!omplaints against a club and organi>ation;g)Allegations o" iolations o" the !onstitution#)-nly matters adhering to its purpose may be sent to the !onstitution !ommittee#
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